Physician and Researcher

Richard H. Shepard, 69, a former Johns Hopkins University physician and researcher known for his contributions to the use of computers for medical research, died Jan. 30 in Boulder, Colo. The cause of death was not reported.

Dr. Shepard was a professor of biomedical engineering, physiology and environmental health sciences at Johns Hopkins. He was known for his teachings on the physiology of lungs and as the first person to introduce computers to the Johns Hopkins medical school.

From 1961 until 1975, he directed the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Medical Computer Center at the medical school. After his retirement from the medical school, he became an associate archivist in the school's medical archives.


Zionist Pioneer and Journalist

Herzl Rosenblum, 87, a signatory of Israel's declaration of independence and former editor of the nation's largest daily newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, died Feb. 2 in Jerusalem. The cause of death was not reported.

He came to Palestine in 1935. As representative of the Jewish State Party, he was one of 37 signatories of Israel's 1948 declaration of independence. He left politics in 1949 and edited Yedioth Ahronoth until 1986.


Democratic Party Leader

Peter J. Camiel, 81, chairman of the Democratic City Committee of Philadelphia from 1970 to 1976, died of cancer Jan. 31 at his home in Valley Forge, Pa.

He began his party career in 1936 as a ward leader. By 1952, a millionaire beer distributor, he won the first of three terms in the Pennsylvania Senate. He helped elect Frank Rizzo as Philadelphia mayor in 1971, then fell out with the mayor and was ousted as the city's party leader.



Giovanni Vigliotto, 61, who once boasted of marrying 105 women, and who was convicted of fraud and bigamy in 1983 after two women testified that he made off with thousands of dollars after marrying them, died Feb. 1 at a hospital in Phoenix after a stroke. He had diabetes.

He boasted to his trial judge that he had married 105 women without divorcing most of them, but insisted that he never defrauded anyone. Authorities said they confirmed at least 82 marriages in nine states, Great Britain, Italy, Canada and Hong Kong. He was sentenced to 34 years in prison for fraud and bigamy and fined $336,000.


Singer and Actress

Miriam Burton Holman, 64, a soprano and actress who appeared on Broadway, in movies and on television, died of respiratory failure Jan. 27 in a nursing home in New York City.

Miss Burton appeared in such Broadway and off-Broadway productions as "House of Flowers," "Waltz of the Toreadors" and "The Sunshine Boys." Her film credits include "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and "The Landlord." She appeared in the television series "Search for Tomorrow" and "True Blue."