NEW YORK (AP) _ Joe Fox, a senior editor at Random House who worked with writers Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison and Philip Roth, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 69.
Fox had been with Random House for more than 35 years. He also worked with John Irving, Paul Theroux and Marlon Brando.
Before joining Random House, Fox worked as a literary adviser at NBC and was an editor at Alfred A. Knoph and Henry Holt.
Fox is survived by five sons: Logan, Jeffrey, Blair, Michael, and Elio.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Rev. Richard C. Halverson, who retired in March after 14 years as Senate chaplain, died Tuesday. He was 79.
Halverson, who was the 60th Senate chaplain, had positions at Presbyterian churches in Kansas City, Mo.; Coalinga and Los Angeles, Calif.; and Bethesda, Md.
He was chairman of World Vision-U.S. from 1966 to 1983, and participated in pastors’ conferences around the world.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ Reuben A. Holden, former Warren Wilson College president and secretary of Yale University, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Holden became president of Warren Wilson College in 1971 and retired in 1986. He was president emeritus at Warren Wilson until his death.
He served as secretary of Yale for 18 years before joining Warren Wilson.
Holden is the author of several books, including co-authoring with Mark T. Banker ``Warren Wilson College _ A Centennial Portrait.″
He was also a founder of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) _ Paul Labbe, a lightweight and welterweight contender in the 1930s and ’40s, died Tuesday. He was 88.
Labbe, known in the ring as Paul Junior, had two title shots at welterweight champion Henry Armstrong, and lost them both.
Labbe lost only 13 of 489 bouts during his 14-year career.
He always acted as his own manager and, at various times, manager for four fighting brothers _ Dominic, Jack, Tony and Arthur.
Jack Maxwell Oliphant
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) _ Jack Maxwell Oliphant, a white supremacist described by the FBI as a leader of the right-wing militia, the Arizona Patriots, died Saturday. He was 71.
In 1987, Oliphant and two members of the Arizona Patriots were convicted of conspiracy for plotting to bomb and rob an armored truck carrying money from several Laughlin, Nev., casinos. The cash was intended to help finance Oliphant’s white-supremacist compound at his ranch outside Kingman.
Earlier this year, he attracted attention because of the right-wing beliefs he shared with Oklahoma City bombing suspect, Timothy McVeigh, a former Kingman resident.
PHOENIX (AP) _ Jurgen Wattenberg, a German U-boat commander who led an escape from a prisoner-of-war camp here during World War II, died at a care center in Hamburg, Germany on Monday. He was 94.
In 1944, Wattenberg led 25 German POWs through a tunnel at the Papago Park camp in what was described as the greatest escape from an American POW compound by German prisoners during World War II.
All of the prisoners were eventually returned to custody with Wattenberg being the last. He surrendered after a month.
Wattenberg’s U-boat was sunk in 1942 by three British destroyers. All but two of the 51-man crew were rescued and turned over to the U.S. Navy. They were later sent to various prison camps throughout the country.
Wattenberg was freed from prison in 1946 and later became a beer distributor in Germany before retiring in 1965.