Sheldon Tromberg, 68, teacher, lived in Washington


July 10, 1998

Sheldon Tromberg, a former college instructor and Washington resident, died Sunday of heart failure at home in Richmond, Calif. He was 68.

Mr. Tromberg, who moved to Richmond in 1993, had lived in Washington for 40 years and taught motion-picture screen-writing and business at Georgetown University and the Corcoran School of Art.

From the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, he owned Box Office Attractions, a motion-picture distribution company.

The Brooklyn, N.Y. native earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia University and a master's degree in business from the University of Oklahoma.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Jessie Bein; a son, Dr. Bruce Tromberg of Irvine, Calif; two daughters, Melissa Schultz of Clarksburg and Alicia Kuttner of San Francisco; and five grandchildren.

A. Sterl Artley,91, a contributing author of the "Dick and Jane" books studied by millions of American schoolchildren, died Tuesday in Mission Hills, Kan.

He was teaching at the University of Missouri's main campus in Columbia, Mo., when he joined the Chicago publishing house Scott, Foresman in 1947. He was responsible for developing and revising five primary-elementary reading programs, including the "Dick and Jane Primers."

The primers, which featured pictures of three siblings and their pets, were used in elementary schools nationwide for 40 years.

Pub Date: 7/10/98

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