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May 27, 1999

Kenneth Donald Glancy; Record Company Executive

Kenneth Donald Glancy, 74, former record company executive who boosted the careers of David Bowie and Cleo Laine. Glancy was in charge of the artists and repertory of Columbia Records, Columbia's European operations and, in the 1970s, all of RCA's labels worldwide. In 1980 he formed his own Finesse label and issued albums by Mel Torme, the Modern Jazz Quartet and Paul Desmond. He retired in the early 1990s. Glancy began working for Columbia as a salesman and then became Midwestern sales manager. He traveled to London in the 1960s and helped revive the flagging British division by promoting a series of hit records. On Sunday in New York City.

Retired Vice Adm. John Hayward; Helped Develop Atomic Bomb

Retired Vice Adm. John T. "Chick" Hayward, 90, who worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb. Hayward entered the Navy in 1925, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1930 and flew dozens of bombing missions in the South Pacific during World War II before joining the Manhattan Project. He worked under the direct supervision of project founder J. Robert Oppenheimer on the functioning of the bomb. After the war, Hayward went to Japan to study the effects of the bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. In 1946, he was in charge of the first attempt to photograph a nuclear explosion on the Bikini atoll at 800,000 frames per second. Hayward later helped plan atomic weapons laboratory projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and helped Edward Teller create the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California. Hayward retired in 1968 after two years as president of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. On Sunday in Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Connie McCauley; Executive in Jack Lemmon's Film Company

Connie McCauley, 69, vice president of Jack Lemmon's Jalem Productions. McCauley had been with Lemmon's organization for the last 21 years and served as associate producer on several films, including "That's Life" and "Mass Appeal." She previously worked for 20th Century Fox, Capitol Records, NBC and Columbia Pictures. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, McCauley was president of Professional Secretaries International in 1977. On Monday in Woodland Hills of cancer.

Ramon Rubial; Longtime Socialist Activist in Spain

Ramon Rubial, 92, a Socialist who fought in the Spanish Civil War and was jailed for 20 years by Francisco Franco. Rubial became active in Socialist politics at age 14 while employed as a metalworker in his native Basque region. After the civil war broke out in 1936, he joined the Republican side fighting Franco's Nationalists, and was captured in 1937, beginning the first of several stints in jail. Released in 1957, he became the underground leader of the Socialist Party, which was banned under Franco. Rubial became the honorary president of the party in 1974. He was also a senator and head of the Basque regional government. Colleagues said Rubial bore no grudges over his years in jail. On Monday in Bilbao, Spain, of heart failure.

Alvin John Rockwell; Helped Form West German Legal System

Alvin John Rockwell, 90, San Francisco lawyer who helped shape West Germany's legal system. A native of Kalamazoo, Mich., he attended Albion College in Michigan, DePauw University in Indiana, the London School of Economics and Harvard Law School. He began practicing law in Boston, then moved to Washington, where he worked in the solicitor general's office and for the National Labor Relations Board. After World War II, Rockwell went to Berlin to serve as legal advisor to the commander of American forces occupying part of Germany and was assigned to rebuild the German legal system. He incorporated German tradition and Western democratic principles in helping the new country organize. Afterward, Rockwell moved to San Francisco, where he was a partner in the prestigious firm Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison. As president of the World Affairs Council of Northern California in 1959, Rockwell helped defuse tensions between the United States and Russia during a controversial American tour by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. On May 19 in San Francisco of coronary artery disease.

John Burton Tigrett; Toy Maker, Bus Firm Executive

John Burton Tigrett, 85, wealthy toy maker and bus company executive who advised politicians, including Vice President Al Gore. Tigrett, whose memoir, "Fair & Square," was published last year, made his fortune through several ventures, including selling books, making toys, running American Burlington Bus Lines and investing in patents. His best-known and most lucrative patent was for the "drinking duck" novelty toy known as the Glub-Glub, a whimsical bird that appeared to drink water from a glass as it bobbed up and down. Tigrett paid $800 for the patent in the 1950s and sold 22 million of the items. He also invented children's mesh playpens after his baby son John cut himself on a wooden one. Gore, a family friend, enjoyed visiting Tigrett's toy factory as a child and later sought his advice. On May 18 in Memphis, Tenn.

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