Delbert Ward, 67, a dairy farmer who became a cause...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 10, 1998

Delbert Ward, 67, a dairy farmer who became a cause celebre and the topic of an award-winning film when he was charged with smothering an ailing brother to spare him from suffering, died Thursday in Munnsville, N.Y. A cause of death was not disclosed.

Mr. Ward, who maintained that his brother had died naturally, was acquitted.

Richard N. "Dick" Young, 69, who as a reporter and member of the Kennedy Space Center news staff spent 32 years helping the world keep up with events in space exploration, died of emphysema Aug. 2 in Edgewater, Fla.

Rabbi Leibish Lefkowitz, 78, an important figure in the organization of Kiryas Joel, the politically powerful Satmar Hasidic community in Orange County, N.Y., that has repeatedly gone to court over the issue of public financing for its religiously based schools, died Aug. 1 of pneumonia at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.

Pub Date: 8/10/98

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