Whitney Darrow, 89, New Yorker cartoonist who often satirized the whims and foibles of upper-middle-class suburbanites. Darrow began cartooning while a sophomore at Princeton University during the Depression. He became art editor of the Princeton Tiger, attended summer classes at the Art Students League in New York and soon was aspiring to follow the career path of New Yorker cartoonist Peter Arno. Darrow began to sell cartoons to Judge magazine and later sold them to Life, College Humor, Ballyhoo and other publications. In 1933, he sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker. Over the next five decades, until his retirement in 1982, he became known for his pencil, charcoal and wash drawings of proper suburbanites accompanied by deadpan captions, such as one showing a secretarial school teacher explaining a demonstration she has arranged for her students: "Notice, class, how Angela circles, always keeping the desk between them." He was one of the New Yorker's most prolific artists, often turning out 50 cartoons a year. He published several collections of his work, including "You're Sitting on My Eyelashes," "Please Pass the Hostess," "Stop, Miss," and "Give Up." He also illustrated books, including a children's book with Joanna Cole called "Fun on Wheels." On Tuesday in Burlington, Vt.
* Richard W. Jennings; UC Berkeley Law Professor
Richard W. Jennings, 91, UC Berkeley emeritus professor and authority on securities law. Jennings practiced corporate and securities law in San Francisco before joining the faculty of his alma mater, Boalt Hall, in 1947. During the 1950s, he assisted in the revision of German corporate and securities law. In the 1960s, he wrote a series of articles published in law reviews that resulted in the abolition of the fixed-rate commissions system and the reform of federal securities law. In 1963, he wrote, with Harold Marsh Jr., the first casebook on securities regulation, "Securities Regulation--Cases & Materials." During the tumultuous mid-'60s, when UC Berkeley was at the center of the Free Speech Movement, Jennings chaired the campus' Academic Senate and helped resolve many of the conflicts that arose. In later years, he helped to establish Berkeley's international legal studies program. He was an often-quoted expert on issues in the securities industry. On Monday in Oakland after a stroke.
* Steven Schack; Goat Cheese Producer
Steven Schack, 49, co-owner of Redwood Hill Farm, a Sonoma County farm famous for producing the goat cheese that became a staple of California cuisine. Schack started raising goats when he was 12 and a member of the 4-H Club. A graduate of Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, he joined his parents' dairy in 1968. Then, after studying cheese making in France, he started his own dairy with his wife, Jennifer Bice, in 1978. The Sebastopol dairy farm began making cheese in the Italian and Greek style and soon was shipping its products throughout the western United States. Redwood Hill dominated the goat cheese division at the American Cheese Society national convention in 1997. Schack, who was president of the California Dairy Goat Marketing Assn., defended his industry after an attack by then-Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy during his 1988 bid to unseat Pete Wilson in the U.S. Senate. McCarthy had run an ad that criticized Wilson's legislative record while poking fun at his support of such events as National Dairy Goat Awareness Week. Adding insult to injury, the ad showed a picture of a mountain goat instead of a dairy goat. Schack responded that California had the highest concentration of dairy goats in the country and that "National Dairy Goat Awareness Week is not something to make fun of." McCarthy apologized. On Thursday after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer.