Wilson, Justin b. July 31, 1978 d. August 24, 2015 Professional Racecar Driver. Wilson was a prominent open-wheel racer for many years, competing for Minardi and Jaguar in Formula One. In 2004, he moved into American open wheel series and later to IndyCar in 2008. He had seven major U.S. open-wheel wins including three in the IndyCar Series. His last win came at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012. That same year, he was a part of the winning team at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Wilson died one day after he was hit in the head by a piece of debris from a...[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!
Simpson, William b. October 28, 1823 d. August 17, 1899 British Artist, Author, and War Correspondent. A prolific artist, he is remembered primarily for his sketches and water color paintings of war scenes but also covered state events, coronations, funerals, and other ceremonies. Born into poverty, his father was a shipyard laborer and abusive alcoholic, and at the age of eleven he was sent to live with his grandmother in Perth, Scotland. He received little formal education during his childhood and at the age of 14, he started working as an...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England Plot: Buried in his mother's (Ann (Johnstone) Simpson) grave, near the grave of Karl Marx.
Schneider, Jorg b. February 7, 1935 d. August 22, 2015 Swiss Actor. Schneider was a stage and film actor who appeared in many Swiss German film, television and theater productions. He trained in acting while attending a teacher training college. Schneider started acting in theaters and then progressed to other forms like films and television. He became one of the most prominent Swiss German actors and comedians. Schneider also participated in voice acting and childrens's plays. Some of his most prominent work was in the television shows "...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Stives, Karen b. November 3, 1950 d. August 14, 2015 Olympic Gold Medalist. An equestrian, she is remembered for taking top honors for the United States in Three-Day Eventing at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympiad. Born Karen Elizabeth Wennberg, she was raised in the Boston suburbs and under the guidance of her mother, herself a horsewoman of note, took to riding early. Karen graduated from the Dana Hall School and from Manhattanville College and began making a name for herself in United States Combined Training Association (USCTA) events. Named...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Falconio, Cardinal. Diomede b. September 20, 1842 d. February 8, 1917 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The son of a goldsmith, Angelo Raffaele Gennaro Falconio was born in Pescocostanzo and upon joining the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor in 1860, received the religious name of Diomede. Taking his solemn vows on October 12, 1864, he moved to the United States of America in the fall of the following year and was ordained priest there in Buffalo, New York, by the local ordinary in January 1866. Lecturing philosophy at St. Bonaventure's College and Seminary of Alleghany...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa Francescana di Pescocostanzo, Pescocostanzo, Provincia di L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy
Bonzano, Cardinal. Giovanni b. September 27, 1867 d. November 26, 1927 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Castelletto Monferrato born Giovanni Vincenzo Bonzano entered seminary in Vigevano before joining the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, furthering his studies in Rome at the Mastai College for Chinese Missions and the Pontifical Urbanian Athenaeum De Propaganda Fide. Ordained priest by there Cardinal Lucido Maria Parocchi on May 21, 1890, he rendered ministry in China between the following year and 1897 when on August 26 of the latter he was named vicar general...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa delle Francescane Missionarie di Maria, Grottaferrata, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Patterson, Melody b. April 15, 1949 d. August 20, 2015 American Actress. Patterson, who began her career performing in plays at the age of four, attended the Hollywood Professional School and later studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. At the age of 16, she landed the role of "Wrangler Jane" on the television series 'F-Troop', a role she would play for two seasons. Among other TV shows she guest starred on were 'The Monkees', 'Adam-12', 'Green Acres' and appeared frequently on 'Hollywood Squares'. From 1970 to 1975, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Kashfi, Anna b. September 30, 1934 d. August 16, 2015 Actress. Kashfi, who had a brief acting career in the 1950s, will best be remembered for her marriage to actor Marlon Brando. She began her film career in 1956, appearing in 'The Mountain' alongside Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner. In 1957, she co-starred with Rock Hudson in 'Battle Hymn' (1957) followed by her role in 'Cowboy' (1958) with Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon. Her final film was 'Night of the Quarter Moon' (1959)...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Kalama IOOF Cemetery, Kalama, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA
Elian, Saint Roman Catholic Saint. A physician by profession, Elian was a native of Homs. Refusing the renounce his Christian faith, he was martyred in the year 284 by his own father, an officer of the Roman Empire. Venerated for centuries among the Christians of Syria, a church was erected on the spot considered to be the location where he received his martyrdom. His remains were housed with veneration in a sarcophagus at the said edifice until they were sadly profanated and destroyed by the extremist...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Body lost or destroyed, Relics destroyed by radical Islamist group ISIS along with the church housing them in August 2015.
