* Peter De Vries, 83, a New Yorker writer who parodied...


September 29, 1993

* Peter De Vries, 83, a New Yorker writer who parodied everything from feminism to religion and everyone from fellow suburbanites to fellow authors, died Tuesday. Among his 26 novels was "The Tunnel of Love," which was also made into a hit Broadway play and a movie.

* Michael Harvey, 49, a theatrical producer and real estate investor, died of AIDS Thursday at his home in Manhattan. Among his Broadway and Off Broadway productions and co-productions were "The Grass Harp" (1971); "Why Hannah's Skirt Won't Stay Down" (1974); "Four Friends" (1975); "Kennedy's Children" (1975); "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1976), starring Christopher Walken; "Happy Ending" (1977), starring Meryl Streep, and "The First" (1981), with Lonette McKee. In 1992, he became co-owner of Pride Institute, a gay and lesbian drug and rehabilitation treatment center in Eden Praire, Minn.

* Robert Lindsay, 68, an authority on global journalism, died Sunday of a heart attack in Minneapolis. He headed the University of Minnesota journalism school's international communications program for many years and also taught broadcast journalism and news reporting. In 1968-1969, he served in the Paris headquarters of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as head of satellite communications policy and projects. His wrote the book "This High Name," on the history of military public relations.

* Seymour Fogel, 73, former chairman of the genetics department at the University of California at Berkeley, died of cancer Friday. He promoted the study of yeast in genetics research in the 1950s and '60s. Yeast is important to understanding the genetics of human reproduction because it is one of the simplest organisms to reproduce sexually.

* Betty Klarnet, 75, who retired last year as managing editor of Harper's Bazaar magazine, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She had suffered a long illness.

* John F. Rauhauser Jr., 74, a retired judge who researched the history of the Continental Congress, died Monday in Pleasureville, Pa. For years, he pored over old letters and books to prepare biographies of the 64 men who convened the Second Continental Congress in York during the winter of 1777. The book was to be unveiled in November in a ceremony marking the 216th anniversary of the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the Constitution.

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