Sports
Age 67
May 9, 1928 - July 3, 1995
Palm Memorial Park / Las Vegas / Nevada / USA / North America
Often called "The Greatest Tennis Player to Never Win Wimbledon", Pancho González was one of the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport. During his life time he won 111 titles including 15 major singles titles (includ...
Show Business
Age 76
August 29, 1941 - August 24, 2018
Palm Memorial Park / Las Vegas / Nevada / USA / North America
Robin Leach was a TV personality, entertainment reporter, writer and columnist who became a symbol of unapologetic opulence as host of the popular syndicated television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” in the 1980s and...
Historical Figure
Age 50
January 16, 1825 - July 30, 1875
Hollywood Cemetery / Richmond / Virginia / United States / North America
Major General George Pickett was a career United States Army officer who became a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He attended the US Military Academy at West Point, accumulating a host o...
Music
Age 94
May 23, 1910 - December 30, 2004
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists", Artie Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for h...
Show Business
Age 84
November 30, 1920 - January 17, 2005
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Virginia Mayo was a 1940s screen siren who co-starred opposite Danny Kaye, Ronald Reagan, Gregory Peck and James Cagney (to name just a few) in more the 40 films during the 1940s and '50s. A former vaudeville performer, she made h...
Show Business
Age 67
March 17, 1906 - December 4, 1973
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park / Westlake Village / California / USA / North America
Michael O'Shea was a talented actor who appeared in feature films and later in television and whose career spanned the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Some of his most memoriable roles included the leading man opposite Barbara Stanwyck L...
Crime and their Victims
Age 42
April 13, 1926 - April 20, 1968
St Ann Cemetery / Cranston / Rhode Island / USA / North America
In 1968 local bookmaker Rudolph “Rudy” Marfeo had recently defied New England mob boss Raymond Patriarca by refusing to pay his "tribute money" and publicly disrespecting Ray Patriarca. This was not wise considering Patriarca ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 40
October 1, 1925 - July 13, 1966
St Ann Cemetery / Cranston / Rhode Island / USA / North America
Willie Marfeo was a New England mobster who operating his card games and dice games in various locations in Providence, Rhode Island. In the early 1960s Willie was doing quite well - well enough to loudly brag that he didn't need ...
Music
Age 43
April 15, 1894 - September 26, 1937
Montlawn Cemetery / Sharon Hill / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful voices of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Bessie Smith was a rough, crude, violent womanl who was also the...
Show Business
Age 59
September 29, 1955 - December 7, 2014
Valhalla Memorial Park / North Hollywood / California / USA / North America
Ken Weatherwax was best known as Pugsley on The Addams Family television series. The young actor came from a theatrical family. His aunt was Ruby Keeler, memorable for her role in 42nd Street. In addition, Ken was the nephew of Ru...
Show Business
Age 78
August 27, 1916 - October 19, 1994 (aged 78)
Fort Liberty Main Post Cemetery / Spring Lake / North Carolina / USA / North America
Martha Raye, nicknamed The Big Mouth, was an American comedic actress and singer who performed in the stage, in the movies and later on television. While she might be best remembered for those annoying television commercials for P...
Sports
Age 47
November 25, 1963 - June 27, 2011
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
Charles Lorenzo (Zo to his friends and teammates) was a Brooklyn, New York native and was born to Panamanian immigrants. He played basketball for the University of North Carolina State from 1981 to 1985 where he was coached by the...
Music
Age 70
December 18, 1914 - June 25, 1985
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Pee Wee Crayton was a Texas born blues guitarist who first took up the electric blues guitar after he moved to California in 1935. In Oakland, Crayton joined Texas-born bluesman T-Bone Walker. Throughout the forties and early fift...
Music
Age 64
May 28, 1910 - March 16, 1975
Inglewood Memorial Park / Inglewood / California / USA / North America
Infusing the blues with an electrifying, yet, sophisticated uptown flavor, T-Bone Walker was the driving force that redirected the course of the blues - moving it from juke joints and roadhouses to swank nightclubs and theaters. F...
The Odd and the Interesting
Age 61
July 3, 1949 - December 7, 2010
Oakwood Cemetery / Raleigh / North Carolina / USA / North America
During a lifetime of idyllic successes and crushing reverses, Elizabeth Edwards was an accomplished lawyer, the mother of four children and the wife of a wealthy, handsome senator with sights on the White House. But their 16-year-...