Lillian B. Miller, 74, a Boston butcher's...


Lillian B. Miller, 74, a Boston butcher's daughter who studied the Peale family of painters, died Thursday at a Washington hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage.

The Bethesda resident compiled volumes of material covering four generations on Charles Willson Peale and the artistic dynasty he established. She was lured to Washington in 1971 to become historian of the National Portrait Gallery. Three years later, as the Smithsonian's historian of American culture, she published the voluminous Peale family papers on microfiche.

Hubert Anderson Jr., 59, executive director of the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, died Saturday after a long illness. Anderson became deaf when he was afflicted with spinal meningitis at age 6. A star basketball player at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, he was head basketball coach at Gallaudet University in Washington from 1975 to 1980 and coached the gold medal-winning basketball team at the World Games for the Deaf in 1985 in Los Angeles.

Kathy Acker, 53, a novelist whose explicit fiction dealt with themes of subjugation, submission and catharsis, died Sunday in Mexico after battling breast cancer. Acker, who lived in San Francisco, went to Tijuana three weeks ago to undergo treatment at an alternative cancer treatment center.

Sam DeVincent, 79, a former radio music director whose collection of sheet music is in the Smithsonian Institution, died Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Dr. Louis Gluck, 73, a pioneer in neonatal and perinatal care who paved the way for the creation of the first neonatal intensive care unit, died Saturday in Laguna Hills, Calif. He proved in 1959 at Stanford that infected and uninfected infants could be managed in the same nursery if nurses washed their hands between handling to prevent the spread of infection. At Yale the next year, Gluck set up the first neonatal intensive care unit.

Toby Lelyveld, 85, a literature professor who specialized in the stage history of Shakespeare's plays, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan.

Bishop Leo O'Neil, 69, a Roman Catholic who preached and wrote for several years about his battle with bone cancer, died Sunday in Manchester, N.H.

Joseph Harris, 68, a New York State Supreme Court justice, died Sunday in Albany. He was the first state justice to allow DNA evidence to be used in criminal cases in New York.

Pub Date: 12/03/97

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