F. William Free
F. William Free, 74, an advertising executive who wrote innovative and controversial advertisements including a 1970 ad for the American Tobacco Company's Silva Thins cigarettes maintaining that "Cigarettes are like girls, the best ones are thin and rich," died of lung cancer Jan. 1 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
In 1971, he launched an advertising campaign for National Airlines that showed an attractive stewardess with the suggestive request, "I'm Cheryl -- Fly Me." The National Organization for Women, which had organized a boycott of Silva Thins, called the campaign sexist for depicting women as sex objects.
The notoriety didn't hurt the campaign. National had a 19 percent increase in revenue per passenger mile in the first six months of 1972, and Mr. Free was signed to create more ads for the airline.
Henry Botterell, 106, who the Canadian government reported was believed to be the last surviving World War I combat pilot, died Jan. 10 in a Toronto nursing home. The cause of death was not reported.
He was working for a bank in his native Canada in 1916 when he enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service. By May 1918, he was in Serny, France, flying a Sopwith Camel. Before the war's end, he had downed two German planes and several observation balloons. He also was wounded by a bullet that ripped through his ear, smashed his goggles and knocked him out.
He regained consciousness just in time to land the plane.
After his discharge, Mr. Botterell returned to his job as a bank clerk, which he held until his retirement in 1961.
Harry Woolf, 79, a historian of science and former director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., died Jan. 6 at his home in Princeton. He had Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Woolf, considered a master fundraiser, helped triple the institute's endowment from $51.7 million in 1975 to $187.9 million in 1987, the year he stepped down as director to become professor-at-large. He took emeritus status in 1994.
From 1953 to 1976, he had taught physics and the history of science at Boston University, Brandeis University, the University of Washington and Johns Hopkins University.
He was a professor of the history of science from 1961 to 1976 at Johns Hopkins and became its provost in 1972.
New York Lawyer
Albert Edelman, a leading international lawyer and a former law partner of Sen. Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.), died Jan. 9 in a hospital in New York after a stroke.
He had practiced international litigation for more than six decades, most recently as senior counsel to the firm of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. Throughout his career, Edelman acted as counsel in business ventures and mergers between companies in Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.
After World War II, he joined the firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. In 1958, he was a founding partner, with Javits, of Javits Trubin Sillcocks & Edelman, which disbanded in 1984. He went on to open Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw's offices in Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne.
Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal
Bhabesh Chandra Sanyal, 101, an Indian painter and sculptor whose work ranged from landscapes and pictures of animals to people in social settings, died Jan. 9 at his home in New Delhi. The cause of death was not reported.
Mr. Sanyal, who was born in the remote northeastern state of Assam, founded the Lahore School of Art in 1936, in what later became Pakistan. The British colonial rulers forced him to quit as vice principal of the Mayo School of Arts in India for accepting a request to make a bust of Lala Lajpat Rai, a leader of India's independence movement.
He returned to India after the subcontinent was divided at independence, and Pakistan was created as a separate nation in 1947.
He set up a forum for arts, known as Delhi Shilpi Chakra, which developed the post-independence art style of the Indian capital, and he headed the Fine Arts Department of the New Delhi College of Art.
Peter Tinniswood, 66, a prolific author of plays for TV, radio and stage who was best known for "Tales From A Long Room," a series of stories about cricket, and for the BBC sitcom, "I Didn't Know You Cared," died of cancer Jan. 9 at a hospice in London.
He began his career as a journalist but increasingly turned to writing dramas. His first work for the BBC was for the TV series "That Was The Week That Was," which featured broadcaster David Frost.
Mr. Tinniswood's recent plays included "Croak, Croak, Croak" and "The Last Obit." His last radio play, "Anton In Eastbourne," written for the actor Paul Scofield, was broadcast in November 2002.
Writer and Environmentalist
John Cole, 79, an author, journalist and co-founder of Maine Times, an alternative weekly newspaper that acted as a watchdog of government and an advocate of the environment, died of cancer Jan. 8 at his home in Brunswick, Me.
He was the author of more than a dozen books, many about fishing and nature, and contributed articles to such magazines as The Atlantic Monthly, Field & Stream and Esquire. He also wrote regularly for several Maine publications, including The Forecaster, a weekly newspaper based in Falmouth, where he wrote a column for more than a decade.
Ron Goodwin, 77, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," died Jan. 8 in London. He had asthma.
For the past 30 years, he had toured the world as a conductor performing a mixture of classical works and popular hits, from James Bond themes to ABBA tunes. Although Mr. Goodwin composed some 60 film scores in his 50-year career, he was best known for the themes to a string of 1960s' war films, including "Battle of Britain" and "Operation Crossbow."
Writer and Educator
Sabine Ulibarri, 83, a writer, poet and University of New Mexico Spanish professor who had been a pioneer in the field of bilingual books, died Jan. 4 in Albuquerque. He had cancer.
He was the author of 15 books, including "Tierra Amarilla: Cuentos de Nuevo Mexico." Most of his books were bilingual and were known for teaching about life in New Mexico and about the values of bilingualism.
Dr. Ulibarri joined the UNM faculty in 1947. He taught courses in creative writing for Spanish students and was chairman of the department of modern and classical languages from 1971 to 1980.