Bestwick, Sgt Maj. Wilbur b. November 27, 1911 d. July 10, 1972 US Marine, he was the first person to be promoted to the rank of "Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps," serving from 1957 to 1959. Enlisting as a Private in the Marine Corps in 1934, he went through basic training (boot camp) at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, California. In the seven years prior to World War II, he served aboard the USS Lexington and at posts in Bremerton, Washington, San Diego, California, and Camp Elliott, California. Promoted to Sergeant Major in 1943, he saw...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill M) Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: Veterans Section, Lot 74, Section "A", Space 2.
Bonds, Bobby Lee b. March 15, 1946 d. August 23, 2003 Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball as an outfielder for fourteen seasons (1968 to 1981) for the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. The father of Giants' superstar slugger Barry Bonds, he came up with the San Francisco in 1968, and established himself as the Giants' starting right fielder for the next six seasons. In his very first game, June 25, 1968, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Brain tumor, lung cancer Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
Feeney, Charles S. 'Chub' b. August 31, 1921 d. January 10, 1994 Major League Baseball Executive. Born in Orange, New Jersey, he was the grandson of Charles Stoneham, the owner of the National League New York Giants. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, he returned in 1946 and started working for his grandfather's franchise. In 1950, he was promoted to general manager and the Giants won the National League pennant in 1951 and won the World's Championship in 1954. He shocked New York City's National League fans in 1958 when he announced that the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: Veterans Xi Lot 11103
Morris, Glenn b. June 18, 1912 d. September 17, 1974 Actor and athlete. Morris was the 1936 Decathlon champion at the Olympics and for his hard work he was awarded the Sullivan Award by runner Jesse Owens. In 1936 he was recruited by a talent agent for the role of Tarzan. He would become the fourth Olympic athlete to the play role. He went to Hollywood and appeared in several films including "Early Sports Quiz" (1947), "Hold That Coed" (1938),"Olympia Part 2: Festival of Beauty" (1938), "Tarzan's Revenge" (1938), "She Married An Artist" (1937)...[Read More] Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: Garden of Inspiration, Lot 2315
Panagabko, Edwin Arnold 'Can Of Tobacco' b. May 17, 1934 d. January 18, 1979 Professional Hockey Player. Also known as 'Ed' or 'Eddie.' A native of Norquay, Saskatchewan, Panagabko played for teams in the NHL, IHL, AHL, and the WHL hockey leagues. Panagabko played the position of Right Wing for the Seattle Bombers from 1953 to 1954, Grand Rapids Rockets from 1954 to 1955, Hershey Bears from 1955 to 158, Boston Bruins from 1955 to 1957, Providence Reds from 1958 to 1961, Portland Buckaroos from 1961 to 1962, Los Angeles Blades from 1961 to 1962, San Francisco Seals from...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA
Waterman, Willard Lewis b. August 29, 1914 d. February 2, 1995 Actor. Starred on Broadway and Los Angeles with Angela Lansbury in "Maime". Appeared in many movies and portrayed 'Mr. Quigley' in the original "Dennis the Menace". After Hal Perry, he played the 'Great Gildersleeve' on radio. Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA Plot: Cypress lot 506, sect. a. space 4
Werle, Bill 'Bugs' b. December 21, 1920 d. November 27, 2010 Major League Baseball Player. For six seasons (1949 to 1954), he was a left-handed pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox. Born William George Werle, he attended the University of California, where he was a star player; he majored in Entomology while there, earning him the nickname "bugs" during his baseball career. Following service in the US Army during World War II, he played with the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League, before signing as a...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Skylawn Memorial Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, USA