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
Khoraiche, Cardinal. Antoine Pierre b. September 20, 1907 d. August 19, 1994 Maronite Patriarch of Antioch. A native of Ain Ebel, Antoine-Pierre Khoraiche was the eldest of seven children. Entering the Patriarchal Maronite Seminary of Tyr, he was sent to Rome in order to pursue his studies Pontifical Urbanian University and later to Beirut, at Saint Joseph's Pontifical University, from where he earned a doctorate in philosophy. Ordained priest in April 1930, for ten years he taught at Sophia School in Beirut, until being named patriarchal vicar of Palestine and...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Bkerké Maronite Catholic Patriarchate, Jabal Lubnan, Lebanon
Haden, Charlie b. August 6, 1937 d. July 11, 2014 Jazz Musician. He will be remembered for increasing the significance of the double-bass as a force in jazz music. He was a member of the pioneering ensemble of Ornette Coleman. Born into a prominent family of singers called "The Hadden Family", he took to performing as early as twenty-two months on his parent's radio program. He was stricken with polio at the age of fifteen which resulted in the weakening of his vocal cords, thus resulting in the end of his singing ability. This unfortunate...[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!
Ramone (Tamás), Tommy (Erdélyi) b. January 29, 1952 d. July 11, 2014 Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer. He was the drummer of the influential punk rock band the Ramones. Tommy and guitarist John Cummings (later to be dubbed "Johnny Ramone") performed together in a mid-60's four-piece garage band called the Tangerine Puppets while in high school. In 1970, Erdelyi was an assistant engineer for the production of the Jimi Hendrix album Band of Gypsys. When the Ramones first came together, with Johnny Ramone on guitar, Johnny Blaze on bass and Joey Ramone on...[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!
Sehgal, Zohra b. April 27, 1912 d. July 10, 2014 Actress. A dancer, choreographer, and prolific character performer, she is remembered for her roles in dozens of British and Bollywood productions. Born Sahibazdi Zohra Begrum Mumtaz-ullah Khan in what was then British India, she was raised in Chakatra, educated at the rather strict Queen Mary College of Lahore, and following her graduation traveled by car and boat to Europe where she trained in modern dance at the Mary Wigman Ballet School of Dresden. Invited to join Uday Shankar's ensemble in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Lodhi Road Crematorium, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
McGill, Bill 'The Hill' b. September 16, 1939 d. July 11, 2014 Professional Basketball Player. For five seasons (1962 to 1965 and 1968 to 1970), he played at the center position in the National and American Basketball Associations with the Chicago Zephyrs, Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, St. Louis Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Rockets, Los Angeles Stars, Pittsburgh Pipers and Dallas Chaparrals. Raised in Los Angeles where he attended Jefferson High School, he played collegiate basketball at the University of Utah. McGill holds the distinction 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!
Petito, Enzo b. February 11, 1911 d. July 17, 1967 Actor. He will probably be rest remembered for playing the gun store proprietor which 'Tuco' (played by Eli Wallach) holds up in the classic Spaghetti Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966). Born Vincenzo Squatriti in Naples, Italy, he had a lengthy association with the theater under the direction of Eduardo De Filippo. He gradually moved on to film and usually was cast in comedic parts in pictures guided by many notable Italian directors including Dino Risi "The Widower" (1959) and...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cimitero Flaminio, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy
Legeno, Dave b. October 12, 1963 d. July 6, 2014 British Actor, Mixed Martial Artist. Legeno worked as bouncer and wrestler before he took up professional mixed-martial arts at age 42 and adopted the ring name 'The Enforcer'. He parlayed his fighting skills and imposing body into a movie career, landing roles in such films as 'Snatch' (2000), 'Batman Begins' (2005), 'Stormbreaker' (2006), 'Rise of the Footsoldier' (2007), 'The Cottage' (2008), 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' (2009), 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' (...[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!
