Thomas Francis Lambert Jr., 85, who prosecuted Nazi war...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 03, 2000

Thomas Francis Lambert Jr., 85, who prosecuted Nazi war criminals as a trial lawyer for the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, died Wednesday at his Boston home.

During the post-World War II Nuremberg trials, Mr. Lambert helped prepare the case against the Nazi Party that accused it of being a criminal organization.

He had a long association with the American Trial Lawyers Association, and served 40 years as editor of the group's law journal and other publications.

Maria de las Mercedes de Borbon y Orleansans, 89, the mother of Spain's King Juan Carlos, died yesterday in her residence in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, the royal palace reported. No details on the cause of death were available. The countess had used a wheelchair for many years since suffering a stroke.

James B. Wilson, 97, a prominent Midwestern advertising executive and the father of former California Gov. Pete Wilson, died Wednesday, in Montgomery, Ohio.

Des Renford, 72, the Australian marathon swimmer who crossed the English Channel 19 times, died Thursday in Sydney of a heart attack.

Charles F. Spalding, 81, an investment banker and former television writer, died Tuesday in Hillsborough, Calif.

He began writing for Charlie Chaplin in 1941, but his career was interrupted by World War II. After the war, he worked in Hollywood for Gary Cooper writing scripts and then for J. Walter Thompson, writing for television.

Mr. Spalding was a longtime friend of former President John F. Kennedy, and served as an usher at his wedding.

Eugene Mather, 81, an internationally known geographer who led field trips in the American Southwest for the National Geographic Society, died Christmas Day in Las Cruces, N. M.

Copeland H. Marks, 78, the author of 16 cookbooks who traveled the world in search of remote and exotic cuisines, died last week in his apartment in Brooklyn Heights, N. Y. Mr. Marks had been in the Foreign Service and the import-export business before getting a late start writing about food. He began in 1981 with "The Indonesian Kitchen" (Atheneum). His last book was "The Exotic Kitchens of Peru" (M. Evans & Co., 1999), and he had recently been working on a book about the foods of the Senegalese coast.

He explored the cooking of Sephardic Jews and the Jewish community of Calcutta, offered recipes from Guatemala and the Himalayan rim, and brought home the cuisines of Malaysia, Korea, Burma and North Africa.

Dr. Ehler Henry Eiskamp, 102, the first professionally trained surgeon to work in the Monterey Bay area, died Thursday in Watsonville, Calif. He moved to Watsonville about 1925 to practice rural medicine, charging $2 for house calls. He delivered hundreds of babies.


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