Del Whitcomb

Guitar Player

Del Whitcomb, 76, who played guitar alongside such musicians as Duke Ellington, Lawrence Welk, Ozzie Nelson, Pat Boone and the McGuire Sisters, died June 23 in Beatrice, Neb. The cause of death was not reported.

His career began at the age of 16, when he joined the Omaha Musicians Association.

Mr. Whicomb played with area bands in the 1930s. Mr. Whitcomb opened a music store in Beatrice in 1958 and ran it until the early 1970s.

Geoff Lawson

Car Designer

Geoff Lawson, 54, the chief designer for Jaguar Cars Ltd. who had a major role in the British automaker's recent turnaround, died June 24 at a hospital near London after a stroke.

Mr. Lawson played a role in the design and styling of all Jaguars introduced in the past 15 years, including the XJ6 and XJ8 sedans, the XK8 roadster and, most recently, the S-type sedan.

He joined Vauxhall, General Motors Corp.'s British subsidiary, in 1969 as a designer. He later worked for GM in the United States, becoming a chief designer before he was named Jaguar's styling director in 1984. He stayed on with Jaguar after it was bought by Ford Motor Co. in 1989, overseeing the overhaul of its product line and an expansion of Jaguar's styling center.

Frederick Trump

New York Builder

Frederick Trump, 93, who amassed an unglamorous fortune constructing New York outer-borough apartments and then watched his ambitious son Donald build the family business into a glitzy real-estate empire, died June 25 in New York. He had Alzheimer's disease.

The senior Mr. Trump, who began building and selling one-family homes in Queens when he was 19, eventually made millions on luxury houses and high-rises in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

In the years following the Great Depression, Mr. Trump's wealth grew. He built apartment towers in Brooklyn, cottages in Queens and Staten Island and military housing in Virginia.

George E. Turner

Illustrator and Editor

George E. Turner, 73, a special-effects illustrator and author who served as editor of American Cinematographer magazine from 1985 until his retirement in 1991, died June 20 in Pasadena, Calif. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Turner began his career as a cartoonist and illustrator for magazines and books. He created special effects for the TV series "Zorro" and films including "The Shape of Things to Come," "One From the Heart" and "Creature."

He wrote, co-wrote, edited or illustrated more than 15 books, including "Wildlife in the American West," "Hoofbeats to Vengeance" and "The Cinema of Adventure, Romance & Terror."