Retired Rear Adm. Edmond J. Moran, 96, a major figure in the shipping industry and commander of the tugboat fleet that enabled Allied forces to carry out the surprise D-Day invasion at Normandy on June 6, 1944, died at his New Canaan, Conn., home Thursday. He served three terms as president and chairman of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York. He was involved in navigation issues, including labor negotiations, safety rules and waterfront crime.
* Leo Ferre, 76, the bard of protest and love whose music was poetry for two generations of French, died Wednesday at his home in Castellina in Chianti, 20 miles from Siena in Italy's Tuscany region, where he lived for the last 25 years. His body was returned Saturday for burial in Monaco, the Mediterranean principality where he was born. The self-proclaimed anarchist, identified by his long, unkempt hair and black garb, dominated ++ the musical scene in France for more than 30 years with songs like "Avec le Temps" (With Time), in 1970, or "Mon General" (My General), censured in 1962 for its anti-military message.
* A. Garth Hamby, 55, retired executive vice president of the Coca Cola Co., died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta from emphysema and lung cancer.
* R. Arnold Kramer, 74, managing partner of a Knoxville law firm and former general counsel to the Aluminum Co. of America, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. For many years, his firm has represented the United Mine Workers of America and Alcoa's large Tennessee operations.