Henley, Larry b. June 29, 1937 d. December 18, 2014 Songwriter. He was a talented lyricist-composer, best known for co-writing with Jeff Silbar the international Grammy song of the year winning hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings” (1988). Before turning to songwriting, he was the falsetto singer with the trio “The Newbeats”, which had the novelty Top-10 hit, “Bread and Butter” (1964). Through the mid to late 1960s, the group toured with many name artist of the era to include “Gerry & the Pacemakers”, “Kinks”, “Dave Clark Five”, “Supremes”, “Marvin Gaye”...[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!
Terrell, Ernie b. April 4, 1939 d. December 16, 2014 Professional Boxer. He was the former World Boxing Association Heavyweight Champion (1965 to 1967). He turned professionally in 1957 and went on to win his first eight contests. This time period also saw Terrell form his music ensemble "Ernie Terrell and the Heavyweights" which featured his younger sister Jean Terrell who succeeded Diana Ross as lead singer of "The Supremes" in 1970. During the pinnacle of Terrell's boxing career, the six foot six inch figure scored victories over such quality...[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!
Martin, Janis b. August 16, 1939 d. December 16, 2014 Opera Singer. A mezzo soprano who later performed as a soprano, she is remembered for singing leading roles in major venues on both sides of the Atlantic. The child of a musical family, she was raised in both California's capital city and San Francisco, attended Cal State Sacramento and Cal Berkeley, studied voice in her hometown as well as in New York City, and made her 1960 professional bow with the San Francisco Opera as Theresa from Vincenzo Bellini's "La Sonnambula". Janis sang a number of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to her son.
Plews, Herb b. June 14, 1928 d. December 12, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. Born Herbert Eugene Plews, he played collegiate baseball at the University of Illinois and was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1950. Following service with the United States Army during the Korean War, he marked his Major League debut with Washington on April 18, 1956. Mainly a second baseman, he produced a career-high 98 hits with the Senators in 1958. He was acquired by the Boston Red Sox during the 1959 season and retired from baseball...[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!
Thurston, Fred "Fuzzy" b. December 29, 1933 d. December 14, 2014 Professional Football Player. Nicknamed “Fuzzy” he was an offensive lineman and a key player for Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers winning Championship teams. An All American at Valparaiso University, Indiana, he was drafted in the fifth round by Philadelphia Eagles in 1956. He drifted between the Eagles, Chicago Bears, then to the Baltimore Colts, where he helped the Colts to the 1958 Championship win. Going to the Green Bay Packers, he played (1959–67), and was on 6 NFL Championship wins...[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!
Zierahn, Maria Josepha 'Mimi' b. December 23, 1909 d. July 28, 1992 Maria Josepha Reiter was the youngest daughter of Karl and Mara Reiter–Wenger. She was the first love of Adolph Hitler having met him in 1926 in Berchtesgaden when Hitler invited her to one of his speeches. She received letters and postcards from him, and a gold bracelet on her 17th birthday. The affair ended in 1927 when Maria discovered he had visited Berchtesgaden without stopping in to see her. She thought he had another girlfriend and tried to hang herself with a clothesline, but was...[Read More] (Bio by: G-Man) Westfriedhof München, Munich (München), Münchener Stadtkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Adams, Tom b. September 3, 1938 d. December 11, 2014 Actor. He will probably be best remembered by movie audiences for playing 'Dai Nimmo' in the star-studded action picture "The Great Escape" (1963). A period of performances on stage which included Shakespearean productions led to his debut on British television during the early 1960s. He would go on to have credits in such TV programs as "The Avengers", "Spy Trap", "Doctor Who" and "Lovejoy". Adams died from cancer. (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!
Palazzini, Cardinal. Pietro b. May 19, 1912 d. October 11, 2000 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Piobbico born Pietro Palazzini came from a humble family. Entering seminary in Cagli in 1923, he successively furthered his studies at the Pontifical Regional Seminary Pio XI of Fano and in Rome, at the Pontifical Lateran Athenaeum and the Pontifical Roman Seminary, obtaining doctorates in theology and utroque iure in both canon and civil laws. Ordained priest there in December 1934, he served briefly as vice-rector of the diocesan seminary of Cagli, being appointed to...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di San Girolamo della Carità, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Spada, Cardinal. Bernardino b. April 21, 1594 d. November 10, 1661 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Brisghella born Bernardino Spada came from a noble family. Obtaining doctorates in literature and in law in Rome, he was named apostolic secretary during the Pontificate of Paul V and successively referendary of the Tribunals of the Apostolic Signature of Justice and of Grace between September 19, 1617 and 1621, vicar of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, 'abbreviatore di parco maggiore', relator of the Sacred Congregation of Good Government and relator of the Sacred...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di San Girolamo della Carità, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Cappella Spada.
