Maryland Official

Frederick L. Dewberry Jr., 69, former Baltimore County executive and secretary of the state Department of Licensing and Regulation, died July 9 at his home in Edmonson Heights, after a heart attack.

He was elected to the Baltimore County Council in 1962. As County Council chairman and candidate for county executive in 1965, he often feuded with then-County Executive Spiro T. Agnew. When County Executive Dale Anderson was convicted in March 1974 of tax evasion, conspiracy and extortion, Mr. Dewberry assumed the post.

He ran for the county executive's post in 1974, but lost the Democratic primary to Theodore G. Venetoulis. He then went on to become an aide to Gov. Marvin Mandel, director of the Regional Planning Council and later deputy secretary of transportation and secretary of licensing and regulation.


Sportswear Manufacturer

Vincent de Paul Draddy, 83, a retired sportswear manufacturer who helped to introduce Izod and Lacoste knit clothing to the American public, died of pulmonary fibrosis July 8 at a hospital in Port Chester, N.Y.

He joined David Crystal Inc., a New York apparel manufacturer, in 1934 and retired as its board chairman in 1974. In 1937, he asked British designer Jack Izod to create a series of women's shirts for his firm. Mr. Draddy introduced the Lacoste knit shirt, with the crocodile on the left breast, in 1950.


Baseball Club Owner

Robert Ruliph Morgan Carpenter Jr., 74, who owned the Philadelphia Phillies of baseball's National League for 29 years before selling the team in 1981, died of cancer July 8 at his home in Montchanin, Del.

He was named president of the Phillies in 1943, when his father, R.R.M. Carpenter Sr., bought the team for $400,000. At age 28, Carpenter became the youngest owner in the major leagues. He retired as president in 1972.

In 1949, when the Phillies, one of the traditionally terrible teams in baseball, finished third in the League, Mr. Carpenter was named Major League Executive of the Year. The following season, the Phillies won their first pennant in 35 years and only the second in team history. They lost the World Series to the New York Yankees in four games.


Snap, Crackle, Pop Creator

Vernon Grant, 88, a longtime magazine and book illustrator who was the creator of the Kellogg's cereal characters Snap, Crackle and Pop, died July 9 at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C. The cause of death was not reported.

Over the years, Mr. Grant designed 187 magazine covers from the 1930s through 1950s. He also illustrated children's books.

In 1932, a gnome figure he drew of Santa Claus landed on the cover of Ladies Home Journal and was a smashing success. A year later, inspired by a radio commercial for Kellogg's Rice Krispies, he created the gnomelike characters of Snap, Crackle and Pop. He submitted drawings to the company's ad agency.


French Communist

Paul Laurent, 65, a senior official of the French Communist Party and one of three Communists on the Paris City Council, died of cancer July 8 in Paris.

Last year, Mr. Laurent led the Communists in negotiations with the governing Socialists to coordinate leftist candidacies in municipal elections.

He joined the Party at age 20 and led the party's youth movement from 1954 to 1962. He was secretary of the party's Central Committee, a member of its Political Bureau and a close ally of party leader Georges Marchais.