CAIRO -- Sayed Tawfik, 54, Egypt's chief archaeologist and chairman of antiquities, died of a heart attack Dec. 20 at Sakkara, the site of an excavation south of Cairo for which he was well known.
Mr. Tawfik was a former dean of archaeology and professor of Egyptology at Cairo University and the author of half a dozen books on Egyptian antiquities. As chairman since December 1988 of the Egyptian Antiquities Organization, he was in charge of all restoration and conservation work on Egypt's vast legacy of pyramids, tombs, temples and other relics threatened by time, pollution and the demands of an exploding population.
CLARENCE L. "KELLY" JOHNSON
Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, 80, creator of Lockheed Corp.'s secret Skunk Works aircraft factory and a leading designer of the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spyplanes, died Dec. 21 at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of death was not reported.
Mr. Johnson, who retired as a Lockheed vice president in 1975, organized the Skunk Works during World War II to build the XP-80 Shooting Star, the United States' first production jet fighter. Many aircraft and spacecraft bore his mark, including the P-38 Lightning in World War II, the Constellation transports, the Hercules cargo planes, the P2V anti-submarine patrol aircraft, the Agena spacecraft and the F-104 Starfighter, the first production aircraft to fly at twice the speed of sound.