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The New York Times, Wednesday, June 25, 1980 B5 Clyfford Still, Painter, Dies at 75; Called One of Leading U.S. Artists By JOHN RUSSELL Clyfford Still, one of the foremost American painters of the century and a man known for his fiery and uncompromising attitudes in all matters relating to his art, died of cancer Monday in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He was 75 years old. From Nov. 17, 1979, to Feb. 3, 1980, Mr. Still was the subject of the largest one-man exhibition ever devoted to a living artist by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was an apotheosis on the scale of Rubens or Tintoretto: 78 paintings, many measuring well over 100 square feet, and a catalogue in which he deployed all his very considerable powers of invective in castigating the art-world establishment of the previous 50 and more years. Mr. Still knew no compromise. In every one of his paintings, he manifested a lofty and implacable ambition. Though many historians ranked him wih Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman among the founders of what is known as the Abstract Expressionist school, he saw himself as a man set apart. Rather than build on what he regarded as an effete and fraudulent European tradition, he set to work to exemplify a specifically American sublimity. In speaking of it, he used the language not of art history but of a visionary preacher. 'No Respite or Shortcuts' "It was a journey," he once said of his long career, "that one must make, walking straight and alone. No respite or shortcuts were permitted. One's will had to hold against every challenge of triumph, failure or the praise of Vanity Fair, until Imagination, no longer fettered by the laws of Fear, became as one with Vision. And the Act, intrinsic and absolute, was its meaning, and the bearer of its passion." It was in this sense that he wished his often gigantic and always untitled paintings to be read, with their jagged and imperious forms, their headlong and inventive color, their limitless sense of scale and their refusal to deal in any way with the world as it presents itself in everyday life. On the last point he was perfectly clear: "To memorialize in art the banal attritions of daily life may give morbid pleasure to the viewer, and profit to the artist, but it remains an exercise in degradation." His concern, as he saw it, was with truths of the spirit that could not be put into words. Not every judge was convinced that Mr. Still's work lived up to his apocalyptic ambitions. Writing in The New York Times on the huge Met retrospective, Hilton Kramer saluted Mr. Still's "visionary space, inhabited by immense structures of jagged, flamelike forms," as "one of the truly original inventions of modern painting." But he also said that "considered strictly as an artistic phenomenon in itself, Mr. Still's art is curiously limited." "Despite the outsize scale on which he works, the artist does not impress one as an outsize talent. His sensibility strikes one as crabbed, even small-minded, and woefully Puritanical in its fundamental attitude toward the medium in which he works." "Only a master on the order of Monet or Matisse could sustain a show as vast as this one." Never in Doubt About Art Clyfford Still was born in Grandin, N.D., on Nov. 30, 1904. In 1905. his family moved to Spokane, Wash. Mr. Still's father was an accountant, and in 1910 he moved to southern Alberta in hopes of making a better life on land newly made available for homesteading by the Canadian Government. He kept his house in Spokane, however, and Clyfford was educated at the Edison Grammar School in Spokane and spent much of his boyhood there. Never in doubt that art would be his first interest in life, he drew and painted from an early age. Quite apart from firsthand study of the world around him, he set himself to master the history of art through books, magazines and prints. He also became an accomplished classical pianist. In 1925, he paid his first visit to New York, where his lifelong disposition to follow a path of his own choosing led him to walk out of the Art Students League after being a student for exactly 45 minutes. He said later, "The exercises and results I observed I had already explored for myself some years before and rejected as a waste of time." Professor and Scholar In the fall of 1926, he enrolled at Spokane University, where once again he decided not to stay the course and left in the spring of 1927. For the next four years, he lived in Canada and pursued his own line of study. In the fall of 1931, he returned to Spokane University, where he had been offered a teaching fellowship, and this time he stayed until he graduated in the spring of 1933. Throughout the period, he painted and drew continuously, and to the end of his life he had in his possession a large body of work that had been completed by 1934. From 1933 to 1941, Mr. Still solved what he called "the elementary problems of survival" by teaching at what is now Washington State University in Pullman. Rising to become assistant professor of fine arts, he found time not only for his own painting, but also an intensive study of Plato, Longinus and Benedetto Croce. Two summers at Yaddo, 1934-35, gave him the freedom "to begin an intensive probing of the potential of the instrument I had intuitively chosen as an open means in a field of closed alternatives." In 1935, Mr. Still formulated the position to which he remained faithful for the rest of his life. "I realized," he wrote later, "that I would have to paint my way out of the classical European heritage. I rejected the solution of antic protest and parody (Picabia, Duchamp and the theorist André Breton) and of the adaptation of foreign cultures (Picasso, Modigliani) which became popular through the 1910s and the 1920s. The mechanical and technological themes of the Bauhaus that marked the Central European ethic I rejected out of hand as an abdication to systems of power and mass control." Mr. Still saw it as essential to combat the influence of what he called "that ultimate in irony, the Armory Show of 1913, which had dumped upon us the combined and sterile conclusions of western European decadence." 'Dig Out the Truth' Powered by his unalterable convictions—"Dig out the truth," he once said, "and one man is a match for all of them"—he set out to "envision, create and think through" an idiom of his own that would be adequate to express the new truths of the spirit that he wished to lay before the world. When eventually he was satisfied that he had achieved a total psychic entity in his canvases, he felt " bounded only by the limits of my energy and intuition." "My feeling of freedom was now absolute and infinitely exhilarating." From December 1941 to the summer of 1943, Mr. Still worked during the day as a steel checker for the Navy in Oakland, Calif., and later in San Francisco as materials-release engineer for Hammond Aircraft. In 1943, he met Mark Rothko at the house of a friend in Oakland. When he moved to New York in 1945, after two years' teaching in Richmond, Rothko came uninvited to his studio. What he saw excited him so much that he introduced Mr. Still to Peggy Guggenheim, who included a large black painting by Mr. Still in the Autumn Salon of October 1945 at her New York gallery. She gave him a one-man show four months later, and in April 1947 Mr. Still had the first of his two one-man shows at the Betty Parsons Gallery. Mr. Still regarded these exhibitions in New York as forays into fundamentally corrupt and hostile territory. "In these two arenas some 15 years ago," he wrote to a friend in 1959, "there was shown one of the few truly liberating concepts that man has ever known. There I made it clear that a single stroke of paint, backed by work and a mind that understood its potency and implications, could restore to man the freedom lost in 20 centuries of apology and devices for subjugation." Solitary Adventurer Though touched by any mark of approbation that seemed to him genuine, Mr. Still was ever wary of dealers, critics, curators and other artists. He set himself standards of probity, integrity, privacy and self-sufficiency that made him particularly sensitive to the suggestion that he could in any way be called an associate of other artists, let alone a member of a school. As he saw it, he had lived a solitary adventure. His work was his alone, and owed nothing to anyone else. But as more and more people came to prize his work, it happened that some of them wanted to annex it for this theory or that as to how the "new American painting" had come about. Mr. Still regarded much of that painting as belated, opportunistic and in many cases derived from himself. As for "action painting," he despised what he called "capering before an expanse of canvas." He said quite flatly that it was after lengthy study of a painting by him that Rothko had developed his mature style. When the New York School was the subject of an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1965, he broke his rule and agreed to appear in a group show because, he said, "I had such an important role in forming many of the ideas and paintings of the others." He preferred, therefore, "to be seen explicitly, rather than in incompetent parody." Exhibition on Own Terms After World War II, Mr. Still continued to teach from time to time, and especially at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, where his graduate painting class became famous. Though as ever adamant in his refusal to exhibit on any but his own terms, Mr. Still did allow a large exhibition of his work to be held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo in 1959. He later presented a large group of his paintings to the gallery. [[photo image by Sandra Still]] Clyfford Still [[/photo image]] He also sanctioned a smaller show at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Philadelphia in 1963, and in 1976 there was an exhibition of 33 of his paintings, 28 of them the artist's gift to the museum, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 1961, Mr. Still bought the 22-acre farm near Westminster, Md., where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1966, he also bought a house and studio in New Windsor, Md. More and More Reclusive Though more and more reclusive in his ways, he accepted a number of honors. In 1972, he accepted the American Academy's offer of its Award of Merit for Painting medal, though he turned down the cash prize that went with it. The same year, he was given an honorary doctorate by North Dakota State University, and in 1975, he accepted the Skowhegan Medal for Painting. In 1976, he received an honorary doctorate from the San Francisco Art Institute, and in 1978, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His last public appearance was at the opening of his exhibition at the Metropolitan last November. Though clearly very frail, he made a characteristically fiery and intransigent speech at the luncheon in his honor. As to the eventual importance of Mr. Still's achievement, opinions can legitimately vary; but those present were left in no doubt that they had been fortunate enough to meet one of the great irreducible Americans. Mr. Still is survived by his wife, Patricia, and two daughters. Joseph Ruggieri, 83 Ex-City Councilman From Brooklyn Area Joseph F. Ruggieri, a former New York City Councilman at Large from Brooklyn, died Monday in St. Francis Hospital in Surfside, Fla., after a brief ill-ness. He was 83 years old and had lived in Surfside since his retirement in 1976. In 1963 he was elected to the City Council to fill an unexpired vacancy and the following year