Schlueter, Dale b. November 12, 1945 d. July 24, 2014 Professional Basketball Player. For ten seasons (1968 to 1978), he played at the center position in the National Basketball Association with the San Francisco Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves and Phoenix Suns. Born Dale Wayne Schlueter, he was raised in Denver, Colorado where he attended George Washington High School. He played collegiate basketball at Colorado State University and was selected by San Francisco during the 6th round of the 1967...[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!
Johns, Helen b. September 25, 1914 d. June 23, 2014 US Olympic Gold Medalist. As a member of the United States Women's Swimming Team, she won a gold medal for her accomplishments during the second leg of the 400 Freestyle Relay Competition at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Raised in Medford, Massachusetts, she was taught how to swim by her father and practiced laps in the Atlantic Ocean. At the age of seventeen, she qualified to represent the United States in California. After her Olympic experience, she attained her degree in Education...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Lawrence Cemetery, Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, USA
Ross, Dr. Donald b. October 4, 1922 d. July 7, 2014 Medical Pioneer. A cardiac surgeon, he is remembered for performing the first heart transplant in England, but probably more-so for the Ross Procedure, a method of treating aortic valvular disease by replacing the aortic valve with the patient's own pulmonic valve. Raised in the central portion of South Africa, he studied medicine at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1946 with a Gold Medal for academic honors. Moving to England for surgical training in 1949, he was appointed Senior...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Danish Church of Saint Katharine, Camden Town, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Bryan, Dora b. February 7, 1923 d. July 23, 2014 Actress. Born Dora May Broadbent, she made her stage debut aged 12 before working with Ensa, the armed forces' entertainment body, during World War II. After moving to London, she was encouraged to change her surname by Noel Coward while appearing in a production of his play 'Private Lives'. She went on to play the title role in 'Hello, Dolly' on stage and made appearances in such films as 'The Blue Lamp' (1950), 'Carry On...[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!
Gentry, Curt b. June 13, 1931 d. July 10, 2014 Author. He will be best remembered for his co-penning (with Vincent Bugliosi) of the bestselling novel "Helter Skelter" (1974). In 1975, the novel won an Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book. Born Curtis Marsena Gentry, his father was a clerk, Curt for a short period attended the University of Colorado. During the Korean War, he served with the United States Air Force and had a position of editor for the Pacific Stars and Stripes. Following his return home, he received a bachelors degree from...[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!
Imalska, Aleksandra 'Ala' b. February 10, 1933 d. February 26, 2014 Opera Singer. A mezzo soprano who sang in Polish, German, Russian, and French, she is remembered for her many years as a star of the Poznan Opera. Raised in central Poland, she studied at the Music Conservatory of Kalisz and with private teachers before her 1961 graduation from the Poznan Music Academy. Ala made her professional bow performing Jadwiga's aria from Stanislaw Moniuszka's "The Haunted Manor" at a November 21, 1959 concert at the Poznan Opera and had her January 17, 1960 operatic...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cmentarz Komunalny JUNIKOWO, Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Berger, Thomas b. July 20, 1924 d. July 13, 2013 Author. He will be best remembered for his penning of the novel "Little Big Man" (1964). The work was made into a 1970 motion picture adaptation which starred Dustin Hoffman. Born Thomas Charles Berger, his father worked for a Cincinnati-area school district. Both of Thomas' parents were avid readers and encouraged their son to take to literature for which he gladly did. He briefly attended Miami University in Ohio, but lost interest and joined the United States Army, with who he was assigned...[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!
McNamara, Bob b. August 12, 1931 d. July 20, 2014 Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1955 to 1958 and 1960 to 1961), he played at the halfback position in the Canadian and American Football Leagues with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Denver Broncos. Born Robert John McNamara, he attended Hastings High School and played collegiate football and basketball at the University of Minnesota. During his years with the Golden Gophers on the football field, he achieved First-Team All-Big Ten honors in 1952 and All-American honors in 1954, in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Tonini, Cardinal. Ersilio b. July 20, 1914 d. July 28, 2013 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Known for his long and steady social and humanitarian commitment, from 2010 he was the oldest living cardinal. Ordained a priest in 1937 and graduated in civil and canon law at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Tonini was Vice Rector of the Seminary of Piacenza, Teacher, Spiritual Assistant of the groups of Italian Catholic University Federation and director of the diocesan weekly "Il Nuovo Giornale". In 1969, Pope Paul VI appointed him Bishop of Macerata and...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Duomo di Ravenna, Ravenna, Provincia di Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Plot: Cappella di Sant'Andrea
Atiyeh, Victor G. b. February 20, 1923 d. July 20, 2014 Oregon Governor. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 32nd Governor of the state of Oregon from 1979 to 1987. The son of Syrian immigrants, he attended the University of Oregon and went on to serve as president of his family's carpet business. He began his political career in Oregon's House of Representatives in 1958 and later served in the state senate. During his tenure as governor, he combated the state's unemployment problem by attracting international companies to Oregon 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!
Garner, James b. April 7, 1928 d. July 19, 2014 American Actor. Garner, who had a long and storied career that spanned almost 60 years, first found success playing Bret Maverick in the ABC western 'Maverick' from 1957 to 1960. Born James Scott Bumgarner, he moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with his family, and joined the Merchant Marines, later joining the National Guard. He served for seven months, then joined the Army and went to Korea for 14 months during the war. He was wounded twice and awarded two purple hearts. Garner returned to...[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!
Mulliken, Bill b. August 27, 1939 d. July 17, 2014 US Olympic Gold Medalist. A swimmer, he earned a gold medal for his first-place finish in the Men's 200 breaststroke competition during the 1960 Summer Games in Rome. While attending the Miami University, he achieved All-American honors and in 1959, he won the NCAA title. After his Olympic experience, he went on to attain a law degree from Harvard University. He was inducted into the Miami University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1971 and he was enshrined into the International Swimming Hall of Fame...[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!
Lange, Dr. Joseph Marie Albert 'Joep' b. September 25, 1954 d. July 17, 2014 Physician. A a virologist, he will be best remembered for his extensive research and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS. He was widely regarded as a trailblazer in his field. He attained his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1981 and six-years later, he received his Doctorate. As early as 1982, when AIDS became widespread, Dr. Lange was among the top researchers who determined the relationship with the blood of the carrier, in association with HIV becoming full-blown AIDS...[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!
Hartsfield Jr., Henry Warren 'Hank' b. November 21, 1933 d. July 17, 2014 US Astronaut. During the course of his career at NASA, he logged roughly 483 hours in space and served as commander of the space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission in 1984. Raised in Alabama, he received his bachelors degree in Physics from Auburn University in 1954 and continued his studies at Duke University. He later studied Astronautics at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He began his twenty-two year career with the United States Air Force in 1955 (he retired in 1977) and served a...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Barat, Saint. Madeleine Sophie b. December 12, 1779 d. May 25, 1865 Religious Figure, Saint. Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Born to a family of means, Sophie's older brother Louis attended Collège Saint-Jacques and took the time to educate his young sibling who proved to outscore him when he administered to her, the same examinations taken by him. Louis wanted to become a Catholic priest so he went to Paris to pursue his calling. Because of his young age at the time, he was ordained a deacon but returned to Joigny to await his maturation to the...[Read More] (Bio by: Gary Urbanowicz) Church of St. Francois Xavier, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Stritch, Elaine b. February 2, 1925 d. July 17, 2014 American Actress and Singer. Stritch, the youngest of three girls and the only one to enter show business, spent 12 years at the Sacred Heart Catholic Girls School, and in 1944, when she arrived in New York, lived in a convent while taking drama classes. In 1946, she made her Broadway debut in the comedy 'Loco'. Among other Broadway credits include her Tony Award nominated roles in 'Bus Stop' (1955), 'Sail Away' (1961), 'Company' (1970), the 1996 revival of the play 'A Delicate Balance' and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Memorial Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Sinclair-Burgess, Gen Sir. William Livingston b. February 18, 1880 d. April 3, 1964 New Zealand Major General. A World War I veteran, he served as the Commandant of the New Zealand Military Forces from 1931 until 1937. Born William Livingston Hatchwell Sinclair, his father was a shipping merchant. His parents divorced when he was young and his mother married a Congregational minister and he took on his surname of Burgess, and the family immigrated to New Zealand in the 1890s. In 1898 he joined the New Zealand Volunteer Forces, initially serving with the South Canterbury...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Karori Cemetery, Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Young, Wilbur b. March 20, 1949 d. July 5, 2014 Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1971 to 1982), he played at the defensive end and defensive tackle positions in the National Football League with the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. Born Wilbur Eugene Young, Jr., his initial impact on the football field was during his years at James Monroe High School in the Bronx. He earned a football scholarship to attend William Penn College in Iowa and during his years at the school, he achieved First-Team...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Dixon, Alan J. b. July 7, 1927 d. July 6, 2014 US Senator. A member of the Democratic Party, he represented Illinois in the US Senate from for two consecutive terms from 1981 until 1993. Born Alan John Dixon, he attended local public schools and served in the US Navy during World War II. Upon his discharge at the end of the war, he attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and earned his Bachelor's Degree and later his Doctor of Law Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his political...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
Funk, Augustus b. November 27, 1841 d. October 18, 1883 Civil War Union Army Officer. He began his Civil War service with a commission of 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, 38th New York Volunteer Infantry, which was organized and recruited in New York City, New York. He received several promotions over the course of the next year (1st Lieutenant, August 6, 1861, Captain of Company H, January 11, 1862) before entering into combat when Army of the Potomac's commander, Major General George H. McClellan, launched his Spring 1862 Peninsular Campaign. He would...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Section 77, Fern Plot, Lot 7595