Glass, Ron b. July 10, 1945 d. November 25, 2016 Actor. Born Ronald Earle Glass, he was best known for his roles as the witty Det. Ron Harris on the television series Barney Miller from 1975 to 1982 and the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the short-lived 2002 science fiction series "Firefly" and its sequel film "Serenity". He studied drama and literature at the University of Evansville. He began his acting career in the early 1970s with appearances on various television series such as "Sanford and Son", "Hawaii Five-O", "The Bob Newhart...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Meir, Golda b. May 3, 1898 d. December 8, 1978 Prime Minister of Israel. She was born in Kiev but her family emigrate to the United States in 1906. In 1921, she and her husband moved to Palestine, and Meir began a career devoted to service to her people. In 1946 she became head of the political department of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, which helped to organize the migration of Jews to Palestine. Later, she was elected to Israel's first parliament, and served as Israeli Foreign Minister, Minister of Labor and Ambassador to Moscow. She...[Read More] (Bio by: Jelena) Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Abbott, Darrell Lance 'Dimebag' b. August 20, 1966 d. December 8, 2004 Rock Musician. A native of Dallas, Texas, he was the lead guitarist for the influential heavy metal group "Pantera". The band, popular from it's beginning in 1982 up through the 2000s, released several albums over their more than 20 year career, and had signature songs such as "Mouth For War", "Walk", "This Love", and "Cemetery Gates". After the breakup of that band, Abbott joined the heavy metal group "Damageplan", which gained a following largely due to his musical notoriety from his Pantera...[Read More] Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Plot: Lakeside Estates, family plot
Chapin, Billy b. December 28, 1943 d. December 2, 2016 Actor. Born William McClellan Chapin, he was known for a considerable number of screen and TV performances from 1943 to 1959 and best remembered for both his roles as the "diaper manager" Christie Cooper in the 1953 family feature "The Kid from Left Field", starring Dan Dailey, Anne Bancroft and Lloyd Bridges and little John Harper in Charles Laughton's 1955 film noir classic "The Night of the Hunter", opposite acting legends Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish. Apart from several stage...[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!
Dunn, Holly b. August 22, 1957 d. November 14, 2016 American Singer and Songwriter. Dunn, who had her most successful period in country music during the '80s and '90s, performed in bands in high school and college before moving to Nashville, where she worked as a demo singer and songwriter before signing a record deal, releasing her first album, 'Holly Dunn', in 1986. She would go on to release nine more studio albums and and charted nineteen Top 40 country singles, like "Daddy's Hands", "Love Someone Like Me", and two number one singles, "Are...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Salado Cemetery, Salado, Bell County, Texas, USA Plot: Hodge addition, H708
Kinison, Samuel Burl 'Sam' b. December 8, 1953 d. April 10, 1992 Former Pentacostal preacher turned Comedian. Appeared in the movie 'Back to School' (1986) and was seen on 'Saturday Night Live'. While married to his third wife, Malika Souiri, Sam had cleaned up his life of booze and drugs. Ironically, he was killed in a car crash on his way to a show in Laughlin, Nevada. Malika was also seriously injured but survived. They were hit head on by a drunk driver. (Bio by: Phantomht) Cause of death: Automobile accident Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 28, Lot 92, Space 3 GPS coordinates: 36.0881081, -95.8930054 (hddd.dddd)
Lee, Sammy b. August 1, 1920 d. December 2, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist. Born Samuel Lee, he was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in platform diving. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School, attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College and then a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California. He was inspired by the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles to become a diver. By 1942 he was the AAU national champion in platform and springboard diving, becoming the first person of color to win that title. He would...[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!
Vaughn, Robert b. November 22, 1932 d. November 11, 2016 American Actor. Vaughn, who appeared in more than 150 films, will best be remembered for his role as the secret agent Napoleon Solo in the television series, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'. Born into a theatrical family, he moved with his mother, who was a stage actress, to Los Angeles where he took a Masters degree in Theater at California State University. In 1955, he made his first television appearance with a role in the series, 'Medic' and followed that up a year later with an uncredited screen...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wilder (Silberman), Gene (Jerome) b. June 11, 1933 d. August 29, 2016 American Actor, Screenwriter, Director and Author. Born Jerome Silberman, he was one of America’s foremost comic actors known by all generations for his performances in such classics as 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (1971), 'Young Frankenstein' (1974) and 'Stir Crazy' (1980). He studied theater at the University of Iowa, then studied Shakespeare at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School in England, where he was the first freshman to win the school fencing championship. He next enrolled...[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!
