Prozumenshchikova, Galina b. November 26, 1948 d. July 19, 2015 Russian Olympic Gold Medalist, Hall of Fame Swimmer. She made history by becoming the first Soviet swimmer to win a gold medal, when she accomplished this feat during the Women's 200 Meter Breaststroke at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. In addition, she earned two silver and two bronze medals, one each at the 1968 Summer Games and 1972 Summer Games. She distinguished herself by setting five world records during the course of her career. She earned a degree in Journalism from Moscow...[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!
Rocco, Alex b. February 29, 1936 d. July 18, 2015 American Character and Voice Actor. Rocco was a veteran character actor of film and TV, known for his portrayals of edgy characters with gangland or police affiliations, will best be remembered for his role as Moe Greene in 1972's 'The Godfather'. Born Alexander Federico Petricone, Jr., he was involved with Boston's Winter Hill Gang during the early 1960s before moving to California, initially working as a bartender, and began taking acting classes with such teachers as Leonard Nimoy and noted...[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!
Dawson, JaJuan b. November 5, 1977 d. July 12, 2015 Professional Football Player. For four seasons (2000 to 2003), he played at the wide receiver position in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. Raised in Louisiana, he attended H.L. Bourgeois High School and played collegiate football at Tulane University, where he became one of the school's all-time football greats. Selected by Cleveland during the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he totaled 30 career regular season games. In 2001, he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin County, Texas, USA
Williams, Bart b. September 18, 1949 d. June 29, 2015 American Actor and Producer. Williams appeared in several productions nationwide over many decades, often reprising roles for which he became celebrated, such as Franklin D. Roosevelt in 'Annie', Cap’n Andy in 'Show Boat', Major General Stanley in 'The Pirates of Penzance' and the Wizard in 'The Wizard of Oz'. On film he appeared in 'Hello Dolly!' (1969), 'Tunnel Vision' (1976), 'An Enemy of the People' (1978), 'Hadley's Rebellion' (1987) and 'The Arrogant' (1988). Among television shows and...[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!
Miller, Van b. November 22, 1927 d. July 17, 2015 Sportscaster. For over thirty-seven seasons, he was the NFL Buffalo Bills’ play-by-play announcer for 605 games. In 1955, he began his broadcasting career as a replacement on the WBEN radio and television network, calling high school sports. He became the voice of the Buffalo Bills during the team’s inaugural season in 1960 and continued as their main broadcaster until his retirement in 2004. He also called games for the NBA Buffalo Braves (1971-77), plus served as the sports director, weather...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Lowrey, Dewitt b. April 22, 1922 d. July 8, 2015 US World War II Military Figure. A corporal, he served as an original member of the Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division known as the "Band of Brothers", which was featured in an award-winning HBO mini-series (2001). In addition, Lowrey was highlighted in the bestselling novel titled "We Who Are Alive And Remain: Untold Stories of The Band of Brothers". Raised on an Alabama farm, he attempted at the age of seventeen, to enlist with the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Farjeon, Violetta b. September 27, 1923 d. July 16, 2015 Singer, Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered as Hortense, the ditzy maid of Sandy Wilson's 1954 smash hit "The Boy Friend". Born Violetta Beckett-Williams to a well-off family, she was raised in a small village in the Pyrenees, studied at the Paris Conservatory, at 16 came back to London just in time for the Blitz, and upon her return to France, joined the Free French Army. Assigned to entertainment, she was, by her own estimation, not very good at it, but persevered in order to gain...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Woodvale Cemetery and Crematorium, Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Morris, Aubrey b. June 1, 1926 d. July 15, 2015 British Actor. Morris, who studied at Portsmouth Municipal College before winning a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, made his professional stage debut in 'The Winter's Tale' at London's Regent's Park in 1944. He made his television debut on BBC-TV's 'Fly Away Peter' in 1948 and went on to appear in other TV shows such as 'The Saint', 'The Sweeney', 'Oliver Twist', 'The Prisoner', 'The Avengers', 'Ivanhoe', 'City Beneath the Sea', 'The Moonstone', 'The Molly...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Arnsparger, William Stephen 'Bill' b. December 16, 1926 d. July 17, 2015 American Football Coach. Arnsparger became famous as the "mastermind" of both the "No Name Defense" and the "Killer B's" defense of the Miami Dolphins during the 1970s and 1980s. After serving in the Marines during World War II, he got into coaching in college football, serving as an assistant at Miami (Ohio), Ohio State, Kentucky, and Tulane. In 1964 Arnsparger got his first pro football coaching job with the Baltimore Colts. When Colts coach Don Shula became the head coach of the Miami...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Paris Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Hodges, Russ b. June 18, 1910 d. April 19, 1971 Sports Broadcaster. Born Russell Pleasant Hodges. He was the baseball announcer for the Washington Senators (1938-1945), New York Yankees (1946-1948) and the New York/San Francisco Giants (1949-1970 22 seasons). On October 3, 1951 he was at the microphone for Bobby Thompson's famous "Shot Heard 'Round the World", as it was Hodges who cried "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!". This is known as the most famous baseball call of all-time and the recording of it is part of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bernard Johnson) Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Devotion 1 Lot 102 Grave 11
Somerville, Dave b. October 2, 1933 d. July 14, 2015 Entertainer. He was the co-founder and lead vocalist of the 1950s music ensemble "The Diamonds". Raised in Toronto, he initially studied Architecture, prior to focussing on singing (which he enjoyed to do since his childhood). After forming "The Diamonds" during the mid 1950s, they scored gold records with "Little Darlin'" (1957) and "The Stroll" (1958) with the Mercury label. At the height of their popularity, they appeared on the TV program "American Bandstand". After departing from the group...[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!
Pacheco Areco, Jorge b. April 9, 1920 d. July 29, 1998 President of Uruguay. Pacheco Areco served as President of Uruguay from 1967 to 1972. His early political life saw him serve in the national legislature as a member of the Colorado party. Pacheco Areco was elected vice president in 1967, but took over as president after the death of Oscar Gestido the same year. He immediately put forward price and wage freezes to combat inflation and this was met with violent labor protests. To end these protests, Pacheco Areco suspended parts of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Central Cemetery, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Batlle y Ordonez, Jose Pablo Torcuato b. May 21, 1856 d. October 20, 1929 President of Uruguay. Batlle y Ordonez served two terms as President of Uruguay (1903 to 1907 and 1911 to 1915) and is credited with making Uruguay a more stable democratic nation. He came from a prominent political family (his father served as president). Batlle y Ordonez started his political career when he started the newspaper "El Dia" in 1886. Afterwards he joined the Colorado party and started to change it to become one of the dominant political parties in the nation. Batlle y...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Central Cemetery, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Duckett, Mahlon b. December 20, 1922 d. July 12, 2015 Negro League Professional Baseball Player. A second baseman, he was a key member of the Philadelphia Stars thru the 1940s. Raised in Philadelphia, he was a stand-out athlete at Overbrook High School and in 1940 signed with the hometown Stars, one of the League's principal franchises. Batting .250, he earned Rookie-of-the-Year honors for 1940, then over the next decade anchored his team's middle infield. Known more for his prowess with the glove than with the bat, he nevertheless hit a game...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Batlle Berres, Luis Conrado b. November 26, 1897 d. July 15, 1964 President of Uruguay. Batlle Berres served as President of Uruguay from 1947 to 1951 and chief executive officer from 1953 to 1954. He was a nephew of former president Jose Batlle y Ordonez. The early part of his political career saw Batlle Berres serve in Uruguay's Chamber of Deputies. Originally elected vice president in 1946, he assumed the presidency upon the death of Tomas Berreta the next year. Batlle Berres' administration attracted huge amounts of foreign investment into the...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Central Cemetery, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
Tate, James b. December 8, 1943 d. July 8, 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet. He was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1992) for his "Selected Poems" work. After attaining his Master of Fine Arts from Kansas State College, he studied at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 1967 while a graduate student, he penned his first notable collection titled "The Lost Pilot", which was about his father who died during World War II. Tate had a lengthy teaching career at such institutions as the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, His ashes were returned to his wife Dara
Sanders, Marlene b. January 10, 1931 d. July 14, 2015 Television Broadcast Pioneer. Sanders was the first woman to anchor a prime-time network newscast, was the first network TV female journalist to report from Vietnam and was the first female vice-president of a major television news division. Upon completing school, she moved to New York City to purse a theater career. In 1955, after failing to find steady work in theater, she landed a job at WNEW in New York working with journalist Mike Wallace as a member if his production team, eventually...[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!
Cross, Gen. James U. b. April 25, 1925 d. July, 2015 US Air Force General, Presidential Aide, Author. He served as a military aid and pilot of Air Force One during the Administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. After high school graduation, he enlisted with the United States Army and was commissioned a second lieutenant with the Army Air Corps following his training. He would be assigned to the Asian Theater as a transport pilot during World War II and following the war, he served at several command positions. In 1961, he was assigned to...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Pleasant Home Baptist Cemetery, Covington County, Alabama, USA
Sebastian (Figueroa), Joan (José Manuel) b. April 8, 1951 d. July 13, 2015 Musician. Grammy winning Mexican singer-songwriter best known for sentimental love songs like "Tatuajes" and "Secreto de Amor." Nicknamed the "King of the Rodeo" and the "Poet of Juliantla", Sebastian won five Grammy awards and seven Latin Grammy prizes during his career and was inducted in the Billboard Latin Hall of fame. He died of bone cancer at his ranch home in Mexico at the age of 64. (Bio by: Sadie May♥) Panteon De Juliantla, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico