The Rev. Aengus Finucane, a Catholic missionary and Irish aid pioneer who braved civil wars to bring help to victims of Biafra, Cambodia and Uganda, died Oct. 6, his charity, Concern, announced. He was 77. Finucane was a priest in the Spiritan Fathers order in Nigeria during its 1967-1970 civil war with the breakaway state of Biafra. Tours of duty in Thailand, the killing fields of Cambodia and Idi Amin's murderous Uganda followed.
His credo, oft-repeated when stumping for donors, was: "We have a strong inclination to do evil -- and you have to fight like hell to do any good."
Carol Tomlinson-Keasey, who was named the founding chancellor of the University of California, Merced, in 1999 before the university broke ground and became the first female founding chancellor of a UC campus, has died. She was 66. Tomlinson-Keasey, a distinguished developmental psychologist, died Saturday in her home in Decatur, Ga., from complications related to breast cancer, said a university spokeswoman.
Brendan Mullen, founder of the Masque punk rock club in Hollywood that helped launch the anarchic music scene on the West Coast in the late 1970s, died Monday after suffering a stroke over the weekend. He was 60. After the Masque closed, he worked for more than a decade at Club Lingerie, which became celebrated for Mullen's eclectic bookings that ran from punk and pop to jazz and blue.
Margaret Taylor Harper, a former candidate for lieutenant governor as the women's movement burgeoned in North Carolina who also made marks in journalism, business and charitable work, died Sunday. She was 92.