Taveras, Oscar b. June 19, 1992 d. October 26, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. He played at the right-fielder position with the St. Louis Cardinals from his Major League debut on May 31, 2014 until his untimely death, the result of an automobile accident. Born Oscar Francisco Taveres, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals in 2008. He experienced an impressive Minor League career and topped the .300 batting average mark, which earned him a high ranking among baseball prospects. In 80 Major League games, he compiled 56 hits...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cementerio Municipal, Sosua, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Bracken, Don b. February 16, 1962 d. October 29, 2014 Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1985 to 1990 and 1992 to 1993), he played at the punter position in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams. Born Donald Craig Bracken, he played collegiate football at the University of Michigan and set a record with his 73-yard punt during the Rose Bowl game played on January 1, 1981. A record for the Rose Bowl contest. Signed as a non-drafted player by Green Bay, he played in 99 regular season NFL games. In...[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!
Soltau, Gordy b. January 25, 1925 d. October 27, 2014 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1950 to 1958), he played at the offensive end and kicker positions in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. Born Gordon Leroy Soltau, he attended Central High School in Minnesota and following graduation, he served with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. He had the distinction of being one of the early "frogmen" with the United States Navy. He played collegiate football at the University of Minnesota, prior...[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!
Norment, Elizabeth b. December 31, 1952 d. October 13, 2014 Actress. A versatile performer over her 30 year career, she shall probably be remembered as Nancy, Kevin Spacey's faithful secretary in the online drama "House of Cards". Raised in suburban Washington, she attended the elite Sidwell Friends School and the University of Chicago prior to earning an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a master's from Yale. After spending several seasons at various Southern California theaters and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Nancy made her 1984...[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!
Kearny, Stephen Watts b. August 30, 1796 d. October 31, 1848 US Army General. He is remembered for his significant contributions in the Mexican–American War, especially the conquest of California. Born into a wealthy family in Newark, New Jersey, he attended local public schools and Columbia University in New York City, New York for two years. In 1812 he left school to join the New York militia, serving as a 1st lieutenant in the War of 1812. Remaining in the US Army, he was assigned to the western frontier under command of Gen. Henry Atkinson where, in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Block 55, Lot 381
Collins, Mo b. September 22, 1976 d. October 26, 2014 Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1998 to 2003), he played at the guard and tackle positions in the National Football League with the Oakland Raiders. Born Damon Jamal Collins, he attended West Charlotte High School and played collegiate football at the University of Florida. Selected by Oakland as the 23rd pick during the 1998 NFL Draft, he totaled 71 career regular season games. He was a contributor to the Raiders' drive to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXV in January 2001. After...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Robinson, Jeff b. December 14, 1961 d. October 26, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For six seasons (1987 to 1992), he was a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born Jeffery Mark Robinson, he played both basketball and baseball during his collegiate years at Azusa Pacific University. Signed by Detroit during the 3rd round of the 1983 Amateur Draft, he marked his Major League debut on April 12, 1987 and recorded 9 victories that year. He experienced postseason action, when he pitched in one game...[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!
Silver, Frankie b. 1815 d. July 12, 1833 Folk figure. An Appalachian Mountain girl, Frankie died on the gallows for the grisly murder of her young husband, Charlie Silver, in what may have been a miscarriage of justice. Although neither the first woman to be hanged in North Carolina, nor the inspiration for the song "Frankie and Johnny", her story has been retold in various media, including a Swiss-produced ballet. Born Frances Stewart, the blonde 90-pound teenager was described as pretty by eyewitnesses, and her marriage at 14 to...[Read More] (Bio by: Nikita Barlow) Devault Farm Burial Ground, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA Plot: 12 miles w. of Morganton off Hwy 126
Leavenworth, Zebulon b. 1830 d. 1877 Riverboat pilot & friend of Samuel Clemens. In the summer of 1857, Samuel was the cub pilot, Zebulon Leavenworth & Beck Jolly were the co-pilots & Mark Leavenworth, Zebulon's brother, was the captain of the John J. Roe. Zebulon was also a co-pilot with Isaac Chauncey Cable on the New Falls City with Clemens as the cub pilot. Clemens had been a licenses pilot on the Alonzo Child when the Civil War began. The southern-sympathizing captain of the Alonzo Child refused to return to St. Louis from...[Read More] (Bio by: Connie Nisinger) Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Block 119-120, Lot 652
Phoenix (Bottom), River Jude b. August 23, 1970 d. October 31, 1993 Actor. He is best remembered for his movie roles of young 'Indiana Jones' in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989), and as 'Chris Chambers' in "Stand by Me" (1986). Born River Jude Bottom in a log cabin in Oregon to an unconventional 1960s family, his father, John, was a part time carpenter and his mother, Arlyn, a secretary. John and Arlyn had met in 1968 in California where they had worked as itinerant fruit pickers. His parents named him River after the river of life in Hermann Hesse'...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Accute Multiple Drug Intoxication Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes Scattered at Family's Florida Ranch
Strassman, Marcia b. April 28, 1948 d. October 25, 2014 Actress. She will be best remembered for playing 'Julie Kotter' in the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975 to 1979). Raised in New Jersey, she began modeling while a child and by the age of sixteen, she appeared in an episode of "The Patty Duke Show" (1964). This led to her succeeding Liza Minnelli in the off-Broadway production "Best Foot Forward". In addition during this period, she experienced a small amount of success recording a few records, among them "The Flower Children" (1967). She...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Her ashes were given to her daughter.
