Galardi, John b. March 4, 1938 d. April 13, 2013 Fast Food Entrepreneur. He was best known for being the founder of Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest hot dog chain. At age 19, he began working at Taco Tia restaurant in Pasadena, California, when he decided to create an idea to compete with Glen Bell, who founded Taco Bell. In 1961, he a opened a hot dog stand called Der Wienerschnitzel in Wilmington, California, which specialized in chili dogs and featured a secret-recipe chili that remains a signature on the menu. His business soon took...[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!
Memorial, U.S. Coalition [memorial] U.S. Military Memorial. On April 11, 2013, families and dignitaries gathered at Camp Pendleton Oceanside, to dedicate a memorial to honor the coalition troops killed in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In a joint presentation by U.S. Marine Corps Major General Charles Mark Gurganus with British Brigadier General Stuart Skeates, the monument is in crested with 86 bronze name plaques, plus flags of the American, British, Danish, Jordanian, Georgian and Australian, troops lost (2012-13). Located...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA Plot: Main side parade ground, Area 11.
Wilson, Charles A. b. January 18, 1943 d. April 14, 2013 US Congressman. A member of the Democratic Party, he served Ohio's 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 2007 until 2011. He attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and served as a funeral director, prior to launching his political career, initially as a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives (1997 to 2004) and later the Ohio State Senate (2005 to 2007). During his tenure in Congress, he supported the Wall Street Bailout of 2008 was...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Saint Clairsville Union Cemetery, Saint Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, USA
Davis, Sir. Colin b. September 25, 1927 d. April 14, 2013 Conductor. A prolific artist who always tried to get to the bottom of a score and was particularly renowned for presenting the works of Mozart, Schubert, Stravinsky, Sibelius, Brahms, Berlioz, and Elgar, he shall perhaps be best remembered for his tenure as maestro of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). The child of a large family, he was exposed to music at a young age and early-on decided to become a conductor. Trained in clarinet at the Royal College of Music where he was not admitted to...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Unknown* * Find A Grave is currently seeking additional burial information for this individual. Please email with any updates you may have. Thank you!
Cheng, Chi b. July 15, 1970 d. April 13, 2013 American Musician. Cheng, a bass player, joined the Deftones shortly after the band formed in 1988. The following year he began attending California State University in Sacramento while he wrote poetry and played with the band on and off campus. He played and recorded on the groups albums 'Adrenaline' (1995), 'Around the Fur' (1997), 'White Pony' (2000), 'Deftones' (2003) and 'Saturday Night Wrist' (2006). In 2000, he wrote a collection of poetry titled 'The Bamboo Parachute' which was...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Bank, Frank b. April 12, 1942 d. April 13, 2013 Actor. He will be fondly remembered for playing Clarence 'Lumpy' Rutherford in the TV series "Leave It To Beaver" (1958 to 1963). Born and raised in Los Angeles, he got his start in the industry at the age of ten, when he was cast in the part of Will Rogers as a child in the picture "The Story of Will Rogers" (1952). This was followed with appearances in the television programs "The Ford Television Theatre" and "Father Knows Best" among other series. After "Leave It to Beaver" ended its run in...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Royer, William Howard b. April 11, 1920 d. April 8, 2013 US Congressman. A member of the Republican Party, he served California's 11th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until 1981. Raised in the San Francisco Bay-area, he attained a bachelor of science degree from Santa Clara University and following service with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, he worked as a realtor. Royer launched his political career as a councilman in Redwood City and from 1956 to 1960, he served as Mayor of...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Hemsley, Dr. Thomas b. April 12, 1927 d. April 11, 2013 Opera Singer. A baritone, he followed his time on the principal operatic and recital stages of Europe with a long career as a teacher. Originally intending a career in medicine, he read physics at Brasenrose College, Oxford, but while there evidenced his vocal talent and later joined the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Hemsley made his 1951 operatic debut in as Aeneas from Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" opposite legendary Wagnerian Kirsten Flagstad at London's Mermaid Theatre. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to Dr. Hemsley's wife.
Westering, Forrest 'Frosty' b. December 5, 1927 d. April 12, 2013 Hall of Fame College Football Coach. His total of 305 career victories earned him tenth placing on the all-time overall collegiate football coaches list to date. He will be best remembered for his 32-season tenure (1972 to 2003) as head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University's Lutes. Following service with the United States Marine Corps during the closing months of World War II, he attended Northwestern University in Iowa and later Nebraska-Omaha with whom he played collegiate football. He...[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!
Harshman, Marv K. b. October 4, 1917 d. April 12, 2013 College Basketball Coach. He was the head basketball coach at Pacific Lutheran University from 1945 to 1958, Washington State University from 1958 to 1971, and the University of Washington from 1971 to 1985. He finished his 40 year coaching career with a combined record of 635 wins and 464 losses, and appeared in five postseason tournaments. He led the WSU Cougars to three second place finishes in the Pacific-8 conference behind [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!
