Clancy, Tom (Thomas Leo) b. April 12, 1947 d. October 1, 2013 Author. A prolific novelist, he is remembered for his technically detailed espionage and military science story lines that are set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, as well as the video games which bear his name for licensing and promotional purposes. Born Thomas Leo Clancy, the second of three children, his father was a US postal employee and his mother worked in the credit department of a local store. He attended high school at Loyola Blakefield, a private Catholic school in Towson...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Jones, Caldwell b. August 4, 1950 d. September 21, 2014 Professional Basketball Player. For seventeen seasons (1973 until 1990), he played at the center and power forward positions in the American and National Basketball Associations with the San Diego Conquistadors, Kentucky Colonels, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trailblazers and San Antonio Spurs. He attended Desha Central High School in Arkansas, where he made his first impression on the court and continued his athletics at Albany State University in Georgia...[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!
Parker, Bonnie Elizabeth b. October 1, 1910 d. May 23, 1934 Legendary Outlaw. She was the middle child and oldest daughter of Henry and Emma Parker. After the death of her father in 1914, her mother moved the family to the West Dallas area called “Cement City.” In her youth, she was known for being kind, an Honor Student and a writer of poetry (and other creative writing endeavors). In 1926, She married high-school sweetheart Roy Thornton. Despite the rocky and sometimes abusive marriage and Roy’s imprisonment in 1929, she remained married to him until...[Read More] (Bio by: Jip) Cause of death: Shot to death with Clyde Barrow by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 32.8674164, -96.8639145 (hddd.dddd)
Traficant, Jim (James Anthony) b. May 8, 1941 d. September 27, 2014 US Congressman. First a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He represented the 17th Congressional District, his hometown of Youngstown. He received master's degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University. He championed "Buy American" requirements on many spending bills and prided himself on landing federal grants for hometown Youngstown. He taught courses on drug and alcohol recovery at...[Read More] (Bio by: Althea) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Crewe, Bob b. November 12, 1931 d. September 11, 2014 American Songwriter, Singer, Manager and Record Producer. Born Robert Stanley Crewe, he initially attended Parsons School of Design in New York. In the early 1950s, he partnered with songwriter Frank Slay Jr., and in 1957, their song "Silhouettes" performed by The Rays, became a chart-topping doo-wop hit. In the early 1960s, he worked with Bob Gaudio on many hit singles for The Four Seasons as both a producer and co-lyricist. Among the songs that the duo collaborated on were "Sherry", "Big...[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!
Seeger, Pete b. May 3, 1919 d. January 27, 2014 American Singer, Songwriter and Activist. Seeger's interest in music began early. His father Charles, was a musicologist and his mother Constance, was a violin teacher; both were on the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music. He learned banjo, ukulele, and guitar by his teens and became interested in American folk-music when he was 16. He began working with noted folk archivist and field recorder Alan Lomax before traveling around the country learning rural music. He attended Harvard...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Jackson, Michael b. August 29, 1958 d. June 25, 2009 Musician, Entertainer. He was called the "King of Pop," and is best remembered for his revolutionary videos such as "Thriller" (1982), and "Dangerous" (1991), as well as two Guinness World Records: Most successful entertainer of all time (with 13 Grammy Awards, 13 Number One single hits in a solo career, and sales of over 750 million in albums worldwide), and for having the greatest selling album of all time ("Thriller"). He is also remembered for his trademark single sequined white glove, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Acute Propofol intoxication compounded by the effects of benzodiazapines or a benzodiazapine. Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace, Sanctuary of Ascension. This mausoleum is private and locked to the general public.
Nash, Frank 'Jelly' b. February 6, 1887 d. June 17, 1933 The prisoner that was killed in the Kansas City Massacre, aka Union Station Massacre. In 1913, Frank Nash was sentenced to life at the State Penitentiary, McAlester, Oklahoma, for murder. He was later pardoned, but returned in 1920, to serve a 25-year sentence for burglary with explosives. Again he was pardoned. On March 3, 1924, Nash began a 25-year sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, for assaulting a mail custodian. He escaped on October 19, 1930. Two FBI Agents...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill Walker) Cause of death: Gunshot Linwood Cemetery, Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
Ryan, Irene b. October 17, 1902 d. April 26, 1973 Actress. She is best remembered for playing the role of 'Granny' on the CBS television sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," which ran from 1962 until 1971. Her career spanned six decades and was one of the few entertainers who achieved success in vaudeville, radio, film, television, and Broadway. She was born Irene Eileen Noblett in San Francisco, California (some sources give her birth location as El Paso, Texas but this is not supported by census and family records). She began her career at the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Stroke Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, Corridor C GPS coordinates: 34.0180206, -118.4751587 (hddd.dddd)
Houston, Whitney Elizabeth b. August 9, 1963 d. February 11, 2012 Recording Artist, Actress, Entertainer. Regarded as one of the finest female vocalists of her generation, she began her musical career singing as a member of the New Hope Baptist Church junior gospel choir. She is credited with inspiring the successful musical careers of Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson among others. She was discovered at a local New York City nightclub by former Arista Records president Clive Davis, where she performed as a backup vocalist for her mother Cissy Houston...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Kiel, Richard b. September 13, 1939 d. September 10, 2014 Actor. Born Richard Dawson Kiel in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a nightclub bouncer and cemetery plot salesman before he began his acting career in 1960 with a bit part in 'Klondike.' At nearly 7 foot 2 inches, he was often cast in menacing roles throughout his 50 year career, including such television programs as the 1975 series 'Barbary Coast,' 'The Rifleman,' 'Lassie,' 'The Monkees,' 'I Spy,' 'It Takes a Thief,' Simon & Simon,' and the classic 'Twilight Zone' episode, 'To Serve Man.'...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[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!
Keefer, Don b. August 18, 1916 d. September 7, 2014 Actor. Born in Highspire, Pennsylvania (which is outside of Harrisburg), Keefer marked his Broadway debut a production of "Othello" (1945). His breakthrough part and perhaps his best know role was his origination of "Bernard" in the Arthur Miller play "The Death of a Salesman" (1949 to 1950). He would repeat the role in the motion picture adaptation in 1951. For over four decades (1950s into the 1990s), he appeared in scores of popular television programs including a 1961 episode from "The...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Carter Jr.., James Earl 'Jimmy' [future burial site] b. October 1, 1924 39th United States President. He served as President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. His single term as President was highlighted with increased emphasis on human rights, a treaty ending US control over the Panama Canal, a treaty establishing peace between Israel and Egypt, a new SALT II Treaty limiting strategic arms between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a significant jump in inflation of the US economy. Born James Earl Carter, Jr. in Plains, Georgia, he grew up on the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Hamilton IV., George b. July 19, 1937 d. September 17, 2014 Country Singer and Musician. He is best remembered for his biggest Country hit "Abilene" (1963) that spent four weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country singles chart. Born George Hege Hamilton IV, he began performing in the late 1950s as a teen idol and while a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina he recorded his first single "A Rose and a Baby Ruth" (1956) for Colonial Records that made it to No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. In 1959 he moved with his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Salem Moravian God's Acre, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
LeMay, Gen. Curtis Emerson b. November 15, 1906 d. October 1, 1990 US Air Force General, Vice Presidential Candidate. He served as the Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Air Command and was the 5th Chief of Staff of the US Air Force. He is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign against the cities in Japan in the Pacific theater of World War II, along with a crippling mine laying campaign in Japan's internal waterways. His father was at times an ironworker and general handyman, going as...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA Plot: Section 3 Row D Grave 75 GPS coordinates: 39.0092010, -104.5131836 (hddd.dddd)
Garner, James b. April 7, 1928 d. July 19, 2014 American Actor. Garner, who had a long and storied career that spanned almost 60 years, first found success playing Bret Maverick in the ABC western 'Maverick' from 1957 to 1960. Born James Scott Bumgarner, he moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with his family, and joined the Merchant Marines, later joining the National Guard. He served for seven months, then joined the Army and went to Korea for 14 months during the war. He was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts. Garner returned to...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Gibson, Josh (Joshua) b. December 21, 1911 d. January 20, 1947 Hall of Fame Baseball Player. He was one of the biggest draws in the Negro Leagues and considered one of the most prodigious power hitters in the history of professional baseball. As a catcher, he played for the Pittsburg Crawfords, 1927 to 1929, 1932 to 1936 and for the Homestead Grays, 1930, 1931, 1937 to 1946. He led the Negro National League in home runs for 10 consecutive seasons and was credited with 75 homers in 1931. He also hit 800 home runs in league and independent baseball during...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Brain tumor Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Section 50, Lot SG-C232
Whitmore, James b. October 1, 1921 d. February 6, 2009 Actor. He is best remembered for his film appearances in the 1954 science fiction classic "Them," and as Admiral William F. Halsey in the 1970 motion Picture "Tora, Tora, Tora." A graduate of Yale University, he was a member of its exclusive Skull and Bones secret society. Following college he served in World War II as a member of the United States Marine Corps. After the war he attended the American Theatre Wing in...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea