Hernando Santos Castillo, 76, chairman of El Tiempo...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 22, 1999

Hernando Santos Castillo, 76, chairman of El Tiempo newspaper and a political power broker who was perhaps the most influential Colombian journalist of his generation, died Tuesday from complications of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered April 7 in Bogota, Colombia.

John Broome, 85, a DC Comics writer whose 25-year career included work on the superheroes Green Lantern and Flash, died of a heart attack March 14 while traveling in Thailand. Mr. Broome wrote under his name and the pseudonyms John Osgood and Edgar Ray Merritt. The comic depicted the first team of superheroes.

Louis Cohen, 93, who helped build a Charleston, W.Va., pharmacy into a chain of more than 40 drugstores, died Tuesday. He built Cohen Drug Co. with the help of brothers Saul and Marvyn. The stores were sold to Rite Aid Corp. in 1971.

John G. Ryan, 46, a director and former president and chief operating officer of Global Marine Inc., died Sunday of skin cancer in Houston. The Houston-based company is one of the largest offshore drilling contractors and the world's largest provider of offshore drilling management services.

Pub Date: 4/22/99

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