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1998 Necrology

75 records found


Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov

30 Jan 1926 – 19 Aug 1998

Soviet Union Naval Officer. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he...

Gene Autry

29 Sep 1907 – 2 Oct 1998

Actor, Singer. Major League Baseball Team Owner. Known by many...

Roy Perez Benavidez

5 Aug 1935 – 29 Nov 1998

Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the...

Sonny Bono

16 Feb 1935 – 5 Jan 1998

Entertainer, US Congressman. Until the early 1960s, he had a job...

No grave photo

Max Ray Boydston

22 Jan 1932 – 12 Dec 1998

Professional Football Player. He was a 1954 All-America end at...

No grave photo

Bobo Brazil

10 Jul 1925 – 20 Jan 1998

Pro Wrestler. Born Houston Harris in Little Rock, Arkansas, he...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
No grave photo

Lloyd Bridges

15 Jan 1913 – 10 Mar 1998

Actor. He is remembered for his role as 'Mike Nelson' on the...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
No grave photo

Buddy the Dog

1988 – 10 Feb 1998

Animal Actor. He will be fondly remembered as the soft-hearted,...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Thomas William Buskey

20 Feb 1947 – 7 Jun 1998

Professional Baseball Player. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,...

James Byrd, Jr

2 May 1949 – 7 Jun 1998

Murder Victim. He was dragged to death in Jasper, Texas by three...

Jose Calugas

29 Dec 1907 – 18 Jan 1998

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a...

Harry Caray

1 Mar 1914 – 18 Feb 1998

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Sportscaster. He was born...

Marion Eugene Carl

1 Nov 1915 – 28 Jun 1998

World War II Marine Corps Fighter Ace, United States Marine Corps...

Paddy Clancy

7 Mar 1922 – 11 Nov 1998

Singer. He was a founding member of the Irish folk group “The...

No grave photo

Dane Clark

26 Feb 1912 – 11 Sep 1998

Actor. Known by his self-described image as "Joe Average," his...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Jerry Clower

28 Sep 1926 – 24 Aug 1998

Country comedian, author of three bestsellers, "Ain't God Good,"...

No grave photo

Allan Macleod Cormack

Feb 1924 – 7 May 1998

Nobel prize winner in medicine 1979 for the development of...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

MG James Lewis Day

5 Oct 1925 – 28 Oct 1998

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in East...

No grave photo

John Derek

12 Aug 1926 – 22 May 1998

Actor, Director, Screenwriter, and Photographer. A strikingly...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
No grave photo

Gene Evans

11 Jul 1924 – 1 Apr 1998

Actor. He was born in Holbrook, Arizona, but reared in Colton,...

Alice Faye

5 May 1915 – 9 May 1998

Actress. Born Alice Jeane Leppert and raised in New York City’s...

Norman Fell

24 Mar 1924 – 14 Dec 1998

Actor. He is best remembered for his role as the landlord 'Mr....

No grave photo

Sylvia Field

14 Feb 1901 – 31 Jul 1998

Actress. She played Martha Wilson on the television series...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

Albert Frey

18 Oct 1903 – 14 Nov 1998

Architect. A pioneer of the "Mid-Century Moderne" style. He was...

Barry Goldwater

1 Jan 1909 – 29 May 1998

US Senator. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during...

Lew Grade

25 Dec 1906 – 13 Dec 1998

British and American Television and Movie Producer. He produced...

José Grau

9 Oct 1914 – 2 Jun 1998

Illustrator, Comic Book Artist. He was born in Valencia, Spain....

No grave photo

Phil Hartman

24 Sep 1948 – 28 May 1998

Actor, Comedian, Artist. Born Philip Edward Hartmann in...

Cremated , Ashes scattered at sea

Joan Hickson

5 Aug 1906 – 17 Oct 1998

Actress. Kingsthorpe born Joan Hickson began her stage career...

Hamilton Hawkins Howze

21 Dec 1908 – 8 Dec 1998

US Army General. A combat veteran of World War II, he rose in...

Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones

20 Oct 1913 – 19 Feb 1998

Musician. He is best remembered as an old time country and gospel...

Florence Griffith “Flo-Jo” Joyner

21 Dec 1959 – 21 Sep 1998

Olympic Athlete. Born Delorez Florence Griffith the daughter of...

Bob Kane

24 Oct 1915 – 3 Nov 1998

Cartoonist. Born in New York City, he was a comic book artist and...

No grave photo

Phyllis Kennedy

16 Jun 1914 – 29 Dec 1998

Actress. After graduating from high school in 1932, she obtained...

No grave photo

Charles Bryant Lang, Jr

27 Mar 1902 – 3 Apr 1998

Cinematographer. He and fellow cinematographer Leon Shamroy...

Cremated , Ashes scattered
No grave photo

Shari Lewis

17 Jan 1933 – 2 Aug 1998

Entertainer. Ventriloquist and Puppeteer, Shari Lewis was born...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
No grave photo

Jack Lord

30 Dec 1920 – 21 Jan 1998

Actor. Born John Joseph Patrick Ryan, but called himself Jack...

