Cerquetti, Anita b. April 13, 1931 d. October 11, 2014 Opera Singer. A dramatic soprano, she is remembered for her short but significant career in the major venues of Italy. Raised in western central Italy, she took to music early and studied violin for some time before receiving a single year of voice training at the Conservatory of Perugia and making her 1949 professional bow in a poorly received concert. After two more years of education, she made her 1951 operatic debut at Spoleto as the title lead of Verdi's "Aida". For the next decade she...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Chiesa di San Nicolo, Fabriano, Provincia di Ancona, Marche, Italy
Amos, Beth b. January 1, 1916 d. January 31, 1996 Actress. She is perhaps best remembered for her performance as the ghostly neighbor 'Madeline Koegel' on the third season episode of the Canadian television program 'Are You Are You Afraid of the Dark?' entitled, 'The Tale of Apartment 214'. A lifelong native of Canada, there is little documentation of her early beginnings. She began acting in her mid-40's starting with the role of 'Mrs. Greenleaf' in the musical 'Now That April's Here' (1958). She later gained further credits in such...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes were given to her longtime companion and housekeeper.
Kizer, Carolyn b. December 10, 1924 d. October 9, 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet. She was recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1985) for her work "Yin". Her father was an attorney, her mother was a biologist, Carolyn's love for Poetry began at an early age as a result of her parent's fondness for the literature. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and went on to accomplish her graduate work at Columbia University and later the University of Washington. After settling in Seattle, she co-founded the journal Poetry Northwest in 1959...[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!
Shane, Rita b. August 15, 1936 d. October 9, 2014 Opera Singer. A coloratura soprano who later became a distinguished voice teacher, she shall be remembered for her career on many of the world's major stages. Raised in New York City, she graduated from Barnard College, studied voice privately, made her 1964 professional bow at Chattanooga as the doll Olympia in Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann", and the following year bowed with the New York City Opera as Donna Elvira from Mozart's "Don Giovanni". With City Opera she sang a number of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to her son, Michael Shane Tritter
Karpov, Valeri b. August 5, 1971 d. October 10, 2014 Professional Hockey Player. For three seasons (1994 to 1997), he played at the right-wing position in the National Hockey League with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He began his career with the Chelyabinsk Traktor and was a member of the 1993 Russian World Championship Team. He earned a spot on the Russian hockey squad during the 1994 Olympic Games. Selected by Anaheim during the 3rd round of the 1993 NHL Draft, he marked his debut during the 1994-1995 season and played in 30 games. The following...[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!
Przbylska, Anna b. December 26, 1978 d. October 5, 2014 Actress, Model. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for numerous film appearances as well as for a large number of print and television ads. Raised on the north central coast of Poland, she had early modeling ambitions but in 1997 got her initial assignment in the form of her silver screen debut in "The Dark Side of Venus". Anna went on to a career on both the large and small screens, her best known cinematic appearances including "Sezon na leszcza" (2001), 2002's "Kariera Nikosia Dyzmy", and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Parish of the Holy and Michael the Archangel, Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland
Peyser, Peter A. b. September 7, 1921 d. October 9, 2014 US Congressman. A member of the Republican and later Democratic Parties, he represented New York's 25th Congressional District from 1971 until 1973 and New York's 23rd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1973 until 1977 and 1979 until 1983. He attended Colgate University, where he studied Classical Greek and was an exceptional athlete who participated in hockey, tennis and boxing. After graduation, he enlisted with the United States Army and was stationed...[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!
Hooks, Jan b. April 23, 1957 d. October 9, 2014 Actress and Comedienne. Hooks, who began her career as a member of the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings, first appeared on television playing various characters on 'The Bill Tush Show' in 1978 and in the early 1980s, she landed a role on the HBO comedy series 'Not Necessarily the News' for two seasons. She had minor roles in the films 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure' (1985), 'Wildcats' (1986)), Funland' (1987) and 'Batman Returns' (1992), before being chosen to join the cast of NBC's '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Northview Cemetery, Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia, USA GPS coordinates: 34.0138931, -85.2248077 (hddd.dddd)
Cigar b. April 18, 1990 d. October 7, 2014 Race Horse. Cigar was noted as the leading money maker in Thoroughbred racing history with winnings just under $10 million in his career. In 1995, he won the Hollywood Gold Cup, Jockey Cup Gold Cup, Donn Handicap, Woodward Handicap and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. As a six-year-old, Cigar won five of eight starts for $4,910,000, making him the holder and runner-up record of most stakes money won in a single season. He also became the first horse since Citation to win sixteen top graded races in a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Memorial Walk of Champions
Withers, Iva b. July 7, 1917 d. October 7, 2014 Actress, Singer. A pretty blonde who had a long career on Broadway, she shall be remembered as perhaps The Great White Way's supreme understudy. Born Pearl Iva Withers, she was raised in Winnipeg, learned to sing in church, began appearing in local Vaudeville revues at around 10, and in 1940 moved to New York where she supported herself as a restaurant cashier while studying to improve her vocal skills. In the mid 1940s she was hired by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the chorus of "Carousel" while...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to her children
Loer (Koehler), Rolf (Lawrence F.) b. January 19, 1892 d. October 12, 1964 Actor. Born Lawrence F. Koehler, was an early silent film star in Berlin, Germany, although he was an American by birth. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to German parents, but spent his young adult life and middle years in Berlin. He starred in over twenty silent films between 1917 and 1925 under the stage name Rolf Loer. His 1919 film "Um Diamanten und Frauen" (Of diamonds and ladies) also starred Paul Westermeier, featured actor in Berlin-Alexanderplatz. Mr. Koehler's last film was "...[Read More] (Bio by: SDKoehler) Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Bruno, Al b. March 28, 1927 d. October 5, 2014 Professional Football Player, Coach. His athletic greatness was first apparent during his years at West Chester High School (Pennsylvania) and later at Perkiomen Preparatory School, where he excelled at football, baseball, basketball and track. He received a football scholarship to attend the University of Kentucky and played under the legendary Paul "Bear" Bryant. Additionally, he was a member of the 1949 Wildcats' Basketball Team which captured the NCAA Title under the guidance of Adolph Rupp...[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!