Otunga, Cardinal. Maurice Michael b. January, 1923 d. September 6, 2003 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a traditional paramount chief of the Bakhone tribe who had about seventy women recognized as true wives, Maurice Michael Otunga converted to Catholicism in 1935, being baptized in 1935. His parents eventually were likewise baptized three decades later. Receiving his first education at the Mill Hill schools of Kibabii and Sijei, he later frequented the Holy Ghost schools of Kabaa and Mangu. Entering St. Peter the Apostle's Minor Seminary of Mukumu, he moved to...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Karen's Resurrection Gardens, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya Plot: Cardinal Otunga Chapel.
Kemmerer, Russ b. November 1, 1931 d. December 8, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For nine seasons (1954 to 1955 and 1957 to 1963), he was a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and Houston Colt .45s. Born Russell Paul Kemmerer, he attended Peabody High School in Pittsburgh and initially played collegiate basketball at the University of Pittsburgh, before focussing on baseball. Selected by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1951, he marked his Major League debut with Boston on June 27, 1954. Additionally...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Mordkovitch, Lydia b. April 30, 1944 d. April 9, 2014 Grammy Award-Winning Violinist, A respected recitalist, recording artist, and teacher, she shall probably be best remembered as an interpreter of 20th century music. Raised initially in southeastern Russia, she relocated with her family to Odessa after World War II, evidenced her talent early, studied for three years at the Stolyarsky School of Music, then moved on to Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory where she was trained by the legendary violinist David Oistrakh. Lydia won the 1967 National...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Rowell, Sir. Sidney Fairborn b. December 15, 1894 d. April 12, 1975 Australian Army Lieutenant General. A combat veteran of World Wars I and II, he rose in rank to become Chief of the Australian General Staff from April 1950 until his retirement in December 1954. The son of an English immigrant who served in Australian politics, he received his education at Adelaide High School and was one of the first cadets to enroll in the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra, Australia, when it was opened in 1911. In September 1914 he was commissioned as a 1st...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Mobley, Mary Ann b. February 17, 1939 d. December 9, 2014 Former Miss America, Actress. Mobley was crowned Miss America 1959, the first Mississippian to achieve this honor. After fufilling her duties as Miss America 1959, she embarked on a career in both film and television. In 1963, she made her first television appearance on 'Burke's Law'. In a career spanning four decades, among TV shows she appeared in were 'The Virginian', 'Perry Mason', 'Mission: Impossible', 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.', 'General Hospital', 'Designing Women', 'Ironside', 'Falcon...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison County, Mississippi, USA Plot: Garden of Memories, Lot 139, Space 12
Behrman, Dave b. November 9, 1941 d. December 9, 2014 Professional Football Player. Born David Wesley Behrman, he attended Dowagiac High School in Michigan and played collegiate football at Michigan State University. During his years with the Spartans, he achieved All-Big Ten and All-American honors. Selected by the Bills during the 1st round of the 1963 AFL Draft, he played in 39 career regular season games. For three seasons (1963, 1965 and 1967), he played at the center and tackle positions with the Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos. He...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Berryman, Sir. Frank Horton b. April 11, 1894 d. May 28, 1981 Australian Army Lieutenant General. A combat veteran of World Wars I and II, he rose in rank to become commander of the 1st and 2nd Corps of the Australian Army. He entered the Army in 1913 and after the outbreak of World War I in July 1914, he served on the Western Front with the field artillery in Europe where he actively participated in the Battle of Pozieres (July to September 1916), the 2nd Battle of Bullecourt (April to May 1917), the Battle of Passchendaele (July to November 1917), and...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Flowers, Charlie b. June 28, 1937 d. December 7, 2014 Professional Football Player. He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Arkansas and played collegiate football at the University of Mississippi. Under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Johnny Vaught, he contributed to a Gator Bowl victory, two Sugar Bowl titles and a National Championship (1959). Individually, Flowers received consensus All-American honors. Selected by the New York Giants during the 12th round of the 1959 NFL Draft, he ended up with the Los Angeles Chargers of the newly-formed...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Mejía, Cardinal. Jorge María b. January 31, 1923 d. December 9, 2014 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Buenos Aires born Jorge María Mejía entered seminary in Villa Devoto, later pursuing his studies in Rome at the Pontifical University of San Tommaso in Rome, from where he earned a doctorate in theology, and at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, obtaining a licentiate in biblical science. Moving to the the Biblical School of Jerusalem in order to pursue advanced courses in the subject, besides his native Spanish, he was fluent in Italian, English, French, German...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di San Girolamo della Carità, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Baer, Ralph b. March 8, 1922 d. December 6, 2014 Inventor, Developer and Engineer. Baer was known as "The Father of Video Games" due to his many contributions to games and the video game industry. The German native, whose Jewish family moved to the United States before World War II, was an engineer with a defense contractor in 1966 when he began toying with the concept of a "game box" that would let people play board, action, sports and other games on a television set. A boss at his job gave him $2,500 and two staffers to pursue the idea and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Manchester Hebrew Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA