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Stanley Adelman

December 1, 1995

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) _ Stanley Adelman, typewriter repairman to the literati, died Thursday. He was 72.

Adelman had been suffering health problems since a 1984 bicycle accident.

Philip Roth, David Mamet, Alfred Kazin and other noted writers lugged their manual typewriters to Adelman’s repair shop in New York City, where he helped them keep the computer age at bay for years.

A Polish-born Jew who survived five Nazi concentration camps, Adelman learned to repair typewriters after the war in Munich. He arrived in New York in 1949, and met Karl Osner, who owned the repair shop, in 1951.

Osner made him a partner in 1961 and sold him the shop in 1968.

George S. Craft

ATLANTA (AP) _ George S. Craft, the retired chairman of Trust Company of Georgia, died Thursday at age 86.

Craft, a Rhodes Scholar, began his career with Trust Company in 1933. He served in the Naval Reserve during World War II and was the first dean of the Emory University business school before returning to the bank in 1948.

As chairman from 1964 to 1973, Craft increased the bank’s emphasis on consumer and mortgage banking and introduced its well-known blue ``T″ logo. He retired as chairman of the executive committee in 1974.

Trust Company recently changed its corporate name to SunTrust Banks.

Joe Croghan

BALTIMORE (AP) _ Joe Croghan, a play-by-play broadcaster for the Orioles, Colts, Washington Senators and Miami Dolphins during the 1950s and 1960s, died of cancer Monday. He was 74.

Croghan worked for WBAL TV and radio from the early 1950s until 1964 when he left to join WCKT-TV in Miami.

After returning to Baltimore in 1969 to broadcast Colts games over WCBM radio, he returned to Miami, where he was the host of ``The Don Shula Show.″

Jeffrey Lynn

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jeffrey Lynn, who played a war buddy of Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney in the film ``Roaring Twenties,″ died Nov. 24 at age 86.

Lynn made his debut in the 1938 film ``Four Daughters,″ and later appeared in the 1939 hit ``Roaring Twenties.″ He also appeared in ``Yes, My Darling Daughter,″ and ``Letter to Three Wives.″

On stage, he appeared in ``Two for the Seesaw.″ On television, he had roles on the soap opera ``Secret Storm″ and in ``Remington Steele″ and ``Barnaby Jones.″ He was also in the 1982 TV movie ``Forbidden Love.″

Lynn later served as producer and actor in Los Angeles’ Center Theater.

Clair R. McCollough

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) _ Clair R. McCollough, who helped enact measures to ensure that the broadcast industry police itself after the 1959 quiz show scandals, died Thursday. He was 92.

McCollough served as president of the National Association of Broadcasters in the 1950s and as its chairman from 1961-63. He was the founding president of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters from 1932-43.

McCollough helped establish WGAL-TV in 1949 _ the nation’s 37th television station _ and became president of their Cable TV Associates when it debuted in 1968. He retired in 1974.

Leon McQuay

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Leon McQuay, an elusive running back best known for a fumble that cost the Toronto Argonauts the 1971 championship, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 45.

McQuay, an ordained minister, was a former star running back with the University of Tampa. He rushed for 2,109 yards in four seasons with the Argos, but fans most recall his fumble in the closing seconds of a game against the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

The Argos, who hadn’t won the Grey Cup in 19 years, were trailing 14-11 and inside the 10-yard line. McQuay took the ball from quarterback Joe Theismann and ran left, where he slipped and dropped the ball as he fell.

Dave Van de Walker

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Dave Van de Walker, a former director for the Los Angeles Dodgers radio-television network, died Thursday in suburban Glendale after recently undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. He was 73.

Van de Walker joined the Dodgers in 1969, working in the radio booth along with Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett. Van de Walker worked in that capacity through the 1987 season, and then coordinated the Dodgers broadcasts for five seasons on flagship radio station KABC.

He rejoined the Dodgers in November 1992 and retired two years later.

Van de Walker joined the Radio Department of Young and Rubicam in 1944. He left in 1962 to become one of the original members of the Smock, Debnam & Waddell Advertising Agency, where his main assignment was coordinating the Dodgers broadcasts.

Until his retirement after the 1994 season, Van de Walker hadn’t missed a Dodgers home game since the team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958.

Randy Walker

NEW YORK (AP) _ Randy Walker, a rapper who escaped injury the night his friend Tupac Shakur was shot during a holdup exactly a year ago, was himself ambushed and shot to death Thursday. He was 27.

Walker was chased by three people in a car and shot several times in the back as he drove his mother’s van through the borough of Queens, police said.

Walker, who used the stage name Stretch and sang with the band Live Squad, had produced songs for at least two of Shakur’s albums, including the platinum, ``Strictly for My Niggers″ and his most recent release, ``Me Against the World.″ Walker’s group had just signed a deal to start its own recording label through Bellmark Records.

In the holdup a year ago, Shakur was shot five times and had $40,000 worth of jewelry stolen after he and three others were confronted outside a Manhattan recording studio. His manager, Freddie Moore, was shot once in the abdomen. Both recovered.

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