Goldberg, Sarah b. September 10, 1974 d. September 27, 2014 American Actress. Goldberg, who attended Amherst College and graduated in 1996 with a BS in microbiology, decided to pursue her dreams of acting instead. She got her start after appearing as an extra in the 1997 film 'My Best Friend's Wedding'. Shortly thereafter, she moved to California and appeared in several commercials and television shows, including 'House', 'CSI' and 'Time of Your Life', but it wasn't until she landed the role of Sarah on '7th Heaven' that she found success, appearing...[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!
Seldes, Marian b. August 23, 1928 d. October 6, 2014 Actress. She made a great impression on the American stage during her more-than fifty-year career. She will perhaps be best remembered for playing 'Myra Bruhl' in the Broadway play "Deathtrap" (1978 to 1982). She earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for a time as "Most durable actress" with her 1,809 performances as 'Myra Bruhl'. Born of Russian-Jewish descent (paternal), her father was author, playwright and critic Gilbert Seldes, her uncle was journalist George Seldes, Marian'...[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!
Campbell, Bill b. September 7, 1923 d. October 6, 2014 Hall of Fame Sports Broadcaster. Nicknamed "The Dean", he will be remembered for his lengthy association with several Philadelphia sports teams including the Phillies, Warriors, Eagles and 76ers. Raised in the Logan section of Philadelphia, he was in his late teens when he began his radio career in 1940, as he called games for the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Interstate League team the Red Roses. He would return to the place of his birth, Atlantic City, where he broadcasted a variety of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Austin, John C. b. February 13, 1870 d. September 3, 1963 Architect, Civic Leader. Educated in England, Austin moved to the United States in the late 1880s and worked as a draftsman for an architect in Philadelphia from 1891–1892, before relocating to San Francisco where he worked a draftsman from 1892-1895. He moved to Los Angeles in 1895, and became one of the city's leading architects. Among structures he designed were the Fremont Hotel (1902), the Hollywood Masonic Temple (1921), Guaranty Building (1923), Shrine Auditorium (1925-1926), Los Angeles...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cremation niche, map 38, row TG, column 12
Holder, Geoffrey b. August 1, 1930 d. October 5, 2014 Actor. At the height of six feet, six inches with a booming voice to match his physique, he displayed a larger-than-life image in motion pictures, as well as on the stage and in television. One of four children, he was born in Trinidad to parents whom immigrated from Barbados. He initially performed at the age of seven with a dance troupe ran by his brother and after receiving his education at Queen's Royal College, he became director of the dance troupe, when his brother moved to London. In an...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Griffiths, Linda b. October 7, 1953 d. September 21, 2014 Actress, Playwright. Griffiths is best known for 'Maggie and Pierre' her 1980 one-woman play. She was graduate of Dawson College, and then spent a year at McGill University where she earned a teaching certificate, and a year at the National Theatre School. Griffiths was a co-founder of the Saskatchewan '25th Street Theater' and co-creator of the 1977 play the 'Paper Wheat'. In 1980 she co-wrote 'Maggie and Pierre' with playwright Paul Thompson. The play was a one-woman show in which Griffiths...[Read More] (Bio by: Hwoarang) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Odam-Tyler, Dorothy b. March 14, 1920 d. September 25, 2014 Olympic Athlete. A high jumper who won 14 national titles over a long career, she shall be remembered as the first British female to capture an individual Olympic medal and as the only lady of any nationality to do so both before and after World War II. Born Dorothy Jennifer Beatrice Odam, she was essentially self-trained but by her mid teens was competing for England in the high jump; at Hitler's showcase 1936 Berlin Olympiad she took a Silver Medal, though she received little publicity back...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to her husband and children.
Revere, Paul b. January 7, 1938 d. October 4, 2014 Musician, Keyboard Player. Born Paul Revere Dick, he owned several restaurants in Caldwell, Idaho when he first met singer Mark Lindsay at a bakery where Lindsay worked. In 1958, they formed a band called The Downbeats, but changed their name to Paul Revere & The Raiders in 1960 on the eve of their first record release. The following year, the band scored their first hit with the instrumental "Like, Long Hair", which peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard chart. In 1965, the group relocated to Los...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA Plot: Section C, Lot 3