Walter J. Kuron,102, a choirmaster who flew fighter planes...

Deaths Elsewhere

November 05, 1997

Walter J. Kuron,102, a choirmaster who flew fighter planes in the German Air Force during the Red Baron's era, died yesterday in Trenton, N.J.

Harrison Roth,65, one of the nation's foremost experts on options trading, died during the weekend after a lengthy illness, his New York firm, Cowen & Co., said Monday.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild,71, a French banker whose extensive holdings included Bordeaux vineyards, died of emphysema Sunday in Geneva, a spokesman said.

Benjamin W. Zweifach,86, a bioengineer who contributed to the understanding of emergency medicine in World War II and charted new territory in the study of microcirculation, died Oct. 23 in San Diego. He studied diabetes, hypertension and ischemia, a localized form of anemia produced by blockage of the arteries.

Paul Hayes,80, a country music star known as Slim to fans of the "Iowa Barn Dance Frolic" with Andy Williams, died in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 28 of a respiratory ailment.

John Reese Stevenson,76, an international attorney and a former president of the board of the National Gallery of Art, died Oct. 25 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Philip L. Defliese,82, the former chairman and managing partner of Coopers & Lybrand who worked to shape contemporary accounting standards, died in New York on Oct. 27 of respiratory failure.

Charles "Kip" Jordon,52, an Episcopalian who headed one of the nation's leading religious publishing companies, died Thursday in Dallas of liver failure.

Helen Stevenson Meyner,69, a former member of the House of Representatives who also served as first lady of New Jersey, died Sunday.

Pub Date: 11/05/97

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