Rabe F. Marsh Jr., 87, a former U.S. District judge who...


April 27, 1993

Rabe F. Marsh Jr., 87, a former U.S. District judge who presided over some of western Pennsylvania's biggest trials, died April 19 in Plum. Among the defendants who came before him were reputed mob boss John S. LaRocca and former state lawmakers William E. Duffield and Frank Mazzei.

* Patricia Peardon, 69, who created the lead role in "Junior Miss" on Broadway, died Thursday of pneumonia in New York. She made her Broadway debut at 17 in the comedy directed by Moss Hart. In the early 1950s, she acted in the TV series "Johnny Jupiter" and in 1955 performed on Broadway with Paul Newman in "The Desperate Hours."

* David Julian Whichard, 98, chairman emeritus of the Daily Reflector of Greenville, N.C., whose journalism career spanned much of the century, died April 19 after a short illness. He learned the newspaper business from his father, David Jordan Whichard, who founded the paper in 1882. After coming home from World War I in 1919, he bought the paper from his father.

* W. Howard Eanes,W. Howard Eanes, 64, former executive editor of the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and Augusta Herald, died Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Bristol, Va.

* Guido Carli,Guido Carli, 79, who as treasury minister and central bank governor helped guide Italy's postwar economic expansion, died Friday of a heart attack in Rome.

* Nino Caprioglio,Nino Caprioglio, 67, a fashion illus trator whose drawings appeared in major publications in the United States and Europe for more than 40 years, died April 19 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Casale Monferrato near Turin in northern Italy.

* Kinkazu Saionji,Kinkazu Saionji, 86, a former Japanese statesman who worked to improve ties with China, died of old age at his home in Tokyo Thursday.

* Blas Galindo,Blas Galindo, 83, one of Mexico's best-loved composers, has died of a respiratory illness in Mexico City.

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