Ronald Bittner, the 55-year-old Frontier Corp. chairman...


September 03, 1997

Ronald Bittner, the 55-year-old Frontier Corp. chairman and former chief executive officer, died Sunday in Canandaigua, N.Y., two weeks after announcing he was leaving his post because of cancer. He spent his entire career at the Rochester-based telecommunications company. He joined the company in 1963, becoming chief executive officer in 1992 and chairman of Frontier's board in 1993.

Shizuka Owada, 93, the grandmother of Princess Masako and the mother of the Japanese ambassador to the United Nations, died yesterday in Tokyo, a spokesman for the Imperial Household Agency said. Princess Masako is the wife of Crown Prince Naruhito.

George Roberts, 89, a customs director believed to be the nation's oldest and longest-serving federal worker, died Sunday in Honolulu of congestive heart failure. His federal career of 67 years began when he joined the Army in 1929. He joined the Customs Service in 1935 as an inspector in Honolulu.

Pub Date: 9/03/97

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