Hood, Jack b. December 17, 1902 d. July 1, 1992 Boxer. In May 1926 at Covent Garden, he became the British welterweight champion, as well as winning a Lonsdale Belt, when he defeated Harry Mason on points over twenty rounds. Later that year, he travelled to the United States for a series of fights in an attempt to be given a chance to compete for the world title. In October 1929, back in London at the Holborn Stadium, he fought Len Harvey for the British and Empire middleweight titles, but Harvey won, and retained his title two months later...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Tanworth-in-Arden, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England Plot: In the extension to the South-East of the church, near to the Western boundary.
Kelm, Larry b. November 29, 1964 d. November, 2014 Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1987 to 1993), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. born Larry Dean Kelm, he attended Richard King High School in Texas and played collegiate football at Texas A&M University. Selected by the Rams during the 4th round of the 1987 NFL Draft, he went on to play in 88 regular season games. Kelm died while hunting. (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!
Oliver, Murray b. November 14, 1937 d. November 23, 2014 Professional Hockey Player, Coach. For seventeen seasons (1957 to 1958 and 1959 to 1975), he played at the center position in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota North Stars. His lengthy association with the sport began with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs of the Ontario Hockey Association during the 1954-1955 season. During the course of his NHL career, he reached or surpassed the 20-goal mark five-times and achieved all-star status...[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!
Weinman, Adolph Alexander b. December 11, 1870 d. August 8, 1952 Sculptor. He is probably best remembered for his design of the US coins Walking Liberty half dollar that was issued by the US Mint for circulation from 1916 until 1947 and for the Mercury dime the US Mint issued from 1916 until 1945. Born Adolph Alexander Weinmann, his father was a shoemaker. In 1877 the family moved to Karlsruhe, Germany and in 1885 he immigrated with his mother to the US and Americanized his surname to Weinman. At age 15 he apprenticed with sculptor Frederick Kaldenberg and...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Quinn, Pat b. January 29, 1943 d. November 23, 2014 Professional Hockey Player, Coach. His lengthy association with the sport began as a player with the Hamilton Tiger Cubs of the Ontario Hockey Association during the 1958-1959 season. For nine seasons (1968 to 1977), he played at the defense position in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames. He totaled 374 regular season NHL games. Following his retirement as a player, Quinn launched a lengthy coaching career, initially as an assistant...[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!
Mayo, Jackie b. July 26, 1925 d. August 19, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For six seasons (1948 to 1953), he played at the outfielder and first baseman positions with the Philadelphia Phillies. Born John Lewis Mayo, he was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, where he attended Rayen High School. He served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II and later played collegiate baseball at the University of Notre Dame. Signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1947, he went on to play in 139 regular season games. Mayo...[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!
Appell, Dave b. February 24, 1922 d. November 18, 2014 Musician. He was a guitarist and band leader who was considered a pioneer in the pop-music business. During World War II, he served in the US Navy and after the war, he formed the instrumental group, “The Applejacks”. The group appeared in the Alan Freed film "Don't Knock the Rock" (1956), later recorded for Decca Records, which had the Top 40 hits "Mexican Hat Rock" (1958), "Rocka-Conga" (1959) and was the backup band for Ernie Kovacs’ TV and radio shows in Philadelphia. He also was the leader...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Crescent Memorial Park, Pennsauken, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Angelini, Cardinal. Fiorenzo b. August 1, 1916 d. November 22, 2014 Roman Catholic Cardinal. He completed the necessary requirements for the priesthood and was ordained in 1940. From 1947 until 1954, he served as Master of Pontifical Ceremonies and in 1956, he was named Titular Bishop of Messene. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Rome by Pope Paul VI and in 1985, he became President of Rome Vicariate's section for the Apostolate of Health Care Workers. In 1991, he was elevated to Cardinal by Pope John Paul II and served as Titular Deacon of Holy Spirt in...[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!
