T. Emmet Clarie, 84, a former chief U.S. District judge...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 27, 1997

T. Emmet Clarie, 84, a former chief U.S. District judge who presided over the trial in one of the largest cash robberies in American history, died Wednesday in Danielson, Conn. He presided over the highly publicized trial of Puerto Rican militants in the $7.1 million robbery of a West Hartford Wells Fargo depot in 1983.

Cary Lu, 51, an author, scientist and filmmaker best known for his ability to explain science and complicated technology in plain English, died Tuesday from cancer in Kirkland, Wash.

David Carson Scott, 77, who as mayor of Springfield, Mo., in the late 1950s and early 1960s shepherded the city through a period of rapid growth, died of cancer Tuesday in Springfield.

Richard Lewis Swig, 72, a prominent San Francisco hotelier and philanthropist who presided over his family's Fairmont Hotels chain, died Thursday in San Francisco after a long battle with heart disease. He was 72.

Shirley Clarke, 77, a film editor and director who won an Academy Award in 1962 for "Lover's Quarrel With the World," a documentary about the poet Robert Frost, died Tuesday in Boston. She was a dancer with Martha Graham in the 1950s before she turned to films.

Kurt Gloor, 54, a well-known Swiss filmmaker, died Sept. 20 in Zurich, reportedly killing himself.

George L. Hinman, 91, a longtime political adviser to former Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and a Republican National Committee stalwart for two decades, died Sunday in Binghamton, N.Y.

Frances Starner, 77, a longtime U.S. journalist who covered the Vietnam War from the early 1960s through the fall of Saigon in 1975, died Wednesday in Bangkok, Thailand. She became well-known for reporting from Indochina, covering Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review.

Pub Date: 9/27/97

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