Justin J. Finger,69, a lawyer who spent...


Justin J. Finger,69, a lawyer who spent decades working for the Anti-Defamation League, died of a heart attack Tuesday in New York. He had been the associate national director of the Anti-Defamation League, which he joined in 1959. For 33 years, he was a key player in the league's mission to protect Jews from discrimination, and he often defended other oppressed groups.

Rowena Lung Alcorn,91, a painter and illustrator whose specialty was the Nez Perce Indians, died May 3 in Tacoma, Wash.

Gen. Jean Crepin,87, a five-star general who helped guide France through World War II and developed a key strategic missile, died May 4 in Paris.

Honor R. Holland,79, an British army auxiliary officer in the samunit as the Princess Royal, now Queen Elizabeth II, and her sister, Princess Margaret, in World War II, died May 6 of pneumonia in Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

C. Speed Veal,78, who helped plant the advertising slogan "Get a Piece of the Rock" in American consciousness, died of Parkinson's disease May 4 in New York. He was vice president of advertising for the Prudential Insurance Co. of America from 1978 until 1981. During his tenure the company's slogan, "Get a Piece of the Rock," first was seen on television.

Pub Date: 5/13/96

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