Earl Stewart, 68, who won the NCAA individual golf title in 1941 and coached Southern Methodist University men's and women's teams in the 1970s and 1980s, died July 11 in Dallas. The cause of death was not reported.

Stewart led Louisiana State University to the NCAA team title in 1942 and was the Texas PGA champion as an amateur in 1947. He won the 1953 Greensboro Open, and in the 1961 Dallas Open edged Arnold Palmer and Gay Brewer by one shot.

During his 12-year tenure as women's coach at SMU, he produced a national championship team in 1979 and a Southwest Conference title in 1986, as well as six All-America golfers. He coached the men until 1980.


UCLA Chemist

Richard B. Bernstein, 66, a chemistry professor at the University of California at Los Angeles since 1983 whose work in molecular chemistry earned him a National Medal of Science award, died July 8 in Helsinki after a heart attack.

He was stricken in the Soviet Union while attending a conference of Soviet and American scientists.

Dr. Bernstein pioneered research of interactions between molecules. His work in molecular beam scattering earned him the science medal in 1989. Before joining UCLA, he chaired the chemistry department at Columbia University. As an undergraduate there, he had worked on the Manhattan Project.


Air Force Association Chief

Sam E. Keith Jr., 72, board chairman and past president of the Arlington-based Air Force Association who was a retired General Dynamics Corp. executive, died July 11 at his home in San Antonio after a heart attack.

He served with the Army in the Pacific during World War II.