Obituaries in the NewsThe Associated Press , Associated Press
Sep. 8, 1998 10:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Doran Howard, a retired Associated Press editor who specialized in stories of interest to newspapers and broadcasters overseas, died Sunday from complications of diabetes. He was 77.
Howard was an AP World Services editor in New York and Washington during a 43-year career.
He worked for the New York Sun while attending the City University of New York, and began his AP career at the news cooperative's New York headquarters in 1943. He transferred to the Washington bureau in 1968.
After he retired in 1986, Howard helped a nonprofit group, Senior Employment Resources, launch a cooperative called Senior Communications Services that specialized in writing and editing work.
Howard is survived by his wife, Majorie, and four children.
Estelle Newhouse Miron
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) _ Estelle Newhouse Miron, sister of the late publishing magnate S.I. Newhouse and the former owner and operator of furniture stores in northern New Jersey, died Sunday. She was 88.
The Newhouse family owns Advance Publications, whose properties include newspapers in 22 cities, Random House publishing, Conde Nast magazines, Parade and The New Yorker. The empire is now run by S.I. Newhouse's sons, Samuel I. Jr. and Donald.
Mrs. Miron worked for several years at her brother's newspapers, including the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance, where she was classified advertising manager.
She and her husband, James Miron, owned and operated Mirons Furniture in Plainfield. The couple also had stores in Watchung and East Brunswick.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) _ Dick Pompa, longtime news anchorman at television station KFBB, died Monday of a stroke. He was 55.
Pompa, known for his integrity and friendly personality, had been the station's news director and anchorman off and on for almost 20 years.
Pompa was the anchorman for KFBB, the ABC-TV affiliate, from 1969 to 1976, when he left to work in Boise, Idaho. He returned to Great Falls in 1985.
Pompa got his start in broadcasting with the armed forces broadcast service at Kun San Air Force Base in Korea.
He is survived by his wife and four children.
Alfred G. Schroeder
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) _ Alfred G. Schroeder, who served 30 years on the Kansas Supreme Court, including 10 years as chief justice, died Sunday. He was 82.
Schroeder served on the court from 1957 until his retirement in 1987. He became chief justice in 1977 and presided in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Kansas placed administration of all its courts under the Supreme Court.
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Bill Steinbach, a 36-year radio reporter and host of KDKA-AM's afternoon news, died Tuesday of cancer. He was 63.
Steinbach was on the air for coverage of both Kennedy assassinations, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the 1993 Pittsburgh blizzard.
Steinbach began at KDKA in 1956, worked in the Washington, D.C., bureau for Group W stations during the late 1950s and returned to KDKA in 1960. He retired in 1993.
He also wrote an auto racing column for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Steinbach is survived by his wife, Mary Patricia Kelly, five children and five grandchildren.