Milona, Costa b. February 3, 1897 d. March 27, 1949 Opera Singer. A spinto tenor of note during the 1920s and 1930s, he is remembered principally for his recordings. Born Konstantinos Mylonas into poverty, he lost his father at an early age and was sent to work in the mines. Heard singing by a well-off gentleman, he was sponsored to the Athens Conservatory where he did well and gained recital experience in concerts sometimes accompanied by a young Dimitri Mitropoulos on the piano. Upon his 1920 graduation he relocated to Milan where he refined...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium, Hendon, Greater London, England
Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla b. July 18, 1918 d. December 5, 2013 Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. Politically an African nationalist and democratic socialist, he...[Read More] Mandela Graveyard, Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Flohe, Heinz 'Flocke' b. January 28, 1948 d. June 15, 2013 Professional Soccer Player. For fourteen seasons (1966 to 1980), he played as a midfielder in the Bundesliga with 1 FC Köln and TSV 1860 München. He appeared in 343 regular season games in the Bundesliga, winning the championship in 1978 and three German DFB-Pokal titles. He will be perhaps best remembered for having played with the German National Football Team 39 games from 1970 to 1978, scoring 8 goals, and participating in the 1974 and 1978 World Cups and 1976 European Championship for...[Read More] (Bio by: Ruggero) Friedhof Euskirchen, Euskirchen, Euskirchener Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Allain, William 'Bill' b. February 14, 1928 d. December 2, 2013 Governor of Mississippi. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 58th Governor of the State of Mississippi from 1984 until 1988. After attending the University of Notre Dame, he attained his law degree from the University of Mississippi. Following graduation, he served as an infantryman with the United States Army during the Korean War. After his discharge, he practiced law privately until he was appointed as assistant attorney general of the state in 1962. In 1979, he was elected...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Heffron, Edward James 'Babe' b. May 16, 1923 d. December 1, 2013 World War II United States Soldier. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class in Company E ("Easy Company"), 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The stories of he and his comrades were featured in the 2001 HBO television mini-series "Band of Brothers". He served as a company machine gunner, and earned the Bronze Star. He was with his unit as they liberated the Kaufering Concentration Camp in Landsberg, Germany, 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!
Crouch, Paul Franklin b. March 30, 1934 d. November 30, 2013 Televangelist. Crouch, whose parents were missionaries who had lived in Egypt, graduated from the Central Bible Institute and Seminary in Springfield, Missouri in 1955 with a degree in theology. He began his career in broadcasting by helping to build an educational AM station at Central Bible Institute. In 1957, he became a radio announcer in Rapid City, South Dakota and progressed rapidly to program director, then promoted to manager of a sister station. In 1961, he was appointed by the...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange County, California, USA Plot: Mausoleum
Walker, Paul b. September 12, 1973 d. November 30, 2013 American Actor. Walker, who will best be remembered for his role as Brian O'Conner in the blockbuster action 'Fast & Furious' films, began his career on the small screen with a commercial for diapers when he was 2 years old. He went on to appear in TV shows such as 'Highway to Heaven', 'Throb', 'Charles in Charge', 'Who's the Boss?' and 'Touched By An Angel'. His first movie role was in 'Meet the Deedles' (1998) followed by supporting roles in 'Pleasantville' (1998), 'Varsity Blues' (1999), '...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cause of death: Car accident Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA Plot: Court of Liberty, Gardens of Heritage, Lot 393
Dodd, Dickie b. October 27, 1945 d. November 29, 2013 Musician. Born Joseph Richard Dodd Jr, he was best-known as being lead singer and drummer with the group "The Standells" on the hit single, "Dirty Water" (1966). He began his career at age 9 in 1955, when he became a drummer replacement Mouseketeer on the new Walt Disney TV series "Mickey Mouse Club". He only stayed with the show part of a season, but went on to work the "Big Top at Disneyland" with other Mouseketeers before leaving Disney Studios. He kept up with his drumming, playing with...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Kent, Jean b. June 29, 1921 d. November 30, 2013 Actress. Born Joan Mildred Summerfield, to parents who had backgrounds in the entertainment industry. She began her career at around the age of ten as a dancer and performed under the name of Jean Carr. She marked her motion picture debut in the film "Who's Your Father?" (1935) and appeared regularly in features over the next two decades, as she graduated to mature roles. In 1946, she married Austrian actor Josef Ramart and remained with him until his death in 1989. She will perhaps be best...[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!
