di Jorio, Cardinal. Alberto b. July 18, 1884 d. September 5, 1979 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Roman born Alberto di Jorio received his education at the Pontifical Roman Seminary and the Studium of the Sacred Roman Rota. Ordained priest in April 1908, he briefly lectured at the interdiocesan seminary of Perugia until 1910, when he was named official of the vicariate of Rome, a position which he held until 1918 he was appointed secretary of the Institute for Works of Religion, becoming its president in 1922, an office which he held until 1958. Secretary of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica di Santa Pudenziana, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Beltrami, Cardinal. Giuseppe b. January 17, 1889 d. December 13, 1973 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Fossano, Giuseppe Beltrami entered the local seminary, pursuing later his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare and the Royal University. Ordained priest in March 1916, he soon went on to serve as a military chaplain in the Italian army. Joining the staff of the Vatican Library in 1923 and later that of the Secretariat of State in 1926, he acted as lawyer for the causes of canonization and beatification in the Sacred Congregation of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Duomo di Fossano, Fossano, Provincia di Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy Plot: Beside the Altar of San Giovenale.
Denton Jr., Adm. Jeremiah Andrew b. July 15, 1924 d. March 28, 2014 US Senator, US Navy Admiral. A member of the Republican Party, he served the State of Alabama in the United States Senate from 1981 until 1987. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, he enlisted with the United States Navy in 1946 and during his more-than 30-years of service, he attained the rank of rear admiral. Denton, an experienced test pilot was shot down during a mission in Vietnam on July 18, 1965. He was captured by North Vietnamese forces and for the next seven years...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Lubin, Germaine b. February 1, 1890 d. October 27, 1979 Opera Singer. A versatile dramatic soprano, she is probably best remembered for her Wagnerian interpretations. Born Leontine Angelique Lubin, she was raised from infancy in French Guiana where her physician father provided her first piano lessons. Returning to Paris at eight, she continued her musical training while preparing to follow her father into medicine; at 18 she entered the Paris Conservatory where she won three First Prizes in voice and sufficiently impressed then-director Gabriel...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Tours Communal Cemetery, Tours, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
Schlesinger, James Rodney b. February 15, 1929 d. March 27, 2014 US Presidential Cabinet Secretary. From 1973 until 1974, he served as the 12th United States Secretary of Defense during the administrations of Presidents Nixon and Ford. From 1977 until 1979, he served as the 1st United States Secretary of Energy during the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Additionally, he had served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1973. Born into a Jewish family (later converted to Lutheranism), he attained his Bachelor's Degree in Economics...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, USA
Parente, Cardinal. Pietro b. February 16, 1891 d. December 29, 1986 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Casalnuovo Monterotaro, Pietro Parente entered seminary in Benevento, later pursuing his studies in Rome at the Pio Seminario Romano, the Ennio Quirino Visconti Lyceum, the Pontifical Roman Athenaeum San Apollinare and the Pontifical Lateran Athenaeum. Ordained priest there in March 1916, that same year he was named rector of the archdiocesan seminary of Naples, which city he had previously resided in while frequenting the local State University. Ten years...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca, Casalnuovo Monterotaro, Provincia di Foggia, Puglia, Italy
Ericsson, Harald II of Norway 'Greycloak' Norwegian Monarch. He reigned as King of Norway from 961 until around 970. Born about 935, his father was King Eric I Haraldsson (also known as Eric "Bloodaxe") of Norway and his mother was Gunnhild Gormsdatter, the sister of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark. His paternal grandfather was Harald Fairhair, Norway's first king. After his father's death in 954, he and his brothers allied with their maternal grandfather, Harald Gormson, against King Haakon I "The Good" of Norway, and engaged in...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Body lost or destroyed
Wilson Jr., Ralph Cookerly b. October 17, 1918 d. March 25, 2014 Hall of Fame Sports Team Owner. From 1960 until his death, he was the proprietor of the Buffalo Bills. Along with Lamar Hunt and other businessmen, Wilson formed what was nicknamed "The Foolish Club". The group initiated the American Football League in 1960 which went on to merge with the National Football League in 1970, thus establishing the conference structure which is known to date. Raised in Detroit, Wilson...[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!
Harlan, James b. June 22, 1800 d. February 23, 1863 US Congressman. He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 24th Congress, serving from March 1835 until March 1837, and reelected as a member of the Whig Party to the 25th Congress from March 1837 until March 1839. After attending local schools, he worked as a clerk in a dry goods store from 1817 until 1821. He decided to become a lawyer and studied under the guidance of a local judge and was admitted to the bar in 1823. He established his law practice in Harrodsburg, Kentucky and served as a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA Plot: Section M, Lot 114, Grave 26
Ascalesi, Cardinal. Alessio b. October 22, 1872 d. May 11, 1952 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Casalnuovo, Alessio Ascalesi was raised in Umbria, entering seminary in Spoleto, where he was ordained priest in June 1895. Entering the Congregation of the Most Precious Blood, he was named pastor of the Montemurano parish of which he served previously as its economus and vicar forane of the Collegio San Bartolomeo in the city of Montefalco. Elected bishop of the diocese of Muro Lucano, Ascalesi received his episcopal consecration in Montefalco on August 8...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Basilica dell'Incoronata Madre del Buon Consiglio, Naples, Provincia di Napoli, Campania, Italy Plot: Ipogeo degli Arcivescovi.
Garrett, John W. b. July 31, 1820 d. September 26, 1884 American banker, philanthropist, and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). In 1855, he was named to the board of the B&O, and in 1858, became its president, a position he held until the year he died. His tenure was marked by his support for the Union cause during the Civil War, the expansion of the railroad to reach Chicago, Illinois, and his struggles with the Pennsylvania Railroad over access to New York City. After attending but not graduating from Lafayette College, Garrett...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Denardo) Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Boedeker, Bill b. March 7, 1924 d. March 21, 2014 Professional Football Player. For five seasons (1946 to 1950), he played at the halfback position in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League with the Chicago Rockets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. Born William Henry Boedeker, Jr., he attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. During World War II, he served with the United States Military in the Pacific Theater and earned three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star from his...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Garcia, Candelario b. February 26, 1944 d. January 10, 2013 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the 1st Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 8, 1968 near Lai Khe, Vietnam. Command Sergeant Major Michael Grinston was presented the Medal of Honor in behalf of Sgt. Garcia by President Barack Obama at the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor citation reads:Sergeant Candelario Garcia distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot: Section 17A, Site 57
Duran, Jesus S. b. July 26, 1948 d. February 17, 1977 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the U.S. Army as a Specialist Four (Sergeant)-acting M-60 Machine Gunner in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). The Medal of Honor was presented to his daughter Tina Duran-Ruvalcaba on behalf of her father by President Barack Obama at the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Citation reads: Specialist Four Jesus S. Duran distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA Plot: North Lawn, Division 1, Grave 64, Space 3 GPS coordinates: 33.9552994, 117.3769989 (hddd.dddd)
Garaventa, Ottavio b. January 26, 1934 d. March 18, 2014 Opera Singer. A lyrico-spinto tenor, he shall be remembered for performing leading roles in many of Europe's principal venues. The child of a musical family, he was raised in Northern Italy, studied at Magenta, and at 19 made his professional bow in the baritone role of Enrico Ashton from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor". His career failed to gain traction and he worked as a crane operator at the Port of Genoa before taking further training and making his 1963 debut as a tenor in Cincinnati as...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Chiesa di San Pietro, Savignone, Provincia di Genova, Liguria, Italy
Copas, Ardie Ray b. August 29, 1950 d. May 12, 1970 Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was KIA near Ph Romeas Hek, Cambodia. He served in the U.S. Army as a Specialist Four (Sergeant), Machinegunner in the 25th Infantry Division. His daughter Shyrell Jean Copas was presented the Medal of Honor on behalf of her father by President Barack Obama at the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor citation reads: Specialist Four Ardie R. Copas distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA Plot: Garden of Peace, Lot 124, Space 4 GPS coordinates: 27.5447998, 80.3653030 (hddd.dddd)
Rebhorn, James b. September 1, 1948 d. March 21, 2014 Actor. Prolific character actor whose career spanned five decades. He attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he studied political science. After graduating in 1970, he moved to New York City, where he earned a Masters of Fine Arts in acting from Columbia University's School of the Arts. After appearing on stage in several productions, he made his big screen debut in the show business comedy, "The Yum Yum Girls" (1976). Among the many films he appeared in were 'Silkwood' (...[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!
Conde-Falcon, Felix M. b. February 24, 1938 d. April 4, 1969 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was KIA in the vicinity of Ap Tan Hoa, Vietnam. He served in the U.S. Army as Sergeant First Class, Acting Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action as a Staff Sergeant on April 4, 1969 in Vietnam. His son Richard Conde was presented the Medal of Honor on behalf of his father by President Barack Obama in the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor citation reads: Staff Sergeant...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Rogers Cemetery, Rogers (Bell County), Bell County, Texas, USA GPS coordinates: 30.9207001, 97.2245026 (hddd.dddd)
Alvarado, Leonard L. b. February 13, 1947 d. August 12, 1969 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was KIA in Phuoc Long Province. He entered the U.S. Army in Bakersfield CA and served as a Rifleman, Specialist Four in the 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile). His daughter, Lenora M. Alvarado accepted on her father's behalf, the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the White House on March 18, 2014. His Medal of Honor reads: Specialist Four Leonard L. Alvarado distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Greenlawn Memorial Park, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA Plot: Holy Cross Section, Lot D, Block 64 GPS coordinates: 35.4063988, 118.9873962 (hddd.dddd)
O'Connell, Tom 'Tommy' b. September 26, 1930 d. March 20, 2014 Professional Football Player. For five seasons (1953, 1956 to 1957 and 1960 to 1961), he played at the quarterback position in the National and American Football Leagues with the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. Born Thomas Bernard O'Connell, he first achieved greatness on the football field during his years at South Shore High School in Chicago. He continued his athletics, as he played collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame and later the University of Illinois...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend