Lucile Petry Leone, 97, who founded the U. S. Cadet Nurse...

Deaths Elsewhere

December 08, 1999

Lucile Petry Leone, 97, who founded the U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps and helped avoid the need to draft nurses for World War II, died in San Francisco Nov. 25. Ms. Leone, who helped recruit more than 100,000 young women to study nursing, founded and directed the Cadet Nurse Corps after the United States was fighting both in Europe and the Pacific.

The program, authorized by Congress in 1943, covered a candidate's tuition, fees, room and board, books, monthly stipends and uniforms. In return, candidates promised to take part in military or civilian nursing until the war ended.

The Cadet Nurse Corps was a great success, meeting recruitment quotas in 1943 and 1944 and exceeding them during the war's last year, which had 112,000 cadets.

Richard Marshall Eakin, 89, a university professor who captivated generations of pre-med students with costumed impersonations of scientific pioneers, died in Berkeley, Calif., Nov. 25.

Masaru Sato, 71, the music director for filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, died in Tokyo on Sunday after falling ill at a party in his honor, media reports said.

Robert A. Swanson, 52, co-founder of Genentech Inc. and a pioneer in the biotechnology industry, died at his home in Hillsborough, Calif., Monday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

Maria Esther Zuno, 74, wife of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, who championed women's rights and domestic social and cultural programs, died in Mexico City Sunday of complications of diabetes, Mexican newspapers reported.


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