Lutz, Kathleen Theresa b. October 13, 1946 d. August 17, 2004 Amityville Horror Wife. Kathy married George Lutz in 1974. During that marriage, they purchased the house at 112 Ocean Avenue, for around $80,000, and moved in on December 18, 1975. She was the mother of 5 children, three from her previous marriage and two daughters with George. Strange things supposedly began to happen in the house. Like,the odor of a very sweet/cheap perfume, and the sensation of a woman coming up and embracing Kathy from behind,slime oozing from the walls. Kathy levitating...[Read More] (Bio by: Sandie) Cause of death: died from valley fever Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Greenlease Jr., Robert Cosgrove 'Bobby' b. 1947 d. September 28, 1953 On September 28, 1953, 6 year old Bobby Greenlease Jr. was attending Notre Dame de Sion, a private elemetary school at 3823 Locust Avenue in Kansas City, MO. At approximately 11:00am, a woman named Bonnie Heady came to the school and told a nun there she was Bobby's aunt, and that Bobby's mother had suffered a heart attack while shopping on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City MO. The nun released Bobby to Bonnie Heady, and together they left the school in a Toedman Cab, and went to the Katz...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Cause of death: Murdered, gunshot to head Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Plot: Abbey Mausoleum, walk in the front door, straight to the very back room with the window, on the left
Bruce, Jack b. May 14, 1943 d. October 25, 2014 Musician and Composer. Bruce, whose parents were both musicians, travelled extensively in Canada and the United States in his youth, attending 14 different schools. He finished his formal education at Bellahouston Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship for cello and composition. At the age of 16, he left the academy and eventually found his way to London where he became a member of the influential Alexis Korner's Blues Inc, where Charlie Watts, later to...[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!
Menino, Thomas Michael b. December 27, 1942 d. October 30, 2014 Mayor of Boston. He was a Massachusetts politician who served as the 53rd Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts (1993-2014). He was the city's longest-serving mayor. Before becoming mayor, the Boston native was a member and President of Boston City Council. Menino was President of the United States Conference of Mayors (2002-03) and co-chair and co-founder with Michael Bloomberg of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. In 2014, he taught the practice of Political Science at Boston University. (Bio by: AngelWings) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Waite, Ralph b. June 22, 1928 d. February 13, 2014 Actor. He will be best remembered for playing 'John Walton', patriarch of the family in the TV series "The Waltons" (1972 to 1981). Following high school, he served with the United States Marine Corps shortly after World War II. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bucknell University and later attended Yale's Divinity School which resulted in his being ordained a Presbyterian minister. He landed a position as a religious editor for the publisher Harper and Row and took an interest in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) White Plains Rural Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA Plot: Section 7, Lot 911-A
Landon (Orowitz), Michael (Eugene Maurice) b. October 31, 1936 d. July 1, 1991 Actor, Motion Picture Director. Born in Forest Hills, New York, the family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey, when he was four. Although he had a genius level IQ he failed to maintain passing grades in high school. He was, however, a popular student and was considered by most to be very funny. Discovering the javelin turned his life around. He became so proficient in the sport that he was offered several athletic scholarships and accepted the offer from the University of California. While there...[Read More] (Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) Cause of death: Cancer of the pancreas Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, outside/rear, private room
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay