JOHN STROHM,

75, the founder and editor of National Wildlife Magazine who also had been an adviser and speech writer on agricultural issues with the Eisenhower administration, died of cancer Dec. 5 at his home in Woodstock, Ill.

During the late 1940s and the 1950s, Mr. Strohm visited the Soviet Union and communist China and wrote extensively about his travels. He was the editor of Prairie Farmer and Country Gentleman magazines before founding National Wildlife Magazine in 1962.

BISHARA SALAME SIRHAN,

75, the father of Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, died Nov. 27 in Taibe, a village about 15 miles north of Jerusalem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, municipal authorities said Dec. 9.

The elder Sirhan was born in Taibe and moved to Pasadena, Calif., with his family in 1957. He soon returned to Taibe, while his wife Mary and their six children remained in California. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, the fourth of Bishara Sirhan's five sons, killed Kennedy in a Los Angeles hotel on June 5, 1968, exactly a year after Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East war.

The younger Sirhan, serving a life sentence for the assassination, said during his trial that he had been angered by Kennedy's support of Israel.

JAMES DOBSON,

67, who appeared with Ronald Reagan in "Hellcats of the Navy" and did the radio voice of Archie Andrews, died Dec. 6 after a heart attack at his home in Hollywood Hills, Calif.

His later work included being dialogue director for the television series "McMillan and Wife" and "The Love Boat," in which he also played the role of Steward Anderson. In addition to "Hellcats of the Navy" -- the only film Reagan made with his future wife, Nancy Davis -- Mr. Dobson's screen credits included "The Red Badge of Courage," "Flying Leathernecks," "The Yanks Are Coming," "Force of Arms" and "The Rose Bowl Story."

HELEN RHODES,

72, the wife of former Republican governor James A. Rhodes, died in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 9 of cardiac arrest.

Mrs. Rhodes served as Ohio's first lady for 16 years, from 1963 to 1971 and again from 1975 to 1983, longer than any other first lady in the state.