Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths of note from around the world:

Oscar Dystel, 101: Leader in the paperback market who transformed Bantam Books into a prolific powerhouse that released best-selling editions of “The Catcher in the Rye,” “Jaws,” “Ragtime” and many others. Died Wednesday at his home in Rye, N.Y.

Gerald Edelman, 84: Co- winner of the Nobel Prize in 1972 who later joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and wrote books and numerous articles about the brain, the nervous system and consciousness that amazed and sometimes annoyed his scientific colleagues. Died May 17.

Joe Aitcheson, 85: One of America’s most heralded and successful steeplechase riders. Died Saturday at a hospice in Westminster, Md.

— From wire reports