Cremated

Jean Marais

11 Dec 1913 – 8 Nov 1998

Actor. Born in Cherbourg, France, he was a popular cinema actor...

No grave photo

Adrian Marks

18 Feb 1917 – 7 Mar 1998

Former naval aviator; was the first to arrive to rescue survivors...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

E.G. Marshall

18 Jun 1914 – 24 Aug 1998

Actor. He is best remembered for his television roles as the...

No grave photo

Shirley Ardell Mason

25 Jan 1923 – 26 Feb 1998

Folk Figure. Her true identity largely unknown in life, after her...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend
No grave photo

Linda McCartney

24 Sep 1941 – 17 Apr 1998

Photographer. Born Linda Eastman in New York City, New York; one...

Cremated , Ashes scattered
No grave photo

Roddy McDowall

17 Sep 1928 – 3 Oct 1998

Actor. Born Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall at Herne Hall,...

Cremated , Ashes scattered at sea

Archie Moore

13 Dec 1913 – 9 Dec 1998

World's Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Character Actor. He...

Dermot Morgan

31 Mar 1952 – 28 Feb 1998

Actor, Comedian. Although he recieved a degree in English and...

CPT Beryl Richard Newman

2 Nov 1911 – 8 Mar 1998

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as...

No grave photo

Ray Nitschke

29 Dec 1936 – 8 Mar 1998

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. For fifteen seasons...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Maureen O'Sullivan

17 May 1911 – 23 Jun 1998

Irish Actress. She is best remembered for her role of Jane in the...

Carl Perkins

9 Apr 1932 – 19 Jan 1998

Musician. Born Carl Lee Perkins in Tiptonville, Tennessee, he was...

No grave photo

Cozy Powell

29 Dec 1947 – 5 Apr 1998

Musician. Born Colin Flooks, he was a drummer best known for...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Enoch Powell

16 Jun 1912 – 8 Feb 1998

Influential British Tory politican and poet. Born John Enoch...

Mae Questel

13 Sep 1908 – 4 Jan 1998

Actress. She began her career as a performer in Vaudeville comedy...

Eddie Rabbitt

27 Nov 1941 – 7 May 1998

Singer, Songwriter. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in East...

Hugh Reilly

30 Oct 1915 – 17 Jul 1998

American stage, motion picture, and television actor. Best known...

Sylvester “Junk Yard Dog” Ritter

13 Dec 1952 – 2 Jun 1998

Wrestler for the WWF during the 1980s. He did the rock song,"Grab...

Roy Rogers

5 Nov 1911 – 6 Jul 1998

Actor, Singer. He was born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati,...

Esther Rolle

8 Nov 1920 – 17 Nov 1998

Actress. Fondly remembered for her role as the mother in the...

No grave photo

Martz Schmidt

4 Jul 1922 – 5 Jan 1998

Illustrator. He was born in Cartagena (Murcia). His real name was...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr Cenotaph

18 Nov 1923 – 22 Jul 1998

American Astronaut. The first American into space, he is...

No grave photo

Matthew Wayne Shepard

1 Dec 1976 – 12 Oct 1998

Murder Victim. Shepard's death brought the issues of homophobia...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Frank Sinatra

12 Dec 1915 – 14 May 1998

Entertainer. Regarded by many as the greatest popular singer of...

No grave photo

Robert “Buffalo Bob” Smith

27 Nov 1917 – 30 Jul 1998

Actor, Television Personality. Born in Buffalo, New York, on...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Dr Benjamin Spock

2 May 1903 – 15 Mar 1998

Medical Pioneer, Olympic Athlete. Noted author of Children's...

J.D. Sumner

19 Nov 1924 – 15 Nov 1998

Gospel Singer, Songwriter. Born in Lakeland, Florida, J.D. became...

No grave photo

Doak Walker

1 Jan 1927 – 27 Sep 1998

Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. Born Ewell Doak Walker...

Cremated , Ashes scattered

George Wallace

25 Aug 1919 – 13 Sep 1998

Four time Governor of Alabama, four time presidential candidate. ...

No grave photo

J. T. Walsh

28 Sep 1943 – 27 Feb 1998

Actor. He is best remembered for his role of Sergeant Major...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

LTC Kenneth Ambrose Walsh

24 Nov 1916 – 30 Jul 1998

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Citation:...

George White

20 Aug 1911 – 15 Feb 1998

Film editor, most notable for his work on 1946's "The Postman...

Carl Wilson

21 Dec 1946 – 6 Feb 1998

Rock Musician, Vocalist, and Producer. He is best remembered as a...

Flip Wilson

8 Dec 1933 – 26 Nov 1998

Actor and Comedian. He is remembered for his NBC variety...

Cremated , Ashes given to family or friend

Harold Edward “Speedy” Wilson

5 Dec 1921 – 29 Mar 1998

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a...

Tammy Wynette

5 May 1942 – 6 Apr 1998

Country Music Singer. She was often referred to as the "First...

Robert Young

22 Feb 1907 – 21 Jul 1998

Actor. In a career that lasted over fifty years, Robert Young...

Henny Youngman

16 Mar 1906 – 24 Feb 1998

Comedian. Born Henry Yungman, the son of Olga Chetkin and Yonkel...