Blackburn, George b. February 13, 1913 d. May 15, 2006 College Football Coach. He was the head football coach at the University of Virginia from 1965 to 1970. Prior to assuming the the head coaching duties at Virginia, he was the head football coach at Miami University of Ohio in 1948 and the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati from 1955 to 1960. He also served as an assistant coach at Army in 1954 before accepting the head coaching position at the University of Cincinnati. He was named Atlantic Coast Conference Football "Coach of...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Carr, Joseph Francis b. October 22, 1880 d. May 20, 1939 Hall of Fame Professional Football Executive. He organized the National Professional Football League in 1920 and was elected its first president in 1921, serving until 1939. He also organized the American Basketball Association and founded the Columbus Panhandles Team. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. (Bio by: K) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: St. Agnes, Lot 229
Gentile, Dominic Salvatore 'Don' b. December 6, 1920 d. January 28, 1951 World War II American Fighter Ace. He was the only son of Italian immigrants born in Piqua, Ohio. Sickened while a baby by Carbon Monoxide gas and given no chance of recovery by doctors, his frantic parents took him to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio hoping for a spiritual cure. Don Gentile recovered and while growing up accompanied his parents on annual visits to the shrine, a vow they made if he recovered. His fascination with flying made him a licensed pilot at...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section 18 (St. Agatha), lot 434.
Gillars (Sisk), Mildred 'Axis Sally' b. November 29, 1900 d. June 25, 1988 World War II Anti-American German Radio Personality. As an American woman, she made propaganda broadcasts for Radio Berlin in Nazi Germany. She was born Mildred Elizabeth Sisk, but after her parents’ divorce, she assumed her stepfather’s surname, becoming Mildred Gillars. After graduating from high school in Conneaut, Ohio, she enrolled at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware; there she perused a degree in dramatic arts hoping to become an actress, but she did not earn her degree nor did not...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Holy Family section, Random Selection; lot 570 [unmarked]
Hinchman, William White 'Bill' b. April 4, 1883 d. February 20, 1963 Major League Baseball Player. The outfielder played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1905 to 1906 and the Cleveland Naps from 1907 to 1909, but he enjoyed his most success with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1915 to 1920. The stocky 5-foot-11, 190-pound right-handed batter hit .307 in 1915 with 33 doubles, 14 triples and 77 runs batted in. In 1916, he led the National League with 16 triples as he batted .315 with 76 RBIs. He suffered a broken leg in 1917 and never again played on a regular basis. His...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section – holy rosary, Lot 392, Space 10
Janowicz, Vic (Victor Felix) b. February 26, 1930 d. February 27, 1996 Professional Football Player. As a single-wing tailback and safety at Ohio State, Victor Felix Janowicz was an All-American and won the Heisman Trophy by an overwhelming vote in 1950 as a junior. He was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Redskins in 1952. He served in the Army for a year and then was a baseball catcher for two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953 and 1954. He was a halfback for the Washington Redskins in 1954 and 1955 scoring a total of seven touchdowns...[Read More] (Bio by: Mel Bashore) Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Section – Assumption, Lot 729, Space 3
Wylie, Chalmers Pangburn b. November 23, 1920 d. August 14, 1998 US Congressman. Elected to represent Ohio's 15th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1967 to 1993. Also served as a candidate in primary for Ohio State Attorney General in 1956, and Member of the Ohio State House of Representatives from 1961 to 1967. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army, and was a recipient of the Silver Star. Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Plot: Holy Family Section, Lot 58, Grave 3