Memorial, Brookwood 1914-1918 [memorial] The BROOKWOOD 1914-1918 MEMORIAL was created in 2004. It currently commemorates around 300 Commonwealth casualties who died in the United Kingdom during the First World War but for whom no graves could be found. Please note : Many of the casualties commemorated by this Memorial were only recently notified to and accepted for commemoration by the Commission therefore it may not be possible to view all names on this Memorial immediately. There are also names engraved here where the burial place...[Read More] (Bio by: Find A Grave) Brookwood Military Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Gray, Coleen b. October 23, 1922 d. August 3, 2015 Actress. An attractive leading lady, she experienced roles of substance in top-notch feature films, prior to slipping to B-movies and television guest parts. Born Doris Bernice Jensen, the daughter of Danish descent, she excelled at Hamline University, where she studied Dramatic Arts. After graduation, she made her professional debut in small stage productions, before moving to Hollywood during the mid-1940s. She marked her motion picture debut with an uncredited part in "State Fair" (1945) 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!
Farr, Mel b. November 3, 1944 d. August 3, 2015 American Professional Football Player. Farr was the seventh overall pick out of UCLA by the Detroit Lions. He was named NFL Rookie of the Year and spent seven seasons as a running back with the Lions, earning trips to the Pro Bowl in 1967 and 1970. In 1974, he retired from football after being traded to the Houston Oilers. He finished his career with 739 carries for 3,072 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with 1,374 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, becoming the all-time third-leading rusher in...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Schweiker, Richard Schultz b. June 1, 1926 d. July 31, 2015 US Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Senator, US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 14th Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Administration of President Ronald Reagan (1981 to 1983). He served the State of Pennsylvania's 13 Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 until 1969 and represented the State of Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1969 until 1981. Upon high school graduation, he enlisted with the...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Central Schwenkfelder Garden Of Memories, Worcester, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
White, William R. b. 1927 d. July 24, 2015 US World War II Military Figure. He was a member of the Army Air Corps group known as the "Tuskegee Airmen". With the then-segregated United States Military, White made history with a highly-skilled combat force of African-Americans, who played a major role in air power during World War II. As a pilot, White saw action during combat missions over North Africa and Europe. After the war, he worked in a meat packing plant and as a supply clerk. In 2007, White (along with other surviving "Tuskegee...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
Roussin, Archbishop. Raymond b. June 17, 1939 d. April 24, 2015 Roman Catholic Archbishop. A native of Saint Boniface, a French-speaking town in Manitoba, Raymond Roussin receiving his early education under the care of the Oblate Sisters and successively under the Marianist Fathers before eventually joining the Society of Mary himself in Québec. Professing his first vows on August 29, 1957, he studied philosophy at St. Louis University in St. Louis, successively furthering his learning at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland, where he was...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Plot: Bishops' Plot.
Black, Cilla b. May 27, 1943 d. August 2, 2015 British Singer, Actress, Entertainer. Black, who was born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, was a British entertainer who achieved popularity in various areas of entertainment. She began her career, being influenced by the Beatles, in singing. Black had two number one hits in "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and "You're My World" and eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts in the late 1960s and early 1970s. "Anyone Who Had A Heart" was the United Kingdom's biggest selling single by a female artist...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Dvorakova, Ludmila b. July 11, 1923 d. July 30, 2015 Opera Singer. A dramatic soprano, she shall be remembered for Wagnerian interpretations. Raised within the turmoil of the Weimar Republic and the Nazi Era, her musical ambitions were put on hold until after World War II when she settled in then-Czechoslovakia and studied at the Prague Conservatory. Ludmila made her 1949 professional bow at Ostravia, joined the Prague National Theatre in 1954, and in 1960 launched the international phase of her career with appearances at the Berlin State Opera...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Vysehradsky Hrbitov, Prague, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Brown, Curtis Jerome b. December 7, 1954 d. July 30, 2015 Professional Football Player. Brown was a running back for the NFL's Buffalo Bills from 1977 to 1982 and the 1983 Houston Oilers. He played college football at the University of Missouri. Brown was a third round draft pick for the Buffalo Bills in the 1977 NFL Draft. His best year was in 1978 when he took over from O.J. Simpson as he rushed for 591 yards on 128 attempts. Brown would crack the 500 yard mark the next two seasons and help lead the Bills to the AFC East title in 1980. During his...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Saint Charles Memorial Gardens, Saint Charles, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Piper (Toombs), Rowdy (Roderick George) Roddy b. April 17, 1954 d. July 30, 2015 Professional Wrestler, Actor. Roderick George Toombs, known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler, film actor and podcast host. In professional wrestling, he was best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Although he was Canadian, due to his Scottish heritage he was billed as coming from Glasgow in Scotland and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. He earned the nickname "Rowdy" by displaying his...[Read More] Cremated, Ashes scattered, Ashes scattered at family ranch in Gaston, Oregon
Hawkins, Ross Cooper 'Rip' b. April 21, 1939 d. July 28, 2015 Professional Football Player. Hawkins played linebacker for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings from 1961 to 1965. He was the second round draft choice for the Vikings in the 1961 draft out of the University of North Carolina. During his years with the Vikings, he was the first recipient of the Terry Dillon Award, served as defensive team captain, was selected to the 1963 Pro Bowl, and set the team record for the most tackles in a single game. After his football career, Hawkins served in local...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Faber, David b. August 25, 1928 d. July 28, 2015 Author, Holocaust Survivor. He will be remembered for penning his high-profile memoirs "Because of Romek" (1997), which recounted the horrors he experienced during his imprisonment in multiple concentration camps including Auschwitz. Faber witnessed the murders of his parents, brother and five sisters, however somehow he survived the ordeal himself. After the liberation of the concentration camp he was in, he would be discovered by Red Cross volunteers in the state of severe malnourishment...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Anderson, Lynn Rene b. September 26, 1947 d. July 30, 2015 Country Music Singer. Multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her 1970 country-pop, worldwide megahit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden". Anderson's crossover appeal and regular exposure on national television helped her to become one of the most popular and successful country singers of the 1970s. Anderson charted 12 No. 1, 18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hits. In addition to being named "Top Female...[Read More] Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Pierce, Billy (Walter William) b. April 2, 1927 d. July 31, 2015 Major League Baseball player. Spent 18 years in the major leagues as a pitcher, winning 211 games and was named to 7 All-Star teams. Made his debut in 1945 with the Detroit Tigers, pitching in five games. After spending the next two full seasons in the minor leagues, he returned to the majors for good in 1948. On November 10, 1948, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox, were he would pitch the next 13 seasons. He became one of the best pitchers in baseball, leading the league in strikeouts in...[Read More] (Bio by: Adam Penale) Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Malone, Sean b. 1961 d. July 29, 2015 American Actor. Malone, who will best be remembered for his roles in 'Gone Baby Gone' (2007) and 'The Fighter' (2010), died nine days following a drowning accident. He also appeared in the films 'Leo' (2008), 'Scalpers' (2009), 'Whaling City' (2011) and 'The Forger' (2014). On July 20th, Malone was pulled unconscious from the water at a south Boston beach after swimming out too far. Firefighters brought him to shore and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he remained in critical condition...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Servais, Jean b. September 24, 1910 d. February 17, 1976 Actor. Leading man of the french stage and screen in the 30s who after World War 2 developed into a fine character player with an excellent voice and a face that exuded melancholy and intelligence. Trained at the Brussels Conservatory of dramatic arts, he was later a member of the famous Théatre du Marais and the theatre company of Jean Louis Barrault playing nearly all the great parts the stage has to offer. In films from 1932, starting with "Criminel", his greatest success was as the leader...[Read More] (Bio by: Fritz Tauber) Cimetiere de Passy, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France Plot: Division 8
Pyle, Mike (Michael Johnson) b. July 18, 1939 d. July 29, 2015 Professional Football Player. Pyle played center for the NFL's Chicago Bears from 1961 to 1969. After excelling in football, wrestling, and track in high school, he attended Yale University where he was the captain of the undefeated 1960 team. Pyle played center (and served as team captain) for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League during the 1960s. During his professional career, he earned several honors including being named named to the Sporting News First Team - All...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Stoneman, Patsy b. May 27, 1925 d. July 23, 2015 Country Music Artist. Stoneman was one of 23 children (only 13 survived to adulthood) born to country music pioneer Ernest "Pop" Stoneman and his wife Hattie, the same year he released 'The Titanic', one of country music’s first million-selling records in 1925. When the Great Depression set in and record sales plummeted, the Stoneman family relocated to the Washington, D.C. area. As one of the oldest children, Patsy would help take care of her younger siblings. In the early 1960s, she formed...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Kauffman, Bob b. July 13, 1946 d. July 25, 2015 Professional Basketball Player, Coach, Executive. For seven seasons (1968 to 1975), he played at the small forward, power forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association with the Seattle SuperSonics, Chicago Bulls, Buffalo Braves and Atlanta Hawks. He attended Scarsdale High School in New York and went on to play collegiate basketball at Guilford College in North Carolina. While with the Quakers, he established himself as one of the school's all time greats. Selected by...[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!
Moravec, Ivan b. November 9, 1930 d. July 27, 2015 Pianist. A prolific artist noted particularly for his Chopin interpretations, he is known in the West chiefly thru his recordings. Raised in the Czech Capital by a moderately well-off family, he developed a love for music via trips to the opera with his amateur musicial father. Though he did not take-up the piano until the late age of seven, his progress in private lessons was rapid and by 1946 he was performing on Czech Radio. At 20, he entered the Prague Conservatory, but a neck injury...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Olsanske hrbitovy, Prague, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic