Myron S. Malkin, 70, who directed the space shuttle program in its early stages after serving in the Pentagon, died of a heart attack Monday in Bethesda. He was a physicist who served as a deputy assistant defense secretary for intelligence in 1972 and 1973. He then joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he was shuttle program manager and then deputy associate administrator for space transportation systems.
Gen. Yang Dezhi, 83, a former senior leader of China's Communist Party and military, died Tuesday of an unspecified illness, the of- ficial Xinhua news agency said in Beijing.
Jim Barton, 77, mayor of Hunts Point, Wash., a Seattle suburb, from 1968 to 1988, died of a heart attack Saturday. Before he was elected, he worked at the Boeing Co. from 1939 to 1983, when he retired as head of Boeing International Corp.
William K. Frankena, 86, a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan who wrote a widely used textbook titled "Ethics," died Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Joseph Salvatore, 56, whose religious folk art is featured in museums in New York and Washington, died Sunday in Youngstown, Ohio. His art is rife with biblical symbolism.