Walter Frehm, 89, who drew the syndicated Ripley's Believe It Or Not cartoon feature for 30 years, died June 2 in Boca Raton, Fla. He and his brother, Paul, drew the feature, which chronicled the unusual and the bizarre, and is considered one of the most successful cartoons in history. It appears in 175 newspapers in 42 countries.
Brig. Gen. Wesley Hamilton, 96, the nation's oldest general, died Monday in Seattle, five years after being debilitated by a stroke. In 1917, he enlisted in Tacoma, Wash., as a private in the Washington Coast Artillery and served in World War I. In 1942, he re-entered the Army as a major and commanded a mortar battalion that landed at Normandy with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in June 1944.
Emerson Kampen, 67, who helped make Great Lakes ChemicaCorp. the world's largest producer of specialty chemicals, died Thursday in West Lafayette, Ind. Great Lakes produces chemicals used in products such as fire extinguishers, swimming
pool water treatments and petroleum additives.
Peter Kump, 57, an influential figure on the American culinarscene, died Wednesday of liver cancer in New York. He founded Peter Kump's New York Cooking School and the James Beard Foundation, named for the food writer.
Gen. Juan Carlos Ongania, 81, former president of Argentina who was installed by the military in 1966 and toppled in a 1970 coup, died Thursday of a heart attack in Buenos Aires.
The Rev. Bob Richards, 57, who estimated he conducted 63,000 marriages during his 27 years in the ministry, died Monday. He was pastor of the Community Church in Henderson, Nev., for 18 years. He also worked at the Little Church of the West, one of Las Vegas' most famous wedding chapels, where he conducted hundreds of weddings every month.
Charles Ritchie, 88, Canada's ambassador to Britain, the United States, Germany and the United Nations, died Thursday.