Floyd R. Harmon,72, head of the group...


Floyd R. Harmon,72, head of the group that organizes the annual celebration commemorating the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley, died Saturday in Salt Lake City of a heart attack.

Rita Morley Harvey,69, a television and Broadway actress once dubbed "America's Most Televised Girl," died Saturday in Simsbury, Conn., after a long battle with cancer. Ms. Harvey had a long career as an actress for television, radio and theater. During the 1950s and 1960s, she appeared in soap operas including "As the World Turns," "The Edge of Night" and "Secret Storm." While a spokeswoman for the Coty Co. in the 1950s, Ms. Harvey made so many TV appearances that she was dubbed "America's Most Televised Girl."

Ely Maurer,84, a State Department lawyer who specialized in financial and cultural restitutions, collapsed and died at his office Wednesday. He was an expert in the repatriation of artworks, archaeological treasures, gold and financial property looted in World War II.

William Turnbull,62, an architect who forged new directions in home design with his Sea Ranch project on the Northern California coast, died of lung cancer Thursday in Sausalito, Calif. Turnbull was best known for his spare, wooded homes with their clean lines.

Ade Thomas Milhorat,98, a pioneering researcher of neuromuscular disease and an expert on muscular dystrophy, died Thursday at a nursing home in Barre, Vt. He had lived in Pelham Manor, N.Y. He established the country's first laboratory and ward for the study and treatment of neuromuscular patients. In the 1940s, he helped form the Muscular Dystrophy Association America with the motto: "To give hope to the hopeless."

Pub Date: 7/01/97

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