MSGR. JOSEPH J. HARNETT,
76, a former official of Catholic Relief Services who oversaw refugee resettlement in postwar Europe and Vietnam, died Aug. 26 at the Villa St. Joseph in Darby, Pa. The cause of death was not reported.
Father Harnett was a high school teacher when he was chosen in 1947 to work for Catholic Relief Services of the United States Catholic Conference. Initially assigned to France, he later worked in Trieste and Vietnam. In 1956 he was appointed to direct CRS' programs in Asia, and in 1966 he went to Rome as director of Catholic Relief Services in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. At the time of his death, he was chaplain of Immaculata College.
RICHARD L. MONTGOMERY,
75, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who became executive vice president of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa., a conservative education center, died Aug. 27 at the Heritage Park Skilled Care Center in Brandenton, Fla. The cause of death was not reported.
Gen. Montgomery was chief of staff at the Strategic Air Command under Gen. Curtis Lemay from 1952 to 1956. For the next two years he served as deputy commander of the 2nd Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La. He was second in command of the U.S. Air Force in Europe from 1962 until he retired in 1966.
76, a former chief of staff of the Italian Air Force who was convicted in a bribery scandal involving Lockheed aircraft, died of heart ailments Aug. 27 in Scauri, Italy.
A fighter pilot in the Italian Air Force during World War II, Gen. Fanali reorganized his unit to back partisans battling German forces after the fall of facism. He became commandant of the NATO Defense College and served as Air Force chief of staff from 1968 to 1971. Investigators later accused him along with Defense Minister Mario Tanassi and four others of accepting bribes to raise the purchase price of 14 Lockheed C-103 Hercules transports.