de la Renta, Oscar b. July 22, 1932 d. October 20, 2014 Fashion Designer, Icon. Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
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!
Miller, Doris 'Dorie' [cenotaph] b. October 12, 1919 d. November 25, 1943 World War II Hero. The first African-American to receive the Navy Cross, awarded for his heroism during the attack on Pearl Harbor. A fullback on his high school football team, he enlisted September 16, 1939 to travel and earn money for his family. He was trained as a mess attendant at the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia, and was serving aboard the USS West Virginia when the Japanese attacked. His Navy Cross citation reads, "For distinguished devotion to duty, extraordinary courage...[Read More] (Bio by: Thom Painter) Doris Miller Historical Memorial, East Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Lucier, Lou b. March 23, 1918 d. October 18, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. Born Joseph Louis Lucier, he made his initial mark on the baseball diamond as a pitcher during his years at Grafton High School in Massachusetts and caught the attention of a scout who signed him to a contract with the Boston Bees. He ended up with the Boston Red Sox and due to the shortage of players because of World War II, Lucier was promoted to the Major Leagues. He marked his debut on April 23, 1943 and recorded 3 wins in 16 games-pitched that season. He...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Patricks Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Judson, William Lees b. 1842 d. October, 1928 Artist. Judson moved to the United States with his parents when he was ten years old. After serving four years with the Illinois volunteers during the American Civil War, he studied art in New York and Paris and settled in London, Ontario, Canada where he became a successful portrait painter and art teacher. In 1893, Judson settled in the Garvanza section of Los Angeles and switched from portrait painting to landscapes. Soon after his arrival, he was at the forefront of the Arroyo Guild of...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum, map 3, crypt 812 BB
Moretti, Giuseppe b. February 3, 1857 d. February, 1935 Sculptor. Born and trained as an artist in Italy, he is best known for his long residency in the United States where he created a number of statues and public monuments in bronze and marble, including "Vulcan" in Birmingham, Alabama, which is the largest cast iron statue in the world. Close friend of Enrico Caruso. (Bio by: Paula Lemire) San Remo Cemetery, San Remo, Provincia di Imperia, Liguria, Italy
Haru, Sumi Sevilla b. August 25, 1939 d. October 16, 2014 American film, television and theatre actress. Haru was born Mildred Sevilla in 1939 in Orange, New Jersey. Her acting credits included “Krakatoa,” “East of Java,” “MASH,” “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “Hill Street Blues.” Haru was the author of the 2012 memoir Iron Lotus: Memoirs of Sumi Sevilla Haru. Haru served on the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) national board and was a former interim Screen Actors Guild president, the first and...[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!
Hauser, Tim b. December 12, 1941 d. October 16, 2014 Singer. He was a founding member of the popular vocal ensemble "The Manhattan Transfer". They enjoyed three Top-40 hits during the early 1980s, which includes their number seven placing of "Boy From New York City" (1981). Raised on New Jersey's shore, he had found his interest in music at an early age and participated in his high school's glee club while also playing baseball. During the early years of rock music and the height of doo-wop, he was exposed to a wide range of music which fueled...[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!
Upham, Misty b. July 6, 1982 d. October, 2014 America Actress. Upham, a Native-American who grew up in south Seattle as a member of the Balckfoot Tribe, began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined the Red Eagle Soaring community theater group and by the following year, she was writing and directing short skits and performing on tours throughout the northwest. She landed her first film role as Mrs. Blue Cloud in 'Skins' (2002) and went on to appear in other films, such as 'Frozen River' (2008, for which she received several...[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!
Lenz, Siegfried b. March 17, 1926 d. October 7, 2014 Writer. He is considered by many to be one of Europe's most important authors since WWII, and many of his novels and stories are part of the contemporary German literary canon. His most famous work, "Deutschstunde" ("The German Lesson"), won international acclaim. It explores the theme of duty and why some Germans followed orders blindly during the Nazi era. Politically, Lenz was a Social Democrat and supporter of Willy Brandt as well as of the causes of reconciliation with Israel and Poland...[Read More] (Bio by: Kendall Mellem) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wirkowski, Nobby b. August 20, 1926 d. October 16, 2014 Professional Football Player, Coach. For ten seasons (1951 to 1960), he played at the quarterback and defensive back positions in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders. Born Norbert Wirkowski, he was a three-sport athlete (football, baseball and basketball) at Crane Technical High School in his native Chicago. Following his service with the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he enrolled at the University of...[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!
