Lipton Co. Chairman

W. Gardner Barker, 77, a former board chairman of the Thomas J. Lipton food and tea company, died Nov. 2 at his home in Marblehead, Mass. He had Alzheimer's disease.

In 1937, he joined Lever Bros. as a market research analyst and later became new products director of its Pepsodent division.

In 1956, he was named vice president for new products of Lipton, a subsidiary of Unilever.

He became president in 1959 and was named chairman in 1972. He retired in 1978.

During his nearly 20 years leading the company, Lipton acquired Wishbone salad dressing and the Good Humor ice-cream concern, and started its Cup-a-Soup product line.


Episcopal Bishop

The Rev. Lyman Cunningham Ogilby, 68, who as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1987 oversaw 170 parishes and missions in the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery, died Nov. 3 in Spokane, Wash. He had a heart ailment.

His administration included the ordination of the first women Episcopal priests in Philadelphia in 1974, and the introduction of a new prayer book in the late 1970s.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Mass. He was ordained a deacon in 1949, and a priest the next year. He served the church in the Philippines and South Dakota before going to Pennsylvania.