Bell, Bob 'Bozo' b. January 18, 1922 d. December 8, 1997 Actor. WGN-TV Chicago's legendary and world's most famous portrayer of 'Bozo the Clown' on WGN's 'Bozo's Circus.' He played Bozo from 1960 to 1984, and he was inducted into the Clown Hall of Fame on August 3, 1996. Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes Scattered at Sea
Trenholm, George Alfred b. February 25, 1807 d. December 9, 1876 Confederate Treasury Secretary, Confederate Financial Agent. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he became a well-known banker and businessman, and was generally thought to be the wealthiest man in the Confederacy. He left school in 1823 at 16 to work for John Fraser & Co., Charleston's leading cotton shippers; 30 years later he was the firm's head and chief owner. He had interests in steamships, railroads, banks, hotels, plantations, wharves, and cotton presses. Charming, handsome, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Ugaalltheway) Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Grissom, LTC. Virgil Ivan 'Gus' b. April 3, 1926 d. January 27, 1967 Astronaut. Grissom was a native of Mitchell, Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with cluster for his Korean service, two NASA Distinguished Service medals and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Air Force Command Astronaut Wings. He received his wings in March 1951. He flew 100 combat missions in Korea in F-86s with the 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and, upon returning to...[Read More] Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Plot: Section 3, Lot 2503-E, Grid Q-15/16
Loving, Richard Perry b. October 29, 1933 d. June 29, 1975 Civil Rights Figure. On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving, a white man, married Mildred Jeter, a black woman. Their wedding took place in Washington, DC because their home state, Virginia, had a law prohibiting inter-racial marriages. They returned to Caroline County, VA and were arrested. In 1959 they pled guilty and were given a one year suspended sentence under the condition that they leave Virginia and not return for 25 years. In 1963 they challenged the law and in March of 1966, the Virginia...[Read More] (Bio by: Eamonn) Saint Stephens Baptist Church Cemetery, Central Point, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Stratten, Dorothy b. February 28, 1960 d. August 14, 1980 Actress, Model. Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, she grew up in a rough neighborhood, and worked at a local Dairy Queen. She began to come into her own as a model in her late teens, appearing on a TV episode of Fantasy Island in 1978. Paul Snider, a promoter, began dating her and convinced her to pose for nude photographs, while attempting to get her selected as Playboy's 25th Anniversary Playmate. Although she lost out to Candy Loving, she was made Playmate of the month for August 1979. Soon...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Cause of death: Murdered Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Section D, L-170
Monti, Carlotta b. January 20, 1907 d. December 8, 1993 Actress, Author. She is most remembered for being the Mistress of comedian W. C. Fields. As an actress, after winning the Miss Hollywood beauty pageant, she began as an extra in the 1925 movie, "Ben-Hur," later playing several, most often uncredited, bit parts in other movies, including the hit movie, "King Kong" (1933 - she played a girl in the background), "Tarzan the Fearless" (1933 - she played a Priestess of Zar), a dancing girl in "Bonnie Scotland" (1935), a dancer in "The Robin Hood of...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, outdoor Garden, Block 256, Niche F3
Frey, Glenn b. November 6, 1948 d. January 18, 2016 Rock Musician, Actor. He was a founding member of the rock music band "The Eagles", who over the course of their career sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and won six Grammy Awards. In the mid 1960s, he joined his first band, The Mushrooms. The Detroit band's first single "Such a Lovely Child", was produced by Bob Seger, prior to his forming his own band. Frey would go on to play in several other local bands before moving to California and forming the Eagles in 1971 with fellow...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis du Mort) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Carpenter, Karen b. March 2, 1950 d. February 4, 1983 Singer. Best remembered for her singing partnership with her brother, Richard, as "The Carpenters." Born in New Haven, Connecticut, she moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Her older brother, Richard, put together an instrumental trio, with Richard playing the piano, Karen on the drums, and friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In 1966, their group won first place in the Hollywood Bowl Battle of the Bands, and landed a recording contract with RCA Records. After two...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Ascension Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Compassion GPS coordinates: 34.1504097, -118.7972717 (hddd.dddd)
Roberts, Larry b. June 2, 1963 d. December 5, 2016 Professional Football Player. He was a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1986 to 1993. He played football collegiately at the University of Alabama and was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He played for them for eight years, earning two Super Bowl (XXIII and XXIV) rings with the team. He played in 89 NFL games and 12 playoff games, recording 28 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery during his career. (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!
Wilson, Flip (Clerow) b. December 8, 1933 d. November 26, 1998 Actor and Comedian. He is remembered for his NBC variety television series "The Flip Wilson Show" that aired from September 1970 until June 1974, as well as his character 'Geraldine Jones'. Born Clerow Wilson, Jr., one of ten children, his father worked as a handyman during the Great Depression. When he was seven years old, his mother abandoned the family. His father was unable to care for all the children and he was placed in and out of foster homes. At age 16 he joined the US Air Force, lying...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Liver Cancer Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Lightoller, Charles Herbert b. March 30, 1874 d. December 8, 1952 Titanic Survivor. Born in Chorley, Lancashire and began his life as a seaman at age thirteen. His career with the White Star Line began in 1900. On the R.M.S. Titanic he served as Second Officer and on the ship's fateful night he was in charge of even number life boats on the port side. After the ship had sank he and thirty men had climbed onto a overturned collapsible boat and paddled the rest of the night. At dawn the Carpathia arrived and began rescuing survivors. He helped all the survivors...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Mortlake Crematorium, Mortlake, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England Plot: Ashes scattered in the Garden of Remembrance.