Lenhardt, Don b. October 4, 1922 d. July 9, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Coach. For five seasons (1950 to 1954), he played at the outfielder, third baseman and first baseman positions with the St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. Born Donald Eugene Lenhardt, he played collegiate baseball at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis. During World War II, he served with the United States Navy. Selected by the Browns during the 1946 Amateur...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Ford, Eileen b. March 25, 1922 d. July 10, 2014 American Businesswoman. Ford, along with her husband Jerry, founded Ford Models in 1946. After graduating from Barnard College in 1944, she met Gerald W. Ford, a football player at Notre Dame and the couple were married after a few months. Two years later, Eileen, who had briefly worked as a model herself, began handling modeling bookings for two of her friends. By 1948, with Jerry running the business and Eileen...[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!
Renna, Bill b. October 14, 1924 d. June 19, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For six seasons (1953 to 1956 and 1958 to 1959), he played in the outfield with the New York Yankees, Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Born William Beneditto Renna, he served as a dive bomber with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Upon his return home, he distinguished himself as a fullback and center, in addition to an outfielder for the University of Santa Clara's football and baseball teams. Signed by the Yankees as an...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Murphy, Rosemary b. January 13, 1927 d. July 5, 2014 Actress. She will perhaps be best remembered for playing 'Maudie Atkinson' in the motion picture drama "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962). Her father was an American diplomat, she was born in Munich, Germany and raised in Paris, France, where she received her schooling. She later studied acting at Manhattanville College followed by Sanford Meisner's Acting School, prior to returning to Germany, where she made her film debut in "Der Ruf" (1949). In 1950, she initiated her lengthy association with...[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!
Spinks, John b. 1954 d. July 8, 2014 Rock Musician. A guitarist, he was a founding member of the British ensemble "The Outfield". Formed in Manchester, England during the early 1980s, their love for American baseball led to the group's naming. "The Outfield" recorded their debut album "Play Deep" (1986) and yielded the hit "Your Love" which charted at number six in the United States. They went on to release five more studio albums before disbanding during the 1990s. Spinks died from cancer. (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!
Veryzer, Tom b. February 11, 1953 d. July 8, 2014 Major League Baseball Player. For twelve seasons (1973 to 1984), he played at the shortstop position with the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. Born Thomas Martin Veryzer, he attended Islip High School in New York. He was selected by the Tigers during the 1st round of the 1971 Amateur Draft and marked his Major League debut with Detroit on August 14, 1973. He recorded a .300 batting average in 18 games-played that year. While with Cleveland in 1978, he produced...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Jones, Dick 'Dickie' b. February 25, 1927 d. July 7, 2014 Actor. Born Richard Percy Jones, his acting career started when he was 6 years old when cowboy film legend Hoot Gibson discovered him while appearing in a rodeo performing riding and lariat tricks. Jones first appeared as a bit player in several of Hal Roach's Our Gang (Little Rascals) shorts before appearing in such films as 'Strange Ways' (1934), '...[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!
Whyte, Mavis b. January 28, 1922 d. June 23, 2014 Entertainer. A singer, dancer, and comedienne called the "Tiddly-Winky Girl", she is primarily remembered for entertaining the troops during World War II. Raised in the Liverpool suburbs, she broke into show business early as part of a Liverpool pantomime act; with the outbreak of war in 1939, Mavis joined the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA), the entertainment arm of the British Army. Throughout the conflict she toured widely, appearing in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Frankby Cemetery, Frankby, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England
Di Stéfano, Alfredo b. July 4, 1926 d. July 7, 2014 Professional Soccer Player and Coach. Considered by most experts to be one of the greatest players of all time. A forward, he was best known for his play at Real Madrid during their five straight European Champions Cup wins from 1956 to 1960. With Madrid he also won eight Spanish Championships, one Royal Spanish Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. He also won two Argentine championships with River Plateand three Colombian Championships and one Columbian Cup with Millionarios. He scored 376...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Cementerio de la Almudena, Madrid, Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Schaikewitz, Nahum Meir 'Shomer' b. December 18, 1849 d. November 24, 1905 Yiddish Novelist, Poet and Playwright. He was born in the town of Nesvizh, Minsk, Russia. Early in his life he started writing, usually short stories and in Yiddish. As times passed he began branching out into theater management and playwright. He resolved to become a dramatic author and moved to Odessa where he produced his play "Der Rewizor." The play became very successful and exhibited his talent as a writer. He left Odessa and came to New York in 1888 where he edited the "Friend of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Saratoga) Union Field Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens County, New York, USA