Maj. Gen. Chester V. "Ted" Clifton Jr., 78, senior military aide to President John F. Kennedy, died of lung ailments Monday in Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He joined President Kennedy's staff in 1961 and was in almost constant touch with him throughout his presidency. He was in the Dallas motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963, when the president was assassinated. He was aboard Air Force One when Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president and later served Mr. Johnson as a military aide. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, General Clifton grew up in Tacoma, Wash., and attended the University of
Washington. He graduated from West Point in 1936 and later received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. In World War II, he served in Italy in the Cassino and Anzio campaigns and in the invasion of southern France.
Mary Kinnear, 93, one of Canada's first women senators and a feminist leader, died Tuesday at a hospital in St. Catharines, Ontario, about 10 miles northwest of Niagara Falls. She was appointed to the upper chamber of parliament by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson in 1967. She retired in 1973 on her 75th birthday. She served from 1959 to 1963 as president of the National Federation of Liberal Women. She led a diverse life that combined business and social action. She urged women to independent action, such as establishing separate bank accounts from their husbands.
Samuel P. Brown III, 70, an engineer who pioneered satellite communications, died Tuesday in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. after a long illness. He retired in 1979 as technical director of the Army Satellite Communications Agency (SATCOM) at Fort Monmouth. He was one of five from Fort Monmouth to work on Project Score, which launched the world's first successful communications satellite in 1958. He also worked on TIROS I, the first successful weather satellite. After retiring, he was a military communications consultant for STI Communications in San Jose, Calif.
Angel Fernandez, 75, who resigned as a justice on Cuba's Supreme Court when Fidel Castro took power, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Miami. A civil rights attorney, he had served as minister of justice under the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. In the United States, he taught law and Latin American history at Fairfield University in Connecticut. In 1978 he moved to Miami, where he and his two sons worked in commercial real estate.
L. Glenn Dewberry Jr., 72, chairman of Atlantic Steel Co. from 1978 until he retired in 1983, died of cancer Tuesday in Atlanta. He had remained on the board of directors. A native of Atlanta, he graduated from Southern Technical College and served with the Army artillery during World War II, retiring from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.
Paul Folsom, 99, an alderman honored earlier this year by Florida lawmakers as the state's oldest elected official, died Wednesday in Briny Breezes, Fla., after colon surgery. An alderman for a dozen years, he said last March he had no plans to retire.
William Romeyn Lathrop Jr., 80, who retired as president of Southern Life and Health Insurance Co. of Birmingham, Ala. in 1981, died there Wednesday. He was active in the arts in Birmingham, having served as president of the Festival of Arts and chairman of the Birmingham Children's Theater. He had been a board member of the Birmingham Symphony, the Museum of Art, Red Mountain Museum and the Birmingham Library. He was also past chairman of the board of St. Vincent's Hospital.
Wilbur Snyder, 62, a former professional wrestler who teamed with "Dick the Bruiser," died Thursday in a Florida hospital of lymphatic leukemia. He wrestled in the now-defunct American Wrestling Association from 1951 to 1980 and held the association's title on several occasions.His tag-team partner, Richard F. Afflis, better known as "Dick the Bruiser," died last month, also at age 62.
Dmitri Vail, 88, a portrait artist known for his paintings of presidents and other celebrities, died of pneumonia Monday at a Dallas hospital. Born Robert David Vail in Columbus, Ohio, he changed his first name to Dmitri after a friend suggested it would sound more artistic. His works included portraits of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and actors Carol Burnett and Mickey Rooney.
Roger A. Freeman, 87, an economist who advised presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon and was senior fellow emeritus of the conservative Hoover Institution at Stanford, Calif., died there Wednesday of stomach cancer. An expert in public finance, the native of Vienna, Austria, was a presidential assistant in the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations and worked to slow or reverse the trend of Washington assuming central control and financing for education, welfare and other domestic services.