Lebon, Yvette b. August 14, 1910 d. July 28, 2014 Actress. A noted beauty of her day, she is remembered for her numerous French cinematic appearances during the 1930s and beyond as well as for her rather colorful private life. Born Simone Lebon, she studied art and trained as a dancer prior to her 1931 silver screen bow in "Left Bank". Through the next few years, she had a string of film successes including 1934's "Zouzou" which starred Josephine Baker, "The Marriage of Miss Levy" and "Marinella" (both 1936), and the 1937 "Breach of Trust"...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burns, Marilyn b. May 7, 1950 d. August 5, 2014 American Actress. Burns, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Drama, made her first film appearance in the Robert Altman movie 'Brewster McCloud' (1970). She appeared in small parts in other films, but her breakout came in 1974 when she landed the lead role of Sally Hardesty in Tobe Hooper's cult classic 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre', which remains her most memorable role. She followed...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Greene, Gen. Harold Joseph b. February 11, 1959 d. August 5, 2014 US Army Major General. He rose in rank to become the deputy commander of Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan. Nicknamed "Harry," he was raised in Schenectady, New York and graduated in 1976 from Guilderland High School in Guilderland Center, New York. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy New York and joined the Reserve Officer Training Program. Upon graduating from RPI in 1980 with degrees in materials and management engineering, he enlisted in the US Army...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 60 Site 8675-A
Mezzofanti, Cardinal. Giuseppe b. September 19, 1774 d. March 15, 1849 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a carpenter, Giuseppe Gaspare Mezzofanti along with his sister Teresa were the only to survive infancy from a numerous family. Entering the Piarist School Bologna, he was soon noticed to have a prodigious memory. At the young age of twelve, he started a three-year course in philosophy, which ended with a public disputation from his side. Completing with such distinction his theological studies, being still too young to be ordained, he devoted himself to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: 3° Cappella Sinistra.
Sega, Cardinal. Filippo b. August 22, 1537 d. May 29, 1596 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Bologna to a noble family originally from Ravenna, Filippo Sega studied at the local university, obtaining a doctorate in utroque iure in both canon and civil laws. Named protonotary apostolic, he was appointed governor of Cesena on September 20, 1566, governor of Forlì on January 24, 1569, governor of Imola on March 3, 1571, governor of Romagna on December 15, 1572 and governor of Marche of January 1, 1575. Named auditor of the Sacred Consulta, he was elected...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Cappella del Crocifisso.
Marlow, Jess b. November 29, 1929 d. August 3, 2014 Television News Anchor and Journalist. Marlow started out at a home-state television station in Rock Island, Illinois, then moved to San Jose, California, where he worked as a reporter and anchor for a local television station. In 1966, he moved to Los Angeles to work for NBC as a reporter, then as an anchor in 1968 and, at one point, co-anchored the news with Tom Snyder and Tom Brokaw. Marlow was regarded as a knowledgeable reporter covering politics, including the beginning of Ronald Reagan'...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Brady, James b. August 29, 1940 d. August 4, 2014 Former White House Press Secretary, Gun Control Advocate. On March 30, 1981, Brady suffered a serious head wound when he was among four people shot during an assassination attempt on then President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley. Although he survived, the wound left him with slurred speech and partial paralysis that required the full-time use of a wheelchair. Unable to fulfill his duties at the White House, he remained in...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Austin, Ocie b. January 8, 1947 d. July 22, 2014 Professional Football Player. For four seasons (1968 to 1971), he played at the defensive back (free-safety) position in the National Football League with the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. Born Ocie M. Austin, Jr., he attended Berkeley High School in California and played collegiate football at Utah State University. Selected by Baltimore in the 10th round of the 1968 NFL Draft, he played in 49 total NFL games. During his rookie year (1968), he experienced the Colts' drive to Super...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Smith, Dick b. June 26, 1922 d. July 30, 2014 Special Effects Make-up Artist. Smith, who was know as 'The Godfather of Make-up', attended Yale University where he studied pre-med with the intention of entering dentistry, began administering make-up for the school's drama group after reading a book on theatrical make-up techniques. After his graduation, Smith served in the United States Army during World War II, then sought work as a makeup artist. He found work at WNBC-TV in New York, where he was head of the makeup department for 14 years...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Sprinkle, Ed (Edward Alexander) 'The Claw' b. September 3, 1923 d. July 28, 2014 Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1944 to 1955), he played at the defensive end, end, guard and linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. Born Edward Alexander Sprinkle, he attended high school in Tuscola, Texas and played collegiate football at Hardin-Simmons followed by the United States Naval Academy. He served with the United States Navy during World War II. Signed as a non drafted player, he totaled 132 regular season games and earned Pro-...