PASSINGS: Peter J. Marcher Jr., Bella Itkin-Konrath

Peter J. Marcher Jr.

, a master brewer who developed the formula for Colt 45 malt liquor for the National Brewing Co. of Baltimore, died of pneumonia Feb. 2 at a retirement home in Lancaster, Pa. He was 92.


Bella Itkin-Konrath

, a nationally known acting teacher at De Paul University whose students included Kevin Anderson,

Linda Hunt


Harvey Korman

, Joe Mantegna and Elizabeth Perkins, died of natural causes Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, the university announced. She was 90.

Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports