Carter, Rubin 'Hurricane' b. May 6, 1937 d. April 20, 2014 Boxer, Folk Figure. Born into a family of seven children, Carter was sent to a juvenile reform center at age 12 after an assault. He escaped and joined the Army in 1954, experiencing racial segregation and learning to box while in West Germany. After spending four years in various state prisons for a series of muggings, he began his pro boxing career in 1961 after his release, winning 20 of his first 24 fights mostly by stoppage. Carter boxed regularly on television at Madison Square Garden and...[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!
Smith, Hal b. June 1, 1931 d. April 12, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For six seasons (1956 to 1961 and 1965), he played at the catcher position with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born Harold Raymond Smith, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cardinals in 1949. Following service with the United States Military during the Korean War, he marked his Major League debut with St. Louis on May 2, 1956. In 75 games that year, he yielded a .282 batting average. In 1957, he secured the starting catcher spot...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA Plot: Section 18, Grave 102
Winchester, Jesse b. May 17, 1944 d. April 11, 2014 Singer, Songwriter. Upon his graduation from college in 1967, Winchester received his draft notice and decided to protest the Vietnam War by moving to Canada. In 1970, his music, which blended folk, country and blues, caught the ear of The Band's Robbie Robertson who produced his critically acclaimed self-entitled first record. He released several more albums during the '70's, however due to his status as a draft resister, he was unable to tour in the United States and became recognized...[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!
Hudson, Lou 'Sweet Lou' b. July 11, 1944 d. April 11, 2014 Professional Basketball Player. For thirteen seasons (1966 to 1979), he played at the shooting guard and small forward positions in the National Basketball Association with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers. Born Louis Clyde Hudson, he attended Dudley High School in North Carolina where he first achieved greatness as a four-sport athlete. He played collegiate basketball at the University of Minnesota, under Hall of Fame coach John Kundla and while with the Gophers, he earned...[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!
Smith, Gregory White b. October 4, 1951 d. April 10, 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winning Author. Along with Steven Naifeh, Smith shared the Pulitzer Prize for Best Biography (1991) with "Jackson Pollock: An American Saga". His parents operated a chain of hotels, Gregory was raised in Columbus, Ohio and developed an interest for writing at an early age. He served as editor for his high school newspaper and majored at English Literature at Colby College. He was awarded a Watson Fellowship and studied Renaissance Music in Europe, followed by graduate work at...[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!
Agostini, Cardinal. Domenico b. May 31, 1825 d. December 31, 1891 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Treviso born Domenico Agostini entered the local seminary after receiving private tuition at his parents' residence, pursuing later his studies at the University of Padua earning doctorates in philosophy and law. Briefly interrupting his studies to join the citizens' militia during the war with Austria between 1848 and 1849, he successively concluded his studies for the priesthood, being ordained in March 1851. Coadjutor of the parish of San Stefano and member of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero di San Michele, Venice, Provincia di Venezia, Veneto, Italy Plot: Cappella dei Canonici.
Alimonda, Cardinal. Gaetano b. October 23, 1818 d. May 30, 1891 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Genoa born Gaetano Alimonda studied at the local university, earning a doctorate in theology and was ordained priest there in June 1843. Longtime rector of the Genoese seminary, in 1877 he was appointed bishop of the diocese of Albenga, receiving his episcopal consecration on November 11 that year. A renowned orator, noted for his particular eloquence, Alimonda's sermons, preachings, conferences and pastoral letters were published through the years in various popular...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, Provincia di Torino, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Cappella degli Arcivescovi.
Hellwig, James Brian 'The Ultimate Warrior' b. June 16, 1959 d. April 8, 2014 Hall-of-Fame Professional Wrestler. A typecast villian noted for his ability to ignite a crowd, he is remembered as one of his sport's premier performers of the 1990s. Raised in Central Indiana, he spent one year at Indiana State University, studied at Atlanta's Life Chiropractic College, and was an amateur body builder in Southern California when he and some of his friends decided to try wrestling. In 1985 he joined the Memphis-based Continental Wrestling Association, initially billed as...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Shirley-Quirk, John b. August 28, 1931 d. April 7, 2014 Opera Singer. A bass-baritone sometimes called "The Great Hyphen", he shall probably be remembered for interpreting the works of Benjamin Britten. Raised in Liverpool, he learned to sing in church and at school, trained in chemistry and physics at Liverpool University, and served in the Royal Air Force as a chemistry teacher at Acton College. He took voice lessons and in the early 1960s was a clerk at St. Paul's Cathedral, London; in 1961 he understudied the role of Gregor Mittenhofer in Hans...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Cremated after a private funeral with ashes given to his wife
Anderson, Mary b. April 3, 1918 d. April 6, 2014 Actress. Originally considered for the role of 'Scarlet' O'Hara', she played 'Maybelle Merriwether' in the classic picture "Gone With the Wind" (1939). Born and raised in the Deep South (some sources state her year of birth as 1920), she attended Howard College (now Samford University) in Alabama. During this period, she was discovered and experienced some uncredited roles with MGM. Mary was among several actresses who were under consideration for playing 'Scarlet O'Hara"; the part ended up...[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!