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Fairmount-Willow Hills Memorial Park, Willow Springs, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Wagner, Dick (Richard Allen) b. December 14, 1942 d. July 30, 2014 American Guitarist, Songwriter and Author. He was best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and KISS. He also fronted his own Michigan-based bands, the Frost and the Bossmen. Born in Oelwein, Iowa, Wagner grew up in the Saginaw, Michigan, area. His first band, called the Bossmen, was a favorite in the Detroit area and scored radio play with the Wagner-penned composition "Baby Boy", "You're The Girl For Me", and others. Wagner formed his next band, the Frost, with Donny Hartman, Bobby...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Van Kirk, Theodore Jerome 'Dutch' b. February 27, 1921 d. July 28, 2014 World War II United States Military Figure. Captain Van Kirk was the last surviving crew member of the B-29 Superfortress Bomber, known as the Enola Gay, that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan August 6, 1945. Pilot Colonel Paul Tibetts hand picked Van Kirk to be his navigator on the historic mission. Van Kirk remained in the military for one more year following the war and then received a bachelors and masters degree in chemical engineering. He had a 35 year career with Dupont before...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Moody) Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Butler, Manley Caldwell b. June 2, 1925 d. July 29, 2014 US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served Virginia's 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1972 until 1983. During his first term in Congress, Butler made the historic decision in favor of impeaching President Nixon as a result of the Watergate scandal. Born into a family of historical figures, he was a descendant of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, he was the great-grandson of Confederate Brigadier General James Alexander...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Shigeta, James b. June 17, 1929 d. July 28, 2014 Actor. His father was a contractor who immigrated from Japan, James attended New York University, prior to serving with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. After developing an interest in entertainment, he won a a talent contest on the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour" and embarked upon a singing career which took him to Las Vegas. This led to his motion picture career which began with "The Crimson Kimono" (1960). He was cast as the leading man opposite Carroll Baker in "Bridge to the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, His ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean
Morel Campos, Juan b. May 16, 1857 d. May 12, 1896 Danza composer and Music teacher. Morel Campos started his music career in Ponce at the age of 8. He learned to play practically every brass instrument and eventually became one of the founders and directors of the "Ponce Firemen's Band", which was later renamed the Ponce Municipal Band. He then became a student of Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, "The Father of the Danza". Morel Campos had his own dance orchestra, "La Lira Ponceña." Most of his danzas were written for dancing. He modified his...[Read More] (Bio by: Nélida Frontera-Muñoz) Non-Cemetery Burial, Body interred in Plaza Las Delicias
Cavaiani, Jon Robert b. August 2, 1943 d. July 29, 2014 Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Ireland, he came to England as an infant and in 1947 he emigrated to the US with his parents, In 1953 he moved to Ballico, California to be with his stepfather and became a naturalized US citizen in 1968. That same year he joined the US Army and was sent to Vietnam with the Special Forces in 1970, and on June 4, 1971 he was serving as a staff sergeant with Task Force 1 Advisory Element, USARV Training Advisory Group when his platoon came under enemy...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
King, Eddy b. March 8, 1912 d. August 29, 2011 Radio and Television Announcer. Born Eddy Silverman, he began his career as a pianist, announcer, and an actor in comedy and dramatic shows in Portland in 1930. His radio career began in 1937, when Russian aviator, Valery Chkalov, made the first non-stop flight over the North Pole and was expected to land in San Francisco, however the aviator had to make an emergency landing elsewhere. Eddy got a tip that he might land in Vancouver and drove there only to find that he was the only reporter...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Schult, Art b. June 20, 1928 d. July 25, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For five seasons (1953, 1956 to 1957 and 1959 to 1960), he played at the first baseman and outfielder positions with the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators and Chicago Cubs. Born Arthur William Schult, he first distinguished himself on the baseball diamond while attending White Plains High School and continued his athletics at Georgetown University. Signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent, he served with the United States Army during the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Marchisano, Cardinal. Francesco b. June 25, 1929 d. July 27, 2014 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Racconigi, Francesco Marchisano frequented the seminaries of Giaveno, Chieri, Turin, Rivoli Torinese, and the Lombard of Rome prior to his ordination in June 1952 in Turin. Moving to Rome for a brief period in order to further his studies, Cardinal Giuseppe Pizzardo soon had him called to the Sacred Congregation of Seminaries and Universities in 1956, which led him to spend the rest of his lifetime in Rome. First assigned with the European countries and...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero di Racconigi, Racconigi, Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Tomba del Clero.
Strub, Charles Henry 'Doc' b. November 3, 1884 d. March 28, 1958 Sports Official and Innovator. Founded the Santa Anita Racetrack, Arcadia, California, he instituted for all races finish line cameras to verify race results (photo finish), electronic timing, and magnetic controlled starting gates, which improvements were later adopted by the entire racing industry. Mr. Strub was first educated as a dentist, he practiced in San Francisco being a first to advertise "painless extractions". He had a chain of dentistry offices which also got him involved in the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bernard Johnson) Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA