LEON URIS, 78, well known for his history-based novels, passed away in his hom on Shelter Island, New York, on Saturday, June 21. Mr. Uris is survived by his sister, Esther (Essie) Kofsky of Baltimore; three children, Karen Uris-Duffy (Matthew) of San Diego, Mary Jay (Patricia) of Denver, and Michael (Katherine) of Los Angeles, from his marriage to Betty Beck; and two children, Rachael and Conor, both of Aspen, from his marriage to Jill Peabody Uris. He is also survived by four grandchildren, seven cousins and eight nieces and nephews. His former wife Margery Edwards Uris predeceased him. Interment is scheduled to take place at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, VA (exit 150B on Route 95) at 2 P.M., Monday, June 30, 2003. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (121 South St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (711 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017), or charity of your choice.
THE BALTIMORE SUN