Lymon S. Ford, 89, the third national...


Lymon S. Ford, 89, the third national executive director of what became United Way of America, died Monday in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was national executive director of United Community Funds and Councils of America from 1960 to 1970.

Spencer Taylor, 60, an artist known for his mural at Lambert Airport in St. Louis that celebrates the contributions of blacks to aviation, died Tuesday in Spanish Lake, Mo. The cause of death was unavailable. He and his assistant completed the 51-foot-long mural at the airport in August 1991.

Kes Menashe Zemro, 92, the spiritual leader of the Ethiopian Jewish community, died Wednesday in Jerusalem.

Roger Vivier, 90, shoe designer who created the stiletto heel and clad the feet of movie stars and royalty, died Oct. 2 at his home in the southwestern city of Toulouse, France, Le Monde daily said.

Jack N. P. Davies, 83, a pathologist and researcher who conducted thousands of autopsies and testified in many high-profile cases, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., about a week after injuring his head when he fell down steps. He was a defense witness in the 1981 trial of Jean Harris, who killed "Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tarnower.

Myron Scott, 91, who founded the All-American Soap Box Derby and gave the Chevrolet Corvette its name, died Sunday in Kettering, Ohio.

Jimmy Caesar, 63, an impersonator who opened for Milton Berle, Norm Crosby and Bob Hope, died Friday of lung cancer in Las Vegas.

Pub Date: 10/09/98

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