Deaths of note from around the world:

Elaine Brody, 91: A sociologist whose research on the elderly, beginning in the 1950s, revealed increasing stress on women trying to build careers while caring for children and aging parents — “women in the middle,” she called them. Died July 9 in San Mateo, California.

Robert Roe, 90: A New Jersey Democrat who helped enact massive transportation, clean-water and other initiatives during more than two decades in the U.S. House of Representatives. Died Tuesday in Green Pond, New Jersey.

Ray Lonnen, 74: A British actor who played a spy in “The Sandbaggers,” a TV series that made the bureaucratic battles of espionage as gripping as 007-style cloak and dagger. Died July 11 in London.

Otto Piene, 86: German artist known for his colorful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures. Germany’s Minister for Culture Monika Gruetters called Piene one of the last great founding fathers of postwar modern art. Died suddenly Thursday, shortly after the opening of his exhibition “More Sky” at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie museum.

— From wire reports