The Rev. Edward James McCarthy,84, president of Villanova...


April 12, 1996

The Rev. Edward James McCarthy,84, president of Villanova University from 1971 to 1975 and founder of Miami's St. Thomas University, died Monday of pneumonia in Pennsylvania. Until last month, he lived at the Augustinian Monastery at St. Thomas University in Miami.

Father McCarthy was dean and professor of a Roman Catholic college in Havana in 1961 when he was expelled from Cuba after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.

He then came to Miami to open Biscayne College, which was renamed St. Thomas in 1984.

Larry Arlotta,53, a veteran jazz keyboardist who made his first big splash on the national music scene with the release of two albums in 1995, died Tuesday of cancer in Syracuse, N.Y. Since the 1970s, he had several groups and did session work with Maynard Ferguson, Melba Moore and Ronnie Leigh. Last year, a national label released two albums simultaneously: "Jazz for My Father" and "I Believe In You."

Lee A. Ault,80, an art gallery owner and publisher, died Sunday in New York. He was the grandson of a founder of the Ault & Wiborg Co., at one-time the largest producer of printing inks in the world. He reported for Newsweek before helping to found Vision Incorporated, a news magazine that focused on Latin America.

Pub Date: 4/12/96

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