Hazel Black, fashion editor of the San Jose Mercury Herald in the 1930s, has died at the age of 93. She succumbed to heart illness Saturday in her Alameda home.
Mrs. Black had been married only a month to John E. Black in 1930 when he died of a heart attack at the age of 36. She was employed by the newspaper and remained until the early '40s. For more than 15 years, until 1958, Mrs. Black then was fashion editor of the Oakland Tribune.
Mrs. Black was born Jan. 23, 1901 in Denver and lived most of her life in the East Bay, said her daughter, Wanda Thatcher of Alameda.
Other survivors are nieces Patricia Kilbourn of Walnut Creek, Carmela Bell of Willits and Martha Drake of Los Angeles; and nephew Cornelius Casey of Portland, Ore. Services were private, and burial was in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland.
Donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Northern California, 1900 Powell St., Suite 300, Emeryville, Calif. 94608.