was re-elected for a full four-year term. He was defeated for re-election in 1969. Mr. Ruggieri was a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he taught from 1927 to 1929. From 1931 to 1941, he was an assistant state attorney general and prosecuted cases involving stock and election frauds. For many years, Mr. Ruggieri was a law partner of the late Matthew T. Abruzzo. After Mr. Abruzzo became chief Federal judge of the Eastern District, Mr. Ruggieri remained in private practice in Brooklyn. A widower, Mr. Ruggieri is survived by his son, Bernard J. of Manhattan; a daughter, Marie W. Conti of Manhasset, L.I., and three grandchildren. A funeral mass will be said at 9:45 A.M. Friday in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 95th Street and Fourth Avenue, Bay Ridge. Dimitrios Partsalides, 79, Greek Communist Head ATHENS, June 24 (UPI) -- Dimitrios Partsalides, a longtime Communist leader who was once designated prime minister of the Communist insurgent movement's regime during the Greek civil war, died Sunday of a heart attack, a spokesman for the so-called Communist Party of the Interior reported. He was 79 years old. Born in the Turkish port of Trabzon on the Black Sea, Mr. Partsalides came to Greece as a refugee after the Greek-Turkish war of 1922. He settled in Kavalla. He became involved in the Communist movement and was elected Mayor of the port town in 1930. During the Nazi occupation, Mr. Partsalides become the main organizer of the Communist-led National Liberation Front, which staged a rebellion in Athens in 1944 after the departure of the Nazis against the national unity Government of the late George Papandreou. After the rebellion was crushed, Mr. Partsalides organized Communist forces that resumed warfare from 1946 to 1949. He became disenchanted with the Soviet Union because of its interference in Greek Communist affairs. After the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, he broke with the pro-Moscow Greek Communist Party and formed the Com-munist Party of the Interior. V.V. Giri, 85, Former President of India and a Militant Unionist [[photo image]] Camera Press V.V. Giri [[/image]] Special to The New York Times NEW DELHI, June 24 -- V.V. Giri, a former President of India and onetime revolutionary and militant trade unionist both in India and Ireland, died in Madras today. He was 85 years old. Mr. Giri was elected the fourth Presi-dent of India in 1969 in an incident that had an important effect on Indian poli-tics. He was an opposition candidate, but Prime Minister Indira Gandhi supported his election in defiance of the old-guard leaders of her Congress Party who had nominated Neelam Sanjiva Reddy. Mr. Reddy was defeated and the party bosses expelled Mrs. Gandhi from the party, but in the split that followed, most party members switched to her side, isolating the old leadership. Mrs. Gandhi, who is currently mourn-ing the death of her son, Sanjay, sent a condolence message to Mr. Giri's family that said, "I greatly valued his experience and wisdom and his sense of dedication." Born in Berhampore Varahagiri Venkata Giri was born in the coastal village of Berhampore, in what is now Orissa State, of a Brahman family. He gained much of his political and labor-organizing skill from his father, Jogaiah Pantulu, a liberal lawyer and a well-known politician. After graduating from Kallikota College in Berhampore, Mr. Giri went to Ireland to get his law degree at the National University in Dublin and join the Irish bar. There he became involved in the Sinn Fein movement and became friendly with such figures as Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins and Arthur Griffiths. Mr. Giri joined an "Anarchical Society" of anti-British Indian students in Ireland, one of whose acts of protest was to make a huge bonfire of English clothes. The Indians also began wearing Turkish fezzes instead of English hats, and in 1916 the British deported Mr. Giri to India. There he began practicing law under a popular leader, Tanguturi Prakasam, in the Madras high court. But five years later he plunged into the freedom movement led by Mohandas K. Gandhi, whom he had met in Ireland, and was imprisoned. On his release he organized the Bengal-Nagpur railwaymen's union, which grew into a large working-class movement. Later he became the national leader of the railwaymen's federation. Provincial Post in 1937 Mr. Giri was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Madras Province in 1937. He was named as Labor Minister in the first Indian ministry in Madras Province in 1939. He served as India's High Commissioner in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, for four years, and in 1952 was appointed Labor Minister in the Nehru Government. He resigned the post two years later when he disagreed with a Government decision to reduce wages awarded to bank employees by an independent tribunal appointed by the Government. Mr. Giri was elected Vice President of India in 1967 on the Congress Party ticket. Two years later he resigned to run for President as an independent after the ruling party refused to nominate him. Between 1969 and 1974 he worked in closed cooperation with Mrs. Gandhi and endorsed several of her Government's radical measures, such as nationalizing the banks and ending the practice of paying stipends to the country's princes. However, many of his own ideas for ending poverty and unemployment went largely unheeded. he was denied renomination after his term as President ended in 1974. He retired to lead a quiet but active life, first in Bangalore and later in Madras. He wrote his memoirs, published several pamphlets on reducing unemployment, and campaigned for cleaner cities. Last year, he founded the Labor Party of India. His wife, Saraswathi, died in 1978. He is survived by four sons and seven daughters. DANIEL JACINO Daniel Jacino, a former photographer for The Daily News, died Monday at Flushing Hospital in Queens. He was 63 years old and lived in Flushing. Before joining The News in 1949, Mr. Jacino was a photographer for the Associated Press in Europe in World War II. Mr. Jacino's color photos for The News Sunday Magazine were frequently cited by the New York Press Photographers Association and for Page One Awards of the Newspaper Guild of New York. He retired last year. Deaths AMINOFF-Frieda, 84, of Miami Beach, Florida. Beloved mother of David Aminoff. Dear sister of Ralph, Michael, Doris and Gabriel. Cherished grandmother of Stephen, Tonia and Judith. Beloved mother-in-law of Gertrude and Eda. Services Wednesday June 25 11:45 AM "The Riversde," 76 St and Amsterdam Ave. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Diabetes Fund. BAYLIF-Jack, beloved husband of Sylvia (nee Brodsky), devoted father of Joan Feinsod and Linda Mallia. Dear brother of Bertha Edelman and Lee Seltzer. Loving grandfather of Laurie and Robin. Services Thursday, 11:15 am Schwartz Bros, Queens Blvd and 76th Road, Forest Hills. BLONDER-Leon. Beloved husband of Blanche. Devoted father of Lenore Zimmerman and Cheryl Duboys. Cherished grandfather of Craig, Seth, and Jeremy, Services Wednesday 11:30AM "The Riverside" 76 St and Amsterdam Ave. BLUMENTHAL-Luise on Sunday, June 22, 1980, Luise Blumenthal of 1111 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, Maryland, beloved mother of Mrs. Marlanne Shotland. Silver Spring, Maryland and Werner Blumenthal, Rockville, Maryland, devoted sister of Mrs. Martha Eppstein, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also survived by five grandsons and two great granddaughters. Funeral services at the the Donal M. Stein Hebrew Memorial Funeral Home, 232 Carroll St, N.W. Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 25 at 11AM. Interment Beth El Cemetery, Block 11, Paramus, NJ on Thursday, June 26 at 11AM. Memorial week will be observed at 13901 Dowlais Drive, Rockville, Maryland, commencing on Thursday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the A.D.L. BOOTH-Janet Pomeroy, on June 22, 1980, in Riverdale. In loving memory. Wife of John, mother of Douglas. Private service. BURSEN-Dr. Earl P. The Board of Trustees, the Medical Staff, and the Administration of the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center record their sorrow on the passing of an esteemed Emeritus member of the Hospital's Family Practice staff. We extend our condolences to his bereaved family. SAMUEL SCHULMAN, President ALFRED FINKEL, Chairman CHARLES H. MEYER, Executive Vice President JERRY BLOOM, M.D. President, Medical Board BURSEN-Earl P., M.D. Junior League of the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center records with sorrow the passing of Dr. Earl Bursen, our dear friend. To our trustee and esteemed member, Ethel Bursen, her sons Jon and Howard, and all other members of their family, we offer our sympathy on the loss of this fine husband, father and physician. Mrs Herbert Tetenbaum, President BURSEN-Earl P., M.D. Parkway Medical Group deeply mourns the death of our beloved colleague and friend, an esteemed physician. He will be greatly missed by patients and staff. Our sincere condolences to the family. Parkway Medical Group Max H. Stein, M.D., Medical Dir. BURSEN-Earl P. M.D. Adored husband of Ethel, dearly beloved father of Dr. Jon of Coral Gable, Florida and Howard of Gardiner, New York. Loving brother of 3 sisters residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral services Wednesday, 2 PM. "The Riverside" Brooklyn, Ocean Parkway at Prospect Park. CHERRY-Augusta (Yeiin). Beloved wife of the late Herman Cherry. Devoted sister of Sadye Pfeiffer and Teresa Davis. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Founder and Past President of Brooklyn Music Teachers Guild. Services Thursday 11:45AM at "The Riverside" 76 St and Amsterdam Ave. COHEN-Morris B. (Murray). Beloved husband of Bella S., devoted father of Charles L. and Lawrence R., cherished grandfather of Frederick D. and Lesley Cohen Spear, loving brother of Joseph B. Kogan. Services Thursday, 10 AM, at "The Riverside" 1250 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway, L.I. COLT-Mrs. Samuel Gilbert. The Girls Vacation Fund expresses deepest sorrow at the death of Mrs. Samuel Gilbert Colt who was a member of the Board of Directors for many years. Mrs. Vincent E. Brown, President Deaths CONE-Betty M. On June 23, 1980. Sister of the May Cone Graham, Phyllis Cone Hetfield, Edward Ray and Robert Cone. Funeral mass Thursday 9:30 AM at the Mary Manning Walsh Home. CORNWALL-Burton S., Age 89, of Chester, CT., formerly of N.Y.C. died June 19, 1980 in Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, CT. He was born in Hartford, CT January 22, 1891. Mr. Cornwall was a professional singer and voice teacher in N.Y.C. for many years. He was a former president of the N.Y. Singing Teachers Association. He retired to Chester, CT from N.Y.C. 12 years ago where he continued to teach voice. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 28, at 3 P.M. in the Old Meeting House, Liberty Street, Chester, CT. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the N.Y. Singing Teachers Assoc., c/o Helen Merritt, Treasurer, 49 W.72 St., NYC 10023. CRAWFORD-Alice R. of Bronxville, N.Y. age 90 on June 23, 1980. Beloved wife of the late John, devoted mother of Jean C. Weir, Donald R. and the late James R. Crawford. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville, NY between the hours of 7 to 9 PM Wednesday, 2 to 4 PM Thursday. Service at the funeral home on Thursday June 26 at 8PM. Interment Bronxville Cemetery 11AM Friday. Memorials may be made to the Reform Presbyterian Home, 2344 Perrsyville Ave, Pittsburg Pa. 15214. FLOERSHEIMER-Albert. The Walter Reade Organization, Inc. and all its employees join in expressing sincerest condolences on the passing of their friend and co-worker of many years. To his wife Gilda, two daughters and two sisters go our deepest sympathies. GALPERIN-Leroy, Beloved husband of Joyce. Devoted father of John and Diane. Loving son of Bertha. Died June 24, after a short illness. Memorial service Wednesday, June 25, 2 P.M. Park West Chapel, 115 W.79 St. GRUZEN-Ethel. The officers board of the American Technion Society are deeply grieved by the death of the widow of the esteemed former president of the Society, B. Sumner Gruzen, and mother of our fellow director, Jordan L. Gruzen. Mrs. Gruzen was a Life Associate of the National Board of the Women's Division and a strong supporter of Technion's program for educating Israeli youth and making them productive, contributing members of their society. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her sons, Jordan and Max, and their families. We hope they will be sustained by the good works of both their parents. Theodore M. Krengel, President Jacob W. Ullmann, Ch of the Board Pearl S. Milch, National President Women's Divison Saul Seigel, Exec V.P. GLAUBER-Susi. Beloved wife of Dr. Alfred Glauber. Beloved mother of Stephen and Eve Segal. Beloved sister of Hedi Juer. Adored grandmother. Services Wednesday, 12 Noon at Schwartz Brothers "Forest Park Chapels" Queens Blvd and 76 Road, Forest Hills. GOLDMAN-William, Dr. Beloved husband of Lottie. Devoted father of Judith Schwartz and Roberta Bradley. Loving father-in-law of Melvin Schwartz. Adoring grandfather of Eric, Elisa and Evan Schwartz and Jennifer Bradley. Dear brother of Blanche Frankel. Services today 1:30PM at "Garlick's" Coney Island Avenue at Avenue N, Brooklyn. GOLD-Sadie L. on June 23, 1980. Beloved aunt, great aunt, sister-in-law and friend. In her 83rd year. GRANETT-Joseph. Dear brother, loving uncle and great-uncle, esteemed and proud Cornellian. For information contact Sherman's Memorial Chapel, 377-7300 GRIFFIN-Flora E., on June 23, 1980 of Forest Hills, NY. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Fred Griffin. Reposing at Fox Funeral Home, Ascan Avenue, corner Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY. Mass Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills, Thursday, June 26 at 10:30AM. Interment private. Visiting Wednesday, 2-5 and 7-9:30. GRUNAUER-Mortimer. Husband of the late Miriam, uncle of Donald Grunauer and Dr. Dillie Grunauer, brother-in-law of Bertha Grunauer, Doroth Grunauer and Lillian Cohen. Services Wednesdy, June 25, 1980 10AM, "The Riverside" 76 St & Amsterdam Ave. Kindly omit flowers. Deaths GRUNAUER - Mortimer. Sutton Place Synagogue records with sorrow the passing of our beloved Gabbai, Mortimer Grunauer. Services today, 10AM, "The Riverside" 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. RABBI DAVID B. KAHANE WARREN ALPERT, President GRUZEN-Ethel. Widow of our Founder, B. Sumner Gruzen. Good friend and supporter, we will miss her smiling face and kind words. Gruzen & Partners HALLETT-Florence Miner Farr. Citizens Union mourns the passing of Florence Hallett. She had been Secretary of the Joint Committee on Community Districts of the Citizens Union and Citizens' Housing and Planning Council, and had been active for years on other Citizens Union committees. Her warmth and good judgement will be missed and long remembered. HALL-Paul. The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union deeply mourns the passing of one of America's most outstanding labor leaders and close devoted friend of the garment workers and their union. For decades Paul Hall and the Seafarers were always to be found at the side of the ILGWU-whether providing effective assistance in organizing situations, in fighting for clean, progressive trade unionism at home or in the defense of free labor abroad. In campaigns for progressive political action or in miriad causes for the furtherance of human rights and the betterment of humanity. In pursuit of our common aims and ideals, Paul Hall developed warm longtime and meaningful relationships with many of the ILGWU's leaders including Pres. Chaikin, former Presidents Dubinsky and Stulberg and former Vice Pres. Charles S. Zimmerman. His lifetime of activity on behalf of working people represented the best of the American labor movement, who which owes much to his steadfastness, courage and ability. His loss is greatly felt. Our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Rose, and the family. INTERNATIONAL LADIES' GARMENT WORKERS' UNION SOL C. CHAIKIN, President SHELLEY APPLETON, General Secy-Treas. WILBUR DANIELS, Exec. Vice- Pres FREDERICK R. SIEMS, Exec. Vice-Pres. HALL-Paul. The Officers, the Trustees and the 160 local unions that are members of the Maritime Port Council of Greater New York and Vicinity are saddened by the death of the founder and leader of the Maritime Trades Department of the AFL-CIO. His dedicated and inspired leadership contributed greatly to bettering the lives of all working men and women, particularly those employed in maritime and related trades. Few men could match his courage and firm beliefs. The labor movement and all working men and women have lost a true champion. Anthony Scotto, ILA, President Frank Drozak, SIUNA, Vice-president Sidney Heller, UFCW, Executive Secretary-Treasurer Anthony Anastasio, ILA Field Representative Louis Alimena, IBT, Field Representative Edward Panarello, Executive Director HALL-Paul We mourn a great Labor leader, who dedicated his life to fighting man's inhumanity to man, a marvelous human being endowed with goodness, sensitivity and understanding. Mr Hall was a devoted leader of the worker's whom he represented, he gave untiringly to the Histadrut and the State of Israel. He will long be remembered by his many friends and colleagues. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family Nat'l Committe For Labor Israel Dr Judah J. Shapiro, Pres Bernard B. Jacobson, Exec VP American Trade Union Council For Histadrut Matthew Schoenwald, Chairman Gregory J. Bardacke, Nat'l Consultant HALL-Paul. The Officers and members of Brooklyn Local 1814, International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO, mourn the death of a staunch friend and comrade in arms. We will miss his wisdom, strength, guidance and support. The ranks of organized labor have suffered a grievous loss. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, his children and all the members of his family. Anthony Scotto, President Anthony Anastasio, Executive Vice-president Anthony Pimpinella, Vice-president Joseph Colozza, Vice-president Joseph Randazzo, Vice-president Louis Pernice, Secretary-Treasurer Deaths HALL-Paul. The Workmen's Circle Home and Infirmary for the Aged and the Trade Union Council of the Workmen's Circle Home mourn the passing of a great man and a good friend, Paul Hall, a member Of the Trade Union Council of the Workmen's Circle Home and Infirmary for the Aged. His humanity and his care for the welfare of the working man will be sorely missed and his memory will be honored. Our sincere condolences to his family. Workmen's Circle Home and Infirmary for the Aged, Jerry Landman, President Louis Silver, Executive Director Trade Union Council of WC Home Murray Goldstein, Chairman Harry Avrutin, Secretary Jack Hochman, Treasurer HALL-Paul. The Officers of Local 6, Hotel, Restaurant, and Club Employees and Bartenders Union, AFL-CIO, were saddened to learn of the untimely death of Paul Hall, a long time admired friend and supporter. Our deepest sympathy is with his family in this time of grief. Vito J. Pitta, Business Manager Vangel M. Kamaras, President Charles A. Anthony, Secretary-Treasurer HALL-Paul. The United Federation of Teachers mourns and regrets the loss of our trade union brother, Paul Hall, who always stood with us in our struggle for better conditions for all working people around the world. His leadership, commitment, energy, and devotion will be sorely missed. United Federation of Teachers Albert Shanker, Pres. HALL-Paul. The officers of The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO mourn the untimely passing of Paul Hall, a trade union brother and untiring fighter for economic justice. We extend our profound condolences to his bereaved family. Vito J. Pitta, President James L. O'Hara, Secty Treas. HEITEL-Joseph. Devoted husband of Belle. Beloved father of the late Roma Meller. Cherished grandfather of Cathy J. Meller of New York, Daphne Newman of Long Island and David Meller of New York. Services Wednesday June 25 at 3 PM at "The Riverside" 76 St and Amsterdam Avenue. IRWIN-Harry. The membership of East Midwood Jewish Center mourns the passing of our esteemed Advisory Board member, Harry irwin, beloved husband of Florence. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family. Rabbi Alvin Kass, Milton Krasne, President IRWIN-Harry. The Board of Directors of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of the USA expresses deep regret at the death of fellow Board Member, Harry Irwin. Harry will be missed and long remembered by his many friends and associates inn our industry. We offer heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. LAWRENCE W. WARD, President ROBERT A. KAPLAN, Exec Dir. SOLOMON & ROSENBAUM, DRECHSLER & LEFF, Counsel IRWIN-Harry. All of us mourn the loss of the father of our member, Yolande and Ernest Dauber. Israel and Fenie Felt Family Circle Dudley Felt, President KAHN-David. Beloved Husband of Martha, dear father of Loretta Cron and Evalyn Kahn. Cherished grand-father of Steven and Jill. Services Wednesday, 2:30 PM at Gutter-man's "Nassau Memorial Chapel," Long Beach Rd at Greystone, Rockville Centre, L.I. KAUFMAN-Boris, on June 24, 1980. Beloved husband of Helen, devoted father of Andre. Loving grandfather of Abhaya. Brother of Michael, Memorial service Monday 11:30AM at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street. LANDE-Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lande, sister of Peter, granddaughter of Sarah Lande and Sol and Clara Davis. Services were held Monday, June 23, 1980. LEA-Rita. In San Francisco, June 24, 1980. Rita Lea dearly beloved wife of Dr. Jack M. Lea, loving mother of Andrew and Lawrence Lea. Devoted sister of Bernice and Dr. Harry H. Weiss. Services will be held Wednesday, June 25th a Sinal Memorial Chapel, San Francisco. Interment Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, Ca. Contributions to Cancer Research, c/o Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco preferred. LEDERMAN-Bella. Devoted mother of Paul Lederman and Florence Levin. Loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Dear sister of Sidney Goldblum. Services at "Boulevard-Park West," 115 West 79th St, NYC, Wednesday at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Calvary Hospital would be appreciated. MALI-Katharine Strauss. Age 78. Residing at 36 East 72nd St, NYC. Died suddenly at her summer home in Winchester, Conn. on June 24, 1980. Survived by husband, Henry J. Mali, and sons, Frederick, Allen, and Derek and five grandchildren. Memorial service at Congregational Church on Village Green in Norfolk, Conn., Saturday, June 28 at noon, and also in the autumn in NYC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Concern For Dying, 250 West 57th St., NYC would be appreciated. MILLER-Allen Clinton. We deeply regret the passing of Allen Clinton Miller, our organization's founding Treasurer. Mona Oppenheim, President Friends of the Daniel Carroll Payson Medical Library North Shore University Hospital MINSKY-Sidney. The Brandeis School mourns the loss of the beloved father of Arnold Minsky and extends condolences to the family. David A. Sheinman, MD President Joan Mann President, PA MOORE-Laura S. of Summit, New Jersey, formerly of Short Hills, New Jersey, on June 24, 1980, wife of William C. Moore. Memorial service private. MURPHY-William J. June 23, 1980, beloved husband of the late Barbara, loving father of William, Ann, Michael and the late Francis X. Reposing at Andrett Funeral Home, 353 Second Ave. (at 20th St) until Thursday. Mass will be offered at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 10am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours 2-5 P.M., 7-9 P.M. in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Manhattan Council Boy Scouts of America. Deaths Aminoff, Frieda Baylif, Jack Blonder, Leon Blumenthal, Luise Booth, Janet Bursen, Earl Cherry, Augusta Cohen, Morris Colt, S. Cone, Betty Cornwall, Burton Crawford, Alice Floersheimer, A. Galperin, Leroy Gruzen, Ethel Glauber, Susi Goldman, William Gold, Sadie Granett, Joseph Griffin, Flora Grunauer, M. Gruzen, Ethel Hallett, Florence Hall, Paul Heitel, Joseph Irwin, Harry Kahn, David Kaufman, Boris Lande, Ellen Lea, Rita Lederman, Bella Mali, Katharine Miller, Allen Minsky, Sidney Moore, Laura Murphy, William Nassof, Nathan Okin, Annie Paris, Margaret Phillips, Harriette Pierce, William Platt, Mac Poling, Constance Potaznick, Monty Quaintance, M. Rider, Margery Rosenblut, Sadye Rosen, Dorothy Rothbart, Betty Ruggieri, Joseph Sandarg, Stanley Sclar, Rose Shiffman, Seymour Somerstein, Irving Spielvogel, Sadie Steinberg, David Sullivan, John Wakefield, Earle Weintraub, Samuel Witte, John Young, George NASSOF-Nathan J. of Miami Beach, passed away Tuesday. He was a member of Amity Lodge K. of P. Bnai Brith, the Anti-Defamation League and the Masons. Beloved husband of Estelle, devoted father of Martin of New Jersey and cherished grandfather of Stephen and Russell. Private services were held. OKIN-Annie. Beloved wife of Mack, dearest mother of S. Leonard and Lorraine Goldmann, loving grandmother of Nanci, Charles, Lisa, Gary and Debble. Services today 10AM "Parkside" Chapels, Jerome Ave near 170 Street, Bronx. PARIS-Margaret Gracie on June 21, daughter of the late Francis U. and Nina Perry Paris. Survived by a daughter Nina, sisters Mrs Philips and Mrs Walter Phelps, nieces and nephews. Service private. PHILLIPS-Harriette Wheeler At Greewnich, Conn, June 24, 1980. Wife of the late Rowley W. Phillips, mother of Mrs Edgar H. Redington Jr, Mrs Silas W. Howland. Mrs C. Anderson McLeod and the late Barbara Phillips Shove. Memorial service in the chapel at Christ Church, Greenwich on Thursday at 11:45AM. PIERCE-William Joseph, in his 84th year of Bohemia, L.I. suddenly on June 24, 1980, beloved husband of Marion, dear father of Edward T. Pierce, DMD, Bernadette Dempsey, William J Pierce, Jr. John C. Pierce, D.D.S. And sister St. Roger, IHM, fond brother of Elizabeth Cavanaugh, loving grandfather of 20 grandchildren. Reposing at the Raynor and D’Andrea Funeral Home, 245 Montawk Highway, W. Sayville, Thursday 2-5. 7-00-9:30PM. Mass of Christian Burial 10AM Friday, St. John Neponucene RC Churchm Bohemia. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Bohemia. PLATT-Mac. Beloved husband of Merald. Loving father of Jay, Seena Gordon and Mitchell. Cherished brother of Gloria Berlin and George. Adored grandfather of Michael and Melissa and son-in-law of Nathan Levine. Services Wednesday 12:15PM t Gutterman's "Nassau Memorial Chapel" Long Beach Road at Greystone, Rockville Centre, L.I. POLING-Constance R. On June 23, 1980. Of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formerly of New York City. Wife of the late William J. Poling. Mother of John D. and Capt. William J. Poling, USN. Sister of Betty Maxwell. Grandmother of sever. Mass Thursday, 10AM, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Shrub Oak, N.Y. Interment Holy Cross Cemetary, Brooklyn. Reposing Clark Funeral Home, Inc. Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9PM. POTAZNICK-Monty. Survived by mother of his children, Mark and Craig. Cherished son of Gussie Potaznick. Services today 10AM at "Gutterman's", 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, L.I. QUAINTANCE-Marian VanCampen. Beloved wife of the late Charles Linsley Quaintance. Peacefully, in Delray Beach, FL, on June 23, 1980. She is survived by three sons, John R. Pletsch, of New Canaan, CT; C. L. Quaintance, Jr., of New York; and Peter VanCampen Quaintance , of California. Also by her brother, B. R. VanCampen, of Vero Beach, FL, and two granddaughters. Services at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Delray Beach, on June 25. Memorial service at a later date in New Canaan. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. RIDER-Margery H. on June 21, 1980. Formerly of Brooklyn and 82 St. and Park Ave. Sister of the late Ruth H. and Maude H. Rider. Memorial service Thursday, 10:30 AM at Frank E. Campbell, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81 St. ROSENBLUTH - Sadye. Beloved mother of the late Arnold, and mother-in-law of Ruth. Dear sister of Kate Wieser, Gertrude Altman, Charlotte Linde, Adelaide Lazarus. Loving grandmother of Meryl Adler, Gayle Nachlis, Barbara Rosenbluth. Greatgrandmother of Jason Adler. Services at "Boulevard-Park West," 115 W. 79th St, N.Y.C. Wednesday at 1PM. ROSEN-Dorothy Squires. Beloved mother of Rita and Bob Spiewak and Beverly and Sam Hirschorn, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Funeral services at Riverside Chapel, 76th Street and Amsterdam Ave. NYC on Wednesday June 25th, 1:30PM. ROTHBART-Betty. Beloved wife of Max, devoted mother of Joesl, dear sister of Herman Siegall, Pansy S. Ettinger and Trudy Garfinkel. Services today at 2PM "Parkside" Memorial Chapel, 1345 Jerome Ave. Bronx, near 170th Street. RUGGIERI-Joseph F. Attorney at Law. On June 23. In Surfside, Fla. Former