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Sammy Kaye
Birth: Mar. 13, 1910
Death: Jun. 2, 1987
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

He was a celebrated orchestra leader and a native of Lakewood, Ohio born Samuel Zarnocay Jr.of Slovak immigrant parents. Samuel excelled in athletics and upon graduation in 1928 from High School received a track scholarship to Ohio University as state low-hurdles champ. He formed a band to earn revenue to pay his way through Ohio University. Samuel Zarnocay became Sammy Kaye, as his band was a regular at a small nickel-a-dance ballroom in the basement of Logan's Book Store located at the gate of the campus. At college, he made the football team and earned a degree in civil engineering. He went on to national acclaim in the big-band world of the 1930's and '40s. Sammy made many records, composed music and appeared in a couple of movies, He had several radio series, including Sunday Serenade which was featured on national radio. Kaye was living in New York City where he died of cancer at age 77. His body was returned to Lakewood and after a Mass at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Rocky River he was buried in the family plot next to his parents at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Bio by John R. Mark  (bio by: Anonymous) 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Zarnocay (1871 - 1950)
  Mary Zarnocay (1875 - 1937)
 
Burial:
Lakewood Park Cemetery
Rocky River
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 4 Lot 352 Grave 4
 
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Record added: Feb 23, 2002
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