Jim Simon, 61, a broadcasting executive regarded by some as the father of talk radio, died Tuesday in Fountain Valley, Calif., of complications after a stroke. In the 1970s, he helped take KABC Radio in Los Angeles into an all-news-and-talk format, one of the first stations to do so.
Bob Carson, 75, the tail gunner on the Enola Gay when it dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945, died Saturday of pneumonia in Denver. Mr. Caron, who photographed the bomb's mushroom cloud, published his autobiography, "Fire of a Thousand Stars," last month.
Townsend B. Friedman Jr, 55, a career diplomat and former ambassador to Mozambique, died Saturday after suffering a heart attack. and falling off his bicycle into a canal. U.S. Park Police said Mr. Friedman, a Potomac resident, drowned in the C&O; Canal.
Victor Potamkin, 83, a Depression-era chicken salesman who built the world's biggest Cadillac dealership, died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami. He and his two sons, Robert and Alan, controlled 50 Cadillac franchises that stretched from New York to Florida.
J. Presper Eckert, 76, one of the inventors of the first large-scale, general purpose, electronic digital computer, died of cancer Saturday in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was chief engineer and co-inventor with John W. Mauchly of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, a 30-ton goliath of 18,000 vacuum tubes that was developed to determine artillery shell trajectories. It went into operation in 1946.
Sheik Imam Eissa, 78, a blind folk singer whose fiery lyrics eased Arab shame at losing the 1967 war to Israel, died Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt. He formed a duo with poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, touring Egyptian towns and villages and later Arab and European countries to promote nationalist and pan-Arab fervor.
Dr. Arthur Shapiro, 72, a psychiatrist whose research advanced the knowledge and treatment of Tourette syndrome, died Saturday of lung cancer in New York. Working with his wife, Dr. Elaine Schlaffer Shapiro, he became convinced that Tourette syndrome was a neurological rather than a psychological