RABBI LEO JUNG,
95, a talmudic scholar and author who had edited the six-volume "The Jewish Library," an encyclopedia of Jewish religion and culture, died Dec. 19 at a hospital in New York City. The cause of death was not reported.
Dr. Jung was chairman of the cultural religious committee of the American Joint Distribution Committee and had served as president of the Rabbinical Council of America and of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America.
He had been a professor of ethics at Yeshiva University since 1931, and he had served as rabbi to The Jewish Center in Manhattan, N.Y., since 1922. He had been honorary president of the Beth Jacob Teachers Training College in Jerusalem since 1951 and had belonged to the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1950. He was the author of such books as "Foundation of Judaism," "Living Judaism," "Fallen Angels" and "Essentials of Judaism."
DR. ORMAND C. JULIAN,
74, who helped perform the world's first heart bypass surgery in the mid-1940s and who had retired in 1972 as chairman of the department of cardiovascular-thoracic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, died Dec. 18 in San Rafael, Calif. He had a heart ailment.
He and his associate, Dr. William S. Dye Jr., performed their historic heart bypass surgery at Hines Veterans Administration Hospital in Chicago. The operation provides a passage for blood around a diseased or blocked section of the heart. Dr. Julian's research in the surgical aspects of cardiac and vascular disease led to publication of more than 150 technical articles.
95, a black folk painter whose work featured vivid and brilliant colors depicting plants, animals, humans and mythical beasts in creations she said were inspired by dreams and visions, died Dec. 16 at a nursing home in Wilmington, N.C. The cause of death was not reported.
She had worked as a domestic and as a gatekeeper for public gardens in North Carolina. In the early 1960s, her work was first exhibited in New York City, and in 1975, she had a one-person show at the Whitney Museum of American Art there.
WARNE M. MARSH,
60, a tenor jazz saxophonist who toured with the Lennie Tristano band and was known for his original improvisations, died Dec. 18 at a hospital in Burbank, Calif., after a heart attack.
He had played as a youth with the old Hollywood Canteen Kids and had a radio stint backing Hoagy Carmichael. He joined the Army in 1946 and met Tristano, with whom he studied and played. He recorded some legendary free jazz sides with Lee Konitz and Billy Bauer for Capitol Records in 1949.