* Bishop Noah Moore Jr., 92, a retired executive of the United Methodist Church, died of cancer May 14. The Atlantic City, N.J., resident graduated from Morgan State College and in 1931 received a master of divinity degree from Drew Theological Seminary. After his ordination in 1932, the native of Newark, N.J., served in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He became a bishop in 1960, serving in New Orleans, Houston and Lincoln, Neb., before he retired in 1972.
* Jacques Ellul, 82, one of France's foremost Protestant theologians, died Thursday in Paris. He was a member of the French Communist Party during the mid-1930s and fought with the French Resistance during World War II. He wrote 43 books, mostly dealing with theology and ethics.