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Charles Patrick King

July 29, 1996

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) _ Charles Patrick ``Pat″ King, a newspaperman and civic leader, has died. He was 73.

King, who died Friday at Kootenai Medical Center, flew 35 combat missions in Europe as a gunner on a B-17 bomber in World War II.

He began work for the Walla Walla, Wash., Union-Bulletin, before joining the Coeur d’Alene Press six months later. He spent the rest of his career with the Hagadone newspaper organization, retiring in 1988.

King became publisher of the Press in 1963, then was named publisher of the Beloit, Wis., Daily News in 1974, and The Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Mont., in 1976. He returned as publisher of the Press for a year before retirement.

King was president of the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce in 1967 and later president of the North Idaho Chamber. He was president of the Montana Press Association in 1986-87.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy King of Coeur d’Alene, four sons, and two daughters.

A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Fred Lazarus III

CINCINNATI (AP) _ Fred Lazarus III, whose family established the business that eventually became Federated Department Stores Inc., has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 84.

Lazarus, who died Saturday at a hospital, joined Shillito’s, predecessor of Lazarus department store, in 1935 as an assistant department manager after beginning his merchandising career at Bloomingdale’s in New York.

He returned to Cincinnati as Shillito’s general merchandising manager. From 1947 until 1951, he was vice president in charge of merchandising and sales promotion, then was promoted to executive vice president and general manager.

He became president of Shillito’s in 1960 and was appointed chairman in 1965. He stepped down in 1978 as chairman and chief executive officer of Shillito’s but remained a vice president of Federated for several years.

Lee A. Lescaze

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Lee A. Lescaze, a former foreign editor of The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, died of cancer Saturday at his home in New York. He was 57.

In a varied 20-year career with the Post beginning in 1963, Lescaze served as a correspondent in Saigon, Hong Kong and New York, and as a reporter on the local news staff and at the White House. He also served as assistant foreign editor, foreign editor and national editor.

He was assistant managing editor for the Style section when he left the Post in 1983 to pursue writing and editing projects on entertainment and fashion for the Journal.

He became foreign editor in 1989 following stints as assistant and deputy foreign editor, then was named weekend editor in 1994. Last year, he created the Journal’s Friday sports page and its travel and residential real estate pages.

Lescaze, a New York native and Harvard University graduate, is survived by his wife, Lynn Darling, and three daughters.

Leonard Reid Rogers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Leonard Reid Rogers, former Knoxville mayor and retired associate director of the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service, has died. He was 83.

Rogers died Saturday at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn.

A native of Shelby County, Rogers was mayor from 1965 to 1971.

Floyd S. Stahl

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ Floyd S. Stahl, a former coach and athletic administrator at Ohio State University, has died. He was 97.

Stahl, who died Friday at his son’s home in a Columbus suburb, was Ohio State’s basketball coach for eight seasons in the 1950s. He eventually gave up coaching to concentrate on his duties as assistant athletic director.

He joined the Ohio State athletic department in 1930 as an assistant basketball and football coach and became head baseball coach in 1933.

He moved to Harvard University as baseball coach in 1938 and took the additional job of basketball coach there in 1944.

Stahl returned to Ohio State in 1947 as assistant athletic director and baseball coach and remained there until retiring in 1970.

Warren P. Williamson Jr.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) _ Warren P. Williamson Jr., who founded radio station WKBN in 1926, has died after a long illness. He was 96.

Williamson died Saturday at his Boardman home.

He ran WKBN Broadcasting Corp. from the day he started it until he retired as president in 1974. Since then he has remained chairman of the board. WKBN-FM was added in 1947 and WKBN television began in 1953.

Williamson was a significant financial backer of Youngstown State University, where The Williamson Center of Business and Williamson Hall are named for him. He recently gave $1 million to support the YSU Center for the Development of International Business Opportunities.

Williamson is survived by his two sons, Warren P. Williamson III and Joseph D. Williamson, both of Canfield.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Shriver-Allison-Courtley funeral home followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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