SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, creator of the ″Judge Parker,″ ″Rex Morgan M.D.″ and ″Apartment 3-G″ comic strips, died Saturday. He was 79.
The cause of death wasn’t immediately available.
The strips Dallis created are published in more than 400 American newspapers with an estimated readership of more than 60 million.
Dallis didn’t draw the cartoons, which were done by professional artists. He had been medical director of a mental health clinic in Toledo, Ohio, but the success of the strips prompted him to quit his practice and move to Arizona in 1958, and he worked full time on the comics.
He is survived by his wife, Sally, a former nurse who was the inspiration for ″Apartment 3-G,″ as well as two daughters and a son. Rev. Raymond Roesch
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The Rev. Raymond Roesch, former president of the University of Dayton and Chaminade University in Hawaii, died at his campus residence Sunday of an apparent heart attack, the university said. He was 76.
Roesch, who graduated from Dayton in 1936, was president of the university from 1959 to 1979. He was president of Chaminade University from 1982 to 1989, when he returned to Dayton to work as a special assistant to university president Brother Raymond Fitz.