Zsigmondy, Richard Adolf b. April 1, 1865 d. September 23, 1929 Chemist and Nobel Prize winner. Born in Vienna, Austria, Zsigmondy received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany in 1889. In 1897, he started working at the Schott Glass Factory, where he started his research on his most notable work, colloidal gold (which is present in red Ruby glass) and discovered a water suspension of that gold. Zsigmondy theorized that much could be discovered about the colloidal state from studying the manner of how particles scattered into light. He left...[Read More] (Bio by: Tracy R) Gottingen Stadtfriedhof, Gottingen, Göttinger Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Norment, Elizabeth b. December 31, 1952 d. October 13, 2014 Actress. A versatile performer over her 30 year career, she shall probably be remembered as Nancy, Kevin Spacey's faithful secretary in the online drama "House of Cards". Raised in suburban Washington, she attended the elite Sidwell Friends School and the University of Chicago prior to earning an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a master's from Yale. After spending several seasons at various Southern California theaters and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Nancy made her 1984...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Soltau, Gordy b. January 25, 1925 d. October 27, 2014 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1950 to 1958), he played at the offensive end and kicker positions in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. Born Gordon Leroy Soltau, he attended Central High School in Minnesota and following graduation, he served with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. He had the distinction of being one of the early "frogmen" with the United States Navy. He played collegiate football at the University of Minnesota, prior...[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!
Strassman, Marcia b. April 28, 1948 d. October 25, 2014 Actress. She will be best remembered for playing 'Julie Kotter' in the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975 to 1979). Raised in New Jersey, she began modeling while a child and by the age of sixteen, she appeared in an episode of "The Patty Duke Show" (1964). This led to her succeeding Liza Minnelli in the off-Broadway production "Best Foot Forward". In addition during this period, she experienced a small amount of success recording a few records, among them "The Flower Children" (1967). She...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Her ashes were given to her daughter.
Bruce, Jack b. May 14, 1943 d. October 25, 2014 Musician and Composer. Bruce, whose parents were both musicians, travelled extensively in Canada and the United States in his youth, attending 14 different schools. He finished his formal education at Bellahouston Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship for cello and composition. At the age of 16, he left the academy and eventually found his way to London where he became a member of the influential Alexis Korner's Blues Inc, where Charlie Watts, later to...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Quigley, Joan b. April 10, 1927 d. October 23, 2014 Astrologer, Author. Quigley was an astrologer best known for her astrological advice to Nancy and Ronald Reagan while in the White House in the 1980s. Quigley, a Vassar graduate who penned a series of articles on astrology for Seventeen Magazine under the pseudonym Angel Star, appeared many times on 'The Merv Griffin Show', and it was Griffin who recommended Quigley to Nancy Reagan, then California’s first lady. She consulted with the Reagan campaign team during the 1980 campaign, but became...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Bradlee, Ben b. August 26, 1921 d. October 21, 2014 Journalist. He served as Editor of The Washington Post from 1965 until 1991 and during his leadership, the stories of "The Pentagon Papers" and "Watergate" were reported. He was born Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, his father was an investment banker, Ben (as he was called throughout his life) was educated at Harvard College. During World War II, he was assigned to the Pacific and served in communications at the Office of Naval Intelligence. Upon returning home, he helped establish the small...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Maury, Cardinal. Jean-Sifrein b. June 26, 1746 d. May 10, 1817 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Valreás, Jean-Sifrein Maury came from a Protestant family that embraced Catholicism following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Entering the local minor seminary of Sainte-Garde d'Avignon, he was successively sent to the Saint-Charles Seminary for his theological studies and ultimately to the Parisian Collège de France. Ordained priest in 1765, he was named vicar general, official and canon of the cathedral chapter of the diocese of Lombez and abbot '...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa Nuova, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: In Front Of The High Altar.
Paulus, Stephen b. August 24, 1949 d. October 19, 2014 Composer. The creator of more than 500 vocal and orchestral pieces, he shall possibly be best remembered for his "Pilgrim's Hymn" which as of the time of his death had been performed at the funerals of two US Presidents. Raised in the Twin Cities from the time he was a toddler, he got his early musical influence from his father, an amateur church organist, and was educated at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Minnesota, receiving his Ph.D. in composition in 1978...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to his wife Patty.
Randi, Cardinal. Lorenzo Ilarione b. July 12, 1818 d. December 20, 1887 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Bagnacavallo, Lorenzo Ilarione Randi came from a noble family. Receiving his first education at home, he successively frequented the local school prior to entering the seminary of Faenza. Ordained priest in March 1841, he furtherhed his studies at the Pontifical Academy of Ecclesiastical Noble in Rome. Entering the Roman Curia, he found a rapid solution to the difficult problem of starting a good railroad network in the Papal States, being soon named privy...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Casa Baldi Randi, Traversara, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: Oratorio Santa Maria Assunta.
Imperiali, Cardinal. Giuseppe Renato b. April 29, 1651 d. January 15, 1737 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born to a noble family in Francavilla Fontana, Giuseppe Renato Imperiali served as papal prelate during the pontificate of Pope Clement X, being later named cleric of the Apostolic Chamber by his successor, Pope Innocent XI. Treasurer and auditor of the same chamber, on September 14, 1686 he was named commissary general of sailors and galleys and of fortresses and maritime towers of the Papal States. Pope Alexander VIII created him cardinal deacon in the consistory of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica di Sant'Agostino, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Verallo, Cardinal. Girolamo b. 1497 d. October 10, 1555 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born to a noble family in Cori, Girolamo Verallo studied law and moving to Rome, was named referendary of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature and auditor of the Sacred Roman Rota and of the Sacred Apostolic Palace. Protector of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, he was named bishop of Bertinoro and successively nuncio before Ferdinand, king of the Romans between 1541 and 1545. Transferred to the see of Caserta on November 14, 1541, he was promoted...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica di Sant'Agostino, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Ravenscroft, Raphael b. June 4, 1954 d. October 19, 2014 Musician. A saxophonist, he will perhaps be best remembered for his haunting saxophone work on the 1978 Gerry Rafferty hit "Baker Street". His break in the industry came, when he contributed musically to the Maxine Nightingale album "Right Back Where We Started From" (1976) and from that point, he went on to work with such artists as Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye and Phil Collins. He released the solo effort "Here Father Didn't Like Me Anyway" in 1979. He died from an apparent heart attack. (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!
Paulk, Charlie b. June 14, 1946 d. October 1, 2014 Professional Basketball Player. After playing collegiate basketball at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, he was selected as the seventh overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1968 NBA Draft. Paulk holds the distinction of being the first draft selection in Milwaukee Bucks' history. After missing the 1969-1970 season due to his service with the United States Military during the Vietnam War, he was acquired by the Cincinnati Royals in exchange for Hall of Fame player Oscar...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
de la Renta, Oscar b. July 22, 1932 d. October 20, 2014 Fashion Designer, Icon. At the age of 18, de la Renta left home to study painting in Madrid. It was there he developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor, and then, landed a job with Lanvin in Paris. After the wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Spain saw some of his dress sketches, she commissioned him to design a gown for her daughter. The daughter and the dress appeared on the cover of Life magazine. Soon after, he moved to New...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Beadle, Raymond b. December 16, 1943 d. October 20, 2014 American Drag Racer and Auto Racing Team Owner. Raymond Garry Beadle was born in Spur Texas and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Beadle started out in racing in 1972 and in 1975 signed on with Harry Schmidt's Blue Max team. By years end he was the U. S. Nationals champion. Beadle had the Blue Max name copyrighted, incorporated the medal from which the Blue Max movie got its name into the paint scheme, lined up sponsors, race dates and immediately asked for and received four times what Schmidt had...[Read More] (Bio by: Ricky Eade) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Liebrich, Werner b. January 18, 1927 d. March 20, 1995 Professional Soccer Player. 1954 FIFA World Cup Champion. 1951 and 1953 German Champion. Central defender. He played his entire professional club career with one team, his hometown 1 FC Kaiserslautern, with 355 games and 28 goals from 1945 to 1962, rising through the youth ranks to the top team. He was one of five Kaiserslautern players to represent Germany in the 1954 FIFA World Cup, winning the final vs Hungary 3-2 in what has been called "The Miracle of Bern" (Das Wunder von Bern) and was...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Hauptfriedhof Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslauterner Stadtkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Baker, Ox (Douglas A.) b. April 19, 1934 d. October 20, 2014 Professional Wrestler. A gentle giant who was typecast as a villain, he is remembered for his thirty year career during which he felled numerous opponents with his trademark "Heart Punch". Raised in Waterloo, Iowa, he was a standout athlete in high school until he was, for reasons unspecified, kicked out. After spending two years in the military during which time he played football, he was trained by several professingal wrestlers including World Champion Pat O'Connor prior to his 1962 Kansas...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Fisher, Rev. Geoffrey b. May 5, 1887 d. September 15, 1972 Archbishop of Canterbury. He served in this position from January 1945 until January 1961 and is remembered for presiding over the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. Born Geoffrey Francis Fisher in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England he was raised in Higham on the Hill, Leicestershire, England where his father served as rector. He received his education at Marlborough College in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and Exeter College, Oxford, England. He was an...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Andrew Churchyard, Trent, West Dorset District, Dorset, England Plot: Church crypt.
Tiernan, Robert Owens b. February 24, 1929 d. October 15, 2014 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 until 1975. He achieved All State status in hockey while attending La Salle Academy in Rhode Island and participated in track at Providence College. He attained his law degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law in Washington and practiced in his native Rhode Island. He entered the political arena, when he was elected to 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!