Barry Jr., Marion b. March 6, 1936 d. November 23, 2014 Mayor of Washington D.C. American politician who served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an at-large member from 1975 to 1979 and in Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995 and again from 2005 to 2014. In the 1960s he was involved in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, first as a member of the Nashville Student...[Read More] Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Jackman, Will 'Cannonball' b. October 7, 1896 d. September 8, 1972 Baseball Player. Cannonball Jackman was one of the greatest Negro baseball pitchers in history, playing mostly in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He was raised in Texas and pitched around the Houston area at first. He came to Boston in the mid-1920s. In 1949 he hurled a charity game for a Roxbury church and it was claimed he was pitching in his 1,200th game. He was always compared to Satchel Paige, very favorably, since he bested Satch a few times. Will lived in the South End of Boston for...[Read More] (Bio by: rbdixtour) Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Plot: Willow Section, Row 13, Grave 13
Gilmore, Bernard b. November 19, 1937 d. April 17, 2013 American Composer, Conductor, Musician, Professor. Gilmore is best known for his compositions, including 'Five Folk Songs for Soprano and Band' which has become a standard in contemporary band music repertoire. He attended Van Nuys Junior High and High School, at which time he began to play the French horn and become a soloist and ensemble performer and was in numerous honor groups, including the California Junior Symphony Orchestra. He received his B.A and M.A. in composition from UCLA, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Helford, Vic b. January 13, 1929 d. November 16, 2006 Stage and Television Actor. Helford spent most of his career on stage in his hometown of Chicago. In 1994, he moved to Los Angeles and had roles on television in such shows as, 'Friends', 'The Wizard', 'Seinfeld', 'Gambling Man', 'Kitchen Confidential' and appeared regularly on 'Norm' and 'The Drew Carey Show'. (Bio by: Louis Mata) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Stoll, George Martin b. May 7, 1902 d. January 18, 1985 Musical Director, Conductor and Composer for Motion Pictures. Winner of 1945 Academy Award (shared with Calvin Jackson) for the Gene Kelly-Frank Sinatra musical "Anchors Aweigh." Nominated for nine other Academy Awards, he orchestrated numerous MGM musicals during that studio's Golden Age in the genre from the late 1930s through the 1960s. Credits include "Babes In Arms" (1939), "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), "The Student Prince" (1954) "Hit the Deck" (1955), "Meet Me in...[Read More] (Bio by: James Lacy) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Beth Olam, Section 18
Sorge, Reinhard Johannes b. January 29, 1892 d. July 20, 1916 Expressionist Playwright and Poet. Born in the Rixdorf section of Neukölln, he grew up living with a Lutheran family in East Prussia, due to his father's mental illness and early death. In 1909, he moved with his mother to Jena, where he attended Gymnasium, but did not finish, as he decided to become a writer. He was heavily influenced by Nietzsche, which caused him to lose his faith in God. His first major works was the poem "The Youth" and the play "The Beggar". The latter won the Kleist...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Vermandovillers German War Cemetery, Vermandovillers, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: mass grave
Lichtenstein, Alfred b. August 23, 1889 d. September 25, 1914 Expressionistic Writer and Poet. Son of a Jewish factory owner, he studied law at first in Berlin and then at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he received his Doctorate of Law in 1913. During his studies, starting in 1910, he began to write poetry and short stories in a grotesque style full of irony and wit. In October 1913, he joined the 2nd Bavarian Infantry Regiment as a volunteer, and his unit was sent right to the front on the Somme when the war broke out in August 1914. He is...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Vermandovillers German War Cemetery, Vermandovillers, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France Plot: Mass grave
Allen, Gen. Arthur Samuel 'Tubby' b. March 10, 1894 d. January 25, 1959 Australian Army Major General. A decorated combat veteran of World Wars I and II, he rose in rank to become the commander of Australia's 7th Division. After attending Hurstville Superior Public School, he worked as an audit clerk with the New South Wales Government Railways and joined the cadets and then the 39th Battalion of the Australian Militia. In 1913 he was commissioned a lieutenant and joined the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in June 1915. With Australia engaged in World War I, he...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins b. February 27, 1866 d. October 2, 1947 Sculptor. He is probably best remembered for designing the Standing Liberty quarter that was issued for circulation by the US Mint from 1916 until 1930. After completing his early education, he served as an industrial art instructor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York from 1886 to 1889. He then travelled to Paris, France where he studied for a time under French sculptors Henri M. Chapu and Alexandre Falguiere. After completing his studies in Paris, he returned to the US and assisted...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Woodlawn Cemetery and Crematory, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
De Francisci, Anthony b. July 13, 1887 d. August 20, 1964 Sculptor. He is best remembered for designing the Peace Dollar, issued for circulation in the US from 1921 until 1935. He immigrated to the US in 1905 and studied sculpting under coin designers James Earle Fraser, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and Adolph Alexander Weinman. In 1913 he became a naturalized US citizen and two years later he was hired as an instructor at Columbia University in New York City, New York. In 1917 he began his own sculpting studio and started working with the US Mint. In late...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Old Saint Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Regner, Tom b. April 19, 1944 d. November 13, 2014 Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1967 to 1972), he played at the guard position in the American and National Football Leagues with the Houston Oilers. Born Thomas Eugene Regner, he attended St. Joseph's High School in Wisconsin, where he was a standout athlete, as he participated in track and basketball, as well as football. He played collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame and under the guidance of Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian, he earned both consensus All-...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA
Nichols (Peschkowsky), Mike (Mikhail Igor) b. November 6, 1931 d. November 19, 2014 Director, Producer, Writer. Nichols, who was one of a very few to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime, was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky, and came to the United States when he was 7 years old, when his family escaped Nazi Germany. He pursued theater while attending the University of Chicago in the early 1950s, when he joined the improv group the Compass Players and met actress Elaine May. They became a successful comedy duo, appearing in nightclubs and on television...[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!