93, who was chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. from 1936 to 1941, then spent 10 years as president of the New York Stock Exchange, died Sept. 18 at his home in Peru, Ind. The cause of his death was not reported.

After retiring from the Stock Exchange in 1951, he moved back to his hometown, where he served as chairman of the Peru Trust Co.


73, a former cattle farmer who since 1980 had owned Boordy Vineyards, Maryland's largest and oldest winery, died of emphysema Sept. 17 at his farm in Long Green Valley, Md.

He became active in wine production in the mid-1960s when he began growing grapes for Boordy. After he and his family purchased the Boordy name, they moved the business to their farm, where they turned a stone barn into a winery. Mr. DeFord was a native of Baltimore and a 1932 graduate of Yale University. He served with the Army in Europe during World War II.


79, a professor emeritus of philosophy at Yale University who was an authority on symbolic logic, died Sept. 17 in New Haven, Conn. The cause of death was not reported.

In addition to teaching at Yale, he served as a consultant on logic to IBM and Bell Laboratories Inc. He conducted research on the foundations of logic and mathematics and on the application of symbolic logic to philosophy.


71, eldest member of an organized Mafia family and a man law enforcement officials called one of the most influential figures in organized crime, died at a Boston hospital Sept. 13 of a kidney ailment that had prevented him from standing trial with his brothers on racketeering charges.

His death left unproven 1983 government charges that he played a key role of counselor in the Boston-Providence, R.I., Mafia. The Justice Department had alleged he settled disputes within the Mafia and carried messages between Boston and Providence for Raymond L.S. Patriarca, a reputed Mafia leader who has since died.


76, a Brazilian Army general and the political strategist behind Brazil's 1964-to-1985 military regime, died of cancer Sept. 18 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nicknamed "the Wizard," he was considered the mastermind of the 1964 military coup that toppled then-President Joao Goulart. After the coup, Gen. Couto e Silva was the first head of the National Intelligence Service, the equivalent of a combined CIA and FBI.