Deaths of note from around the world:
Maurice Friedman, 90: Biographer for Austrian-born philosopher Martin Buber. Died Sept 25.
Norman Horwitz, 87: Washington, D.C., neurosurgeon who helped successfully treat a police officer wounded by President Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin in 1981. Died Oct. 2 in Chevy Chase, Md., of complications from Parkinson's disease.
R.B. Greaves, 68: R&B singer whose 1969 hit “Take a Letter, Maria" reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop chart. Died Sept. 27 in Los Angeles.
Stephen Frankfurt, 80: Advertising executive who helped lead the transformation of television commercials from straightforward sales pitches in the 1950s to sophisticated, art-designed productions. Died Sept. 28 in New York City of Alzheimer's disease.
Pedro Sanjuan, 82: Cuban-born U.S. government official who was at the forefront of a State Department campaign to eliminate discrimination in housing and public accommodations in the early 1960s. Died Sept. 28 in Somers, N.Y.