Tallchief, Maria b. January 24, 1925 d. April 11, 2013 Ballerina. She was the first Native American to ever become a prima ballerina of a major ballet company. Born Elizabeth Maria Tallchief on a reservation, her father was a chief of the Osage Nation and her mother was of Scottish-Irish heritage. As a child she attended Catholic schools and enjoyed music, dancing, and ballet. In 1933 her family moved to Beverly Hills, California where she could receive proper ballet training in pursuit of her dreams, studying with Ernest Belcher until the age of...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Andersen, Hjalmar 'Hjallis' b. March 12, 1923 d. March 27, 2013 Olympic Men's Speed Skating Gold Medal Winner. He is fondly remembered for winning the gold medal for the 1500 meter, 5000 meter, and the 10000 meter Men's speed skating races at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. The oldest and only son of six children, his father worked as a ship captain and while in his teens, he worked on the wharf in Trondheim as an errand boy and then as a truck driver. He became inspired to pursue speed skating after attending a skating championship in 1940. In...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Lademoen, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag County, Norway
Winters, Jonathan b. November 11, 1925 d. April 11, 2013 Actor, Comedian. Winters, who joined the Marines during his senior year of high school and upon his discharge attended the Dayton Art Institute, got his start in show business by winning a talent contest in 1950 which led to hosting a children's television show, then a game show followed by a talk show. On TV, he was featured in episodes of 'Omnibus', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Bob Hope Show', 'Hot Dog', 'Wait Till Your Father Gets Home', 'Hee Haw' and 'Mork & Mindy'. Although nominated...[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!
Rose, Mickey b. May 20, 1935 d. April 6, 2013 Motion Picture and Television Screenwriter. He was best known for his association with Woody Allen and co-wrote the features "Take the Money and Run" (1969) and "Bananas" (1971). Born Michael Rose, he was raised by a single mother in Brooklyn. While attending high school, he formed a friendship with Woody Allen (then known as Allan Konigsberg) and the two would share a goal for which entailed involvement in the entertainment industry. This led to them enrolling at New York University where Rose...[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!
Hatton, Grady b. October 7, 1922 d. April 11, 2013 Major League Baseball Player, Manager, Coach. For twelve seasons (1946 to 1958 and 1960), he played at the third-baseman and second-baseman positions with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs. Hatton made his initial mark on the baseball diamond as a standout player while he attended the University of Texas while attaining a degree in Physical Education. Following service with the United States Army during World War II...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Mount Pisgah Community Cemetery, Woodville, Tyler County, Texas, USA
Antonetti, Lorenzo Cardinal b. July 31, 1922 d. April 10, 2013 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Romagnano Sesia within the Northern region of Italy, he completed the necessary requirements to enter the priesthood and was ordained at the age of twenty-three in 1945. He was assigned to the Diocese of Novara and furthered his studies at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy. He served as a diplomat and was allocated to Lebanon and later Venezuela from the late 1940s until the mid 1950s. This experience was followed by his assignment as the first section for...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cimitero Comunale di Romagnano Sesia, Novara, Provincia di Novara, Piemonte, Italy
McCrary, Greg b. March 24, 1952 d. April 9, 2013 Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1975, 1977 to 1981), he played at the tight-end position in the National Football League with the Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. Born Gregory Alonza McCrary, he attended Griffin High School in Georgia and played collegiate football at Clark College. Selected by Atlanta during the 5th round of the 1975 NFL Draft, he appeared in 74 regular season games and served an effective special teams player. After retiring as a...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Hillandale Memorial Gardens, Lithonia, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Powell, John Joseph b. September 3, 1816 d. September 15, 1891 British Liberal Party politician. Born in Gloucester, he studied law at the Middle Temple, and was called to the bar in 1847, becoming a Queen's Counsel in 1847. From 1862 to 1865, he sat in the House of Commons as the Member for Gloucester. In the latter year, he stood down in favour of another Liberal, William Philip Price. He made two further unsuccessful attempts to enter Parliament: in 1868 at Weymouth, where he was defeated by Charles Hambro; and, in 1874, at Gloucester again, where he...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) Islington Cemetery and Crematorium, East Finchley, Greater London, England Plot: Off Mausoleum Road, next to John Ross, V.C.
Whittaker, Tom b. July 21, 1896 d. October 24, 1956 Football player and manager. Born at the East Cavalry Barracks in Aldershot, but raised in Newcastle upon Tyne from the age of three weeks, he was trained as a marine engineer. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Garrison Artillery, but transferred to the Royal Navy. After leaving the Service in 1919, he abandoned his engineering career and joined Arsenal Football Club; first as a centre forward, then as a wing half. He made seventy appearances for the club and scored two goals...[Read More] (Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) St Pancras Cemetery, East Finchley, Greater London, England Plot: St. Peter's Avenue, on the right hand side (North East)
Blank, Les b. November 27, 1935 d. April 7, 2013 American Documentary Filmmaker. He is best remembered for his documentaries on traditional American musicians that portrayed a wide spectrum of music from Louisiana Cajun and zydeco to blues, polka, and Appalachian old-time music. He attended Tulane University at New Orleans, Louisiana, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English literature and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in theater, as well as studying communications at the University of California at Berkley, California. He...[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!