Mutwali Sharawi, a leading cleric in the...


Mutwali Sharawi, a leading cleric in the Muslim world who was minister of religious endowments under Egyptian President Anwar el Sadat, died June 17 in Cairo.

Lucia Valentini Terrani, 51, the Italian mezzo-soprano who was a leading performer of Gioacchino Rossini's works, died June 11 in Seattle of leukemia.

Ernst Brugger, 84, a former Swiss president who reached a European free trade deal for his country, died Sunday in Gossau, Switzerland.

Louise M. Davies, 98, whose name graces San Francisco's symphony hall, died Monday in Portola Valley, Calif. The longtime philanthropist and her late husband contributed millions to local cultural arts projects and charities.

Edward Eliscu, 96, a playwright, screenwriter and lyricist who wrote the words to "Orchids in the Moonlight," died Thursday in Newtown, Conn.

Pub Date: 6/24/98

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