Rosalie Hearst, 84, a philanthropist and longtime...


Rosalie Hearst, 84, a philanthropist and longtime supporter of the Hearst Foundation's United States Senate Youth Program, died Friday at home in Palm Springs, Calif., of circulatory failure.

She was the widow of George R. Hearst, the oldest of the five sons of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.

Her stepson, George Randolph Hearst Jr., is chairman of the board of The Hearst Corp., owner of the San Francisco Examiner and other newspaper, magazine and broadcast holdings.

Curtis E. Jones, 81, the former Mellon National Corp. president, died Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Jones was affiliated with Mellon and its predecessors for more than 43 years until his retirement in 1979.

Jones worked to attract new investors to the Pittsburgh area as the steel industry began to decline, Mellon chairman and chief executive officer Martin McGuinn said.

Benno C. Schmidt, 86, a pioneer in venture capitalism and informal health-policy adviser to several presidents, died Thursday in New York.

Schmidt, who spent 52 years working with financier John Hay Whitney, was appointed by President Nixon to serve as chairman of the President's Cancer Panel in the 1970s. He also was a chairman of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

H. Stuart Hughes, 83, a prolific historian, peace advocate and political gadfly who ran for the U.S. Senate against Edward M. Kennedy in 1962, died Thursday in San Diego, where he lived as a professor emeritus of the University of California at San Diego.

Hughes wrote 12 books -- six on intellectual and cultural history with a focus on modern Europe, two general histories, three collections of essays and an autobiography. Six, including his memoir, "Gentleman Rebel: The Memoirs of H. Stuart Hughes," remain in print.

Wayne Oates, 82, a pioneer in the field of pastoral care and counseling, died Thursday in Louisville, Ky. He was 82.

Oates was credited most often for the integration of theology with psychology and psychiatry. He wrote more than 50 books on the relationship between faith and healing and established the Wayne E. Oates Institute in Louisville in 1993.

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