Geldof, Peaches b. March 13, 1989 d. April 7, 2014 British Journalist, Television Presenter and Model. Born in London, second daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and the granddaughter of Hughie Green. Her sisters are Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof. She also had a younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof. She grew up in Chelsea, London, and Faversham, Kent, and was educated at Queen's College, London. After moving out of her father's house at eighteen, Peaches rented a flat in Islington, North London. She completed her A-...[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!
Parker, Matthew b. August 6, 1504 d. May 17, 1575 Archbishop of Canterbury. He served in this position from December 1559 until his death. After receiving his primary education, he attended to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England in 1522 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1525. In April 1527 he was ordained a deacon and then a priest the following June. In September 1527 he was elected a fellow of Corpus Christi College and began studying for his Master of Arts degree in 1528. After Anne Boleyn's recognition as Queen of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Lambeth Chapel, Lambeth, Greater London, England Plot: Beneath the floor, in front of the altar.
Greer, Jo Ann b. April 3, 1927 d. May 24, 2001 Singer. A performer with a distinctive and elegant voice during her 50-year career, the two fields in which she primarily worked, movie dubbing and band-singing, seldom gave her the credit she deserved. Born Catherine Joan Greer, she came to California with her parents. She initially became known to Hollywood casting people from an early marriage to pianist Freddie Slack in the 1940s and later through her long employment with Les Brown and his Band of Renown. Following some early appearances...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Vincent, June b. July 17, 1920 d. November 20, 2008 Actress. She is probably best remembered for her role as 'Catherine Bennett' in the 1945 film "The Black Angel" that featured her in a major part along with actors Dan Duryea and Peter Lorre. Her role was originally intended for actress Ava Gardner but she dropped out shortly after the casting announcement was released. Born Dorothy June Smith, her father was a minister. At age 17, she went to New York City, New York began her career as a model with Harper's Bazaar where she struck up a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes were divided among her three children
Rooney, Mickey b. September 23, 1920 d. April 6, 2014 Actor. He achieved fame in the 'Andy Hardy' film series of the 1930s and 1940s, before moving on to a wide range of movie roles. Born Joe Yule, Jr., the son of vaudeville performers, he first appeared on stage at the age of fifteen months. He was brought up as a central part of his parent's act and in 1926, he initiated his Hollywood career in the short "Not to Be Trusted". This was followed with his own film series "Mickey McGuire" from 1927 until 1933. He graduated to teenage parts with two...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Cathedral Lake View, Elevation 15, Couch B-1501
Pinette, John b. March 23, 1964 d. April 5, 2014 Actor and Stand-up Comedian. He toured the comedy club circuit beginning in the 1980s and appeared in cinema and on television. Besides stand-up, Pinette did impressions of The Chipmunks, Elvis Presley, Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Hervé Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island), an Ewok, actor Marlon Brando (notably Brando's role in The Godfather), as well as various ethnic accents. He occasionally sang, for example "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, in stand-up routines. Born in...[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!
Niedringhaus, Anja b. October 12, 1965 d. April 4, 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist. While working for the Associated Press, she shared the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2004 during the Iraq War. She began her association with Journalism during her high school years, as she was a freelance photographer for an area newspaper. She studied German Literature, Philosophy and Journalism while attending college in Gottingen. Her break came in 1990, when she covered the historic falling of the Berlin Wall and from there, she...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Friedhof am Wall, Hoxter, Höxter Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Mundy Jr., Gen. Carl Epting b. July 16, 1935 d. April 2, 2014 US Marine Corps General. He served as the 30th Commandant of the US Marine Corps and was a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1991 until June 1995, and whose statements on race, women and gays in the military provoked widespread criticism. Growing up, his family moved often throughout the South, here his father worked for a dime-store chain. After graduating from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve in December 1953 and enrolled...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina, USA
Potter, John b. 1674 d. October 10, 1747 Archbishop of Canterbury. He served in this position from 1737 until his death. His father was a linen merchant at Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England. When he was 14, he entered University College at Oxford, England. In 1694 he was elected fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford and in 1697 his edition of the Greek poet "Lycophron" appeared, followed by his "Archaeologia Graeca" (The Antiquities of Greece, 1697–1698), the popularity of which endured till the advent of Dr William Smith's...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St John the Baptist Churchyard, Croydon, Greater London, England
Karnataki, Nanda b. January 8, 1939 d. March 25, 2014 Actress. Known by the single name "Nanda", she is remembered as a child performer who transitioned into a long Bollywood career in dozens of Hindi and Marathi movies. The child of a noted theatrical family in what was then British India, she was more-or-less forced into show business when her father's sudden death left her and her siblings in difficult financial straits. Known as 'Baby Nanda', a name that stuck throughout her career, she made her 1948 silver screen bow in "Mandir", appeared in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Oshiwara Crematorium, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India