Daniel, Willie b. November 10, 1937 d. June 29, 2015 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1961 to 1968), he played at the defensive back position in the National Football League with Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams. Born William Paul Daniel, he make his initial impact on the football field while attending Macon High School and continued his athletic excellence at Mississippi State University. During his years at Mississippi, he participated in track and football. Signed by Pittsburgh as a non drafted player, he totaled 113...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Memorial Garden Park, Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
Vroman, Jackson b. June 6, 1981 d. June 29, 2015 Professional NBA and International Basketball Player. Vroman, the son of former NBA player Brett Vroman, played in the NBA before being naturalized as a Lebanese citizen to play for the Lebanon national basketball team. The 6-foot-10 power forward/center out of Iowa State was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round (31st overall) of the 2004 draft, but played for Phoenix and New Orleans during his two NBA seasons. He played in 87 NBA games averaging 4.6 points and 3.8 rebounds per...[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!
Wattenberg, Ben J. b. August 26, 1933 d. June 28, 2015 US Presidential Advisor, Author, Television Personality. He went from serving as an aid during the Administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson to becoming an expert political analyst and bestselling author. He will be best remembered by TV audiences for hosting the weekly PBS series "Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg" (1984 to 2010) and became the face for the "Neoconservatism" movement. Born Joseph Ben Zion Wattenberg to Jewish parents, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Hobart College in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Adelphi, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Carter, Jack b. June 24, 1923 d. June 28, 2015 American Comedian, Actor and Host. Carter was one of television’s first stars in the late 1940s whose career spanned well into the 21st century. Born Jack Chakrin to Jewish immigrant parents from Russia, they owned a restaurant on Coney Island where he was dancing on the tables entertaining customers by the age of 3. In his teens, he appeared on radio's 'Major Bowes Amateur Hour' doing impressions and was soon performing at nightclubs and theaters around the country. After serving in the Army...[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!
Stanowski, Wally b. April 28, 1919 d. June 28, 2015 Professional Hockey Player. For ten seasons (1939 to 1942 and 1944 to 1951), he played at the defenseman position in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers. His skating abilities and precise body-checking earned him the nickname "The Whirling Dervish". During the course of his career, he experienced four Stanley Cup titles with Toronto (1942, 1945, 1947 and 1948) and earned all-star status in 1941. He totaled 428 career regular seasons. His career was...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Retained by family
Noel, Magali b. June 27, 1931 d. June 23, 2015 Singer, Actress. A pretty brunette not afraid to precipitate scandal, she is perhaps best remembered for starring in several of director Federico Fellini's classic movies. Born Magali Francoise Noelle Camille Guiffray in what was once the ancient Blblical city of Smyrna, she was raised in the itinerant lifestyle of the diplomatic corps, arrived in France in 1951, and that same year made her silver screen bow in "Tomorrow, We Get Divorced". Fluent in multiple languages, Magali began appearing in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to her daughter
Diaz, Marujita b. April 27, 1932 d. June 23, 2015 Singer, Actress. A versatile performer, she shall be remembered as a long-time star of the Spanish stage, screen, and recording studio. Born Maria del Dulce Nombre Diaz Ruiz, she was raised within the theatrical milieu, made her professional stage debut at six, had her 1948 silver screen bow in "The Cicada", and achieved her first renown in the Spanish musical genre called Zarzuela. Over the years she appeared in dozens of films, earning a 1951 National Union of the Spectacle Best Supporting...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated after public funeral
Squire, Chris b. March 4, 1948 d. June 28, 2015 Rock Musician. A bass player (known for his trademark Rickenbacker 4001), he was a founding member of the British music ensemble "Yes". Born Christopher Russell Edward Squire, his father was a cab driver, Chris developed a fondness for music at an early age and participated in his church choir. By his late teens, he had experience playing in a number of bands including "The Syn" and "Toy Shop". He departed the later with guitarist Peter Banks and vocalist Jon Anderson to form the Progressive...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Hurlbut, Gladys b. December 9, 1898 d. January 25, 1988 Actress, Playwright, Screenwriter. A character performer, she played a wide range of parts on stage, in films and television. In 1920, she made her professional debut in the Broadway production "Mrs. Jimmie Thompson" and in 1934, she penned the play "By Your Leave". She co-wrote the screenplay for the Clark Gable and Joan Crawford picture "Love on the Run" (1936) and penned the play "Higher and Higher" (1940) which became a film adaptation in 1943 that starred Frank Sinatra. During the 1950s...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Weller, Walter b. November 30, 1939 d. June 14, 2015 Conductor. A violinist and the rare maestro who was both liked and respected, he shall be remembered for his long career of presenting mostly Germanic Music in his native Europe as well as in England and Scotland. Raised in the Austrian capital, he was found to be a violin prodigy early-on, studied at the Vienna Hochschule fur Musik, joined the violin section of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) at 17, in 1958 founded his own Weller Quartet which he ran until 1969, and at 22 became joint...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Primakov, Yevgeny Maksimovich b. October 29, 1929 d. June 26, 2015 Russian Prime Minister, Diplomat. Primakov served in various posts in the Russian government before serving as prime minister in 1998 to 1999. Born in Ukraine, in his early career he worked as a journalist and frequently was sent on intelligence missions for the KGB. Afterwards Primakov worked in both the academic and scientific world. He became foreign minister in 1996 and served until September of 1998. Primakov was described as a "tough but pragmatic supporter of Russia's interests"...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Valfrè di Bonzo, Cardinal. Teodoro b. August 21, 1853 d. June 25, 1922 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Cavour, Teodoro Valfrè di Bonzo was the son of a count. Entering seminary in Turin in 1871, he was ordained priest on June 10, 1876. Earning a doctorate in theology from the city's university a month later, he moved to Rome in order to further his studies at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, receiving a doctorate in canon law in June 1880. One of his classmates was Giacomo della Chiesa, who as future Pope Benedict XV would elevate him to the Sacred...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero di Bra, Bra, Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Family Tomb.
Holmes, Wendell b. December 19, 1943 d. June 19, 2015 American Vocalist, Guitarist, Pianist and Songwriter. Holmes, along with his brother Sherman, founded the soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers. Upon finishing high school, Wendell joined his brother, who had already begun playing professionally in New York. The two brothers played in a few bands before forming The Sevilles in 1963, which backed up touring artists like The Impressions, John Lee Hooker and Jerry Butler. In 1979, the brothers, along with drummer Popsy Dixon, formed The Holmes...[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!
Macnee, Patrick b. February 6, 1922 d. June 25, 2015 Actor. A suave looking leading man, he will be remembered for playing 'John Steed' in the British TV spy series "The Avengers" (1961 to 1969) and "The New Avengers" (1976 to 1977). Born Daniel Patrick Macnee, his parents divorced during his early youth. He studied at Eton College and following his decision to pursue an acting career, he received his training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He made his professional debut in repertory theater and following service with...[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!
Biaggi, Mario b. October 26, 1917 d. June 24, 2015 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served the State of New York's 24th (1969 to 1973), 10th (1973 to 1983) and 19th (1983 to 1988) Congressional Districts in the United States House of Representatives. The son of Italian immigrants, he joined the New York City Police Force in 1942 and during the course of his career at that capacity, he found himself in harm's way often. He killed two criminals during different altercations and was recipient of the Medal of Honor for Valor...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Stanfel, Dick b. July 20, 1927 d. June 22, 2015 Professional Football Player, Coach. For seven seasons (1952 to 1958), he played at the right-guard position in the National Football League with the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins. Born Richard Anthony Stanfel, he attended Commerce High School, where he made his first impression on the football, playing at the quarterback position. Following service with the United States Army, he enrolled at the University of San Francisco and made the transition to lineman and became one of the school'...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ascension Catholic Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Sydes, Anthony b. May 4, 1941 d. June 20, 2015 American Child Actor. Sydes, brother of juvenile actress Carol Sydes, also known as Cindy Carol, grew up in North Hollywood, California. He made his first film appearance in 1946's 'Claudia and David', and went on to appear in such films as 'Miracle on 34th Street' (1947), 'Sitting Pretty' (1948), 'Canon City' (1949), 'Cheaper by the Dozen' (1950), 'Dreamboat' (1952), 'Lust for Life' (1956) and 'Gunsmoke in Tucson' (1958). On television, among shows he had roles on were 'Adventures of Wild Bill...[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!
Kollner, Augustus b. March 9, 1812 d. December 10, 1906 German-American Artist. Born Augustus Theodore Frederick Adam Kollner, he was a native of Wurttemberg and he demonstrated artistic aptitude from a young age. At age sixteen he was already employed as an engraver by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner. For a time he worked in Paris, and then left for America in 1839 where he found employment in the lithographic works of Philip Haas in Washington, D.C. The following year he set himself up in business in Philadelphia. While his original business plan...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Broad Lawn, Section 18, Grave 75