Shimon Wincelberg

TV Writer

Shimon Wincelberg, 80, a television writer and Broadway playwright, died of an undisclosed ailment Sept. 29 at a nursing home in Los Angeles.

He wrote nearly 100 scripts for television shows, including "Law & Order," "Naked City," "Mannix," "Police Woman," "Star Trek," "Gunsmoke," "Have Gun -- Will Travel" and "Lost in Space." He also wrote the 1959 Broadway play "Kataki," inspired by his World War II service in Army intelligence.

Mr. Wincelberg, who was born in Germany, started his career as a short-story writer for the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar and Punch magazines. He mentored many Orthodox Jews in Hollywood and wrote a segment of "Have Gun -- Will Travel" about a Jewish immigrant in the Old West.

Katherine E. Keough

College President

Katherine E. Keough, 61, president of St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., died Sept. 25 of bone cancer at her home in Pittsford. She also chaired the Buffalo branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

During the Iranian hostage crisis from 1979 to 1981, Dr. Keough, whose husband was held hostage for 444 days, was president of the Family Liaison Action Group, an advocacy organization for families of the hostages. Her husband, William F. Keough, died in 1985.

Dr. Keough held academic positions at Queens College in New York, Xavier University in Cincinnati and Canisius College in Buffalo before she was named president of St. John Fisher in 1996.

Gertrude Dunn


Gertrude Dunn, 72, who played in the women's professional baseball league immortalized in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own," died when the single-engine plane she was flying crashed Sept. 29 near Avondale, Pa.

In 1952, Ms. Dunn was voted rookie of the year after leading her team to the championship of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

After the league folded in 1954, she attended West Chester State College in Pennsylvania, where she majored in physical education and played on the U.S. national field hockey and lacrosse teams. She was a member of the U.S. Field Hockey Hall of Fame.