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* Prof. Howard Davis Eberhart, 86, who...


* Prof. Howard Davis Eberhart, 86, who designed artificial limbs and other prosthetic devices, died after a heart attack July 18. A freak accident that resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee in 1944 led to his interest in prosthetic research and design.

* MacDonald Harris, 71, a novelist and a teacher of comparative literature, died after a heart attack Saturday at his home in Newport Beach, Calif. In his 16 novels, he brought to such popular forms as the adventure novel, the crime novel and the war novel a fascination with the fine line between illusion and reality, and a scholarly thoroughness in developing the historical backgrounds for his stories. His best-known works came fairly late in his career, including "The Balloonist" (1976), "Pandora's Galley" (1979), "Herma" (1981), "Hemingway's Suitcase" (1991) and "A Portrait of My Desire" (1993).

* Arthur Hanson, 101, a World War I veteran believed to be the nation's oldest former Marine, died Tuesday in Casper, Wyo. Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs records identified Mr. Hanson as the oldest Marine veteran. On June 2, 1918, he took part in the first land battle of U.S. forces against European troops on European soil. Mr. Hanson received the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal and ribbons for serving in the Verdun and Chateau-Thierry sectors.

* Dr. John H. Harley, 77, a leading expert on environmental radioactivity, died Sunday at New York University's Tisch Hospital from heart failure.

* Myron Cohen, former concertmaster for the Omaha (Neb.) Symphony Orchestra and Opera-Omaha, died Sunday at age 75.

* Bernice Pontrelli, 86, a costume designer who outfitted such stars as Ginger Rogers, Joan Fontaine and Claudette Colbert, died Saturday in Burbank, Calif. Her designs appeared in the movies "Witness for the Prosecution," "Blood on the Moon," "How the West Was Won," and "True Grit," and in the television shows "The Fugitive," "Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge" and "Love, American Style."

* Luis Sttau Monteiro, 67, writer, publisher and former race car driver, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage in Lisbon, Portugal. He was imprisoned twice for subversion by the secret police of dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar.

* James Alexander Henderson,James Alexander Henderson, 72, a former executive at American Express, died Sunday after a heart attack at his home in St. James, N.Y.

* Rita Ford, 92, a dealer in antique and current music boxes with a wide array of musical sounds that enchanted visitors to her Manhattan shop for more than four decades, died July 22 at New York Hospital of complications from fluid in the lungs.

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