EUGEN LOEBL,80, a former first deputy foreign trade minister in Czechoslovakia who was imprisoned for 11 years after an anti-Semitic trial in 1952 and who had been a State Department consultant and teacher after coming to the United States in 1968, died Aug. 8 at a hospital in New York after a heart attack.
An adviser to the Czech government in exile during World War II, he helped develop the economic model for postwar Czechoslovakia. In 1949, he was arrested and tried in what became known as the Slansky trial. He was one of 14 people, 11 of whom were Jews, forced to confess to treason and espionage during the 1952 trial. He and two codefendants were sentenced to life in prison. The rest were hanged.
Mr. Loebl served 11 years before he was released and named director of the Czechoslovak State Bank in Bratislava in 1963. After coming to the United States, he taught economics and political science at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., from 1969 until he retired in 1976.
ANDREW D. HOLT,82, a past president of the National Education Association who was president of the University of Tennessee during its period of greatest growth from 1959 to 1970, died Aug. 7 at a hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., after a series of strokes.
In 1959, after six years as vice president at the university, Holt became its president. During his 11-year tenure, the college's enrollment, research and alumni support more than tripled, and its state appropriations increased more than 400 percent.
JOHN WARRINER,80, who wrote a widely used series of English textbooks, including "Warriner's Handbook of English" and "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition," died of cancer July 29 at his home in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands.
The books, which began appearing after World War II, have sold an estimated 30 million copies. Mr. Warriner also wrote teachers' manuals, test booklets and workbooks as well as assembling an anthology of short stories. He taught college and high school English in New York and New Jersey before retiring in 1962.
MYRON STOUT,79, a reclusive painter whose work was a bridge between abstract expressionism and minimalism and led to his becoming one of the nation's most respected abstract artists, died of cancer Aug. 2 in Chatham, Mass.
His work featured a limited palette of white-on-black and small canvases. His paintings, which contained bold, primal shapes, stressed scale rather than size, and light rather than color. Mr. Stout's work did not receive a major retrospective until 1980, when the Whitney Museum in New York City exhibited his paintings.
DANIEL CURTIS LEWIS JR.,68, who had served as chairman of the State Board for Community Colleges, which established Virginia's current community college system, died Aug. 6 in West Point, Va., after a stroke.
He served on the board of the Chesapeake Corp. for nearly two decades and retired as vice president of company administration in 1983. After that, he was executive director of the School of Business Sponsors of the College of William & Mary. Before joining Chesapeake in 1963, he had held executive positons with the Lynchburg Foundry Co.