Kern, Peter b. February 13, 1949 d. August 26, 2015 Austrian Actor. Kern was an actor, director, and screenwriter who appeared in 70 films and directed a further 25 films. After being a member of the famous Vienna Boy's Choir, he started theatrical directing at the age of 15 with Jean Anouilh's "Colombe". Kern later went into film acting and directing in such films as "Wrong Move", "Initiation", and "Belief, Love, and Death". His last film "The Last Summer of the Rich ("Der letzte Sommer der Reichen")" was screened at the 2015 Berlin Film...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Sudlik, Maria b. March 25, 1942 d. August 22, 2015 Opera Singer. A dramatic soprano, she is remembered for her career at the Budapest's Hungarian State Opera. Raised in the Hungarian Capital, she took to music early, studied at the Bela Bartok Secondary School and at the Music Academy of Budapest, and made her 1967 Hungarian State Opera bow as the title lead of Claudio Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea". Remaining with the company for more than two decades, she made her name in the demanding 'heavyweight' repertoire, her characters...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Farkasreti Cemetery, Budapest, Budapest Capital District, Hungary
Peterson Jr., Gen. Frank E. b. March 2, 1932 d. August 25, 2015 US Marine Corps General. A pioneering figure of American Military History, he held the distinction of being the first African-Amerian to attain the rank of General in the United States Marine Corps. Additionally, he became the first African-American to serve as an aviator with the Marine Corps. A veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he flew roughly 64 missions (during the Korean War) and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1968, he became the first African-American in the Marine...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Tsioropoulos, Lou b. August 31, 1930 d. August 22, 2015 Professional Basketball Player. Tsioropoulos, born Louis C. Tsioropoulos, played for the NBA's Boston Celtics from 1956 to 1959. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky under legendary coach Adolph Rupp from 1951 to 1952. Tsioropoulos, who played for Kentucky's 1951 NCAA Championship winning team, could not play his senior season due to a point shaving scandal that made the team forfeit its 1952-1953 season. He played for Kentucky one more season after graduating, helping...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Shee, Sir. Martin Archer b. December 23, 1769 d. August 13, 1850 British Artist and Writer. Primarily a portrait painter, he is remembered for painting many notable British subjects of his day, including King William IV. The son of a Irish merchant, he studied art at the Dublin Society (now the Royal Dublin Society) in Dublin, Ireland and in 1788 he came to London, England where he was introduced to artist Sir Joshua Reynolds and studied at the Royal Academy of Arts. The following year he exhibited his first two works, "Head of an Old Man" and "Portrait...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St Nicholas Churchyard, Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Maki, Ron 'Chico' b. August 17, 1939 d. August 24, 2015 Professional Hockey Player. Maki, born Ronald Patrick Maki, played right wing for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League from 1960-1961 to 1975-1976. After playing for various minor league hockey teams, he signed to play for the Chicago Black Hawks. Maki played for the next fifteen years for the team, being named to the All Star team three years and playing on the 1961 Stanley Cup winning team. He scored 143 goals and had 292 assists with his best seasons in 1965-66 and...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Duke Jr., Dr. James Henry 'Red' b. November 16, 1928 d. August 25, 2015 Trauma Surgeon and Professor of Medicine. James "Red" Duke was born in Ennis, Texas. He received his first college degree in 1950 from Texas A & M. From there he served for two years in the U. S. Army. Upon completion of service he received another degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1955. However his lifelong desire was to become a medical doctor. He begin attending the University Of Texas Southwest Medical School in Dallas and received his M.D. In 1960. He was working...[Read More] (Bio by: Ricky Eade) Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Plot: Section:Monument Hill, Section 2 (H2) Row:R Number:24B
Salter, William b. 1804 d. December 22, 1875 British Artist. Primarily a portrait painter, he is, however, best remembered for his painting of "The Waterloo Banquet 1836" that depicted the Duke of Wellington's (Arthur Wellesley) commemorative celebration of the British victory over French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium on June 18, 1815. The exact day of his birth in unknown but he was baptized in Honiton, Devon, England on December 26, 1804. He received his education there and showed an...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Nordmann, Robert 'Bevo' b. December 11, 1939 d. August 22, 2015 Professional Basketball Player. At the stature of 6 feet, 10 inches, he was one of the tallest players in the NBA during his era and defended against the likes of such big men as Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Walt Bellamy. For four seasons (1961 to 1965), he played at the center position in the National Basketball Association with the Cincinnati Royals, St. Louis Hawks, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. He attended St. Louis University High School and played collegiate basketball at St...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) East Lawn Memory Gardens, Okemos, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Wilson, Justin b. July 31, 1978 d. August 24, 2015 Professional Racecar Driver. Wilson was a prominent open-wheel racer for many years, competing for Minardi and Jaguar in Formula One. In 2004, he moved into American open wheel series and later to IndyCar in 2008. He had seven major U.S. open-wheel wins including three in the IndyCar Series. His last win came at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012. That same year, he was a part of the winning team at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Wilson died one day after he was hit in the head by a piece of debris from a...[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!
