CARDINAL BERNARD ALFRINK,
87, who became a symbol of liberalism in the Dutch church during his 21 years as a Roman Catholic primate in The Netherlands, died Dec. 17 at a hospital in Nieuwegen, The Netherlands. The cause of death was not reported.
Cardinal Alfrink represented the views of many liberal Catholics but saw his influence wane when the Vatican made a series of conservative appointments in the Dutch church in the 1970s. He stepped down in 1976 and was succeeded by Johannes Willebrands, viewed as more moderate.
76, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and comedy writer for Jack Benny, Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, died Dec. 14 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, Calif., two months after a stroke.
Mr. Josefsberg and a colleague were credited with one of Benny's most memorable gags, a scene in which a crook accosted the miserly comedian and demanded, "Your money or your life." Benny paused, then said: "I'm thinking it over."
In 1978, Mr. Josefsberg's work as a producer on "All in the Family" won him an Emmy for best comedy series. He was nominated for Emmys for comedy writing for "The Jack Benny Show" in 1955 and a program for Ball in 1968.
SEPTIMA POINSETTE CLARK,
89, the daughter of a former slave who became a teacher and a pioneer in the civil rights movement, died Dec. 15 at a nursing home in John's Island, S.C. The cause of death was not reported.
Mrs. Clark campaigned for the hiring of black teachers in South Carolina in 1918 and remained active in the civil rights movement most of her life. While at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee in the 1950s, she developed a citizenship program to teach blacks how to read and write well enough to pass voter literacy tests. She also worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1974, she was elected to the Charleston, S.C., school board.
In 1979, Mrs. Clark received a Living Legacy Award from President Carter, and in 1982, she received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award.
RAYMOND E. MAJERUS,
63, secretary-treasurer of the United Auto Workers, died Dec. 16 at St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee after a heart attack.
Mr. Majerus was elected to the post with the international UAW in 1980 after serving from 1972 as director of the union's Region 10, headquartered in Milwaukee and composed of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and North and South Dakota. He ran for president of the UAW in 1982 but lost to Owen Bieber.
JOSEPH MARION HAGGAR,
94, who built the company that is now the nation's largest producer of men's slacks, sports coats and suits, died Dec. 15 in Dallas of heart ailments.
Mr. Haggar founded Haggar Apparel Co. in 1926, bringing assembly-line techniques to the manufacture of clothing. The company now has 16 facilities in 14 cities and employs 7,000 people. Mr. Haggar was active in the Red Cross, the United Way and the Salvation Army. He was a member of the Dallas Citizens Council, the Salesmanship Club and the Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
WILL R. SPARKS,
63, a speech writer for President Johnson and a television executive who produced dozens of television films and documentaries, died of a brain tumor Dec. 16 at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.
After leaving the White House in 1968, Mr. Sparks wrote the books "Who Spoke to the President Last?" and "Power and Policy: America's Role in World Affairs," a collaboration with Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.). In the 1950s, he wrote, directed and produced 152 films and documentaries for NBC's "Wide Wide World" and he also had produced films for the Army. In 1984 Mr. Sparks retired as public affairs director for Citicorp.