Anahid Ajemian, 92, violinist who championed new music

Ms. Ajemian performed frequently with her elder sister, the pianist Maro Ajemian.

Jack Manning/New York Times/file 1977

Ms. Ajemian brought to a wide listenership music by composers such as John Cage and Kurt Weill.

A soldier carried a portrait of Mr. Slipak during his funeral ceremony in Lviv Friday.

Wassyl Slipak, 41, baritone who left Paris Opera to fight in Ukraine

Mr. Slipak, who became a folk hero in his native Ukraine, was killed by sniper fire June 29 near the town of Debaltseve.

// Helen Kass, 82, valued counselor to many

Mrs. Kass’s career ranged from college admissions to geriatric counseling and management, and her advice was sought by clients and friends alike.

// Barbara Goldsmith, 85, author of ‘Little Gloria’

Ms. Goldsmith was also a founding editor of New York magazine.

Jerome Fisher, 85, Nine West founder

Mr. Fisher, a Boston native, and Vince Camuto began building the company that became Nine West in the 1970s.

Rob Wasserman, 64, accomplished bass player

Mr. Wasserman performed and recorded with Lou Reed, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, and many other musicians.

Mack Rice, 82, composer of ‘Mustang Sally’

Mr. Rice also co-wrote of the Staple Singers’ landmark “Respect Yourself.”

// Jim Hickman, 79, top slugger for Mets, Cubs

The outfielder supplied some batting punch for the New York Mets during their futile early years.

// Glendora Putnam, 92, civil rights pioneer in legal, government fields

Ms. Putnam was the first African-American woman to serve as state assistant attorney general and had led the Commission Against Discrimination.