Levittown Planner

Norman D. Denny, 69, a planner of Levittown, N.Y., the bedroom community that became the model for America's post-World War II suburbs, died of cancer Sept. 14 in Merion, Pa.

As vice president of construction at Levitt & Sons Inc., he was instrumental in the 1950s in building Levittown, a community of mass-produced houses outside New York City designed to fit the budgets of soldiers returning to civilian life. Levittown, and a smaller project of the same name in suburban Philadelphia, became models for suburbs throughout the country.

From the mid-1960s to early 1980s, he was a Pennsylvania banker. He also served on economic advisory committees to Philadelphia mayors Jim Tate and Frank Rizzo and to Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp.


Vancouver Catholic Archbishop

James Carney, 75, the Catholic archbishop of Vancouver since 1969, died of cancer Sept. 16 in Vancouver.

In keeping with church policy, he had submitted his resignation as head of the 300,000-member archdiocese in June on his 75th birthday. At the time of his death, the resignation had not been accepted.

Archbishop Carney was born in Vancouver. He was ordained in 1942.


News Agency Chief

Dao Tung, 65, editor in chief of the official Vietnam News Agency, died Sept. 15 at a hospital in Hanoi. The cause of death was not reported.

He was a member of the National Assembly and vice president and secretary-general of the Vietnam Journalists Association.