Wells, Samuel b. August, 1801 d. July 15, 1868 Governor. Trained as a lawyer, he distinguished himself in that profession and developed an interest in community affairs. He was appointed as an associate justice of the Maine Supreme Court by Governor John Winchester Dana in 1847, but resigned that position in 1855 to devote himself to partisan politics. He was nominated by the Democratic party for governor in 1855. When no candidate received a majority of the vote, the election was thrown into the state legislature where Democrats had a...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Cony, Samuel b. February 27, 1811 d. October 5, 1870 Governor. After being admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Oldtown, Maine. He held various state executive, judicial, and legislative offices from 1835 to 1855. During the Civil War, in 1862, he switched from the Democratic to the Republican parties because of his strong abolitionist beliefs. He fully supported the war effort and served in the state house of representatives from 1862 to 1863. While serving in that office, he was elected governor of Maine in 1863 and reelected in 1865. As...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Peña, Elizabeth b. September 23, 1961 d. October 14, 2014 Actress. Peña and her family moved to Cuba and returned to the U.S. when she was nine to live in New York City. She graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in Manhattan and appeared on stage and in commercials before landing her first film role in 'El Super' (1979). In a career that spanned four decades, among films she appeared in were 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' (1986), 'La Bamba' (1987), 'Jacob’s Ladder' (1991), 'Dead Funny' (1994), 'Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home' (1995)...[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!
Vasen, Dr. Sarah b. May 21, 1870 d. August 21, 1944 Physician. Vasen was the first Jewish woman doctor in Los Angeles and the first superintendent and resident doctor of Kaspare Cohn Hospital, which eventually became Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She attended the University of Iowa Medical School, the first co-educational medical school in the country, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1898, she moved to Philadelphia and served as a superintendent and obstetrician for the Jewish Maternity Home. In 1904, she moved to Los Angeles and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Addition 1, row 16
Drungo, Elbert b. April 30, 1943 d. October 11, 2014 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1969 to 1971 and 1973 to 1978), he played at the guard and tackle positions in the American and National Football Leagues with the Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills. Born Elbert J. Drungo, Jr., he attended R.E. Hunt High School in Mississippi and played collegiate football at Tennessee State University. Selected by Houston during the 3rd round of the 1969 NFL Draft, he played in 120 career regular season AFL and NFL games. After retiring from...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Christ Church Memorial Gardens, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Jazil b. February 11, 2003 d. October 11, 2014 Champion Racehorse. The Thoroughbred will be best remembered for capturing the winner's crown at the 2006 Belmont Stakes (the third leg of the "Triple Crown"). The offspring of Seeking The Gold and Better Than Honour, he won his Maiden in December 2005 and received a fourth-place tie with Brother Derek in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, which saw Barbaro emerge as the winner. After his championship at Belmont, he retired due to a bruised cannon bone. He went on to serve as a sire. Jazil totaled eleven...[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!
Allston, Aaron Dale b. December 8, 1960 d. February 27, 2014 Editor, Publisher, Author and Game Designer. He is the author of 13 Star Wars novels as well as many other science fiction, game based fiction and mystery novels, short stories and technical guides for writers. He was a widely sought out speaker and lecturer for state and national conferences and traveled extensively throughout the country teaching and mentoring aspiring writers. He was born in Corsicana, Texas and attended public schools in Big Lake, San Angelo, Wake Village and Denton, Texas...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Miller) Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Atkins, Cholly b. April 30, 1913 d. April 19, 2003 Choreographer and Dancer. He was an American dancer and vaudeville performer, he later became noted for creating the system of "Vocal Choreography" and the distinctive moves for many of the great Motown stage acts: the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Night and the Pips, the Supremes and many more. Born Charles Sylvan Atkinson. He won a Charleston dance contest in 1923 and continued dancing from then on. After serving in the United States Army, he teamed up with Charles "Honey" Coles appearing...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Maye Atkinson