Mildred Walker,93, a novelist whose book "The Body of a...

Deaths Elsewhere

June 01, 1998

Mildred Walker,93, a novelist whose book "The Body of a Young Man" was nominated for the National Book Award in 1960, died Wednesday in Portland, Ore. She published her first novel, "Fireweed," while earning a master's degree at the University of Michigan. It received the prestigious Avery Hopwood Award prize, $1,500, and was published in 1934.

Bob Patino,58, an interior designer known for setting trends with his minimalist style, died of leukemia May 22 in New York. He was one of the first to use industrial materials for home design.

Martin Schrader,73, former publisher at Harper's Bazaar and two other Hearst magazines, died Thursday in New York. He began his 31-year association with Hearst Corp. in 1960 and became publisher of House Beautiful in 1966. From 1969 to 1977, he was publisher at Town & Country and then Harper's Bazaar. He retired in 1991.

Pub Date: 6/01/98

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