Gerulaitis, Vitas b. July 26, 1954 d. September 17, 1994 Professional Tennis Player. Born Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis the son of Lithuanian immigrants in Brooklyn New York. He grew up in Howard Beach, Queens. He attended Columbia University were he was an All-American. During his career, Gerulaitis won 24 top-level singles titles and 8 doubles titles. He ranked in the Top 10 from 1977 to 1982. His career-high world singles ranking was Number 3 in 1978. He played for the Pittsburgh Triangles in World Team Tennis in 1975. He won Wimbledon Men's Doubles...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Saint Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA Plot: Section 28, Plot 008, Range D, Grave 8269/70 GPS coordinates: 40.7329712, -73.4080200 (hddd.dddd)
Williams, Robin b. July 21, 1951 d. August 11, 2014 Actor, Comedian. Born Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, he was the privileged son of a Detroit auto executive. His family later moved to Woodacre, California, where he attended Redwood High School. He studied at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, then attained a full scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City. In between Claremont and Juilliard, he attended the College of Marin for theatre. In 1978, Williams was cast in an...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay
Dunlap, Grant b. December 20, 1923 d. September 11, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Author. Born Grant Lester Dunlap, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Cincinnati Reds in 1941 and used his bonus money of $870.00 to pay for an operation his mother needed. While attending Occidental College in California, he excelled at basketball and baseball, as he earned All-Conference in both sports. Following service with the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he began his Minor League career and in 1952, he led the Texas League with a...[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!
Rosenberg, Edgar b. September 21, 1925 d. August 14, 1987 Film and Television Producer and Writer. Born in Germany to Jewish parents, his family emigrated to Denmark and then to South Africa when he was a young boy in order to escape the Nazis. Educated in England, he moved to the United States as a young man and landed a job at NBC where he eventually became an assistant to Emanuel Sacks, vice president of entertainment. In the 1960s, he worked for a public relations firm where he was a valued news source for journalists. He later formed his own...[Read More] (Bio by: Louis Mata) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Roosevelt, Edith Kermit b. August 6, 1861 d. September 30, 1948 Presidential First Lady. She was the second wife of Theodore Roosevelt and knew him from infancy while being the playmate of his younger sister Corinne. Edith Kermit Carow was born in Connecticut receiving the typical education of the day for daughters of the wealthy at Miss Comstock's school acquiring the proper finishing touches which would serve her well in the years ahead. Although she dated Theodore casually while growing up, he married another while attending Harvard. She died from...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, USA
Roosevelt, Alice Hathaway b. July 29, 1861 d. February 14, 1884 Theodore Roosevelt's First Wife. Born Alice Hathaway Lee, she was a daughter of a prominent New England banking family. She met and married Theodore Roosevelt but only after he had preposed twice and edured an initial refusal. Married on his twenty-second birthday, Roosevelt was serving in the New York State Assembly as the birth of their first child approached. Alice became ill just prior to her due date. On February 11, 1884 she wrote, assuring her husband not to worry about her and that the...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Bright's disease Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA Plot: Section 51, Plot 10270
Lawford (Kennedy), Patricia b. May 6, 1924 d. September 17, 2006 Kennedy Family Member and Socialite. Sister of US President John F. Kennedy and wife of British actor Peter Lawford. The sixth of nine children (and fourth of five daughters) born to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Patricia was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, into a world of politics, power and privilege. Her father would be US Ambassador to Great Britain and she grew up having traveled extensively. As early as 1946, she joined the political campaign for her brother, John...[Read More] (Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Roosevelt Jr., Theodore b. September 13, 1887 d. July 12, 1944 United States Army General, World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. First born son of 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt. A Brigadier General in the United States Army Reserves and a veteran of the First World War, he was activated for the Second World War, and died of a heart attack in Normandy following the invasion of France. After the war, he and his brother Quentin, a First World War casualty, were buried side by side at the US Military Cemetery, Colville-sur-Mer...[Read More] (Bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Cause of death: Heart attack Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Plot: Plot D, Row 28, Grave 45
Bacall (Perske), Lauren (Betty Joan) b. September 16, 1924 d. August 12, 2014 American Actress. Born Betty Joan Perske, she took lessons at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York while working as a theatre usher and as a part-time fashion model. In 1942, she made her acting debut on Broadway as a walk-on in 'Johnny 2 X 4'. Howard Hawks' wife Nancy spotted her on a magazine cover and urged him to have her take a screen test. Hawks signed her up to a seven-year personal contract which paid $100 a week, brought her to Hollywood, began to manage her career and...[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!
Sloat, Donald Paul b. February 6, 1949 d. January 17, 1970 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action Jan. 17, 1970, a month before his 21st birthday. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on September 15, 2015. After attending Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma, Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat enlisted in the Army March 19, 1969, at the age of 20. Upon completion of his initial training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, he was assigned as an M60 Machine Gunner with 2nd Battalion, 1st...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Wagoner County, Oklahoma, USA Plot: Section 4, Block 114 GPS: N35.9459 W95.6348
Crewe, Bob b. November 12, 1931 d. September 11, 2014 American Songwriter, Singer, Manager and Record Producer. Born Robert Stanley Crewe, he initially attended Parsons School of Design in New York. In the early 1950s, he partnered with songwriter Frank Slay Jr., and in 1957, their song "Silhouettes" performed by The Rays, became a chart-topping doo-wop hit. In the early 1960s, he worked with Bob Gaudio on many hit singles for The Four Seasons as both a producer and co-lyricist. Among the songs that the duo collaborated on were "Sherry", "Big...[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!
Scott, Dred b. 1799 d. September 17, 1858 Slavery Figure. He was the center figure in the 1857 "Dred Scott" Supreme Court case in which the United States Supreme Court, led by staunch slavery proponent Justice Roger B. Taney, ruled that Dred Scott, as an African American, was not a United States citizen and had no right to sue for his freedom. This decision nullified the Missouri Compromise of 1820 (which was legislation that restricted slavery in certain territories) as being unconstitutional, and contributed to the sectional strife...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Auth, Tony b. May 9, 1942 d. September 14, 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist, Journalist. He was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning (1976) for "O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain". He was bedridden during his early youth and at this time, he occupied himself by drawing and sketching. After his family moved to Los Angeles, he received his bachelor's degree in Biological Illustrations from UCLA and following college, he worked as an illustrator in the medical field. He added political...[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!
Barnes, Marvin 'Bad News' b. July 22, 1952 d. September 8, 2014 Professional Basketball Player. For six seasons (1974 to 1980), he played at the center position in the American and National Basketball Leagues with the Spirits of St. Louis, Detroit Pistons, Buffalo Braves and San Diego Clippers. Born Marvin Jerome Barnes, he attended Central High School in Rhode Island and played collegiate basketball at Providence College. Recruited by coach Dave Gavitt, Barnes was a key contributor to the Friars reaching of the "Final Four" during the 1972-1973 NCAA...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Rest Lawn Memorial Park, Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Twain (Clemens), Mark (Samuel Langhorne) b. November 30, 1835 d. April 21, 1910 Author, Humorist. He is remembered not only for authoring many books but also for his humorist maxims, quotations and opinions. Similar to many authors of his day, he had little formal education. His family moved from his birthplace Florida, Missouri to nearby Hannibal on the Mississippi where he grew up experiencing life on the waterfront. His came from the print shops and newspaper offices where he worked as a youth, and became a licensed Mississippi riverboat pilot navigating the river for...[Read More] (Bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive)) Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Fregosi, Jim b. April 4, 1942 d. February 14, 2014 Major League Baseball Player, Manager. For eighteen seasons (1961 to 1978), he played at the shortstop, third baseman and first baseman positions with the Los Angeles/California Angels, New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born James Louis Fregosi, he attended Serra High School in California. During his high school years, he excelled as the team's quarterback of their football squad, in addition to broad jumping and baseball. Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
McDowall, Roddy b. September 17, 1928 d. October 3, 1998 Actor. Born Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall at Herne Hall, London, the son of a merchant marine and an amateur actress. His mother enrolled him in elocution lessons at five and by age ten he had made his uncredited film debut in 1938's ‘Scruffy,' then appeared in six more films that same year including ‘Murder in the Family.' He and his family evacuated to the United States during the Battle of Britain and he appeared in another dozen movies before landing a breakout role in 1941's ‘How...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) Cause of death: Lung cancer Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Tamiroff, Akim b. October 29, 1899 d. September 17, 1972 Actor. Earthy, flamboyant character performer in Hollywood films. He was often seen in villainous or unsavory roles, and played various ethnic types despite a pronounced Slavic accent. Tamiroff received best supporting actor Oscar nominations for "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943), and won the first Golden Globe in that category for the latter film. Movie buffs will probably remember him best as the sleazy drug kingpin Uncle Joe Grandi in Orson Welles'...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Cremated, Ashes scattered
Gierasch, Stefan b. February 5, 1926 d. September 6, 2014 Actor. He made his professional debut at the age of nineteen in the Broadway play "Snafu" (1944 to 1945) and during the early 1950s, he attended the Actor's Studio in New York. His Broadway association encompassed four decades as he provided memorable performances in "Compulsion" (1957 to 1958) and "The Sound of Music" (1959 to 1963) in which he originated the portrayal of 'Herr Zeller'. Television was also significant during his career, as he appeared in episodes of such programs as "Naked...[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!