Susa, Conrad b. April 26, 1935 d. November 21, 2013 Composer. A prolific artist who published around 200 works, he shall probably be best remembered for his five operas, most particularly the 1973 "Transformations". Raised in the Pittsburgh suburbs, he studied music at what is now Carnegie Mellon University but did not really make a final career choice until earning his graduate degree from New York's Juilliard School, thereafter showing his sense of humor by listing among his teachers P.D.Q. Bach, in reality a fictional creation of the comedic...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to his brothers.
Fort, Ricardo 'Ricky' b. November 5, 1968 d. November 25, 2013 Argentine Media Figure. He was a millionaire heir of the Chocolate Factory "FelFort", which was founded by his grandfather Felipe Fort. He first became known in the entertainment world for his eccentric and expensive tastes: Rolex watches, luxury jewelry, Rolls Royces, unusual plastic surgeries or luxury clothes bought in Miami, Florida were common in his repertoire. In 2009, he decided to pay out of pocket for a television program "Fort Night Show" in Canal 13 to film a reality show about his...[Read More] (Bio by: Errete) Parque Memorial, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Grabiner, Harry Mitchell b. December 26, 1890 d. October 24, 1948 Baseball Executive. His career in baseball was varied as he started out as a peanut vendor and by 1915 was named the first general manager of the Chicago White Sox. He would remain in that position until 1945 . In 1946 he went over to the Cleveland Indians at Bill Veeck's behest as a vice-president and minority owner. He was the father of film actress June Travis. (Bio by: gail powers) Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Mikkelsen, Vern b. October 21, 1928 d. November 21, 2013 Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player, Coach. For ten seasons (1949 to 1959), he played at the forward and center positions in the National Basketball Association with the Minneapolis Lakers. Born Arild Verner Agerskov Mikkelsen, his father a Danish immigrant had moved his family a number of times before taking a position as a Lutheran minister in Askov, Minnesota. It would be while at Askov High School where Vern saw his first basketball game and initiate his deep fondness for the sport...[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!
Weiner, Michael S. b. December 21, 1961 d. November 21, 2013 Major League Baseball Executive. He was the director of the Major League Baseball Players Association and the fifth executive director of the MLB Baseball Union. After receiving his law degree at Harvard, Weiner went to work at the MLB Players Association in 1988. He became general counsel in 2004 and succeeded Donald Fehr as executive director in 2009. While in this role, he became a respected leader and was the architect of the sport's longest period of management and labor peace relationship...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Vachon, Maurice 'Mad Dog' b. September 14, 1929 d. November 21, 2013 Hall-of-Fame Professional Wrestler. A gap-toothed villain, he was one of his sport's stars for more than 30 years. One of 13 children of a Montreal policeman, he took to wrestling early and by 14 was a respected amateur competitor. Vachon wrestled for Canada as a middleweight at the 1948 London Olympics, finishing 7th, and in 1950 captured a Gold Medal in the British Empire Games at Auckland, New Zealand. Later in 1950 he turned professional and for several years 'paid his dues' by learning his...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Knox, Mickey b. December 24, 1921 d. November 15, 2013 Actor, Screenwriter. He accumulated a large body of work from the late 1940s into the 1950s, prior to his career suffering during the McCarthy investigations of Communist activities in relation to Hollywood. Born Abraham Knox in New York City (some sources state his date of birth as January 1, 1922), he broke into the film industry with an uncredited role in the picture "Boomerang!" (1947). He went on to appear in roughly two dozen motion pictures and TV programs from 1947 until 1956, among...[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!
Bush, Pauline b. May 22, 1886 d. November 1, 1969 Actress. Leading lady in early silent movies. She was the first wife of acclaimed director Allan Dwan. She was born in Wahoo, a suburb of Lincoln, Nebraska, to parents Dr. Russell Bush and Charlotte Garfield Bush. She was educated in a private school in Virginia and attended the University of Nebraska. She appeared in her first stage show, Kitty Gray, in 1907. She then toured in stock companies until 1911 when she entered the fledgling moving picture business with the American Film Company...[Read More] (Bio by: Lanette Estill Cooper) Cause of death: Pneumonia, lung cancer Donated to medical science, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Browne, Sylvia Celeste b. October 19, 1936 d. November 20, 2013 Psychic, Spiritual Medium, Author. She appeared regularly on television and radio, and hosted an hour-long Internet radio show on Hay House Radio. She was the subject of frequent criticism for making psychic predictions that were later proven false. She was the author of dozens of books on paranormal and spiritual topics. She discussed a wish for people to feel that they are loved by God. She claimed that God comprises both a male and a female part, named Om and Azna respectively. She stated...[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!
Alvarez, Karla b. October 15, 1972 d. November 15, 2013 Actress. A gorgeous brunette, she was a type-cast villainess of the Mexican small screen for 20 years. Raised in her country's capital city, she took to show business early, studied at the National School of Dance, and made her 1992 television debut as Rosario in "Maria Mercedes". Over the next two decades she was a regular presence on such shows as "Prisionera de amor", "La Mentira", "Camaleones", and "Un gancho al Corazon", though probably her best known role was that of Rita in 1999's "Alma...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Ashes given to Karla's father
Tigranian, Armen b. December 26, 1879 d. February 10, 1950 Composer, Conductor. His best-known works are two Armenian national operas, "Anoush" which premiered in 1912, the first opera performance in Armenia, and "Davit Bek" (1950), which premiered only months before his death and was his final composition. Born in Alexandropol (now Gyumri), Armenia, he became interested in music at a young age, and in 1902, he graduated the Tbilisi Music College, having studied composition under composer Makar Ekmalyan. He devoted himself to teaching and continued...[Read More] (Bio by: Paul S.) Tokhmakh Cemetery, Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia Plot: Municipal Pantheon
LaGrange, Oscar Hugh b. April 3, 1837 d. January 5, 1915 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A native of New York State, he moved to Wisconsin in his youth. Trained as a lawyer, he soon became a staunch abolitionist, participating in anti-slavery activities in Kansas during the "Bloody Kansas" conflicts. When the Civil War started he offered his services to the Union, and was commissioned as Captain of Company D, 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861. A few months later he was transferred to the newly formed 1st Wisconsin Volunteer...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA Plot: Section 45, Prospect Plot, Lot 95
Sanger, Frederick b. August 13, 1918 d. November 19, 2013 Nobel Prize-Winning Biochemist. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1958 for his discovery of the makeup of insulin. In 1980, he was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (along with Walter Gilbert) for his work involving the sequencing of DNA molecules. Born into a well-off Quaker family, his father was a physician. He attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Natural Science in 1939 from St. John's College and in 1943, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy Degree. In 1943, he began...[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!
Hardwick, Billy b. July 25, 1941 d. November 16, 2013 Hall-of-Fame Professional Bowler. Though his career was relatively short, he captured 18 Professional Bowler's Association (PBA) tournaments and is remembered as the first to win his sport's "triple crown". Born William Bruce Hardwick, he was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and took-up bowling because he wanted to find a sport at which he could beat his friends at Hillsdale High School. After turning professional in 1962, he won four titles and took Player of the Year honors in 1963. Also...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Chamberlin, Frank b. January 2, 1978 d. November 17, 2013 Professional Football Player. For five seasons (2000 to 2003 and 2005), he played at the linebacker position in the National Football league with the Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans. Born Frank Jacob Chamberlin, he attended Mahwah High School in New Jersey and played collegiate football at Boston College. His accomplishments earned him the school's Scanlan Award in 1999. While with the Eagles, he was originally a fullback who converted to the linebacker position...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Lessing, Doris May b. October 22, 1919 d. November 17, 2013 Author, Nobel Prize Recipient. She was only the eleventh woman author to become a Nobel laureate in literature recieiving the award in 2007. A copious writer of science fiction, short stories, and essays, the work that established her was her 1962 novel "The Golden Notebook". Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, Greater London, England
Barnhill, John b. March 20, 1938 d. November 10, 2013 Professional Basketball Player. For ten seasons (1962 to 1972), he played at the guard position in the National and American Basketball Associations with the St. Louis Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, San Diego Rockets, Indiana Pacers and Denver Rockets. Born John Anthony Barnhill, he attended Lincoln High School in Evansville, Indiana, where he first achieved greatness on the hardwood. He continued his athletics as he played collegiate basketball at Tennessee State University...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Sinclair, Reg b. March 6, 1925 d. November 14, 2013 Professional Hockey Player. Following service with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, he played collegiate hockey at McGill University. While with the Redmen, he helped lead them to a Queen's Cup title in 1945-1946. Individually, he set a school record for most points in one game with 10, as he accomplished this feat in 1949. Sinclair continued his athletic excellence with the Sherbrooke Saints of the Quebec Senior Hockey League. His success caught the attention of the National...[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!
Jacket, Iron d. May 12, 1858 Native American War Chief and Chief of the Comanche Indians. Iron Jacket (Po-hebitsquash, Pro-he-bits-quash-a, Po-bish-e-quasho in Comanche) was a Comanche chieftain and medicine man whom the Comanche believed had the power to blow bullets aside with his breath. His name probably resulted from his habit of wearing a Spanish coat of mail into battle, which protected him from most light weapons fire. On May 12, 1858, the jacket failed to protect him, and he was killed on the bank of the South...[Read More] Cause of death: On May 12, 1858, the jacket failed to protect him, and he was killed on the bank of the South Canadian River in the Battle of Little Robe Creek Body lost or destroyed