Alcazar, Pedro b. August 28, 1975 d. June 24, 2002 Professional Boxer. He was a super flyweight boxer whose professional fighting record was 25 Wins and 1 loss, with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout. In a June 22, 2002 boxing match with Mexican fighter Fernando Montiel in Las Vegas, Nevada, he fought into the 6th round, when he was declared the loser by technical knockout. However, during the match he suffered a brain injury that went undetected. Two days later, on June 24, 2002, while preparing to return to Panama, he collapsed in...[Read More] (Bio by: Erik Lander) Manuel Amador Guerrero Cemetery, Panama City, Panama, Panama
Aldridge, Victor E. b. October 25, 1893 d. April 17, 1973 Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a pitcher for nine seasons (1917 to 1918, 1922 to 1928) with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Giants. He helped the 1925 Pirates clinch the National League pennant, and started Games 2, 5 and 7 in the subsequent World Series against the Washington Senators. In Games 2 and 5 he defeated Washington, and had a no-decision in games 7, which was won by the Pirates. His career totals were 97 Wins, 80 Losses, 526...[Read More] (Bio by: Ed Hitchcock) Trinity Springs Cemetery, Trinity Springs, Martin County, Indiana, USA
Alekseyev, Vasily b. January 7, 1942 d. November 25, 2011 Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Weightlifter. A super heavyweight, he achieved absolute dominance of his sport during the 1970s. Born and raised in the village of Pokrovo-Shishkino, he was to credit his early work as a lumberjack with developing his immense strength. Alekseyev lived in Shakhty from the mid 1960s on and began competitive weightlifting in 1968. Essentially self trained, he reached a 'fighting weight' of about 350# and in 1970 set the first of what would eventually be 80 world records...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) City Cemetery, Shakhty, Rostovskaya Oblast', Russian Federation
Alexander, Elijah b. August 2, 1970 d. March 24, 2010 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1992 to 1998, 2000 to 2001), he played at the left-linebacker and right-linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Born Elijah Alfred Alexander, III, he attended Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas and played collegiate football at Kansas State University. While with the Wildcats, he lettered four-times and served as captain of their 1991 team...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ridgeview West Memorial Park, Frisco, Collin County, Texas, USA
Alexander, Grover Cleveland 'Pete' b. February 26, 1887 d. November 4, 1950 Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League Baseball for 20 seasons (1911 to 1930) with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. Considered one of the greatest pitchers to ever play the game, he broke in with the Phillies in 1911, and immediately established himself as a premier player, winning a National League leading 28 games his rookie season, and establishing a rookie record that still stands today. Additionally, he led the League in shutouts...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Cause of death: Heart Failure Elmwood Cemetery, Saint Paul (Howard County), Howard County, Nebraska, USA
Alford Sr., Bruce b. September 12, 1922 d. May 8, 2010 Professional Football Player, Official. For six seasons (1946 to 1951), he played at the right-end and defensive back positions in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League with the New York Yankees and New York Yanks. Born Herbert Bruce Alford, he was raised in Waco, Texas where he attended high school and played collegiate football at Texas Christian University. While with the Horned Frogs, he was a member of their squad that appeared in the Orange Bowl game in 1942...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Allen, Duane b. October 22, 1937 d. May 7, 2003 Professional Football Player. Born in Alhambra, California, he made his debut as a tight end receiver in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams in 1961. For seven seasons, he played with the Los Angeles Rams 1961 to 1964, Pittsburgh Steelers in 1965 and Chicago Bears 1966 to 1967. He ended his career with 10 receptions, 227 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns in 49 games played. He also appeared in the 1975 Dino Di Laurentiis movie, "Mandingo". He died of a stroke at age 65 in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Allen, Ethan Nathan b. January 1, 1904 d. September 15, 1993 Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball for thirteen seasons (1926 to 1938) as an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, St, Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Browns. His career totals were 1,281 Games Played, 4,418 At-Bats, 623 Runs, 1,325 Hits, 47 Home Runs, 501 Runs Batted In, and a .300 Batting Average. After his playing career he became the baseball coach at Yale University, where he coached future United States...[Read More] (Bio by: Bruce Genewich) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Allen, Forrest Clare 'Phog' b. November 18, 1885 d. September 16, 1974 Basketball Coach. Born in the town of Jamesport, Missouri. He was the son of William Allen. Forrest was known as the "Father of Basketball Coaching." He was an American basketball and baseball player, coach of American football, basketball, and baseball, college athletics administrator, and osteopathic physician. He learned how to play basketball under the game's inventor, Dr. James Naismith, while a player at the University of Kansas, at which he lettered in 1905, 1906, and 1907; he also...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, USA Plot: Section 13 GPS coordinates: 38.9596405, -95.2122498 (hddd.dddd)
Allen, George b. April 29, 1918 d. December 31, 1990 Football Coach. Born to Loretta M. and Earl Raymond Allen. He earned varsity letters in football, track and basketball at Lake Shore High School in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. George went to Alma College and later at Marquette University, where he was sent as an officer trainee in the U. S. Navy's World War II V-12 program. He graduated with a B.S. in education from Eastern Michigan University. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned his M.S. in Physical Education in 1947...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Allen, George Trenholm b. July 27, 1914 d. March 27, 2000 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Bayfield, New Brunswick, Allen played the position of Left Wing for the New York Rangers from 1938 to 1939, the Chicago Blackhawks from 1939 to 1944 and from 1945 to 1946, and the Montreal Canadiens from 1946 to 1947. The brother of Vivian 'Squee' Allen, who was also a professional hockey player, after his retirement from hockey he went into farming and opened up a farm business with his brother Vivian, who died in 1995. H died in Red Deer, Alberta, in...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Allen, Johnny Thomas b. September 30, 1905 d. March 29, 1959 Major League Baseball Player. The hot-tempered right-hander set American League records for highest winning percentage in a season at .938 when he was 15-1 for the Cleveland Indians in 1937 and for most consecutive wins with 17, from September 10, 1936 to September 30, 1937. He broke in by going 17-4 with a 3.70 earned run average for the New York Yankees in 1932. He followed with 15-7 in 1933, but missed time with an injury while going 5-2 in 1934. After posting a 13-6 record in 1935, he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Memorial Park Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Allen, Johnny b. June 4, 1933 d. March 3, 2010 Professional Football Player. For four seasons (1955 to 1958), he played at the center and linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins. Born John McKee Allen, he attended Ross High School in Freemont, Ohio and played collegiate football at Purdue University before being chosen by Washington during the 8th round of the 1955 NFL Draft. He appeared in 48 career games, serving as a backup to [Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Body donated to medical science, Brain and spinal cord tissue donated to Boston University School of Medicine.
