William M. Myer, 74, a harness horse trainer and driver...

Deaths elsewhere

December 14, 1990

William M. Myer, 74, a harness horse trainer and driver for nearly 50 years, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Milford Memorial Hospital in Harrington, Del. He was one of nine racing brothers known in harness racing circles as the Bridgeville Myers. He had 1,840 lifetime wins and $6.8 million in lifetime earnings. Among the well-known horses he raced were Poplar Bill, Quick Dream and Romeo Hanover.

Carl Kramer, 63, a photography columnist and editor, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Fair Oaks Hospital in Washington. Mr. Kramer, whose column of advice for amateur photographers was carried by the Washington Post-Los Angeles Times News Service, was an editor at the Post and formerly worked for United Press International.

D. J. DePree, 99, the founder and longtime head of Herman Miller Inc., a Zeeland, Mich., office furniture manufacturing concern noted for its design leadership and labor relations methods, died Monday at the Fountain View Retirement Village in Holland, Mich.

Jerry B. Wheeler 44, a film, television and theatrical producer and writer, died Saturday in Los Angeles of complications to AIDS. Mr. Wheeler entered show business as a child actor on television. As a teen-ager, he worked as an associate to a Broadway producer and as an assistant stage manager for the Metropolitan Opera Company. He later coordinated production for such CBS-TV series as "The Carol Burnett Show" and the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."

Sidney S. Dell, 71, an economist at the United Nations and an author of six books on international trade, died of cancer Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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