Norton Clapp, 89, a former board chairman...


Norton Clapp, 89, a former board chairman of Weyerhaeuser Co., died Saturday in Medina, Wash. He joined the timber products company in 1938 and retired in 1976. He was in a group of industrialists who helped build Seattle's Space Needle for the 1962 World's Fair.

Immaculata Cuomo, 92, the mother of former New York Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, died Sunday on Long Island in New York. Mr. Cuomo often cited his parents -- both Italian immigrants -- as an example of how hard work can lead to success in America. His father, Andrea, died in 1981.

Rear Adm. Horace Epps, 77, a retired naval aviator who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, died Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. He commanded the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War and a carrier division task force in Vietnam.

Carl Gerstacker, 78, who rose from washing test tubes at Dow Chemical Co. to board chairman, died Sunday of leukemia in Midland, Mich.

Samuel Herbert Herman, 91, a xylophone player who was a fixture on some of NBC's first television programs, died Sunday in Fishkill, N.Y. In the early days of television, he was featured on the "Lucky Strike Orchestra," "Hit Parade," "Shell's Chateau Hour," "Waltz Time," "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round," "21," "Tic-Tac-Dough" and "Concentration."

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