Laurabelle Zach Oatis
Summary: retired librarian whose pleading letter to the former Czechosklovakian government in 1953 helped to free her imprisoned husband, Associated Press correspondent William N. Oatis (d. 1997), when he was sentenced to 10 years for alleged espionage during the early days of the Cold War.
Cause of Death: Aftereffects of a stroke
Died: June 19, 2012
Location: Port Jefferson Station, New York