* Valentina Grizodubova, 83, the Soviet counterpart to U.S...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

May 02, 1993

* Valentina Grizodubova, 83, the Soviet counterpart to U.S aviation heroine Amelia Earhart, died Wednesday of complications caused from an ulcer.

* Josef Greindl, 80, whose bass voice graced some of the best operas from Salzburg to New York in a 50-year career, died April 16 in Vienna, Austria, of a heart condition. In all, the native of Munich, Germany, sang 129 parts and was most noted for his work in Richard Wagner's operas. His Wagner debut came in 1936 as Hunding in the opera "Walkuere."

* Thomas J. Long, 82, who built a chain of 274 drug stores, died April 23 in Walnut Creek, Calif. He opened his first store in Oakland in 1938 and built Longs Drug Stores Corp. into a chain with annual sales of $2.5 billion in five states.

* Cy Howard, 77, a comic writer, director and producer who created the radio program "My Friend Irma," died Thursday. He wrote for such stars as Danny Thomas, Milton Berle and Jack Benny on radio. He co-wrote the 1949 movie version of "My Friend Irma," in which the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made their screen debut.

* Sister Mary Schmidt, 81, president of Seton Hill College from 1971 to 1977, died of cancer Monday in Greensburg, Pa.

* Virginia Sims, 72, a former Associated Press reporter and an editor of educational journals and newspapers on both coasts, died Monday of cancer in Sitka, Alaska.

* Dr. Michael Edward Stanley, 49, a Columbia University neuroscientist known nationally for his research on the biochemistry of suicide, died of a heart attack Monday at his home in Short Hills, N.J.

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