Cason, Jim b. July 25, 1927 d. November 24, 2013 Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1948 to 1952 and 1954 to 1956), he played at the defensive back and halfback positions in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams. Born James Allnutt Cason, Jr., he was raised in Texas where he attended Patti Welder High School in Victoria. While there, he excelled in basketball and track as well as football. His athletic attributes earned him enrollment at Louisiana State...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Dominguez, Oralia b. October 25, 1925 d. November 25, 2013 Opera Singer. A mezzo soprano, she is remembered as a premier exponent of roles both Italian and Germanic. Raised in northern Mexico, she was trained at the National Conservatory of Music and made her 1945 professional bow at Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes as the Singer from Puccini's "Manon Lescaut". Oralia refined her art, adding new roles to her repertoire, and on March 7, 1951 was the jealous Princess Amneris in an (in)famous Mexico City performance of Verdi's "Aida" in which Maria...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Milan, Provincia di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Myung-shin, Gen. Chae b. November 27, 1926 d. November 25, 2013 South Korean General. Chae Myung-shin commanded Skeleton Corps, guerrilla corps during the Korean War, and became the authority on guerrilla tactics of the South Korean Army. Chae remarked South Korean Comfort Women Units during Korean War in his memoir, Beyond the Deadline, published in 1994. Chae served as a ROKFV Commanding Officer during the Vietnam War. Chae adopted strong tactics for the Vietnamese as an authority on guerrilla tactics. Chae's harsh policy caused strong disunion with...[Read More] (Bio by: David Peltier) Seoul National Cemetery, Seoul, Seoul Special City, South Korea
Kean, Jane b. April 10, 1923 d. November 26, 2013 Actress and Singer. She is probably best remembered at 'Trixie Norton' on the television sitcom "The Honeymooners" with Jackie Gleason from 1966 to 1970, as well as the voice of 'Belle' in the perennial favorite cartoon musical "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol," that first aired in December 1962 and continues to be shown every year. A lovely, vivacious, honey-blonde entertainer, she enjoyed a lengthy career spanning over six decades that encompassed vaudeville, radio, Broadway, nightclubs, Las...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Habershon, Ada Ruth b. January 8, 1861 d. February 1, 1918 English Hymnist. She is probably best remembered for writing the lyrics to her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle be Unbroken." The daughter of a physician, she was brought up with a strong belief in Christianity. In the 1880s she was a member of the religious circle involving English Baptist reform preacher Charles Spurgeon and in 1884 she met American evangelist Dwight L. Moody and singer/hymn writer Ira D. Sankey while they were touring England. At their request, she visited the US, delivering a...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, Greater London, England
Musante, Tony b. June 30, 1936 d. November 26, 2013 Actor. Musante, who attended both Northwestern University and Oberlin College, worked as a schoolteacher before making his off-Broadway acting debut in 1960. Three years later, he played a switchblade-wielding juvenile delinquent in the hour-long TV drama 'Ride With Terror' which later developed into the 1967 film 'The Incident', with Musante repeating his role and winning several festival awards as a result. Among other American and Italian films he appeared in were 'Once a Thief' (1965), 'The...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Island Cemetery, New Shoreham, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
de Duve, Dr. Christian Renè Marie Joseph b. October 2, 1917 d. May 4, 2013 Scientist, Nobel Prize Recipient. He received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974. Graduated from The Catholic University of Leuven and with a research doctorate in Cell Biology, he is known for being the discoverer of glucagon, lysosomes and peroxisomes. Besides having received numerous awards and international honors, he was appointed Academic of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1970. In 2005, de Duve published "Singularities: Landmarks on the Pathways of Life" in which...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Brissie, Lou b. June 5, 1924 d. November 25, 2013 Major League Baseball Player. For seven season (1947 to 1953), he was a left-handed pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics and Cleveland Indians. Born Leland Victor Brissie, he attended Ware Shoals High School in South Carolina and was enrolled at Presbyterian College in South Carolina, when World War II intervened. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted with the United States Army and was stationed in the European Theater. He was nearly killed when an artillery shell exploded close to...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Pineview Memorial Park, North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Hamilton, Chico b. September 21, 1921 d. November 25, 2013 Jazz Musician. A drummer, he was a prominent figure and pioneer of the style referred to as "West Coast Jazz". Born Foreststorn Hamilton, his father was an employee at the University Club at Southern California, his mother worked as a dietitian within the Los Angeles School District, Chico's passion for music began during his high school years. He performed in a group with his high school friend Charles Mingus. Hamilton acquired experience first hand as a member of Lionel Hampton's touring...[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!
Glaser, Donald b. September 21, 1926 d. February 28, 2013 Scientist, Nobel Prize Recipient. A physicist and neurobiologist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1960, when he was honored for the invention of an instrument of detection of elementary particles known as "bubble chamber". He graduated in mathematics and physics from the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio (now know as the Case Western Reserve University), and obtained his doctoral research from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. On the basis of his...[Read More] (Bio by: Lucy Caldarelli) Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA