Race Car Builder

Ettore Maserati, 96, a founder and guiding force of the famed racing car company, died Aug. 4 in Bologna, Italy. The cause of death was not reported.

With his brother, Alfieri, Mr. Maserati produced his first racing car in 1926. Maseratis went on to become a power in racing, with victories in the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940 and the 12-hour Sebring in 1953.

In 1937, the company was bought by the Orsi group in Modena, where Mr. Maserati worked for 10 years as technical director. After leaving Orsi, he and his five brothers founded a new car-manufacturing company in 1947 called "Osca Maserati." Ettore Maserati retired in 1966, the last surviving brother.


Allied Stores Chairman

Thomas M. Macioce, 71, the board chairman of Allied Stores Corp. from 1970 to 1987 who was credited with making the company one of the nation's leading operators of department stores, died of leukemia Aug. 3 at a hospital in New York City.

Allied operated Bonwit Teller and Brooks Bros., Jordan Marsh of Boston and Miami, Garfinckel's of Washington, Miller & Rhoads of Richmond and Maas Brothers of Tampa.

Mr. Macioce joined New York-based Allied in 1960 and is credited with turning around the company's low profits by buying well-positioned department stores and specialty chains. When he left in 1987, Allied operated 684 stores and had annual sales of $4.14 billion.


TV Actor

Al Rosen, 80, who played a grouchy barfly on the hit NBC television series "Cheers," died Aug. 2 at a nursing home in Los Angeles. The cause of death was not reported.

His gravelly voiced "Cheers" character, with his crumpled face and rumpled hat, would nurse a drink and an attitude at the bar. Usually his entire role in an episode consisted of a single, well-timed wisecrack. Scripts identified him as "The Man Who Said 'Sinatra,' " because that was his first punchline, a program official said.

Mr. Rosen came to Los Angeles in the 1930s as a boxer, eventually turning to acting. He taught Tyrone Power Jr. how to box and was the stand-in for Curly Joe, one of the Three Stooges.


Ice Cream Company President

Clyde H. Shaffer, 90, a retired president of the Breyer Ice Cream Co. and a past president of the International Milk and Ice Cream Association, died of cancer Aug. 3 at a nursing home in Boca Raton, Fla.

He joined Breyer as a timekeeper in 1925 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University. He became company president in 1941 and held that post until retiring in 1966.