AIDS Activist

Dan Turner, 42, a former playwright and actor who helped found the AIDS Foundation, People with AIDS and the AIDS Switchboard, died of the disease June 4 in San Francisco.

Mr. Turner was one of the first two patients diagnosed with AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital in 1982. Over the years he traveled widely, urging others not to give up in the face of the disease. In 1987, he was featured in a televison documentary called "The Fighting Edge," in which experts discussed how people with AIDS could continue to lead productive lives.



Tom Brown, 75, whose long acting career included a 10-year stint as rancher Ed O'Connor on TV's "Gunsmoke," as well as movie roles with such stars as Jimmy Stewart and Tyrone Power, died of cancer June 3 at a hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif.

His career spanned 73 years, starting as a child sensation who appeared in highly visible advertisements personifying the Arrow Collar Boy, the Buick Boy and Buster Brown. His motion picture credits included "Buck Privates Come Home" with Abbott and Costello, "Navy Blue and Gold" with Jimmy Stewart and Lionel Barrymore, "Sergeant Madden" with Wallace Beery and "In Old Chicago" with Tyrone Power and Don Ameche.


New York Legislator

Daniel L. Burrows, 83, one of New York's first black state legislators and a political mentor of his son-in-law, New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, died of cancer June 3 at a hospital in the Bronx.

Mr. Burrows became one of the state's first black assemblymen in 1939 and served three two-year terms, through 1944. He later helped found the United Mutual Life Insurance Co.


Big Band Baritone

Art Lund, 75, a popular baritone of the Big Band era whose recording of "Blue Skies" was a hit throughout the 1940s and who later was a frequent guest on such TV series as "Gunsmoke," "Police Story," "The Rockford Files," "Little House on the Prairie" and "Daniel Boone," died of cancer May 31 in Salt Lake City.

Tall, with rugged good looks under a mop of blond hair, he made a career in films, on stage and in television. But his recordings of "Blue Skies," "My Blue Heaven" and "Mam'selle" became the foundation of a career that had begun in the late 1930s with the Benny Goodman band.


Baltimore Police Chief

Edward J. Tilghman, 55, who served two years as Baltimore police commissioner before retiring in July 1989, died of a brain tumor June 3 at his home in Baltimore.

He joined the Baltimore police in 1957 and rose through the ranks. He was appointed commissioner in 1987. He was a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.


Republican Official

Roger Allan Moore, 58, a Boston lawyer and former general counsel of the Republican National Committee, who had been board chairman of National Review magazine since 1960, died of cancer June 4 at a hospital in Boston.

He was RNC general counsel from 1981 to 1989, and also had served as general counsel of the 1984 and 1988 Republican National Conventions.

He was head of the 15-member delegation appointed by President Reagan to observe the 1987 Haitian presidential election.