Shea, Jack b. August 1, 1928 d. April 28, 2013 Television Director, Executive. Born John Francis Shea, Jr., his father was a traveling salesman his mother a bookkeeper, he received a parochial high school education and later attained a degree in History from Fordham University. He broke into the entertainment industry in 1951 initially as a stage manager for the TV series "Philco Playhouse" and following two years of service with the United States Air Force during the Korean War in which he made instructional films, he turned associate...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Hale, Bob b. November 7, 1933 d. September 8, 2012 Major League Baseball Player. For seven seasons (1955 to 1961), he played at the first-baseman position with the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Born Robert Houston Hale, he was raised in Chicago where he attended Lake View High School. Selected by the St. Louis Browns during the 1952 Amateur Draft, he marked his Major League debut following the franchise's relocation to Baltimore on July 4th, 1955. Hale's impact was immediate as he yielded a career-high 65 hits with...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Town of Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Rushing, Marion b. September 3, 1936 d. April 26, 2013 Professional Football Player. For eight seasons (1959 and 1962 to 1962), he played at the linebacker position in the National and American Football Leagues with the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers. After attending Pinckneyville High School in Illinois, he played collegiate football at Southern Illinois University. During his college years, he established himself as one of the school's most accomplished athletes as he earned 13 letters an basketball, wrestling...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Ledesma, Ricardo b. October 26, 1933 d. March 19, 2013 Opera Singer. A tenor best known for heavier roles, he sang on many of the world's leading stages. Born Jesus Quinones Ledesma, he was raised in the San Juan suburbs and manifested his talent early; after graduating from high school at 16 he journeyed to Italy where he spent several years studying with the noted baritone Apollo Granforte. Ledesma made his 1955 professional bow at Milan's Teatro Nuevo in Pietro Mascagni's "Lodoletta" then after a number of performances in France, Italy, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Chapel Hills Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Sides, Peter b. 1820 d. October 23, 1878 Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War in the 57th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, rising from Captain of Company A to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He led the unit at the Battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. Wounded twice during his service, he was discharged due to disability from those wounds on November 28, 1864. Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Susquehanna Lawn, Range 57, Grave 39, unmarked
Rogers, Isaac b. November 5, 1834 d. May 22, 1864 Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War in the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, rising from 1st Lieutenant of Company B to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was mortally wounded while leading his men at the May 12, 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia. He was shot in the right thigh, which had to be amputated. He lingered from his wound in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he eventually died 10 days later. Orbisonia Cemetery, Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Kocourek, Dave b. August 20, 1937 d. April 24, 2013 Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1959 to 1968), he played at the tight-end position in the Canadian and American Football Leagues with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Born David Allen Kocourek, he attended J. Sterling Morton High School in Illinois and played collegiate football at the University of Wisconsin. Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 19th-round of the 1959 NFL Draft, he opted to play for Winnipeg...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, His brain was donated for medical research on the long-term effects of head trauma suffered by professional football players.
Williams, Sam b. March 9, 1931 d. April 25, 2013 Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1959 to 1967), he played at the defensive end and linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons. After attending Dansville High School in Michigan, he enlisted with the United States Navy and made his first impression on the gridiron as he starred on the Naval football team. He continued his athletic excellence at Michigan State University and earned All-Big Ten status twice (1957...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Fairview Cemetery, Dansville, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Camp, Rick (Rickey) Lamar b. June 10, 1952 d. April 25, 2013 Major League Baseball Player. For nine seasons (1976 to 1978 and 1980 to 1985), he was a pitcher with the Atlanta Braves. After attending Trion High School in Georgia, he earned a football scholarship from Tennessee Tech. He later transferred to the University of West Georgia and went onto set several pitching records with the school. Selected by the Braves during the 7th-round of the 1974 Amateur Draft, he marked his Major League debut with Atlanta on September 15th 1976. He spent the 1977...[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!
Felser, Larry b. April 5, 1933 d. April 24, 2013 Hall of Fame Sports Journalist. He will be remembered for his coverage of the Buffalo Bills from 1960 until 2001 as a columnist mostly with the Buffalo News. He cut his teeth in the industry as a copy boy with the Courier Express in 1951 and after attending Canisius College, he served with the United States Army for two years as a message decoder. He returned to the Courier in 1953 and landed a position in the sports department as a reporter. Felser's career took off in 1960 with the formation...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Williamsville Cemetery, Williamsville, Erie County, New York, USA
Arbus, Allan b. February 15, 1918 d. April 19, 2013 Actor. He is best remembered for his role as psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on the television series M*A*S*H. Born Allan Franklin Arbus to Jewish parents in New York City, New York, his father was a stockbroker. He developed an interest in acting when he won a part in a play at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York City. He enlisted in the US Army during World War II and became a photographer. After his discharge from the Army, he and his first wife Diane Arbus, who was also a...[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!
