Kenneth Alan Johnson, an attorney and investment adviser, an athlete and an elder of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, died on July 13 at the age of 57 of amyotrophic laterals sclerosis, which is known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
John Jonas Gruen, a writer, critic of several arts, composer, and photographer who for more than five decades chronicled this country’s loftiest cultural circles, died on July 19 in his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Mark S. Handler, a former president and chief operating officer of Macy’s who was instrumental in its transformation from a bargain-hunter’s destination to a fashion emporium, died at his East Hampton house on July 16.
Barbara Goldsmith, a prolific writer whose books included the 1980 bestseller “Little Gloria . . . Happy at Last” and who was a founding editor of New York magazine, died on June 26 at her New York City home.