N.Y.C. Councilman at Large from Brooklyn, 1963-1969. Husband of the late Minnie. Dear father of Vennie Conti and Bernard Ruggieri. Fond grandfather of William Conti, Christina and Kate Ruggieri. Reposing at Joseph V. Sessa Funeral Home, 6924 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy until Friday, 9 A.M. Mass St. Patrick's Church (4th Ave. and 95 St. Brooklyn), 9:45 A.M. Deaths SANDARG-Stanley on June 21, 1980 of Manhasset, L.I. Husband of Marjorie (nee Morrison). Father of Robert, Richard, Barbara and Denihan and Nancy Morris. Also survived by four grandchildren. Memorial service at the Congregational Church of Manhasset, Saturday, June 28, 10:00AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to North Shore University Hospital would be appreciated. SANDARG-Stanley. The Auxilliary of North Shore University Hospital wish to express their deep sorrow at the passing of Stanley, beloved husband of Past President, Marjorie. Our hearts reach out to her and the family in this hour of sadness. Frances Elder, President SCLAR-Rose. Devoted mother of Hinda and Rabbi Dr. Michael Katz. Beloved grandmother of Zahava and Michael Jeff, and Yitzchak, and dear great-grandmother of Deborah Shoshana and Srull. Services were held on Tuesday, June 24. Shiva to be observed at her daughter's home. SHIFFMAN-Seymour. The officers and the employees of Louis Shiffman, Inc. deeply mourn the great loss of their esteemed Vice President and colleague, Seymour Shiffman. His memory will be an inspiration to us all. SOMERSTEIN-Irving. Devoted father of Robert and Jane Roth, Stuart and Marika Somerstein, Marion Somerstein. Dear brother of Muriel Zeinick, loving grandfather of Jonathan, Barbara, Andrew, Joel and Scott. His children and grandchildren give thanks for his life and grieve with his passing. We will love him forever. Services were held yesterday at "The Riverside Memorial Chapel: 1250 Central Avenue Far Rockaway, NY. SOMERSTEIN-Irving. The Brotherhood of Temple Israel, Lawrence, N.Y. extends their condolences to the family of Irving Somerstein. John Malino, President SPIELVOGEL-Sadie on June 23, 1980. Beloved mother of Morris, Rose and Carl. Loving grandmother of Liane, Jeffrey, David, Rachel and Paul. Loving greatgrandmother of Charles, Ross, Caren, Mark and Tamra. Private services were held June 24. STEINBERG-David. The Mohegan Park Jewish Center mourns the loss of David Steinberg, beloved father of our devoted member, Mrs. Martin Balsam. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Steinberg and Balsam families. Jacob G. Abramowitz, Pres. STEINBERG - David. Teh Gayl Schechter Chapter of American Mizrachi Women mourns the passing of David Steinberg, the father of our Board Member Rachel Balsam. Naomi Colton, President. SULLIVAN-John F., of Old Greenwich, CT, on June 22, 1980. Husband of Viola Calder Sullivan. Father of Gail Dykstra and Jean O'Sullivan. Grandfather of Mathew Dykstra and Calder O'Sullivan. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday evening at 8:00 PM at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Greenwich, CT. Interment will be private. The family prefers memorials be made to the Cardiology Dept. of the Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, CT. WAKEFIELD-Earle M., Jr., on June 23, after a brief illness at New York Hospital, of Water Mill, NY. Devoted husband of Cecilia (ne LeFevre). Also survived by 2 sons Scott L. of London, England and Earle M. III of Clearwater, Florida and 6 grandchildren. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rogers Memorial Library of Southampton NY will be appreciated. WEINTRAUB-Samuel W. 73 of Hallandale, Fla. Died June 24, 1980. Formerly of Providence, R.I. Beloved husband of Jeanne. Loving father of Arlene. Cherished grandfather of Alexander and Melissa. Adored brother of Rose and Julius. Mr. Weintraub was a prominant attorney in N.Y.C. and Providence, R.I. for many years. Member of N.Y., R.I. and American Bar Association. The family requests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Services private. WITTE-John J. Of Hillside, NJ. On June 23, 1980. Beloved husband of Mary Swerdzewski Witte and father of Roseanne Coyne and J. Arnold Witte. Brother of Helen Cowles and Florence Carsillo. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Funeral from The Growney Funeral Home, 1070 North Broad Street, Hillside NJ on Friday at 9AM. Funeral Mass at Christ The King Church at 10AM. Interment St. Gertrude cemetery. Visiting Wednesday, Thursday 2-5 & 7-9:30 In lieu of flowers, donations to Union County Unit-American Cancer Society or Christ The King Church would be appreciated. YOUNG-George, of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Bronx, N.Y. on June 24, 1980. Survived by wife Elsie; 2 daughters; 4 grandchildren and 2 sisters. Services will be held on Thursday at 12 Noon, "The Riverside," 1962 Grand Concourse, Bronx, N.Y. Unveilings GAMSO-Rafael Robert, M.D. The unveiling of a memorial to Dr. Rafael Robert Gamso at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, June 29, 1980 at 10:45 AM, Section 74, Plot 27. Friends & relatives of Dr. Gamso are invited to attend. In Memoriam DESOZZI-Jewel(nee Farrington). Happy Birthday in Heaven, dear sister. BROTHER PARNELL FABRICANT-Murray. Happy Birthday forever in our thoughts. You guided us lovingly and wisely. We follow in your footsteps with pride. Molly and Children ANNOUNCEMENTS OF DEATHS MAY BE TELEPHONED TO 354-3900 UNTIL 5:30 P.M. FOR WEEKDAY EDITIONS. UNTIL 2:30 P.M. ON SATURDAY FOR SUNDAY EDITION. IN REGIONAL OFFICES 9:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY; NEW JERSEY (201) MARKET 3-3900; WESTCHESTER CO. AND NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE COUNTIES (914) WHITE PLAINS 9-5300; NASSAU CO. (516) 747-0500; SUFFOLK CO. (516) 669-1800; CONNECTICUT (203) 348-7767.