* Thompson G. Marsh, 89, a professor of law at the...


December 09, 1992

* Thompson G. Marsh, 89, a professor of law at the University of Denver for 60 years, died Saturday at his home in Denver. When Mr. Marsh retired in 1987, the school's officials estimated that 70 percent of the lawyers practicing in the Denver area had taken at least one course with him. His specialties included property and mining law and legal philosophy.

* Harold Kreiger, 86. a lawyer in Jersey City for 60 years, died Saturday at his home in New York City after a heart attack. A senior member of the Jersey City law firm of Kreiger & Browde, he was a Democratic Party stalwart in New Jersey for more than 50 years. * Lois Braun, 73, a member of the board of the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at her home in Larchmont, N.Y. A graduate of Hunter College, she was active for many years in Reform Jewish organizations.

* Gibson A. Danes, 81, a former dean of Yale University's Art and Architecture School and his wife, Ilse Getz-Danes, 75, a painter, died Friday in Litchfield, Conn. Police said Ms. Getz-Danes, who had Alzheimer's disease, was apparently killed by her husband, who committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. In 1952, Mr. Danes became chairman of the art department at UCLA. He headed the Yale School of Art from 1958 to 1968 and was dean of visual arts at the State University College at Purchase, N.Y., from 1968 until he retired in 1978.

* Charles A. Goddard IV, 52, whose 32-year career in journalism took him from newspapers to television and radio stations and finally to a literary magazine, died Friday after a long illness in Fairlea, W.Va. During his career, he was a staff and editorial writer at Beckley Newspapers, wrote for the Mountain Messenger in Lewisburg and worked for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill and Beckley radio stations WJLS and WBKW. In October 1991, Mr. Goddard produced his first issue of Down Home, a Lewisburg-based literary magazine.

* Emil W. Haury, 88, an archaeologist who pioneered research into the ancient people of the Southwest, died Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., after battling heart disease and lung problems. He was best known for his discoveries about the Hohokam Indians, an early Southwestern people who flourished for 1,500 years. In 1929, Mr. Haury and the late tree-ring researcher Andrew Douglass were able to determine the date of prehistoric Indian ruins of the Southwest from a charred beam that Mr. Haury had found. It turned out to be the missing link to Southwestern archaeological dating. Mr. Haury was a professor and head of the University of Arizona's department of anthropology, and director of the Arizona State Museum from 1938 until 1964. He retired from teaching in 1979.

* Buddy Schwab, 62, a choreographer, dancer and director, died of lung cancer Dec. 1 at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. The Los Angeles resident began his career at age 18 as a dancer in the Broadway show "As the Girls Go" and appeared in "Guys and Dolls" and other shows before turning to choreography. He was the associate choreographer for "Mack and Mabel," "No Strings" and other Broadway musicals, and the choreographer for the Broadway revivals of "The Boy Friend" and "Camelot." His film credits include "The Cardinal" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and he choreographed many television specials and the program "Hollywood Palace" on ABC.

* Jack Elder, 86, who scored the only touchdown in the game that clinched Knute Rockne's 1929 national championship at Notre Dame, died Sunday of a heart attack in Chicago. He returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in Notre Dame's 7-0 win against Army before more than 79,000 fans at Yankee Stadium in the final game of the season.

* Robert E. Gard, 82, an author whose works documented Wisconsin's pioneer past and its continuing influence on modern-day society, died of a stroke Monday in Madison. He authored more than 40 books, including "Wisconsin Is My Doorstep" and "Wisconsin Lore," "The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names" and "Beyond the Thin Line." Mr. Gard, also a

playwright, founded the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association in 1948.

* Robert C. Herrick, 81, editor of The Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle from 1959 to 1976, died Sunday of natural causes in Muskegon, Mich. Under his leadership, the Chronicle's management was restructured and the newspaper redesigned. He worked as a columnist for the Michigan State News, was an editor for the Pontiac Press, now the Oakland Press, and an editorial writer for the Flint Journal from 1946 to 1958. Mr. Herrick was a former president of the Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association.

* James Preston Layton, 73, a rocket engineer who helped usher in the Space Age, died of cancer Thursday in San Jose, Calif. As a naval officer during World War II, he worked with jet-assisted takeoff boosters, tested solid-fuel units in the Pacific and helped develop liquid-fuel systems at the U.S. Naval Academy laboratory, where he worked with Robert H. Goddard, the father of American rocketry. After the war, he joined the Glenn L. Martin Co. of Baltimore and in 1948 directed testing for the Viking series, the first large American rockets. He was on the Princeton University research faculty from 1951 to 1976. As chief engineer of the university's jet-propulsion laboratories, he established a rocket research lab and tested liquid ozone as a propellant. He also helped design the space shuttle.

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