Stage lighting expert Francis P. DeVerna died on May 27 of a heart attack. DeVerna was 70 years old and lived in Rockville Center, NY. He began his career as a stagehand and later served as a union business agent. He also was president of Local 1 of the Theatrical Protective Union.
He formed Four Star Stage Lighting in 1964. DeVerna helped turn the company into a leading supplier of lighting and technical effects for Broadway productions, including shows produced by Harold Prince and