Gary Morton, 74, a comedian and television producer who...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 01, 1999

Gary Morton, 74, a comedian and television producer who was married to comic actress Lucille Ball for 28 years until her death in 1989, has died of lung cancer in Palm Springs, Calif., his family announced yesterday.

Dr. Morton S. Bryer, 82, an infectious-disease expert and developer of antibiotics, died March 20 in Chatham, Mass.

J. Sid Webb, 79, a veteran high-technology executive who became chairman of Titan Corp. after many years with TRW Inc., died March 24 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was also longtime chairman of the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California.

Roy M. Fisher, 80, former dean of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and former editor in chief of the old Chicago Daily News, died March 25 in Evanston, Ill.

George William Staempfli, 89, founder of the Staempfli Gallery in New York, died March 25 in Annapolis. The gallery showed the work of several European and American artists, including Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown and George Rickey. Mr. Staempfli retired in Annapolis in 1992.

Darlene Geis, 81, an award-winning author who wrote the children's book "The Little Train That Won a Medal," died March 25 in a house fire in New York. She wrote a series of children's books, including "Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals," which earned a Boys Club of America Award, "Design for Ann," and "The Mystery of the Thirteenth Floor."

Dr. John Madden, 86, a pioneer in vascular surgery, died March 25 in Mount Vernon, N.Y. A former chief of surgery at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center in New York, he helped develop surgical methods used for aortic aneurysms, in colorectal procedures and in mastectomies.

Margaret Mason, 58, an actress who appeared in "The Manchurian Candidate" in 1962 and more recently on the daytime soap opera "The Young and the Restless," died Friday of a heart attack in Silverdale, Wash.

The Rev. Frederick McCallin, 85, a maverick priest who shocked the Catholic community by adding a bar and grill to his church, died Saturday in Denver.

Benjamin Gailing,100, a former actor in Yiddish theater and a former radio host, died Saturday in Boston.

Mary Beth Moorad, 53, a cancer activist who produced an award-winning video about breast cancer survivors, died of the disease Sunday in San Francisco.

Lucien Aigner, 97, a photojournalist known for his images of Albert Einstein in front of a blackboard and Benito Mussolini tweaking his nose, died Monday in Waltham, Mass.

Arnold F. Habig, 91, who helped found a small woodworking company that grew into furniture manufacturing giant Kimball International, died Monday in Jasper, Ind.

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