PASSINGS: Hans H. Baerwald, Crispian St. Peters, Pamela Jolicoeur

Hans H. Baerwald

Retired UCLA professor,


scholar of Japanese politics

Hans H. Baerwald, 82, a retired UCLA professor and scholar of Japanese politics, died June 2 at his home in Pope Valley, Calif., the university announced. He had prostate cancer.

Baerwald was born in Tokyo on June 18, 1927, to a German businessman and his wife. Growing up in Japan, he learned to speak German, Japanese, English and, after transferring to a Swiss school in the late 1930s, French.

The family immigrated to the United States in 1940, moving to the Bay Area, and Baerwald attended UC Berkeley. He was drafted in 1945, was sent to the U.S. Army's Japanese language school and served as a language officer in Tokyo during the American occupation after World War II.

He returned to UC Berkeley in 1949 and graduated with a major in interdisciplinary studies focused on Japan. After receiving a doctorate in political science, he taught Asian government and politics at Miami University of Ohio from 1956 to 1962.

Baerwald then moved to UCLA and taught political science and Japanese studies for 30 years, taking emeritus status in 1992. For many years he promoted and oversaw exchange programs between the U.S. and Japan.

He wrote several books, including "The Purge of Japanese Leaders Under the Occupation," "Japan's Parliament: An Introduction," "Party Politics in Japan" and, with Peter H. Odegard, "American Republic."

Crispian St. Peters

Singer had

pop hit 'Pied Piper'

Crispian St. Peters, 71, whose upbeat 1966 song

was a pop hit in the United States, Britain and Canada, died Tuesday at his home in England, Chris Ashman, chief executive of Red Admiral Records said in a statement. Peters had a major stroke in 1995. He last performed in 1999 and retired in 2001, Ashman said.

For the record:


The headline on an earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Crispian St. Peters wrote the hit song "Pied Piper."

"The Pied Piper" reached No. 1 in Canada and the top 10 in Britain and the U.S. He also had a hit with "You Were on My Mind," which the group We Five also released as a single.

He was born Robin Peter Smith on April 5, 1939, in Swanley, Kent, England. St. Peters was a member of local bands including Beat Formula Three, then signed with Decca Records in 1965.

Pamela Jolicoeur

, former provost and dean of the faculty at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, died Wednesday in Moorhead, Minn., after a stroke. Jolicoeur, 65, left Cal Lutheran in 2004 when she was named the first female president of Concordia College in Moorhead.

-- Times staff and wire reports