Joseph MacDonald Dealey, 75, former president of the Dallas Morning News, died Friday of lung cancer. He was the grandson of Morning News founder George Bannerman Dealey. Mr. Dealey headed the newspaper's coverage of President Kennedy's assassination and led the company through the first stages of a competitive challenge from Times Mirror Co., which purchased the rival Dallas Times Herald in 1970.
George C. Edwards, 80, a former federal appeals judge and author of the ruling that banned secret wiretapping, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease. A former Detroit police commissioner, autoworker and labor organizer, Mr. Edwards was chief judge of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals from 1979 to 1983.
Eleanor Hammond Hoff, 95, believed to be the first person to try on nylon stockings, died Wednesday in Kennett Square, Pa. Her husband, the late G. Preston Hoff, directed the nylon research at the DuPont Experimental Station in suburban Wilmington, Del. In the 1930s he brought home a pair of stockings for her to test. She wasn't impressed. Those test stockings, unlike today's sheer nylons, were very heavy.