58, the baritone for the jazz and pop vocal group The Delta Rhythm Boys, collapsed and died of a heart attack in Helsinki on July 22 while singing a tribute at the funeral of the group's founder.

Mr. Bryant, who was born in New York City and who had lived in Helsinki for 15 years, was singing the gospel hymn "He Will Understand and Say Well Done" in homage to Lee Gaines, 73, who died of cancer July 15.

The Delta Rhythm Boys were best known in the 1940s and 1950s, when they recorded with such jazz musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford, Charlie Barnet, Ruth Brown and Les Paul.


85, a career Army officer who was the Army's adjutant general from 1958 until his retirement in 1961, died of cardiopulmonary arrest July 24 at Williamsburg Community Hospital.


66, a disabled veteran who picketed the White House for 54 days as part of an ultimately successful, 37-year effort to obtain the Medal of Honor, died July 18 in West Islip, N.Y. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Casamento joined the Marines in World War II and fought in the Guadalcanal campaign in 1942. He was wounded 14 times. When he was awarded the Navy Cross instead of the recommended Medal of Honor, he began a campaign that ended in 1980 when President Carter presented him with the top honor.


85, a Soviet army general who was a highly decorated World War II tank commander, has died, Tass, the official news agency, reported in a dispatch from Moscow. The place, date and cause of death were not given.

Gen. Lelyushenko was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for his service in the war against Finland in 1940.

He received the same title again five years later for combat against German troops.