Altomare, Anthony C. 'Tony' b. July 24, 1928 d. February 18, 2003 Professional Wrestler. Known as "The Sicilian" in the WWF(E) for almost 25 years, he and Lou Albano formed the Tag Team of "The Sicilians" in the late 1960s. Together they won the United States Tag Team Title, which became the World tag team Title. He was once a life guard and American Red Cross Swimming Instructor, and served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Paratrooper Division from 1946 to 1948. (Bio by: Miss Hildy) Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Overlooking the pond, facing away from it.
Peck, Oscar E. b. 1848 d. October 23, 1906 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Class Boy in the Union Navy. His citation reads "Peck served as second class boy on board the USS Varuna during attacks on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 24 April 1862. Acting as powder boy of the after rifle, Peck served gallantly while the Varuna was repeatedly attacked and rammed and finaly sunk. This was an extremely close-range action and, although badly damaged, the Varuna delivered shells abaft the Morgan's armor." (Bio by: Don Morfe) Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA Plot: Fitch's Home-Veterans Section
Raymond, Alex b. October 2, 1909 d. September 6, 1956 Cartoonist. Born Alexander Gillespie Raymond in New Rochelle, New York. His career began as a clerk on Wall Street, but after the Crash of 1929 he enrolled in the Grand Central School of Art in New York City. Within a year, he was introduced to King Features Syndicate and assisted such artists as Russ Westover, Lyman Young, and Chic Young. In 1933, he was asked to create a Sunday comic strip in the vein of Buck Rogers, and with writer Don Moore, he launched 'Flash Gordon' the following year...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Automobile accident Saint John Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Robustelli, Andy b. December 6, 1925 d. May 31, 2011 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For fourteen seasons (1951 to 1964), he played at the defensive-end position in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants. Born Andrew Richard Robustelli, he attended Stamford High School (Connecticut) and played collegiate football at Arnold College in Connecticut. His collegiate career yielded to his service with the US Navy during World War II. He was selected by the Rams during the 19th round of the 1951 NFL Draft...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint John Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Scofield, David H. b. December 10, 1840 d. September 30, 1905 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the Union Army in Company K, 5th New York Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia. His citation reads "Capture of flag of 13th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.)" (Bio by: Don Morfe) Slawson Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Wise, Homer Lee b. February 27, 1917 d. April 22, 1974 World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during World War II in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant in Company L, 142nd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Magliano, Italy, June 14, 1944. His citation reads "While his platoon was pinned down by enemy small-arms fire from both flanks, he left his position of comparative safety and assisted in carrying 1 of his men, who had been seriously wounded and who lay in an exposed position...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Saint John Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA