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Obituaries in the News

April 3, 1998

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) _ Mailand ``Mac″ McIlroy, retired sports editor for The Daily News of Huntington, died Wednesday. He was 70.

In 1948, Huntington joined the newspaper as a copy typist, and later joined the sports staff. He was named sports editor in 1953 and continued in the position until his retirement in 1989.

McIlroy was the winner of several Keystone Press Association awards.

Ray Mithun

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Ray Mithun, co-founder of the Cambell-Mithun Inc. advertising agency, died Tuesday. He was 89.

With Ralph Campbell Sr., Mithun founded Cambell-Mithun Inc. in 1933 with six employees and a borrowed $1,500. The agency, now called Cambell Mithun Esty, had 1997 billings of $850 million.

Among the agency’s first clients were Andersen Corp. and Land O’Lakes, which remain with the agency.

Joseph Norden

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Retired actor Joseph Norden, who appeared in films such as ``Dillinger″ and ``The Felony Squad,″ died Monday. He was 84.

Norden became a contract actor at Universal Studios in 1938 and continued his work for more than 50 years.

He appeared in ``Mr. Adam and Eve.″

Richard S. Robinson

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Richard S. Robinson, a former vice president of Times Mirror Co. and vice president and assistant to the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, died Tuesday. He was 87.

Robinson joined the Times in 1937 as a classified advertising salesman and soon moved to personnel. He later became assistant to the director of personnel for Times Mirror in 1946 and director in 1956.

Robinson was named assistant to publisher Otis Chandler in 1961 and a Times vice president in 1968. He was elected corporate vice president in 1970. He retired in 1974, after 37 years.

He is survived by his wife, May, and two sons.

Arthur Chichester Stewart

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) _ Arthur Chichester Stewart, former senior vice president of Union Oil Co., died Monday. He was 92.

Stewart, whose grandfather founded the company in 1890, started in 1927 working on oil tankers and oil fields.

He was named general manager of the Union Service Stations in 1941 and was elected a member of the Union Oil board of directors and vice president of sales. Stewart remained on the board for 12 years after his retirement.

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