The Rev. Benny Newton, 60, a black minister who defied a black mob in last spring's Los Angeles riots to save a stranger, died Saturday of leukemia. The pastor of Light of Love Outreach shielded the body of Fidel Lopez, who was beaten unconscious at an intersection in the South-Central district. The minister drove Mr. Lopez to a hospital, where he recovered.
* Nina Warren, 100, widow of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, died April 24 of congestive heart failure at her Washington home.
* Dick Richards, 78, a comedian whose career spanned 50 years, died April 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He worked with performers such as Sally Rand, Abbott and Costello, Rags Ragland, Martha Raye, Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Lewis, Redd Foxx, Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Pres- ley.
* Edgar E. Clark, Jr., 81, of Chevy Chase, a former war correspondent and reporter for Time magazine, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Maryland.
* Dr. Alice Ettinger, 93, who helped to bring new X-ray techniques to diagnose gastrointestinal illness to the United States and taught radiology for five decades at the Tufts University School of Medicine, died of pneumonia April 14 at the Norwood (Mass.) Retirement and Nursing Home.
* Sidney M. Boyden, 93, founder of Boyden Associates Inc. of New York -- known today as Boyden -- which grew into one of the world's biggest executive search firms, April 8 at his home in Plantation, Fla.
* Henry Brandon, 77, the longtime Washington correspondent of the British newspaper The Sunday Times, died from a stroke April 20 at a hospital in London.
* Josiah Moore, 58, the Tohono O'odham Indian leader who waged a relentless battle to make gambling the economic linchpin for his tribe, died April 19 of colon cancer in Tucson, Ariz.
* Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher,Monsignor John M. Oesterreicher, 89, founder of Seton Hall University's Institute of Judeo-Christian Studies in 1953, died of a heart attack April 18 in South Orange, N.J.
* Robert Westall, 63, whose more than two dozen books for young people won awards at home and abroad, died in his sleep March 15 at a hospital in Cheshire, 200 miles northwest of London, where he was being treated for pneumonia.
* Reuben Hecht, 83, an industrialist who smuggled illegal Jewish immigrants to Palestine and later advised Israeli prime ministers, died March 15 of heart failure in Carmel Hospital in Jerusalem.