Allen, Keith b. August 21, 1923 d. February 4, 2014 Hall of Fame Professional Hockey Executive, Professional Hockey Player, Coach. As general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, he played a significant role in the assembly of the team known as "The Broad Street Bullies". The franchise achieved three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Finals (1974 to 1976) which included two Stanley Cup championships (1974 and 1975). Allen's lengthy association with hockey began as a player with the Washington Eagles of the Eastern Hockey League in 1941 and...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Allen, Louis Eugene 'Lou' b. July 12, 1924 d. April 16, 2008 Professional Football Player. Selected in the fifth round of the 1950 National Football League draft, he played two seasons with the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers. He appeared in 24 games for the Steelers, followed by a brief career in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Montreal Alouettes. He served in the U.S. Navy following graduation from high school, participating in the Normandy invasion of France. Following the war he attended Duke University on a football scholarship, earning All-...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Allen (Israel), Mel (Melvin Allen) b. February 14, 1913 d. June 16, 1996 Baseball Hall of Fame Sportscaster. Born Melvin Allen Israel, he was best known as the Voice of the New York Yankees, broadcasting their games during the glory years from 1949 to 1964. In 1937, Allen was invited to join the CBS Radio Network in New York as an announcer, where he was the main spokesman for the network's drama and game shows. He started to broadcast games for both the Yankees and the Giants in 1939 and was coined for his trademark praise, "How about that?". After serving in the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Beth-el Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Allen, Ronnie 'Fast Eddie' b. July 12, 1938 d. February 7, 2013 Professional Billiard Player. Member of the Inaugural 2004 class of the One Pocket Hall of Fame. He one the first tournament he ever played, the 1962 Carson's One Pocket tournament. For the next three decades he would be a dominate player in Billiard circles. Known for his one handed playing he also developed what came to be known as Power One Pocket. Among other tournaments he went on to win the 1970 Johnson City One Pocket division and the 1984 Red's One Pocket Open. In 1966 - Ronnie won...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert C. Peurifoy) Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Allen (Lipscomb), Ted (Ted Allen) b. November 17, 1955 d. August 19, 2010 Professional Wrestler, Trainer. He was born in Cartersville, Georgia, and lived there all his life. Allen became a fan of pro-wrestling as a child and by age 14 was doing ring announcing for the Sports Palace in his hometown. He attended Cass High School and Shorter Collage in Rome, Georgia before making his wrestling debut in 1975. In 1980 he was wrestling under a mask with the name of "Nightmare" Ted Allen. His wrestling may not have earned him a lot of Championships, but his activities as a...[Read More] (Bio by: Hilda Duell) Wofford Crossroads Baptist Church, White, Bartow County, Georgia, USA
Allen, Thomas 'Tom' b. April 23, 1840 d. April 5, 1903 Professional Boxer. Born in Birmingham, England, he holds the distinction of being the first International Bare-Knuckle Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. Standing at 5 feet, 11 inches, he began fighting in England and won a middleweight championship there before coming to the United States in 1867. In 1869, he won the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of America and won the Heavyweight Boxing Championship of England in 1870. In 1873, he defeated Mike McCoole to become Heavyweight Boxing...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA Plot: Block 9, Lot 27-706
Allin, Buddy b. October 13, 1944 d. March 10, 2007 Professional Golfer. At age thirteen, he worked as a caddy, latter attended Brigham Young University and won two major collegiate tournaments before joining the U.S. Army in 1967. After his military service, he joined the PGA Tour in 1971 and went on to win five events. His victories included the 1971 Greater Greensboro Open, 1973 Florida Citrus Open and the 1976 Pleasant Valley Classic. His best season was 1974, when he finished ninth after winning the Doral-Eastern Open Invitational and the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!