Andrew Meisels, 64, a novelist and veteran journalist who...


April 16, 1997

Andrew Meisels, 64, a novelist and veteran journalist who brought to life the epic of war and peace in the Mideast for New York Daily News readers, died hours after becoming ill Monday at his Tel Aviv, Israel, home, his family said yesterday. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Mr. Meisels, who was born in Budapest, Hungary, immigrated with his family in 1939 to the Bronx, N.Y. They later moved to Manhattan, where he attended City College.

In the late 1950s, he joined the Associated Press and worked in New Jersey. He immigrated to Israel in 1963, working for the Jerusalem Post, Israeli radio and ABC-TV and radio.

Paul H. Henson, 71, who developed the fiber optic telephone network for the company that eventually became Sprint, died Saturday in Palm Springs, Calif., of complications from liver cancer. He led Kansas City, Mo.-based United Telecommunications for three decades. As Sprint, it has become the nation's No. 3 long-distance carrier.

Pub Date: 4/16/97

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