Painter and Illustrator

80, a painter who was best known as the illustrator of children's books in the 1940s that have come to be regarded by some as classics in the field, died Feb. 5 at a nursing home in San Francisco. He had Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

He illustrated two books, "The Runaway Bunny" (1942) and "Goodnight Moon" (1947), that were written by Margaret Wise Brown and published by Harper. The books feature a bunny as the central character; in the first, the bunny explains to his mother his fanciful plans for running away, and the mother has equally imaginative explanations of how she will catch him. The second is about a bunny going to bed at night, the end of day, the contents of the bunny's room, and the beauty of the moon looking on.

Mr. Hurd was a native of New York City and saw World War II Army service in the Pacific. A graduate of Yale University, he studied art in Paris under Fernand Leger in the early 1930s. In addition to "The Runaway Bunny" and "Goodnight Moon," he illustrated many other children's works, including the "I Can Read" series, which were written by his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd.


Thermal Knit Underwear Inventor

63, who invented thermal knit underwear for the military in the 1950s, died of cancer Feb. 4 at a hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mr. Riehl was a former New Jersey lace manufacturer. He also set up plants in Manila before moving to Lake City, Tenn., in 1968.



83, an engineer who helped usher in the computer age by heading a team that designed the world's first electronic computer amid wartime secrecy, died Feb. 1 in Kennett Square, Pa. The cause of death was not reported.

He had headed a University of Pennsylvania team that designed and assembled ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), a calculator that weighed 30 tons and contained 18,000 electronic tubes. Designed for such tasks as aiming long-range guns while taking into account variables such as temperature, wind, and Earth movement. It was unveiled in early 1946.



65, Ireland's leading hotelier who had served as chairman of Bord Failte, the Irish tourist board, for the past 14 years, died Feb. 6 at a private clinic in Dublin after surgery for a heart ailment.

His hotel chain included seven hotels in his native Dublin, one in Britain and two in the United States: the Normandy in Washington and the Stratford Inn in Connecticut.



85, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, who with Michael Powell created "The Red Shoes" and other critically acclaimed British films of the 1940s and 1950s, died of pneumonia Feb. 5 at a nursing home in Saxstead, England.

Mr. Pressburger and Powell made 16 movies. Their 1941 production, "Forty-Ninth Parallel," was based on a story by Mr. Pressburger about a Nazi submarine crew on the run in wartime Canada. It won an Oscar for best original story, and was nominated for best picture.



100, who was said by the Yugoslav state news agency, Tanjug, to be the world's oldest working actor, died of arteriosclerosis Feb. 6 at a hospital in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

An actor for almost eight decades, Mr. Rogoz gained wide acclaim after starring in what some consider the world's first erotic movie, "Ecstasy," with Hedy Lamarr in 1933. He appeared on the stage as recently as September.