The week’s passages
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending May 17.
Terri Kimball, 64, who spent much of her career advocating for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, helped create a residential recovery program for prostituted youth in Seattle, and helped develop a statewide protocol to rescue girls in the sex trade, died of breast cancer May 10 at her home in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood.
Peter Hallock, 89, the organist and choirmaster at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral from 1951 to 1991, died of congestive heart failure Sunday, April 27, at his home in Fall City. A Kent native, he first heard an organ and congregation in concert when he was 9. “I thought I’d gone to heaven,” he later said in interviews. Several Seattle choruses recorded his work in recent years, a development that greatly pleased him. In all, he composed more than 200 works.
Nancy Malone, 79, a Broadway star and TV actress who made the transition to Emmy-winning producer, studio executive and a director on TV shows such as “Dynasty,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Star Trek: Voyager” — highly unusual for the time — died of leukemia complications May 8 in Duarte, Calif.
Andres Carrasco, 67, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a neuroscientist who challenged pesticide regulators to re-examine the birth-defect risk of one of the world’s most widely used weedkillers — glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup — died May 10. He had been in declining health.
H.R. Giger, 74, a Swiss painter, sculptor and set designer who mined his own nightmares in creating phantasmagorical works, including the title character in the 1979 hit film “Alien,” died Monday in Zurich of injuries suffered in a fall.
Jacinto Convit, 100, a much honored physician who played a key role in fighting two of the world’s most feared diseases, leprosy and leishmaniasis, died in Venezuela, the foundation that bears his name announced Monday.
Jeb Stuart Magruder, 79, a Watergate conspirator who served seven months in prison, later became a minister, and claimed in later years to have heard President Nixon order the infamous break-in, died of stroke complications May 11 in Danbury, Conn.
Mel Patton, 89, who set two world sprint records in the 1940s and won two gold medals in the 1948 London Olympics, died May 9 in Fallbrook, Calif.
Lorenzo H. Zambrano, 70, of Mexico, who turned his family owned cement company, Cemex, into a giant spanning five continents, died of natural causes Monday while on a trip in Madrid.
Jean-Luc Dehaene, 73, the ex-Belgian prime minister who worked as hard to keep his linguistically divided nation together as he did to give Europe more unity, died in France after a fall.
Malik Bendjelloul, 36, a Swedish filmmaker who won the 2013 Academy Award for best documentary with “Searching for Sugar Man,” was found dead Tuesday in Stockholm. No cause was announced.
A.J. Watson, 90, a race-car designer who was the builder of six and chief mechanic on four roadsters that won Indianapolis 500 victories in the 1950s and ’60s, died Monday.
Corinne Freeman, 87, the first female mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla. (1977-85), and part of a pioneering group of women entering Tampa Bay politics in the 1970s, died in a hospital there May 11, six weeks after retiring as a stockbroker.