Wright, Orville b. August 19, 1871 d. January 30, 1948 Inventor. The younger of the two brothers who would invent the airplane and start the aerial age, he outlived his brother Wilbur by 36 years. Wilbur and Orville started a printing business in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio which soon expanded to a bicycle shop. Their interest in flying was peaked by their father, Milton, a well educated bishop in the Church of The United Brethren in Christ. The brothers inherited their mother Susan's mechanical ability (she made small appliances and toys)...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Plot: section 101 lot 2533
Dillinger, John Herbert b. June 22, 1903 d. July 22, 1934 Career Criminal. John Dillinger was made an outlaw hero during the depths of the Depression by Americans mired in financial ruin, loss of hope and simply frustrated by desperation brought on by the times. He was hardly a "Robin Hood" figure envisioned by the public. John was a cold-blooded killer. In one year, September 1933- July 1934, he and his violent gang terrorized the midwest, killing 10 men, wounding seven, robbing banks and even police arsenals to replenish arms and ammunition...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield) Cause of death: Shot Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Plot: Lot 44
Haymes, Dick (Richard Benjamin) b. September 13, 1918 d. March 29, 1980 Actor, Entertainer. A baritone singer, he became a vocalist in a number of big bands, worked in Hollywood, on radio and films, and was one of the most popular vocalist of the 1940s and 1950s. Born Richard Benjamin Haymes to Scottish/Irish parents in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he came to the US with his family as an infant. His mother became a vocal coach and instructor in order to provide a living. A music gig in 1931 caught the eye of a local band leader and he started to move up, but it was...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered in the Hollywood Hills of Southern California.
Phillips, Jim 'Red' b. February 5, 1936 d. March 25, 2015 Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1958 to 1967), he played at the right-end, split-end and wide receiver positions in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings. Born James Jackson Phillips, he attended Benjamin Russell High School in Alabama and played collegiate football at Auburn University. During his years with the Tigers, as a two-way player (receiver and defensive lineman), he achieved All-American honors while contributing to Auburn's...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hillview Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Alexander City, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Franklin, Joe b. March 9, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Television Personality, Author. Nicknamed "The King of Nostalgia". Regarded by many as a pioneer of the television talk show format, his program "The Joe Franklin Show" ran for more than 40-years from 1950 until 1993. At one point, he earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest running talk show program. Born Joseph Fortgang, his association with the entertainment industry began during his mid teens, when he worked behind-the-scenes for such radio personalities as Al...[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!
Douglas (Smith), Donna (Doris) b. September 26, 1932 d. January 1, 2015 American Actress. Douglas, who grew up in Baton Rouge, will best be remembered for her role as Elly May Clampett in the 1960s CBS television series, 'The Beverly Hillbillies'. Born Doris Smith, she attended a Catholic High School where she was active in sports. In 1957, she was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and was later crowned "Miss New Orleans". Shortly thereafter, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and started out as a model for toothpaste advertisements. She was featured on...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Bluff Creek Community Cemetery, Bluff Creek, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
Mamey, Norman Henry b. November 7, 1948 d. January 22, 2015 Conductor. He was prominent musical figure known for his work for television, films and orchestration. A graduate of composition from Pepperdine University, he received his Master of Arts in Symphonic Conducting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He conducted orchestras such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Dusseldorf Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Symphony of the New World Orchestra and Capistrano Symphony Orchestra. For motion pictures, he scored...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Pero, A.J. b. October 14, 1959 d. March 20, 2015 Musician. He was a drummer who will best be remembered as the drummer for the American heavy metal band, Twisted Sister. Born Anthony Jude Pero, he received his first drum kit at the age of 4, when his parents saw him playing on pots and pans. He took lessons and studied with a local jazz musician, and later with jazz great Gene Krupa. At the age of 7, he was invited to perform as a solo artist on the Mike Douglas Show...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
von Trapp, Maria Augusta b. January 26, 1905 d. March 28, 1987 Wife of Captain George Ritter von Trapp, their story was made famous in the musical film, “The Sound of Music” (1965), in which her role was played by Julie Andrews. Born Maria Augusta Kutschera on a train enroute to Vienna, Austria, her mother died when she was just two years old. Her father left her with a cousin, so that he could travel, and she was raised as a socialist and atheist, becoming cynical towards all religions. Her attitude changed while in college, when she entered a crowded...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Trapp Family Lodge Grounds, Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont, USA
Kreamcheck, John b. January 7, 1926 d. January 28, 2014 Professional Football Player. For three seasons (1953 to 1955), he played at the defensive tackle position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. After attending Centerville High School in Pennsylvania, he served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Upon his return home, he enrolled at William and Mary College where he played collegiate football. While with the Tribe, he distinguished himself as he achieved All-American status twice. Selected by the Bears...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
O'Connor, Hugh [cenotaph] b. April 7, 1962 d. March 28, 1995 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as Officer Lonnie Jamison on the NBC/CBS television drama series "In the Heat of the Night" that ran from 1988 to 1994. Born in Rome, Italy he was adopted by actor Carroll O'Connor and his wife Nancy while he was there filming the movie "Cleopatra," and was named Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor after his father's brother who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1961. At the age of 16 he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and survived the cancer with...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Suicide Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Winkler, Rhoda b. 1927 d. March 15, 2015 Chief Puppeteer and Voice Actress. Winkler performed for five and a half years with the 'Howdy Doody Show' beginning with its premier on December 27, 1947. Born Rhoda Mann, she taught herself to work marionettes at age 9. Her first job in show business was working as assistant to Ali Benali, the Moroccan Wonderman. At 20, she was supporting her family as the master puppeteer on 'Howdy Doody' and also animated the puppet, Princess Summerfall Winterspring. Mann was the first woman on the set...[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!
Hoffman, Philip Seymour b. July 23, 1967 d. February 2, 2014 Actor, Producer, and Director. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in the biographical film "Capote" (2005), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Born in the Rochester suburb of Fairport, New York, his father worked as an executive for Xerox Corporation and his mother was an elementary school teacher before becoming a lawyer and eventually a family court judge. When he was nine years old, his parents divorced and he was raised primarily by his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Oswald, Lee Harvey b. October 18, 1939 d. November 24, 1963 Accused Assassin of 35th US President John F. Kennedy. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Robert Edward Lee Oswald and Marguerite Claverie. His father died of a sudden heart attack, and Lee was raised by a succession of step-fathers. Growing up, he was considered a loner, not very good academically, and dropped out of high school when he was 15. When he was 16, he took an...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Plot: Section 17 GPS coordinates: 32.7324486, -97.2032394 (hddd.dddd)
Yates, Pauline b. June 16, 1929 d. January 21, 2015 Actress. She was an English performer, best known for her a role as Elizabeth Perrin on the BBC television series, “The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin” (1976-79). After leaving school, she went straight into acting in stage shows at age 17. In 1957, she was cast in the role of Estelle Waterman for the British TV soap opera “Emergency Ward 10”, followed by the films “Fly Away Peter” (1959) and “Identity Unknown” (1960). Her other film credits included “Never Mention Murder” (1964), “Darling” (...[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!
Arnett, Ray b. 1917 d. March 12, 2015 Choreographer, Director and Producer. Arnett was best known for his decades spent working with Liberace. Early in his career, he was nicknamed "King of the Gypsies" for being the hardest-working chorus boy in the now cult classic 'Forgotten Musicals' on Broadway. Soon thereafter, he would dance alongside the legendary Mae West on television and...[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!
Andrews, Patty (Patricia Marie) b. February 16, 1918 d. January 30, 2013 Singer. She shall be remembered as one third of the legendary trio The Andrews Sisters. Born Patricia Marie Andrews to a Greek immigrant family originally named Andreas, she was raised along with her sisters Maxine and La Verne in the Minneapolis suburbs; the girls formed their ensemble when Patty, who became the lead vocalist, was seven then when she was 12 they won their first major competition. They refined their art at county fairs and in Vaudeville then as their skills and popularity...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Williams, Charlie b. October 7, 1947 d. January 27, 2015 Major League Baseball Player. He will be best remembered as "The man who was traded for Willie Mays". For eight seasons (1971 until 1978), he was a pitcher with the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Born Charles Prosek Williams, he attended Great Neck South High School in New York and later Parsons College in Iowa. Selected by the Mets during the 1968 Amateur Draft, he marked his Major League debut on April 23, 1971. During that year, he pitched in 31 games. Williams began the 1972 season...[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!
Bull, Richard b. June 26, 1924 d. February 3, 2014 Actor. Best remembered for his portrayal of 'Nels Oleson', the kind proprietor of Oleson's Mercantile, on the long running television series "Little House on the Prairie" (1974 to 1983) and his portrayal of 'Doc' in the television show "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964 to 1968). In a career that spanned over 50 years, he had more than 100 credits to his name. Credits include roles in televisions shows such as "Harrigan and Son", "Mission Impossible", "Mannix", "Gomer Pyle: USMC", "The...[Read More] (Bio by: Whispers From The Grave) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Kyle, Chris (Christopher Scott) b. April 8, 1974 d. February 2, 2013 Military Figure, Author. He is best remembered for his autobiographical book "American Sniper," a New York Times bestseller that described his military career as a US Navy SEAL sniper. His father was a Sunday school teacher and church deacon who taught him how to hunt and shoot at a young age. After graduating from high school he became a professional bronco rodeo rider but quit after severely injuring his arm. After his arm healed he decided to join the military and signed with the US Navy to...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Plot: Section:Statesmans' Meadow, Section 2 (G) Row:A Number:10