Willard F. Rockwell Jr.; Former Chairman of Rockwell International

Willard F. Rockwell, Jr., 78, former chairman of Rockwell International Corp. His career began in 1935 when he joined Timken Detroit Axle Co., which was merged with other companies owned by his father to form Rockwell International, based in Seal Beach. He retired in 1979 as chief executive officer and left the board of the family aerospace conglomerate in 1984. On Thursday in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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