The obituary yesterday on N. Henry Moss, a surgeon who died Dec. 26, misstated the place of his death and the location of Albert Einstein Medical Center. He died in Philadelphia and the Einstein Medical Center is in Philadelphia. (Published 1/3/91)


Newsweek Bureau Chief

Frank Maier, 57, the Midwest bureau chief for Newsweek magazine whose personal recounting of his liver-transplant operation was his magazine's cover story Sept. 12, 1988, died of kidney failure Jan. 1 at his home in Arlington Heights, Ill.

After a battle with a rare and deadly form of hepatitis, he underwent a liver transplant May 12, 1987. He called the operation his "new birthday," and delivered hundreds of speeches across the nation afterward to advance the cause of organ and tissue donation.

Mr. Maier, who was born in Oak Park, Ill., graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He began his journalism career in reporting at the Elgin (Ill.) Daily Courier News, and worked for the Rockford (Ill.) Morning Star and the Chicago Daily News before joining Newsweek in 1970 as a bureau reporter. He became bureau chief in 1971.


New York Architect

Robert S. Hutchins, 83, a New York architect from 1937 to 1985 who had been instrumental in the construction of many public buildings around the country, died of a heart ailment Dec. 30 at his home in Manhattan.

He was president of the National Academy of Design from 1977 to 1989.

Mr. Hutchins was the chief architect of the buildings and grounds of Goucher College in Towson. He was supervisory architect of Vassar College for a quarter-century, designed a World War II cemetery in Tunisia, and supervised the renovation of Grace Church in New York City.



James R. Priddy, 72, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who recently had worked on compositions with Henry Mancini, died of kidney failure Dec. 26 in Huntington, W.Va.

He joined Miller's orchestra at age 21. After Miller died in a World War II plane crash in Europe, Mr. Priddy traveled with other surviving members of the orchestra. He also had a part in "The Glenn Miller Story," a movie about Miller's life.



N. Henry Moss, 64, a New York surgeon who was past president of the American Medical Writers Association and who had served on the national board of the American Cancer Society, died Dec. 26 at a New York City hospital after surgery for a heart ailment.

He had been a surgeon for more than 40 years. He had taught surgery at Temple University and been an attending surgeon at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City. In 1967, he was president of the New York Academy of Sciences.