Gordon, Claire b. January 16, 1941 d. April 13, 2015 Actress. A stunning, perky blonde, she was often cast in light, comedic roles on British TV, films and stage. Her father was a physician, her mother had an association with the entertainment industry as a make-up artist for Max Factor, Claire marked her stage debut at the age of thirteen in a production of "The Refusal" in 1954. This was followed by an engagement in the play "The Darling Buds of May" on London's West End. She caught the attention of a photographer which led to her film debut...[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!
Torczon, LaVerne b. January 1, 1936 d. April 18, 2015 Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1960 to 1966), he played at the defensive end position in the American Football League with the Buffalo Bills, New York Titans/Jets and Miami Dolphins. Born LaVerne Joseph Torczon, he played collegiate football at the University of Nebraska. Selected by the Cleveland Browns during the 18th round of the 1957 NFL Draft, he served with the United States Army, prior to joining the Bills of the newly-formed American Football League. He his impact on...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Byrnes, Steve (Steven Patrick) b. April 14, 1959 d. April 21, 2015 American Television Announcer and Producer. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in New Carrolton, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1981. He began his career after graduation as a sports producer, covering several NFL teams. In 1985, Byrnes began his involvement with auto racing, including most prominently, NASCAR; in 2001, Byrnes began working with NASCAR on Fox as a pit reporter, and later became the host of Fox Sports 1's studio show NASCAR Race Hub. He began...[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!
St. Clair, Bob b. February 21, 1931 d. April 20, 2015 Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For eleven seasons (1953 to 1963), he played at the tackle position in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers. Born Robert Bruce St. Clair, he attended San Francisco Polytechnic High School where he made his first impression on the football field. He contended his athletics at the University of San Francisco, prior to transferring to the University of Tulsa. Selected by the 49ers during the 3rd round of the 1953 NFL Draft, he totaled...[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!
Almond, Paul b. April 26, 1931 d. April 9, 2015 Canadian Television and Motion Picture Screenwriter, Director, Producer, and Novelist. He attended Bishop's College School, McGill University and Balliol College, Oxford University, where he read Philosophy, Politics, Economics, edited the University magazine Isis played for the Oxford University Ice Hockey Club and was president of the university Poetry Society. At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he worked primarily as a director and producer, and also wrote several scripts. He did...[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!
Buffone, Doug b. June 27, 1944 d. April 20, 2015 Professional Football Player. For fourteen seasons (1966 to 1979), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears. Born Douglas John Buffone, he attended Shannock Valley High School in Pennsylvania where he made his initial mark on the football field and continued his athletics on the collegiate level at Louisville University. While with the Cardinals, he became one of the school's all time greats, as he was among the top in their history as a...[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!
Savely, Ella b. January 5, 1880 d. December 19, 1921 Folk Figure. Ella was born with a rare orthopedic condition called congenital genu recurvatum and performed with the W.H. Harris' Nickel Plate Circus under the moniker "The Camel Girl". She quit performing in 1886 and returned home to live a more private life. She had a twin brother (Everett) that died when only a few months old but is not known if he had any deformity also. (Bio by: Ray Mullins) Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section A in the old historic part of the cemetery.
Powers, Ben b. July 5, 1950 d. April 6, 2015 Actor. He will be best remembered from playing 'Keith Anderson' in the TV series "Good Times" (1979). Born Alton Adelbert Powers, he was raised in Providence Rhode Island by his older siblings. He became interested in performing and sang in a choir at a local church. He enrolled at Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied Art and later initiated his acting career at the Trinity Repertory Theatre. This led to his TV debut in a 1975 episode of the PBS program "Great Performances" titled "...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated remains retained by family.
Farrell, Dan b. October 31, 1930 d. April 13, 2015 Photojournalist. During a storied career that spanned five decades at the New York Daily News, he will perhaps be best remembered for capturing John F. Kennedy, Jr., ("John-John") saluting his father's casket following President John F. Kennedy's funeral mass on November 25, 1963. His iconic photograph was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize but lost to fellow photographer Bob Johnson who captured Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. Raised in Brooklyn, he began his career at the Daily...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Kemp, Johnny b. August 2, 1959 d. April 17, 2015 Singer. He was born Jonathan Kemp. His singing career began in nightclubs in the Bahamas at the age of 13. In 1979 he moved to New York. His hits include “Just Another Lover,” and “Dancin’ with Myself”. His success came the following year with the release of his Secrets of Flying album, which contained "Just Got Paid". "Just Got Paid" cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. He was 55 years old. (Bio by: Babe) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
George, Cardinal. Francis Eugene b. January 16, 1937 d. April 17, 2015 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a janitor, Chicago born Francis Eugene George contracted polio at the age of thirteen and due to a developed limp was rejected by Chicago's archdiocesan seminary, leading him to join the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1957. Making his solemn profession the following year, he underwent studies at at St. Henry's Preparatory Seminary of Belleville; Pine Hills Scholasticate in Ottawa, Canada; the University of Ottawa; the Catholic University of America of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: George Family Plot
Griffin, Robert Paul b. November 6, 1923 d. April 17, 2015 US Senator, US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served the State of Michigan in the United States Senate from 1967 until 1979. He served the State of Michigan's 9th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1957 until 1966. Following service with the United States Army with who he was stationed in Europe during World War II, he attained his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and commenced practicing in his native Michigan. He...[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!
Gunn, Jimmy b. November 27, 1948 d. April 11, 2015 Professional Football Player. For seven seasons (1970 to 1976), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Raised in San Diego, where he attended Abraham Lincoln High School, he played collegiate football at the University of Southern California. While with the Trojans, he was part of their famed defense known as "The Wild Bunch" who contributed to USC's clinching of the Rose Bowl Game in January 1970...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated remains retained by family.
Spier, Rosa b. November 7, 1891 d. July 8, 1967 Harpist. Rosa Spier was born to a poor Jewish family. She was very interested in music, so her family saved enough money to send her to study the harp with Henri Viotta at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She was so talented, that at the age of 13 she debuted on a concert stage. After studying with Viotta, she then moved on to take lessons from Otto Muller, the solo harpist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Following her studies with Muller, she was employed by The Hague...[Read More] (Bio by: Daddys♥Girl) Begraafplaats & Crematorium Westerveld, Driehuis, Velsen Municipality, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Grady, Ernest 'Sandy' b. August 14, 1927 d. April 14, 2015 Sports and Political Journalist. For more than forty-years (1957 until 2000), he covered boxing and the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles with the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Bulletin. His writing style has been compared to legendary sports columnist Red Smith. Additionally, he displayed versatility as he covered the American political landscape for many years. Following serve with the United States Navy during the closing months of World War II, he enrolled at the University of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Land Cemetery, Little River, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
Johnston, Gen. George Jameson b. October 24, 1868 d. May 23, 1949 Australian Army Major General. A veteran of the 2nd Boer War and World War I, he rose in rank to become Commander, 3rd Division, Australian Military Forces. The son of a furniture store owner, his military career began in 1887 at the age of 19 when he enlisted in the Australian Militia as a gunner in the Victorian Field Artillery. In 1889 he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and promoted to the rank of captain two years later. In 1899 he volunteered to serve in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Brighton Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Bangerter, Norman Howard b. January 4, 1933 d. April 14, 2015 Governor of Utah. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 13th Governor of the State of Utah from 1985 until 1993. He served with the United States Navy during the Korean War and upon his return home, he enrolled at Brigham Young University and later the University of Utah. He made a name for himself in the construction industry and launched his career in the political arena, when he was elected to and served in the Utah State Legislature from 1974 until 1984. During his tenure as...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) South Jordan Cemetery, South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Tucci, Cardinal. Roberto b. April 19, 1921 d. April 14, 2015 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Neapolitan born Roberto Tucci was baptised in the Church of England having a British Anglican mother. Accepting somewhat reluctantly his decision to convert to Catholicism, bearing in mind that it was better for him to present himself as such in pre-Second World War Italy, she did however object to his idea of joining the Society of Jesus, fearing he was still too you to decide. Running away twice from home and brought back by the carabinieri through his father's...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy Plot: Sacello dei Gesuiti.
Sledge, Percy b. November 25, 1941 d. April 14, 2015 American R&B and Soul Singer. Born Percy Tyrone Sledge, he is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 pop and soul hit in 1966. It was awarded a million-selling, Gold-certified disc from the RIAA. Having previously worked as a hospital nurse in the early 1960s, he achieved his strongest success in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a series of emotional soul songs. In later years, Percy received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Career Achievement Award. He was inducted...[Read More] Heavenly Gates Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Reeds, Mark b. January 24, 1960 d. April 14, 2015 Professional Hockey Player. For eight seasons (1981 to 1989), he played at the right-wing position in the National Hockey League with the St. Louis Blues and Hartford Whalers. Signed by St. Louis during the 5th round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft, he was promoted to the National Hockey League during the 1981-1982 season. During the 1984-1985 season, he produced a career-high 30 assists as he played in all 80 regular season games. In 320 career regular season contests, he compiled 45 goals, 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!