Bishop Alfred L. Abramowicz, 80, known as an international advocate for the Polish Catholic community, died Sunday of cancer in Chicago. He led the Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland for 35 years and was known for his tireless work for the Church in Poland while that country was under communist rule.
Enrique Alferez, 98, an artist who gained almost as much fame for his travels with Pancho Villa as for his art deco sculptures that decorate New Orleans, died in New Orleans on Monday.
David Karp, 77, a novelist, screenwriter and television writer, died in Pittsfield, Mass., on Saturday of bladder cancer. He was one of a group of writers, such as Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, Rod Serling and others, whose careers flourished during the 1950s "golden age" of television writing.
Stanley M. Simmons, 71, who designed sets and costumes for Broadway shows and ballets, died in Los Angeles on Sept. 4 of heart failure. He created costumes for the original production of Tennessee Williams' "Garden District" and "Bar of a Tokyo Hotel."
Pub Date: 9/15/99