The week’s passages
Warren Bishop, 92, a decorated World War II veteran who as Washington Gov. Al Rosellini’s chief of staff helped move state-budget preparation into a central office, which he then headed, died Oct. 27 in Olympia, the capital of the state he served for decades. He was also a vice president at Washington State University.
Jeanne Sather, 58, a writer whose blog, “The Assertive Cancer Patient,” detailed her years of struggles with doctors, drug companies and with cancer, and provided guidance to countless patients, died Monday at Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle.
Mike McCormack, 83, a Hall of Fame offensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns who in his long NFL career also coached the Seattle Seahawks and was their president and general manager, died of natural causes Friday in Palm Desert, Calif.
Jennifer Martin Neuman-Roper, 44, who sued so she could marry her longtime partner this summer in one of a cascade of same-sex weddings in New Mexico, died of brain cancer Nov. 8 near Santa Fe.
Saul Kagan, 91, a former refugee who for decades led the Jewish service organization that was primarily responsible for securing more than $70 billion in restitution for Holocaust survivors and their heirs, died Nov. 8 in Manhattan.
Joaquin Hernandez Galicia, 91, the former Mexican oil union boss who rose to control a political empire built on patronage and intimidation but was eventually dethroned by a president wary of his vast power, died Monday in Tampico.
William Pollack, 87, a medical researcher who helped develop a vaccine that virtually eradicated RH disease, once responsible for 10,000 infant deaths a year in the U.S. alone, died Nov. 3 in Yorba Linda, Calif. He had diabetes and heart disease.
Leonard Herzenberg, 81, a Stanford University researcher whose cell sorter, called an FACS, helped revolutionize immunology, facilitate stem-cell research and advance the treatment of cancer, HIV and other illnesses, died Oct. 27 in Stanford, Calif. Today, more than 40,000 such devices are in operation around the world.
Al Ruscio, 89, a veteran character actor in countless film, television and stage productions across half a century, including “Sea Hunt” and “Seinfeld,” died Nov. 12 in Encino, Calif., following declining health.
Jean Renald Clerisme, 75, a former Catholic priest and Haiti’s former foreign minister who devoted his life and work to benefit the rural poor, died Oct. 29 in Port-au-Prince after falling ill.
Kermit Moore, 84, a cellist, conductor and composer who in all three capacities was concerned with music rooted in the black experience, died of surgical complications Nov. 2 in Manhattan.
Penn Kimball, 98, a journalist and teacher who successfully sued the federal government in a 10-year quest to clear his name after he discovered that secret files, using lies and innuendo, had identified him as a national-security risk, died Nov. 8 in Chevy Chase, Md.
Glafcos Clerides, 94, the president who guided Cyprus into European Union membership and dedicated most of his 50 years in politics to trying to reunify the island, died there Friday.