Kollner, Augustus b. March 9, 1812 d. December 10, 1906 German-American Artist. Born Augustus Theodore Frederick Adam Kollner, he was a native of Wurttemberg and he demonstrated artistic aptitude from a young age. At age sixteen he was already employed as an engraver by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner. For a time he worked in Paris, and then left for America in 1839 where he found employment in the lithographic works of Philip Haas in Washington, D.C. The following year he set himself up in business in Philadelphia. While his original business plan...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Broad Lawn, Section 18, Grave 75
Van Patten, Dick b. December 9, 1928 d. June 23, 2015 Actor. He will be fondly remembered for playing 'Tom Bradford', the family patriarch in the TV series "Eight is Enough" (1977 to 1981). Born Richard Vincent Van Patten, his father was a furniture salesman, his mother was a Physical Education teacher, Dick developed a fondness for the theater and began auditioning for plays at the age of seven. He marked his lengthy association with Broadway in the production "Tapestry in Gray" in 1936 and went on to appear in a half dozen plays during the late...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Lincoln Terrace section, Map #H89, Lot 5232, Garden Crypt 1
Horner, James b. August 14, 1953 d. June 22, 2015 American Composer. Horner was a two-time Academy Award winner who was primarily known for composing film scores. In all, he earned 10 Oscar nominations for such films as 'Aliens' (1986), 'Field of Dreams' (1989), 'Braveheart' (1995), 'A Beautiful Mind' (2001), 'House of Sand and Fog' (2003) and 'Avatar' (2009). His two wins came in 1997; one for original dramatic score and the other for original song, 'My Heart Will Go On', from that years best picture winner, 'Titanic'. Horner, whose father...[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!
Longo, Tony b. August 19, 1961 d. June 21, 2015 American Character Actor. Longo, whose imposing physique helped him land dozens of roles as the big tough guy in television and film over a 30-plus-year career, moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s and immediately landed a role as "Artie" opposite Linda Lavin on the TV series 'Alice'. Among other TV shows he appeared in were 'Laverne & Shirley', 'St. Elsewhere', 'The Facts of Life', 'Hell Town', 'Simon & Simon', 'Police Academy: The Series', 'Full House', 'Renegade', 'Empty Nest', 'Coach', '...[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!
Marchand, Colette b. April 29, 1925 d. June 5, 2015 Ballerina, Actress. A star of the Parisian ballet scene, she is probably better remembered for several cinematic appearances made during the 1950s. Raised in the French capital, she took to dance early, studied at the Paris Opera Ballet School, and made her professional debut with that company. Joining the Paris-based Les Petit Ballet, she had hits in a 1948 production of "Les Demoiselles de la Nuit" and in her 1949 New York debut with a presentation of "Le Combat", and also in 1949 scored a...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Hamilton, Darryl Quinn b. December 3, 1964 d. June 21, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. As an outfielder, he played 13 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and New York Mets. He was drafted by the Brewers in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft after attending Nicholls State University. He batted over .300 four times in his career, with a career best .315 average in 1999, splitting the season with the Rockies and Mets. Hamilton led the league in fielding percentage among center fielders three...[Read More] (Bio by: Adam Penale) Southern Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Killingsworth, JoAnn b. September 23, 1923 d. June 20, 2015 American Actress and Entertainer. Killingsworth moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1931, where they opened a canteen that later became a full-fledged restaurant in Hollywood. The restaurants success enabled the family to put her through dancing lessons. She left home at 15 to join a skating troupe and would later go on to become the skating and dancing partner of Gene Nelson. Later, she would transition to acting...[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!
Rosmini, Antonio b. March 25, 1797 d. July 1, 1855 Philosopher and Founder of the Rosminians. Rovereto born Antonio Rosmini-Serbati came from a well off family. Receiving his education at the University of Padua, he was ordained priest in Chioggia on April 21, 1821. Showing a particular interest in philosophy, Pope Pius VII encouraged him to further his studies in the matter, which led him to Milan in 1826, where he soon befriended the renowned poet and novelist, Alessandro Manzoni. Obliged to leave Trentino due to the serious hostilities...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Santuario del Santissimo Crocifisso, Stresa, Provincia Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Cripta del Santuario.
Winslow, George b. May 3, 1946 d. June 13, 2015 Child Actor. Remembered for his basso voice and his perceptive manner, he shared the screen with such film legends as Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. Born George Carl Wenzlaff, he was introduced to audiences, when he appeared on the Art Linkletter program "People Are Funny" and became an instant sensation. This attention led to his motion picture debut in the Cary Grant picture "Room for One More" (1952) and was reunited with Grant in "Monkey Business" (1952). He played the title role in "My...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California, USA
Antonelli, Laura b. November 28, 1941 d. June 22, 2015 Actress. An attractive leading lady and sex symbol of Italian cinema, she was primarily cast in sensual, provocative roles throughout her career. Born Laura Antonaz, her family moved to Italy when she was a child and settled in Naples. Laura had ambitions of becoming a teacher and after earning her degree in Education, she moved to Rome and taught Gymnastics. She was soon discovered by people associated with the entertainment industry which led to her career as a model, subsequently followed by...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ladispoli Cemetery, Ladispoli, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Bouchard, Fr. James Chrysostom b. 1823 d. December 27, 1889 Missionary and Orator. James Chrysostom Bouchard, whom history recalls as "The Eloquent Indian", was the son of a French woman, who captured by native Americans, was adopted into the Delaware tribe with the name of Monotowan, meaning White Fawn. Her marriage to a Delaware brave called Kistalwa resulted in the birth of a son who was named Watomika, or Swift Foot. After his father's death in a skirmish with the Sioux in 1834, Watomika was taken by a Protestant missionary to Marietta College, Ohio...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, USA Plot: Jesuit Plot.