Edgar, Robert William 'Bob' b. May 29, 1943 d. April 23, 2013 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served Pennsylvania's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until 1987. Raised in the Philadelphia suburb of Springfield, he attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania and was ordained a minister with the United Methodist Church as he received a degree in Master's Divinity from Drew University in New Jersey. From 1971 until his election to Congress, he served as Chaplain at Drexel...[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!
Havens, Richie b. January 21, 1941 d. April 22, 2013 American Folk Singer and Guitarist. Havens will best be remembered as the artist who opened the Woodstock music festival with a three hour set. At an early age, he began organizing his neighborhood friends into street corner doo-wop groups and was performing with The McCrea Gospel Singers at 16. At age 20, he moved to Greenwich Village where his reputation as a solo performer soon spread beyond the Village folk circles. After cutting 2 records for Douglas Records, he signed on with Bob Dylan'...[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!
Amphlett, Chrissy b. October 25, 1959 d. April 21, 2013 Singer. Lead singer of the band Australian band Divinyls. They released six albums and had a worldwide hit with the song "I Touch Myself". After the band broke up, she concentrated on a solo career. Other projects included film and theater acting and a biography. She was a 2006 inductee to the Aria hall of fame. She died following a two year battle with breast cancer. Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Brown IV., Joseph D. b. 1958 d. April 19, 2013 United States Air Force General. At the time of his death, he was serving as Commandant of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resources at the National Defense University. A graduate with distinction from the Virginia Military Institute in 1980, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant and served as an aircraft commander and instruction pilot, prior to serving as a senior assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA
Neuharth, Al b. March 22, 1924 d. April 19, 2013 American Businessman. He will be best remembered as the founder of USA Today. The newspaper became one of the most circulated publications in the United States. Born Allen Harold Neuharth, to parentage of German descent, his father died when Al was two years old leaving his mother to raise him and his older brother. During World War II, he served with the United States Military as an infantry man and upon his return home, he enrolled at the University of South Dakota with the aid of the G.B...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Eureka City Cemetery, Eureka, McPherson County, South Dakota, USA Plot: Neuharth Family Plot
Tsarnaev, Tamerlan b. October 21, 1986 d. April 19, 2013 Boston Terrorist Bombing Suspect. He died as a result of injuries sustained during a shootout with police. He and his brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were suspected of being responsible for horrific bombings which occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, on Monday, April 15, 2013. As a result of the bombings, three people died, including two young women and an eight-year-old boy. Dozens more were critically injured, many of them having lost limbs. The two brothers were also accused...[Read More] Al-Barzakh Islamic Cemetery, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Mann, Errol b. June 27, 1941 d. April 11, 2013 Professional Football Player. For eleven seasons (1968 to 1978), he played at the placekicker position in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders. Born Earl Denis Mann, he attended Campbell High School in Minnesota and served with the United States Army, prior to playing collegiate football at the University of North Dakota. Signed as a non-drafted player by Green Bay, he totaled 137 regular season games. Mann established himself as one of the...[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!
Lund, Pentti b. December 6, 1925 d. April 16, 2013 Professional Hockey Player. For six seasons (1947 to 1953), he played at the right-wing position in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. He made history when he became the first player born in Finland to score a goal in the NHL. He moved with his family to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada when he was sic years old. He initiated his career on the ice with the Boston Olympians of the Eastern Amateur Hockey League and two years later, he was promoted to the Bruins of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Shea, George Beverly b. February 1, 1909 d. April 16, 2013 Gospel Singer, composer and soloist. He was best known for his association with Evangelist Billy Graham. He was nominated 10 times for a Grammy Award. In 1966 Shea received a Grammy award for the Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording (Musical). George Beverly Shea was presented with the Lifetime achievement award by the Grammy Association in 2011. In 1978 he was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. He was then inducted into the Religious Broadcasting Hall of Fame in...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert C. Peurifoy) Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA