Published Jun. 22, 1995|Updated Oct. 4, 2005

CLAIRE K. THOLL, 69, an architectural historian, died Monday in Englewood, N.J. Her recommendations to preserve more than 200 stone houses in New Jersey led to including them on a list of protected historic buildings. Among them was the 282-year-old Steuben House, a mansion used as a headquarters by George Washington in 1780 and given to Gen. Friedrich Von Steuben after the Revolutionary War as a reward for being Washington's drill master.

HARRY GWALA, 74, a militant leader of the African National Congress who fought for years against rival Zulus, died Tuesday in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, of heart failure. The Communist and 50-year veteran of the ANC was in prison with President Nelson Mandela.

LESTER E. HUBBELL, 78, a retired rear admiral who led a study that helped make military pay comparable to civilian compensation, died Friday in Bethesda, Md., of cancer. A 33-year Navy veteran, he retired in 1971 as director of anti-submarine warfare ocean surveillance.

RABBI SHAUL ISRAELI, 85, a leader of the religious Zionist movement and an opponent of the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, died Saturday in Jerusalem. He was the first rabbi of Kfar Haroeh, a settlement at the heart of the Zionist movement before the state of Israel was established in 1948.

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