Brand, Esther b. September 29, 1922 d. June 20, 2015 South African Olympic Gold Medalist. She was the recipient of a gold medal for the Women's High Jump competition during the 1952 Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki. Born Esther van Heerden, she attended Maitland High School in Cape Town, South Africa, prior to her Olympic experience. (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!
Sarno, Jay Jackson b. July 2, 1921 d. July 21, 1984 Casino Builder, Mogul, High Roller. He was the builder of Caesars Palace and the Circus Circus casinos on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Considered by many as the city's first visionary of modern day Las Vegas, he created what would become the template for the rise and dominance of the mega themed hotel resorts and casinos lining the Strip. He served in the Southeast Theater during the Second World War, as an Air Force communications officer in both the Philippines and New Caledonia. Following the...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Palm Memorial Park (Green Valley), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Nadel, Arthur H. b. April 25, 1921 d. February 22, 1990 Emmy Award winning television and motion picture producer, director and editor. Worked primarily in the former medium. Producing credits include episodes of "Kraft Suspense Theater," "Space Academy," "Isis," "Shazam!" and "Jason of Star Command." He worked as an editor on episodes of "Death Valley Days," "Omnibus," "Adventures of the Falcon" and the film "The Littlest Hobo." He directed episodes of "The Rifleman" (also executive producer), "The Big Valley," "The Virginian" (and producer), "The...[Read More] (Bio by: James Lacy) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, Court of Patriarchs, Row 2, Niche 32B
Villanueva, Danny b. November 5, 1937 d. June 18, 2015 Professional Football Player, Broadcaster. He was one of the earliest Latino players in the NFL and a pioneer in the development of Spanish-language television in America. Educated at New Mexico State University, he was signed as a placekicker and punter for the Los Angeles Rams in 1960. Nicknamed "El Kickador", whenever he walked onto the field bullfighting music was played. In 1962, he led the NFL in punting, set the Rams' record for the longest field goal of 51 yards and the single season...[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!
Salter, James b. June 10, 1925 d. June 19, 2015 Author, Motion Picture Screenwriter. Highly-underrated in-spite of being widely regarded as a brilliant writer, he will be best remembered for his penning of the novel "The Hunters" (1956), which was made into a 1958 motion picture adaptation which starred Robert Mitchum. Additionally, he wrote the screenplay for the film "Downhill Racer" (1969), which starred Robert Redford. Born James Horowitz to Jewish parents, his father was a real estate broker, he was raised in New York City. He attended...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Ducommun, Rick b. July 3, 1952 d. June 12, 2015 Canadian Actor, Comedian and Writer. Ducommun began his career in his late teens doing stand-up comedy at a Vancouver club, and later played several clubs around Canada before starring in his own children's show, 'Zig Zag' on Canadian television. In 1983, Alan Thicke asked Ducommun to move to Los Angeles to be his announcer and a performer for his new late-night show, 'Thicke of the Night'. The show was cancelled after a brief run, so Ducommun began performing at L.A. clubs and acting 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!
Crow, John David b. July 8, 1935 d. June 17, 2015 Professional Football Player. He was the recipient of the Heisman Trophy in 1957. For eleven seasons (1958 to 1968), he played at the halfback, tight end and fullback positions in the National Football League with the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. During his collegiate years at Texas A&M, under the guidance of legendary coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant, Crow earned All-American honors and was named Player of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation in 1957, in addition to winning...[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!
Pritko, Steve b. December 21, 1920 d. June 6, 2015 Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1943 to 1950), he played at the offensive and defensive end positions in the National Football League with the New York Giants, Cleveland/Los Angeles Rams, Boston Yanks, New York Bulldogs and Green Bay Packers. After playing collegiate football at Villanova University, he was selected by the Rams during the 28th round of the 1943 NFL Draft. He totaled 86 career regular season games and was a contributor to the Cleveland Rams world championship...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Retained by family
Demirel, Süleyman Gündoğdu b. November 1, 1924 d. June 17, 2015 Politician. Turkey's ninth president from 1993 to 2000. His political carrier spanned nearly 50 years during which he also served seven times as the country's prime minister. His government was twice overthrown by the country's powerful military. He served as the prime minister five times between the years 1965 and 1993. He was the leader of the Justice Party (AP) from 1964 to 1980 and of the True Path Party (DYP) from 1987 to 1993. After the sudden death of Turkey's prime minister [Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Çalca Tepe Cemetery in İslamköy, Isparta, Isparta, Turkey Plot: Mausoleum (to be constructed)