Cholak, Edward S. 'Moose' b. March 17, 1930 d. October 31, 2002 Professional Wrestler. Nicknamed "Moose" for his 450 pound frame, he stood 6 feet 4 inches tall, a popular wrestler in the mid-west. He started wrestling in the early 1950s, with opponents such as stars Buddy Rogers, Angelo Poffo, Bobo Brazil, Dick the Bruiser, and The Crusher. After retiring from wrestling in the early 1980s, he went to work for the city of Chicago, Illinois as an engineer. (Bio by: Michael Hollings) Cause of death: Stroke and pneumonia Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section G, Lot 520, Grave SE
Gaedel, Edward Carl 'Eddie' b. June 8, 1925 d. June 18, 1961 Major League Baseball Figure. Known as "Eddie," at 3 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 65 pounds, he is remembered as the shortest person to have ever played Major League Baseball and is one of only five players who drew a walk in their first and only plate appearance without ever playing the field. He was born with the medical condition dwarfism. Prior to his baseball fame, he worked as a riveter for the aircraft industry during World War II. Following the war, he was an actor who was hired in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cause of death: Heart Attack (after a beating/mugging) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section G, Lot X-363B, Grave NW
Matusek, Patricia Ann b. December 8, 1945 d. July 14, 1966 Murder Victim. The daughter of Joseph and Bessie Matusek, she had one sister. Known to her family and friends as Pat, she was a gentle and friendly young woman. Patricia was excited to move forward in her life, she was engaged to be married and after her August graduation from South Chicago hospital, where she was a Senior Student Nurse, was to start a new journey with Children's Memorial hospital. She had a love of all children and a respect for everyone. Her father appeared at everyone of...[Read More] (Bio by: Memorial Flower) Cause of death: Murdered Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section KC, Lot 889, Grave SE
Moriarty, George Joseph b. July 7, 1884 d. April 8, 1964 Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Umpire. During his Major League career (1903 to 1916) he played third base for the Chicago Cubs, New York Highlanders, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. In eight consecutive seasons he stole 20 or more bases and he had a total of 248 career stolen bases; including stealing home eleven times. After his ball playing career, he was an American League umpire from 1917 to 1940 except for the years of 1927 to 1928 when he was the manager of the Detroit...[Read More] (Bio by: DXA) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section B, Block 28, Lot 4, Grave N6
Piccolo, Brian (Louis Brian) b. October 31, 1943 d. June 16, 1970 Professional Football Player. Famously not picked in the NFL draft after 20 rounds, "Pic", as he was often called, went on to make a career in the National Football League as a running back for the Chicago Bears, despite his small size and slow speed. What he lacked in the usual qualities of a football player he made up in determination and hard work. A letterman in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida High School, he attended Wake Forest University. During his senior year, 1964, he led the nation...[Read More] (Bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) Cause of death: Embryonal Cell Carcinoma Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section AM, Lot 222, Grave 2NE GPS coordinates: 41.7258148, -87.7122040 (hddd.dddd)
Walter (Jacobs), Little (Marion Walter) b. May 1, 1930 d. February 15, 1968 Blues Musician. Born Marion Walter Jacobs, he is given credit for changing the sound of the blues by amplifying the harmonica to achieve the moaning, echoing hornlike sounds that are common in today's blues. He was also a proficient guitarist. He moved to Chicago in the early 1950s to become a session player for Chess Records, appearing on recordings of the labels top artist. This earned him an invitation to join the Muddy Waters band giving him the exposure needed to start his own recording...[Read More] (Bio by: Jim Adams) Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section SW, Block 28, Lot 5, Grave 5 (near the fence that borders Pulaski Rd.).