Jackie Paris

Jazz Singer

Jackie Paris, 79, a jazz vocalist who toured with Charlie Parker and was said to be one of the favorite singers of Ella Fitzgerald and comedian Lenny Bruce, died June 17 in New York. He had bone cancer.

Born Carlo Jackie Paris, he got his start as a child in vaudeville and worked as a singer and guitarist in the jazz clubs of 52nd Street in the 1940s. He served two years in the Army.

Mr. Paris worked with Lionel Hampton and Charles Mingus and was the first to sing the lyrics to Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight." Later, he taught master classes and gave private lessons while continuing to record and perform, singing as recently as March at the Jazz Standard in Manhattan.

Spencer Klaw

Author, Editor

Spencer Klaw, 84, an author and former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, died June 3 at his home in West Cornwall, Conn. No cause of death was reported.

Mr. Klaw taught magazine writing at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 1970 and was named editor of the Review in 1980. He oversaw an expansion of the magazine's coverage, which had formerly been limited mostly to press criticism. Under his editorship, the Review published articles on such topics as repetitive stress injuries and labor issues at newspapers.

Early in his career, Mr. Klaw worked as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, United Press wire service and the New Yorker magazine. He was an editor at the New York Herald Tribune and Fortune magazine. He was author of several books, including "The New Brahmins: Scientific Life in America" (1968) and "Without Sin: The Life and Death of the Oneida Community" (1993).

George F.F. Lombard

Organizational Expert

George F. F. Lombard, 93, a former dean at Harvard Business School who helped to form the field of organizational behavior, died June 17 at his home in Weston, Mass. No cause of death was given.

He spent days and days observing 20 clerks ringing up sales and mothers searching through racks of girls' dresses at Macy's, part of his research into organizational behavior. The Macy's research became his thesis and helped him to obtain three degrees from Harvard: a bachelor's degree in economics, a master's in the same field in 1940 and a doctoral degree in commercial science in 1942.

Mr. Lombard joined Harvard's faculty as an assistant dean and never left, retiring in 1977 after 15 years as an associate dean for academic programs in the university's business school.

Dorothy Brown

Surgeon, Legislator

Dorothy Brown, a pioneering black female surgeon and Tennessee legislator, died of congestive heart failure June 13 in Nashville. She was believed to be 90.

Dr. Brown was the first black woman to become a surgeon in the South, according to the National Library of Medicine. She was chief of surgery at Riverside Hospital in Nashville for 25 years. Born in Philadelphia, she was raised in orphanages and foster homes.

In 1993, Dr. Brown won the Human Relations Award given by the National Conference, formerly the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and a humanitarian award from the Carnegie Foundation.