Hauser, Tim b. December 12, 1941 d. October 16, 2014 Singer. He was a founding member of the popular vocal ensemble "The Manhattan Transfer". They enjoyed three Top-40 hits during the early 1980s, which includes their number seven placing of "Boy From New York City" (1981). Raised on New Jersey's shore, he had found his interest in music at an early age and participated in his high school's glee club while also playing baseball. During the early years of rock music and the height of doo-wop, he was exposed to a wide range of music which fueled...[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!
Upham, Misty b. July 6, 1982 d. October, 2014 America Actress. Upham, a Native-American who grew up in south Seattle as a member of the Blackfoot Tribe, began her career at the age of thirteen when she joined the Red Eagle Soaring community theater group and by the following year, she was writing and directing short skits and performing on tours throughout the northwest. She landed her first film role as Mrs. Blue Cloud in 'Skins' (2002) and went on to appear in other films, such as 'Frozen River' (2008, for which she received several...[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!
Lenz, Siegfried b. March 17, 1926 d. October 7, 2014 Writer. He is considered by many to be one of Europe's most important authors since WWII, and many of his novels and stories are part of the contemporary German literary canon. His most famous work, "Deutschstunde" ("The German Lesson"), won international acclaim. It explores the theme of duty and why some Germans followed orders blindly during the Nazi era. Politically, Lenz was a Social Democrat and supporter of Willy Brandt as well as of the causes of reconciliation with Israel and Poland...[Read More] (Bio by: Kendall Mellem) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Wirkowski, Nobby b. August 20, 1926 d. October 16, 2014 Professional Football Player, Coach. For ten seasons (1951 to 1960), he played at the quarterback and defensive back positions in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders. Born Norbert Wirkowski, he was a three-sport athlete (football, baseball and basketball) at Crane Technical High School in his native Chicago. Following his service with the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he enrolled at the University of...[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!
Wells, Samuel b. August, 1801 d. July 15, 1868 Governor. Trained as a lawyer, he distinguished himself in that profession and developed an interest in community affairs. He was appointed as an associate justice of the Maine Supreme Court by Governor John Winchester Dana in 1847, but resigned that position in 1855 to devote himself to partisan politics. He was nominated by the Democratic party for governor in 1855. When no candidate received a majority of the vote, the election was thrown into the state legislature where Democrats had a...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Cony, Samuel b. February 27, 1811 d. October 5, 1870 Governor. After being admitted to the bar, he practiced law in Oldtown, Maine. He held various state executive, judicial, and legislative offices from 1835 to 1855. During the Civil War, in 1862, he switched from the Democratic to the Republican parties because of his strong abolitionist beliefs. He fully supported the war effort and served in the state house of representatives from 1862 to 1863. While serving in that office, he was elected governor of Maine in 1863 and reelected in 1865. As...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Peña, Elizabeth b. September 23, 1959 d. October 14, 2014 Actress. Peña and her family moved to Cuba and returned to the U.S. when she was nine to live in New York City. She graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in Manhattan and appeared on stage and in commercials before landing her first film role in 'El Super' (1979). In a career that spanned four decades, among films she appeared in were 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills' (1986), 'La Bamba' (1987), 'Jacob’s Ladder' (1991), 'Dead Funny' (1994), 'Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home' (1995)...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Cirrhosis of the liver Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Vasen, Dr. Sarah b. May 21, 1870 d. August 21, 1944 Physician. Vasen was the first Jewish woman doctor in Los Angeles and the first superintendent and resident doctor of Kaspare Cohn Hospital, which eventually became Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She attended the University of Iowa Medical School, the first co-educational medical school in the country, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1898, she moved to Philadelphia and served as a superintendent and obstetrician for the Jewish Maternity Home. In 1904, she moved to Los Angeles and...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Addition 1, row 16
Owens, Isaiah Randolph 'Ikey' b. December 1, 1975 d. October 14, 2014 Musician. Grammy award-winning keyboardist known for his work with The Mars Volta, Jack White and an array of bands from the Long Beach music scene. Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Drungo, Elbert b. April 30, 1943 d. October 11, 2014 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1969 to 1971 and 1973 to 1978), he played at the guard and tackle positions in the American and National Football Leagues with the Houston Oilers and Buffalo Bills. Born Elbert J. Drungo, Jr., he attended R.E. Hunt High School in Mississippi and played collegiate football at Tennessee State University. Selected by Houston during the 3rd round of the 1969 NFL Draft, he played in 120 career regular season AFL and NFL games. After retiring from...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Christ Church Memorial Gardens, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Jazil b. February 11, 2003 d. October 11, 2014 Champion Racehorse. The Thoroughbred will be best remembered for capturing the winner's crown at the 2006 Belmont Stakes (the third leg of the "Triple Crown"). The offspring of Seeking The Gold and Better Than Honour, he won his Maiden in December 2005 and received a fourth-place tie with Brother Derek in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, which saw Barbaro emerge as the winner. After his championship at Belmont, he retired due to a bruised cannon bone. He went on to serve as a sire. Jazil totaled eleven...[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!
Allston, Aaron Dale b. December 8, 1960 d. February 27, 2014 Editor, Publisher, Author and Game Designer. He is the author of 13 Star Wars novels as well as many other science fiction, game based fiction and mystery novels, short stories and technical guides for writers. He was a widely sought out speaker and lecturer for state and national conferences and traveled extensively throughout the country teaching and mentoring aspiring writers. He was born in Corsicana, Texas and attended public schools in Big Lake, San Angelo, Wake Village and Denton, Texas...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Miller) Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Atkins, Cholly b. April 30, 1913 d. April 19, 2003 Choreographer and Dancer. He was an American dancer and vaudeville performer, he later became noted for creating the system of "Vocal Choreography" and the distinctive moves for many of the great Motown stage acts: the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Night and the Pips, the Supremes and many more. Born Charles Sylvan Atkinson. He won a Charleston dance contest in 1923 and continued dancing from then on. After serving in the United States Army, he teamed up with Charles "Honey" Coles appearing...[Read More] (Bio by: Babe) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Cerquetti, Anita b. April 13, 1931 d. October 11, 2014 Opera Singer. A dramatic soprano, she is remembered for her short but significant career in the major venues of Italy. Raised in western central Italy, she took to music early and studied violin for some time before receiving a single year of voice training at the Conservatory of Perugia and making her 1949 professional bow in a poorly received concert. After two more years of education, she made her 1951 operatic debut at Spoleto as the title lead of Verdi's "Aida". For the next decade she...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Chiesa di San Nicolo, Fabriano, Provincia di Ancona, Marche, Italy
Amos, Beth b. January 1, 1916 d. January 31, 1996 Actress. She is perhaps best remembered for her performance as the ghostly neighbor 'Madeline Koegel' on the third season episode of the Canadian television program 'Are You Are You Afraid of the Dark?' entitled, 'The Tale of Apartment 214'. A lifelong native of Canada, there is little documentation of her early beginnings. She began acting in her mid-40's starting with the role of 'Mrs. Greenleaf' in the musical 'Now That April's Here' (1958). She later gained further credits in such...[Read More] (Bio by: Anonymous) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes were given to her longtime companion and housekeeper.
Kizer, Carolyn b. December 10, 1924 d. October 9, 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet. She was recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1985) for her work "Yin". Her father was an attorney, her mother was a biologist, Carolyn's love for Poetry began at an early age as a result of her parent's fondness for the literature. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and went on to accomplish her graduate work at Columbia University and later the University of Washington. After settling in Seattle, she co-founded the journal Poetry Northwest in 1959...[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!
Shane, Rita b. August 15, 1936 d. October 9, 2014 Opera Singer. A coloratura soprano who later became a distinguished voice teacher, she shall be remembered for her career on many of the world's major stages. Raised in New York City, she graduated from Barnard College, studied voice privately, made her 1964 professional bow at Chattanooga as the doll Olympia in Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann", and the following year bowed with the New York City Opera as Donna Elvira from Mozart's "Don Giovanni". With City Opera she sang a number of...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to her son, Michael Shane Tritter
Best, John b. July 11, 1940 d. October 5, 2014 Professional Soccer Player, Head Coach, General Manager. He began his professional soccer career in England as a reserve defender for the Liverpool Reds from 1958 to 1960. After two years of service he joined the Tranmere Rovers for a single season before finishing his English playing career with Stockport County in 1962. From 1962 to 1968 he played for the Philadelphia Spartans of the National Professional Soccer League (NPSL), followed by brief appearances with the Cleveland Stokers and...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Karpov, Valeri b. August 5, 1971 d. October 10, 2014 Professional Hockey Player. For three seasons (1994 to 1997), he played at the right-wing position in the National Hockey League with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He began his career with the Chelyabinsk Traktor and was a member of the 1993 Russian World Championship Team. He earned a spot on the Russian hockey squad during the 1994 Olympic Games. Selected by Anaheim during the 3rd round of the 1993 NHL Draft, he marked his debut during the 1994-1995 season and played in 30 games. The following...[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!