Sizova, Alla 'Flying Sizova' b. September 22, 1939 d. November 23, 2014 Ballerina. A longtime star of the Soviet stage, she shall be remembered for her career with the Kirov Ballet. Raised in what was then Leningrad, she hid in the Ural Mountains with her mother during World War II, evidenced her talent early, studied at the Vaganova Ballet School, was acclaimed a star following her student performance as Kitri, Queen of the Dryads, in "Don Quixote", and in 1958 graduated with a presentation of the pas de deux from "Le Corsaire" in which she partnered a young...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Serafimovskoye Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russian Federation
von Schalburg, Christian Frederik b. April 15, 1906 d. June 2, 1942 Commander of the Danish Free Corps (Frikorps Danmark) in World War II. Born in Zmilingorsk in Siberia to a Danish father and Russian mother from a noble family, his early education was in the Tsar's cadet corps. After the Russian Revolution, he and his family were forced to flee to Denmark, which gave him a lifelong hatred of communism. While he was first ruled unfit for military service in 1927, nevertheless, by 1929, he was a listed as a Lieutenant in the Danish army in his marriage record...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Korpowo German War Cemetery, Korpowo, Novgorod Oblast, Russian Federation Plot: among the unknowns
Weatherwax, Ken b. September 29, 1955 d. December 7, 2014 American Actor. Weatherwax will best remembered for playing Pugsley Addams on the original 'The Addams Family' television series during the 1960s. He came from a theatrical family; his aunt was Ruby Keeler, his brother Joey Viera, is an actor who played Porky on the first three seasons of 'Lassie'. Weatherwax got his start in show biz in Gleem Toothpaste commercials as a child called Chester and had a role on 'Wagon Train'...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Brace, Ernest Cary b. August 15, 1931 d. December 5, 2014 US Military Figure. A decorated officer of the Korean War, he had the distinction of being the longest incarcerated civilian prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He was held in captivity for nearly eight years by North Vietnamese forces from May 21, 1965 until March 28, 1973. Two-years following the conclusion of World War II, he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, after completion of the Naval Aviation Cadet Program, in which he trained as...[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!
Coode, John b. 1648 d. 1709 Governor of Maryland, elected to Maryland Assembly, Naval Commander of Lord Baltimore's warship. Leader of the rebellion that overthrew Maryland's colonial government in 1689. He attended Oxford University and became an Anglican priest. Came to Maryland in 1672 and renounced his ministry when he married Susannah Slye, daughter of Thomas Gerrard, an important man in the colony. Served as Captain of the militia and a Justice in Saint Mary's County. He led several rebellions against the Maryland...[Read More] (Bio by: Karen Mickel Bennett) Body lost or destroyed, No records are available for where he died or is buried.
Villecourt, Cardinal. Clément b. October 9, 1787 d. January 17, 1867 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Lyon, Clément Villecourt studied at the local lyceum and seminary, being ordained priest on December 21, 1811. Named vicar of Saint-Chamond and later of Roanne-en-Forez, he was appointed pastor of Bagnols-en-Lyonnais in 1815 and later pastor of Saint-François de Sales. Chaplain of several hospitals, he served as superior of the seminary of Lyon. Moving to the diocese of Meaux in 1823 as canon theologian of its cathedral chapter, he went on to serve as...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica di San Pancrazio, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
della Genga Sermattei, Cardinal. Gabriele b. December 4, 1801 d. February 10, 1861 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Assisi born Gabriele della Genga Sermattei was the nephew of Pope Leo XII. The son of Count Filippo della Genga, of the branch of the family that in 1793 transferred itself to Assisi, he received his education at the Jesuit College of Orvieto, obtaining a doctorate in utroque iuris in both civil and canon laws. Ordained priest on September 26, 1830, he was soon named domestic prelate of His Holiness, relator of the Sacra Consulta and canon of the Patriarchal Lateran...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
De Sica, Manuel b. February 24, 1949 d. December 5, 2014 Musician, Composer. Son of the actor and director Vittorio De Sica, he graduated at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. His first compositions were published by Ricordi behind involvement of Maestro Renzo Rossellini, artistic director of Montecarlo Symphonic Orchestra. He is best known for over hundred soundtracks composed for the Film and Television from 1969 to today. Manuel was professor of scenic music at the New University of Cinema and Television of Rome, founder of Associazione...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Family tomb
Parkes, Gerard 'Gerry' b. October 16, 1924 d. October 19, 2014 Actor. Known for his role as "Doc" on the 1980's children's television series "Fraggle Rock". Born in Dublin, Ireland, he immigrated to Canada in 1956 and began a long career in radio, film, television and onstage. His final performance was in the film "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day". He died in Toronto, Canada, 3 days after his 90th birthday. (Bio by: Jessica Goforth) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Fabiola, Queen b. June 11, 1928 d. December 5, 2014 Belgian Monarch. Born Doña Fabiola Fernanda Maria de las Victorias Antonia Adelaida de Mora y Aragón, she was the Queen of Belgium and wife of King Baudouin I (1960-1993). After her husband's death, Fabiola retained the title of "Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium". She died of natural causes at the age of eighty-six. (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Notre Dame Church, Laken, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium Plot: Royal Crypt
Wainer, Cherry b. March 2, 1935 d. November 15, 2014 Musician. Wainer was best known as a member of Lord Rockingham's XI and as a soloist on the Hammond organ. She was in show business almost from infancy. Her father promoted tours by nationally renowned artists while her mother took her to London and enrolled her at the Sadler’s Wells Ballet School. Upon completion of school, she failed an audition to join a ballet company, so she turned her attention to the Hammond organ. She first became known to UK television audiences as a regular on the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Ferrara, Paul b. 1938 d. December 3, 2014 Jazz Musician. A drummer, he will be best remembered for his work as a member of Louis Prima's band. The son of Sicilian immigrants, he began playing the drums at the age of thirteen and landed his first professional gig with the ensemble "The Dukes of Dixieland". An engagement in Las Vegas led to his joining Sal Butera, who backed Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Perhaps, Ferrara's greatest accomplishments were his drum playing on the Prima hits "The Old Black Magic" (1959), "Oh Marie" (1959), "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Joseph Abbey Cemetery, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
Badillo, Herman b. August 21, 1929 d. December 3, 2014 US Congressman. For four decades he was a fixture in New York City politics and America’s first Puerto Rican born US Congressman. At age 11, he moved in with relatives in New York City, learned to speak English and attended public schools. He graduated from City College in 1951, from Brooklyn Law School in 1954, was admitted to the bar in 1955 and proceeded to practice law in New York. Active in city politics, he was the first Puerto Rican City Commissioner in 1962, board chairman to the City...[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!
Swink, James Edward 'Jim' b. March 14, 1936 d. December 3, 2014 Hall of Fame College Football Player, Professional Football Player. He attended Rusk High School in Texas, where he first achieved athletic greatness and played collegiate football at Texas Christian University (TCU). While playing at the fullback position, he was a contributor to two Southwestern Conference Championships (1955 and 1956) and experienced a bowl game victory, as the Horned Frogs defeated Syracuse 28 to 27 to capture the Cotton Bowl Title on January 1, 1957. Individually, he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
McLagan, Ian b. May 12, 1945 d. December 2, 2014 Rock Musician. A keyboardist, he was a member of the British rock ensemble "The Small Faces". Born Ian William Patrick McLagan, he was already an experienced musician by his late teens, when he formed his first band "The Muleskinners". He went on to join the "Boz People" led by future King Crimson and Bad Company member Boz Burrell. In 1965, he replaced Jimmy Winston in "The Small Faces". Fronted by Steve Marriott, they are best known for their hit single "Itchycoo Park" (1967). After Marriott...[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!
Beliveau, Jean b. August 31, 1931 d. December 2, 2014 Hall of Fame Professional Hockey Player. One of the greatest and most respected players in the history of the NHL, he was a key contributor to ten Stanley Cup Championships. For twenty seasons (1950 to 1951 and 1952 to 1971), he played at the center position in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens. Born Joseph Jean Arthur Beliveau, he began his lengthy association with hockey when he joined the Quebec Citadelles of the Quebec Junior Hockey League during the 1949-1950 season...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, Longueuil, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Persico, Cardinal. Ignatius b. January 30, 1823 d. December 7, 1895 Roman Catholic Cardinal. In 1839 Persico began studies at the Capuchin Franciscans monastery in Naples and was ordained seven years later in 1846. After ordination he was assigned to Patna, India where he became the aide of the bishop and assisted him with the building of a seminary as well as the creation of the Catholic newspaper "Bombay Catholic Examiner." In 1854 he was consecrated a bishop and named auxiliary bishop to then Bishop Hartmann. After only a short while in this position he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Saratoga) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Keys, Bobby b. December 18, 1943 d. December 2, 2014 Musician. An acclaimed saxophonist, he worked with a wide range of artists but will be best remembered for his contributions to several Rolling Stones' albums. Robert Henry Keys was born ironically on the same day as his longtime collaborator Keith Richards. His grandfather had given him a harmonica while Bobby was in his early youth and during his high school years, he had switched to the baritone sax. As luck would have it, his great-aunt lived across the street from a then-unknown musician...[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!
Haruf, Kent b. February 24, 1943 d. November 30, 2014 Author. Born in Pueblo, Colorado, he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and later The University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Haruf is best known for writing about the fictional Colorado town of Holt, which was based on a cumulation of small towns he had lived in. His books include "The Tie That Binds", his first novel published in 1984 and bestseller "Plainsong", published in 1999. His most recent works include "Benediction" (2013) and "Our Souls at Night", due out in 2015. (Bio by: MillieBelle) Cause of death: Cancer Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!