Berger, Thomas b. July 20, 1924 d. July 13, 2014 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.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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
Winter, Johnny b. February 23, 1944 d. July 16, 2014 American Musician and Producer. Winter released nearly 20 albums and earned seven Grammy nominations in his career as an iconic blues musician. When he was ten years old, he and his younger brother Edgar, who were both born with albinism, appeared on a local children's show, playing ukulele and singing Everly Brothers songs. Johnny would release his first record ‘School Day Blues' when he was 15 years old. In 1968, he was spotted by [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!
Tocco, Giacomo William 'Jack' b. October 29, 1926 d. July 14, 2014 Businessman. A respected philanthropist and land developer, his life was marred by never-proven allegations of his involvement with an Italian-American organization whose very existence he steadfastly denied. Born Giacomo William Tocco, he was raised in the upscale Detroit superb of Grosse Pointe and was brought into his family's hotel linen supply business from an early age. He earned a degree in finance from the University of Detroit in 1949 and over the years owned and ran a racetrack and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Roe, Robert Aloysius b. February 28, 1924 d. July 15, 2014 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served New Jersey's 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 until 1993. After attending Oregon State University and Washington State University, he served with the United States Army during World War II. Following his return home, he worked as a banking executive and entered the political arena when he was elected mayor of Wayne Township, New Jersey in 1956. During his tenure in Congress, Roe served...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Klotz, Red (Louis Herman) b. October 21, 1920 d. July 12, 2014 Sports Figure. He will be best remembered as the proprietor/coach and player for the Washington Generals (the traditional opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters). Born to Russian-Jewish parents, he began his lengthy association with basketball as a star player at South Philadelphia High School. He guided the school to a city championship in 1940. He continued his athletics at Villanova University, prior to his service with the United States Army during World War II. After returning home, he...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Maazel, Lorin Varencove b. March 6, 1930 d. July 13, 2014 Symphony Conductor, Violinist and Composer. He was born to Jewish-American parents of Russian heritage. He was taught to play the violin by age five and was instructed in orchestra conducting by age seven. He studied with Vladimir Bakaleinikoff and made his stage debut at age eight. Between the ages of 9 and 15, he conducted the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Symphony on radio under the direction of Maestro Arturo Toscanini. He served as music director of the Radio Symphony of Berlin, the...[Read More] (Bio by: Christian) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Gray, Kenneth James b. November 14, 1924 d. July 12, 2014 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served the 25th (1955 to 1963), 21st (1963 to 1973), 24th (1973 to 1975) and 22nd Congressional Districts in the United States House of Representatives. After high school graduation, he worked for his family's auto sales business. During World War II, he served as a combat engineer with the United States Army and later as a pilot with the United States Air Force. He saw action in the European Theater. Upon his return home, he established his...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) East Fork Cemetery, West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois, USA Plot: Entombment