Madeleine Marshall Simon, 93, a singing coach...


Madeleine Marshall Simon, 93, a singing coach and concert pianist who taught English diction at the Juilliard School of Music for more than a half-century, died June 27 of complications from a heart attack at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Known professionally as Madeleine Marshall, she was author of "The Singer's Manual of English Diction," which has been a standard guide on the subject since 1953.

* Robert Currie, 45, an internationally known designer of commercial and residential interiors and sets for television and print advertisements, died of complications from AIDS June 30 at New York University Hospital in Manhattan. He was known for his bold, trend-setting ideas, room settings and shop interiors for both fashion and home-furnishings clients, including Yves St. Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Didier Aaron and Doris Blau.

* Samuel M. Melton, 93, a retired businessman who spent the first half of his adult life accumulating a fortune and the last half giving most of it away, died of cancer July 1 at his home in Columbus, Ohio. Upon retiring from business in 1959, he opened an office and ran a foundation in his name that gave away tens of millions of dollars.

* George Alford Stacey, 91, a designer who decorated the homes of socially prominent Americans for more than half a century, died June 25 at the Dewitt Nursing Home in Manhattan.

* Dr. Monroe E. Spaght, 83, a research chemist who became president and chairman of the Shell Oil Co., died of a heart attack June 27 while on vacation in France.

* Dr. John C. Condry, 54, a Cornell University educator and expert on the psychology of television and its impact on children, died of a heart attack June 27 at Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca, N.Y. He was the author of "The Psychology of Television."

* Joseph E. Romero, 73, who worked as a music supervisor and editor on hundreds of television shows, died June 24 of bronchial pneumonia in Los Angeles. He was music editor or supervisor for TV series such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."

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