Murray Korda; Violinist and Orchestra Leader
Murray Korda, 70, a violinist and orchestra leader who performed for eight U.S. presidents and 37 heads of other countries. Born in Far Rockaway, N.Y., Korda studied music in France and Italy before touring the United States with the American Symphony Orchestra. Enlisting in the Army in 1952, he served as assistant concertmaster of the President's Army Band, which was called upon frequently to entertain heads of state. After his discharge as a master sergeant, he formed the Monseigneur Strings, a 20-piece ensemble that entertained at a number of Southern California hotels and restaurants, becoming one of the best-known society dance orchestras in the area. He also appeared as an actor in a number of television shows and motion pictures. Survivors include his wife, Joan, two sons, two daughters and 11 grandchildren. On Sept. 30 in a traffic accident in Shoreham, Vt.
* Bruno Munari; Headed Italy's Artistic Movement
Bruno Munari, 90, an architect, artist and leading member of Italy's futurist movement. Munari's paintings, sculptures and mobiles are on display at galleries and museums throughout Europe. They include "Macchine Inutili" (Useless Works) and an album of 27 plates known as "Cantastoria Campari" (Campari Street Singer). In 1948, he founded the Movimento Arte Concreta, known as the Mac artistic movement. On Sept. 29 in Milan, Italy.