Robert Lewis Taylor, 88, a novelist and...

Robert Lewis Taylor, 88, a novelist and biographer who won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters" and wrote witty profiles for the New Yorker, died Wednesday in Southbury, Conn.

Daniel French Slaughter Jr., 73, a longtime Virginia state legislator and congressman, died in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.


Lila Katzen, 72, a sculptor whose abstract works have adorned spaces from Fordham University's campus at Lincoln Center to the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, Germany, died of liver cancer Sept. 20 in Manhattan.

Elfriede Frank, 93, who married Otto Frank and helped him publicize his daughter Anne's best-selling wartime diary, died Thursday in London.


Rick L. Rozar, 44, a former private investigator who made millions of dollars putting public records on the Internet, died Wednesday after falling from his roof in Newport Beach, Calif., while taking down a satellite dish.

Denny Welch, 37, an 800-pound former exotic dancer who gained national attention when talk-show host Jerry Springer arranged hospital treatment for him, died Wednesday in Hamilton, Ohio. The cause of death was not known. Mr. Welch, who used the stage name "Eartha Quake," had been hospitalized several times in recent months and suffered from diabetes, breathing ailments and high blood pressure.

Robert Dose, 83, a Navy captain whose 1957 jet flight marked the first ocean-to-ocean carrier flight, died Sept. 27 in La Jolla, Calif., of liver failure.

Pauline Julien, 70, a popular singer and prominent member of Quebec's separatist movement, committed suicide Wednesday in Montreal after a lengthy ailment that impaired her speech.

Neil Rappaport, 56, a photographer whose work has been displayed in museums across the country and a professor at Bennington College for 25 years, died Sept. 28 in West Pawlet, Vt., of cancer.

Hugo Batalla, 72, Uruguay's vice president, died Saturday of lung cancer, said medical authorities in Montevideo. He served in Congress before and after Uruguay's 1972-1984 military dictatorship and was decorated by the French government for his defense of political prisoners during that time.

Pub Date: 10/06/98