Dr. Warren Wetzel,47, a surgeon specializing in the...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 29, 1996

Dr. Warren Wetzel,47, a surgeon specializing in the treatment of snakebites and other physical traumas, died Sunday at his home in the Bronx. The cause was prostate cancer, according to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

He was on the Einstein staff for 15 years and was chief of the Snake Bite Center at Jacobi Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Einstein, from 1985 to 1994. He also was the snakebite consultant for the Bronx Zoo and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Association.

At his death he was an associate professor of clinical surgery at the State University of New York Health Center in Brooklyn.

Shin Kanemaru,81, who wielded immense power as Japan's political godfather but was felled by a corruption scandal, died yesterday of a stroke in Tokyo.

Hung Wo Ching,83, vice chairman of Aloha Airgroup, the parent company of Aloha Airlines and Island Aira, died Tuesday in Honolulu.

Pub date; 03/29/96

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