* Howard Moore, 104, who was drafted but served prison tim...


June 13, 1993

* Howard Moore, 104, who was drafted but served prison tim instead for refusing to fight in World War I, died June 6 at his home in Cherry Valley, N.Y., after a yearlong illness. He had said that he and other conscientious objectors were beaten, taunted and tortured for two years at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was released in 1920. The War Resisters League in New York City said it has no record of any other conscientious objectors from World War I. Mr. Moore never recanted his pacifism and leftist economic beliefs. He was a frequent contributor to The Nation, a New York City-based magazine. In 1985, he published a book, "Plowing My Own Furrow," in which he set down many of his core beliefs. He asked that his body be donated to science.

* Dr. Helen Quincy Woodard,Dr. Helen Quincy Woodard, 92, an authority on bone disease and a biochemist at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, died June 6 at her home in Hartsdale, N.Y.

* Wiliam O. McCagg Jr., 62, a historian and educator who specialized in Central and Eastern Europe, died Tuesday of colon cancer at his home in Stonington, Conn. He wrote several books, including "Jewish Nobles and Geniuses in Modern Hungary," "Stalin Embattled" and "A History of Habsburg Jews."

* Robert J. Checchi, 67, a set designer whose TV stage decoration earned him five Emmys and 13 nominations, died June 4 in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke. His work included the series "Growing Pains" and the acclaimed television movie "Sarah, Plain and Tall."

* Nolan B. Harmon, 100, the nation's oldest United Methodist Church bishop, died Tuesday in Atlanta. He was general editor of the "Interpreter's Bible," used by ministers as a reference and study book.

* Juan Downey, 53, a well-known video artist whose work helped establish his medium as a serious art form, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Manhattan. From an involvement with perception and random sounds and images, Mr. Downey turned in the early 1970s to ecological subjects and then to politics and history.

* Thomas Ammann, 43, a dealer in Impressionist and modern art and a major collector of contemporary art, died Wednesdayof cancer at the Bircher-Benner Clinic in Zurich.

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