Ernest Gross,92, a former State Department legal adviser...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 05, 1999

Ernest Gross,92, a former State Department legal adviser and delegate to the United Nations, died Sunday in New York. Mr. Gross, an international lawyer, was legal counsel to U.N. Assistant Secretary General Ralph Bunche and to U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold.

Claudette Henry,52, who was Oklahoma state treasurer when a multimillion-dollar scandal rocked her office in the early 1990s, died of scleroderma Sunday in Oklahoma City.

Meredith Morgan,87, who helped guide the University of California, Berkeley, optometry school through 67 of its 75 years, died of lung cancer Saturday in Berkeley. Known for his research into basic mechanisms of eye focus and alignment, he was a professor for 33 years and dean of the School of Optometry from 1960 to 1973.

James H. Whittam,49, president and chief executive of Shaklee Cos., died of cancer April 15 in Palo Alto, Calif.


Because of limited space and the large number of requests for obituaries, The Sun regrets that it cannot publish all the obituaries it receives. Because The Sun regards obituaries as news, we give preference to those submitted within 48 hours of a person's death. It is also our intention to run obituaries no later than seven days after death.

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