Crime and their Victims
Age 28
March 31, 1956 - September 14, 1984
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Salvatore "Salvie" Testa, nicknamed "The Crowned Prince of the Philadelphia Mob", was an Italian-American mobster who served as a caporegime and later acting underboss for the Philadelphia crime family. Testa made his reputation a...
Crime and their Victims
Age 56
April 21, 1924 - March 15, 1981
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Philip Testa aka "The Chicken Man" was an Italian-American mobster known for his brief leadership of the Philadelphia crime family of the Italian-American Mafia. He became boss of the Philadelphia crime family after the previous b...
Crime and their Victims
Age 69
May 21, 1910 - March 21, 1980
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Known as the “Docile Don,” his time at the top of Philadelphia’s criminal hierarchy was marked by a relative lack of violence, and like Bufalino, he kept a low profile. His organization ran gambling and loan sharking enterpr...
Crime and their Victims
Age 69
July 21, 1889 - March 14, 1959
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Michael Maggio was one of the original Philadelphia organized crime figures beginning in the 1910s. The leader of "the Greaser Gang" in south Philadelphia, he quickly ascended to a leadership role in the Philly crime family. Known...
Crime and their Victims
Age 100
September 20, 1892 - February 27, 1993
Holy Cross Cemetery / Yeadon / Pennsylvania / USA / North America
Antonio "Mr. Miggs" Pollina was an Italian-American mobster and was the short lived boss of the Philadelphia crime family during the late 1950s. Shortly after immigrating from Caccamo, Sicily he developed an arrest record dating b...
Music
Age 48
September 23, 1939 - August 14, 1988
Columbia Garden Cemetery / Arlington / Virginia / USA / North America
Roy Buchanan was an blues guitarist and a pioneer of the Telecaster sound, Buchanan worked as a sideman and as a solo artist, with two gold albums early in his career and two later solo albums that made it to the Billboard chart. ...
Historical Figure
Age 82
June 15, 1932 - January 1, 2015
St. John Cemetery / Middle Village / New York / USA / North America
Mario Cuomo had a loud and liberal voice that inspired a generation of politicians to turn to public service, and a story of humble beginnings that he wove into calls for social justice during his three terms as New York governor ...
Crime and their Victims
Age 71
December 15, 1924 - March 17, 2001
Desert Memorial Park / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
John Philip Nichols, 76, was the controversial patriarch of the family and former CIA agent that brought the Cabazon Indians into the gambling era. After Nichols became financial advisor in 1978, the tribe launched business ventur...
Music
Age 81
February 20, 1937 - December 13, 2018
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Nancy Wilson was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid-1950s until her retirement in the early 2010s. She was especially notable for her single "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am" and her version of ...
Music
Age 83
July 8, 1930 - May 18, 2014
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
A tenor with a smooth, polished delivery, Vale was a longtime fixture at Columbia Records who recorded more than 50 albums and hundreds of songs. He first hit the charts in 1953 with “You Can Never Give Me Back My Heart”. His ...
Show Business
Age 84
August 27, 1916 - December 12, 2000
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
George Montgomery was an American actor best known for his work in Western films and television including Accent on Love (1941), Last of the Duanes (1941), Riders of the Purple Sage (1941), and The Cowboy and the Blonde (1941). Cr...
Crime and their Victims
Age 78
March 29, 1927 - October 26, 2005
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Michael Rizzitello (aka "Mike Rizzi") was a capo (underboss) in the Milano crime family of Los Angeles. Rizzitello's criminal record stretched back to 1947 whe he worked for "Crazy Joe" Gallo in the 1950s who was a member of the P...
Show Business
Age 91
June 24, 1904 - August 11, 1995
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Phil Harris, the brash, bourbon-swigging, fast-drawling band leader who became a comic radio star as a Jack Benny sidekick in the 1930's and then enchanted new generations of fans as the unlikely voice of Baloo the Bear in Walt Di...
Writers and Poets
Age 81
May 21, 1916 - October 14, 1997
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Harold Robbins, a writer whose formula of sex, money and power made him one of the best-selling authors of his day, wrote over 25 best-sellers, selling over 750 million copies in 32 languages. Among his best-known books is The Car...
Show Business
Age 83
May 5, 1915 - May 9, 1998
Forest Lawn Cemetery / Cathedral City / California / USA / North America
Although may be a little forgotten after all these years, Alice Faye was one of the few movie stars to walk away from stardom at the peak of her career in the 1940s. Ms. Faye's warm, husky contralto and demure sexuality in ''Tin P...