The obituary Monday of Dr. Thomas A. Gonda, 66, misstated his position at Stanford University at the time of his death. He was chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. (Published 8/19/87)


53, Colombia's best-known bullfighter, died from injuries he received in the ring nearly a month ago. Hit by the bull "Monin" in the bullring of Sogamoso, central Colombia, on July 20, he was transferred to a hospital in Bogota where he died Aug. 16.

During his 31-year career, Mr. Caceres was seriously wounded five times and suffered a dozen minor accidents. He became rich and famous and was known as "the Master of the Americas." He said he kept fighting bulls for pleasure and glory.


72, head of the composition department at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City who also was a noted composer, died of cancer Aug. 14 at his home in Philadelphia.

He was the author of more than 150 works, including nine symphonies and numerous works for chorus, bands and solo instruments. His most important work was "A Lincoln Address," which was commissioned for the second presidential inauguration of Richard M. Nixon.


40, a Cuban-born dancer and choreographer who in 1981 had choreographed a PBS production of "Romeo and Juliet," in which he also played the role of Mercutio, died Aug. 12 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He had acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

His dance career began in Los Angeles, where he studied as a youth with the American School of Dance. He formed his own company, the Samaniego Dance Gallery.

He also performed with the New York City Opera Ballet, the Milwaukee Ballet and the Netherlands Dance Theater. He had done choreography for the Puerto Rican Dance Theater and the Des Moines Ballet in Iowa.


65, chairman of the department of psychology at the Stanford University medical school who was an authority on death and dying, died Aug. 12 at Stanford University Hospital after a heart attack.

He had been a member of the Stanford faculty for 34 years and chaired the psychology department for more than 12 years.


76, a businessman who served on boards of such companies as Pan American World Airways and BankAmerica Corp. and who was the retired chairman of the old Dillingham Corp., died of a heart ailment Aug. 14 at a hospital in Honolulu.

The Dillingham Corp., which had revenue totaling $1.5 billion in 1982, was sold to a private investment group in 1983 for $347 million and was liquidated in June of this year. Mr. Dillingham was credited with turning the family's substantial Hawaii land, construction and transportation interests into a diversified international corporation.