NORBERT SCHIMMEL, 85, a collector of antiquities who gave an important group of ancient Egyptian reliefs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1985, died Feb. 16 at his Longboat Key home of pneumonia. His gift of 25 limestone relief blocks from the Amarna period in ancient Egypt is in a specially designed gallery in the Metropolitan's Egyptian department. Mr. Schimmel, who lived for many years in Great Neck, N.Y., moved to Florida in 1981 after selling his business, New Hermes Engraving Machine Corp., the world's largest maker of portable engraving machines. VICTOR LASKY, 72, a columnist and author, died Thursday in Washington, D.C., of cancer. After World War II he joined the New York World-Telegram and helped write a Pulitzer Prize winning series on Communist infiltration of American institutions. He covered the trial of former State Department official Alger Hiss and co-wrote a book about the case, Seeds of Treason. He wrote several biographies, including J.F.K: The Man and the Myth, Robert F. Kennedy: The Man and the Myth.
MARC RAY CLEMENT, 39, an actor who played Southern characters in the films Mississippi Burning and Murder in Coweta County, was killed Sunday in Atlanta in a traffic accident. Mr. Clement, who played one of the conspirators in Mississippi Burning, had roles in the yet-to-be-released Chattahoochee and Career Opportunities.
H. CHAPMAN ROSE, 83, a former assistant secretary and under secretary of the Treasury in the Eisenhower Administration, died Saturday in Washington, D.C., of emphysema. As assistant secretary, he supervised the Coast Guard, the Customs Service and the Secret Service. Mr. Rose, a Cleveland lawyer, later was a personal adviser to President Richard M. Nixon in the Watergate crisis.