Carter, Gary Edmund b. April 8, 1954 d. February 16, 2012 Major League Baseball Player. His major league career spanned 19 seasons, most of those as a catcher for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets. He led the latter team to the 1986 World Series Championship. After being selected as an All-Star in 11 of his 19 playing seasons, he entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2003 as a member of the Montreal Expos. (Bio by: Dan Silva) Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA Plot: Grave located in front of the mausoleum
Como, Perry (Pierino Ronald) b. May 18, 1912 d. May 12, 2001 Singer, Actor. Helped pioneer variety shows on the new medium of television in the 1950s. He worked as a barber before he left that profession in the 1930s to sing with big bands. He had 14 singles that made it to No. 1 and sold more than 100 million albums. He had more than 20 gold records in his career and was probably best known for the tune "And I Love You So." In 1958 he won a Grammy Award as best male singer for the hit "Catch a Falling Star." His television career spanned 20 years where...[Read More] Cause of death: Died in his sleep from complications of alzheimers Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA
Daly, Chuck b. July 20, 1930 d. May 9, 2009 Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Coach. As head coach of the Detroit Pistons from 1983 to 1992, he guided them to two consecutive NBA Championship titles (1989, 1990). He coached the 1992 Men's Olympic Basketball Team known as "The Dream Team", which featured such star players as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing to the gold medal. Born Charles Jerome Daly, he attended St. Callistus Catholic School and played collegiate basketball at St. Bonaventure and...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA
Douglas, Mike b. August 11, 1925 d. August 11, 2006 Entertainer. He was the host of "The Mike Douglas Show," a popular daytime TV talk show which ran from 1961 to 1981. Originally based in Cleveland, the program moved to Philadelphia and later Los Angeles as its popularity grew. At its peak it was syndicated in nearly 200 stations across the United States. Among Douglas's frequent guests were Bob Hope, John Lennon, and author Truman Capote. Douglas was born Michael Dowd in Chicago. He started out in the entertainment industry as a singer with...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA Plot: Liberty Hall Mausoleum, Victory Hall on the right side as you enter the main hall entrance.
Herman, Billy (William Jennngs Bryan) b. July 7, 1909 d. September 5, 1992 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in New Albany, Indiana, he was a stellar defensive second baseman making his debut for the Chicago Cubs on August 1, 1931. For 15 seasons he played with the Chicago Cubs (1931-41), Brooklyn Dodgers (1941-43), Boston Braves in 1946 and Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947. Herman holds many fielding records, including most putouts in a season by a National League second baseman and led second basemen in putouts seven times. A master of the hit-and-run play...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA Plot: Heritage Hall Mausoleum, Wall G, Level 2, Unit B
Shakespeare, Stanley b. February 5, 1963 d. April 26, 2005 Football Player. He briefly played as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player during the NFL's strike season of 1987. During college, he played as a member of the 1983 national champion Miami Hurricanes, beating Nebraska in January of 1984 in the Orange Bowl. A strong gust of wind knocked Stanley out of his boat and into the water off the coast line of Florida. After a half hour search in the water, his body was discovered floating face down, while still holding his sun glasses in his hand. (Bio by: Navy Doc) Riverside Memorial Park, Tequesta, Martin County, Florida, USA