Simpson, William b. October 28, 1823 d. August 17, 1899 British Artist, Author, and War Correspondent. A prolific artist, he is remembered primarily for his sketches and water color paintings of war scenes but also covered state events, coronations, funerals, and other ceremonies. Born into poverty, his father was a shipyard laborer and abusive alcoholic, and at the age of eleven he was sent to live with his grandmother in Perth, Scotland. He received little formal education during his childhood and at the age of 14, he started working as an...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England Plot: Buried in his mother's (Ann (Johnstone) Simpson) grave, near the grave of Karl Marx.
Schneider, Jorg b. February 7, 1935 d. August 22, 2015 Swiss Actor. Schneider was a stage and film actor who appeared in many Swiss German film, television and theater productions. He trained in acting while attending a teacher training college. Schneider started acting in theaters and then progressed to other forms like films and television. He became one of the most prominent Swiss German actors and comedians. Schneider also participated in voice acting and childrens's plays. Some of his most prominent work was in the television shows "...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Stives, Karen b. November 3, 1950 d. August 14, 2015 Olympic Gold Medalist. An equestrian, she is remembered for taking top honors for the United States in Three-Day Eventing at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympiad. Born Karen Elizabeth Wennberg, she was raised in the Boston suburbs and under the guidance of her mother, herself a horsewoman of note, took to riding early. Karen graduated from the Dana Hall School and from Manhattanville College and began making a name for herself in United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) events. Named...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Falconio, Cardinal. Diomede b. September 20, 1842 d. February 8, 1917 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a goldsmith, Angelo Raffaele Gennaro Falconio was born in Pescocostanzo and upon joining the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor in 1860, received the religious name of Diomede. Taking his solemn vows on October 12, 1864, he moved to the United States of America in the fall of the following year and was ordained priest there in Buffalo, New York, by the local ordinary in January 1866. Lecturing philosophy at St. Bonaventure's College and Seminary of Alleghany...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa Francescana di Pescocostanzo, Pescocostanzo, Provincia di L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Bonzano, Cardinal. Giovanni b. September 27, 1867 d. November 26, 1927 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Castelletto Monferrato born Giovanni Vincenzo Bonzano entered seminary in Vigevano before joining the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, furthering his studies in Rome at the Mastai College for Chinese Missions and the Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum De Propaganda Fide. Ordained priest by there Cardinal Lucido Maria Parocchi on May 21, 1890, he rendered ministry in China between the following year and 1897 when on August 26 of the latter he was named vicar general...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa delle Francescane Missionarie di Maria, Grottaferrata, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Patterson, Melody b. April 15, 1949 d. August 20, 2015 American Actress. Patterson, who began her career performing in plays at the age of four, attended the Hollywood Professional School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. At the age of 16, she landed the role of "Wrangler Jane" on the television series 'F-Troop', a role she would play for two seasons. Among other TV shows she guest starred on were 'The Monkees', 'Adam-12', 'Green Acres' and appeared frequently on 'Hollywood Squares'. From 1970 to 1975, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Kashfi, Anna b. September 30, 1934 d. August 16, 2015 Actress. Kashfi, who had a brief acting career in the 1950s, will best be remembered for her marriage to actor Marlon Brando. She began her film career in 1956, appearing in 'The Mountain' alongside Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner. In 1957, she co-starred with Rock Hudson in 'Battle Hymn' (1957) followed by her role in 'Cowboy' (1958) with Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon. Her final film was 'Night of the Quarter Moon' (1959)...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Kalama IOOF Cemetery, Kalama, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA
Elian, Saint Roman Catholic Saint. A physician by profession, Elian was a native of Homs. Refusing the renounce his Christian faith, he was martyred in the year 284 by his own father, an officer of the Roman Empire. Venerated for centuries among the Christians of Syria, a church was erected on the spot considered to be the location where he received his martyrdom. His remains were housed with veneration in a sarcophagus at the said edifice until they were sadly profanated and destroyed by the extremist...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Body lost or destroyed, Relics destroyed by radical Islamist group ISIS along with the church housing them in August 2015.
Ronzoni Sr., Emanuele b. April 9, 1870 d. August 25, 1956 Entrepreneur. Tens of millions of North Americans grew up with his name, as part of his company’s iconic trademark, “Ronzoni Sono Buoni…Ronzoni is so good.” But it all began in 1881 when Emanule Ronzoni immigrated to the United States with his parents from Italy. After spending his teen years working at a macaroni factory on New York’s lower east side, at twenty-one Emanuel started a company along with some partners, which they named “Atlantic Macaroni Company.” But in 1915 he struck out on...[Read More] (Bio by: Gary Urbanowicz) Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Amble, Lars b. August 10, 1939 d. August 20, 2015 Swedish Actor. Amble, born Lars Anders Amble-Næss, was a Swedish actor and director who appeared in numerous motion pictures and plays. He worked for the Royal Dramatic Theater in Sweden after theater school training. After leaving the Royal Dramatic Theater in 1969, Amble appeared in various plays, musicals, television shows, and movies. His most notable performances include "The Simple-Minded Murderer" (1982), "Shame" (1968) and "Illusive Tracks" (2003). Amble also hosted the Guldbagge...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!