Ronzoni Sr., Emanuele b. April 9, 1870 d. August 25, 1956 Entrepreneur. Tens of millions of North Americans grew up with his name, as part of his company’s iconic trademark, “Ronzoni Sono Buoni…Ronzoni is so good.” But it all began in 1881 when Emanule Ronzoni immigrated to the United States with his parents from Italy. After spending his teen years working at a macaroni factory on New York’s lower east side, at twenty-one Emanuel started a company along with some partners, which they named “Atlantic Macaroni Company.” But in 1915 he struck out on...[Read More] (Bio by: Gary Urbanowicz) Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Amble, Lars b. August 10, 1939 d. August 20, 2015 Swedish Actor. Amble, born Lars Anders Amble-Næss, was a Swedish actor and director who appeared in numerous motion pictures and plays. He worked for the Royal Dramatic Theater in Sweden after theater school training. After leaving the Royal Dramatic Theater in 1969, Amble appeared in various plays, musicals, television shows, and movies. His most notable performances include "The Simple-Minded Murderer" (1982), "Shame" (1968) and "Illusive Tracks" (2003). Amble also hosted the Guldbagge...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Durov, Lev Konstantinovich b. December 23, 1931 d. August 20, 2015 Russian Actor. Durov was a Russian actor who appeared on film and in theaters for 60 years. He came from a famous circus-performing family. Durov trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School. His first performance in flim was in "Dobroe utro" in 1955. Durov appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, often playing character or supporting roles. Among them was the role of Agent Klaus in the 1973 film "Seventeen Moments of Spring". Durov also was known in the theater throughout his...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russian Federation
Ingalls, Joyce b. 1950 d. August 5, 2015 American Model and Actress. In 1966, Ingalls won a Cover Girl contest and became a top model for the Eileen Ford Agency, appearing on covers and in fashion layouts for such magazines as Vogue, Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan and Life, and in several television commercials. In 1975, she had a minor role in 'The Man Who Would Not Die', which led Sylvester Stallone to cast her as the lead in his 1978 directorial debut 'Paradise Alley'. She would go on to appear in the films 'Deadly Force' (1983) and '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis M.) Our Lady Of Angels Cemetery, Whitehall, Washington County, New York, USA
Holz, Gordy b. May 24, 1933 d. August 15, 2015 Professional Football Player. For five seasons (1960 to 1964), he played at the defensive tackle position in the American Football League with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. Born Gordon Francis Holz, he attended Rosemount High School in Minnesota and played collegiate football at the University of Minnesota. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 23 round of the 1955 NFL Draft, Holz served with the United States Military, prior to being signed by the Broncos of the newly-formed...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Stokes, Louis b. February 23, 1925 d. August 18, 2015 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served Ohio's 21st (1969 to 1993) and 11th (1993 to 1999) Congressional Districts in the United States House of Representatives. He became the first African American from the State of Ohio to serve in the United States House of Representatives. His father who worked at a laundromat died at a very early age leaving Louis' mother to raise him and his younger brother Carl. During World War II, he served with the United States Army and following...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Craig, Yvonne b. May 16, 1937 d. August 17, 2015 American Actress and Dancer. Craig will best be remembered for her role as "Batgirl" in the 1960s TV series, 'Batman'. She began her theatrical career as the youngest member of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and had toured for three years when she was discovered by John Ford’s son, Patrick and was cast for the lead in the 1959 movie, 'The Young Land', and later that same year would also appear in 'Gidget' and 'The Gene Krupa Story'. She would go on to have roles in such films as 'High Time' (...[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!
Yorkin, Bud b. February 22, 1926 d. August 18, 2015 Motion Picture and Television Director. He will be best remembered for his behind-the-scenes work on such classic TV programs as "All in the Family", "Sanford and Son" and "What's Happening!!". During his collaborations with Norman Lear, Yorkin helmed more than 200 episodes of "All in the Family". Born Alan David Yorkin to Jewish parents, he served with the United States Army during World War II and following his return home, he attended Carnegie Mellon on a football scholarship. He launched...[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!
Mortson, Gus (James Angus Gerard) 'Old Hardrock' b. January 24, 1925 d. August 8, 2015 Professional Hockey Player. Mortson, who was born James Angus Gerald Mortson, played defenseman for the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks, and Detroit Red Wings from 1946 to 1958. He played minor league hockey from 1943 to 1945 when he turned professional by joining the Tulsa Oilers of the USHL. Mortson joined the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL in 1946 and played for them until being traded in 1952 to the Chicago Black Hawks. As a member of the Maple...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Hillcrest Crematorium, Matheson, Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada
Gaechter, Mike (Michael Theodore) b. January 9, 1940 d. August 17, 2015 Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1962 to 1969), he played at the defensive back (strong-safety) position in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys. Born Michael Theodore Gaechter, he attended Antelope Valley High School in California and played collegiate football at the University of Oregon. in addition to football, he excelled at track during his college years. Signed by the Cowboys in 1962 as a non drafted player, he totaled 108 career regular season games. He...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA