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Caskets On Parade ... Book of the Dead ... Obits: "Ve" - "Vh"

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©2011 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 9-16-2011 at 22:34 GMT

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Shuttle STS-39 & 52 astronaut  Charles Lacy Veach
born on 9-18-1944 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-3-1995 in Houston, Texas   age 51   cause: cancer
former baseball team owner  William Louis "Bill" Veeck   the P.T. Barnum of baseball; once sent a midget to the plate as a pinch-hitter
born on 2-9-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-2-1986 in Chicago, Illinois   age 71
   Contest Selectors
1979 HA7.7%
1980 HA6.3%

violinist and conductor  Sandor Vegh   leader/founder of Vegh Quartet
born on 5-17-1905 in Cluj-Napoca, Roumania
expired 1-6-1997 in Freilassing, Germany   age 91
actor  Conrad Veidt
expired 4-3-1943 in Hollywood, California   age 50
tv writer  Sandy Veith   won court judgement to be credited as creator of the Northern Exposure series
expired 1-4-2009 in Miami, Florida   age 60   cause: kidney & liver problems
on-again-off-again Equadorian president  José María Velasco Ibarra   5-time occupant of the office (usually being ousted by the military before the end of his term): 1934, 1944-47, 1952-56, 1960-61 & 1968-72
expired 3-30-1979 in Quito, Equador   age 86   cause: intestinal & pulmonary infection
songwriter  Consuelo Velázquez   her biggest hit was with "Bésame Mucho" (1941)
born on 8-29-1916 in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico
expired 1-22-2005 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 88   cause: respiratory failure
AKS: Velazquez
Mexican labor union leader  Fidel Velázquez Sánchez
born on 5-12-1900 in San Pedro Azcapotzaltongo, Mexico (now Villa Nicólaus Romero)
expired 6-21-1997 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 97
World War I Prussian zeppelin ace  Gerhardus Otto Fabricatatous Vel Chraugh   in order to escape the post-war Silesian broccoli famine he shepherded over 100 refugees aboard his airship, undertaking a treacherous mid-winter flight from Moravia-to-Batavia-to-Lakehurst (New Jersey; his zeppelin's xenon-filled gas chambers nearly ignited while overflying the Mt. Etna volcano); the harrowing ordeal received minimal international attention, coming as it did only three days after the Tunguska, Siberia metropolitan area was leveled by a 100 kiloton mid-air comet explosion; he discover the "sticking" secret of wild burrs while on a hiking vacation in upper Michigan (1924) & went into business (financed by Henry Ford) to produce a fabric that exploited that characteristic & permitting the wood panels on the sides of Ford's station wagons to be easily swapped-out; the eponymously-named discovery eventually became corrupted into the now universally known product called Velcro
born on 11-30-1888 in Tihsllub, Aloparc, Germany
expired 3-27-1943 in Wonemknulf, Hiawatha County, Michigan   age 54   cause: asphyxiation; choked to death eating ham sandwich
diminutive (5') Mexican actress  Lupe Velez   played character Carmelita Lindsay on-screen; had a short (5-year) marriage to Johnny Weissmuller; pregnant at the time of her death, her suicide note wrecked the career of her paramour
¤born: María Guadalupe Vélez de Villalobos
aka: "the Mexican Spitfire
born on 7-18-1908 in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico
expired 12-13-1944 in Beverly Hills, California   age 36   cause: suicide; took 75 Seconal
 Emmanuel Velikovsky
expired 11-18-1979   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA

master surfboard maker  Dale Warren Velzy   helped popularize surfing in California following World War II; bankrolled the surf documentary Slippery When Wet (1958)
born on 9-23-1927 in Oakland, California
expired 5-26-2005 in Mission Viejo, California   age 77   cause: lung cancer
Columbia Pictures logo actress  Evelyn Venable   voice of the The Blue Fairy who granted Geppetto's wish in Pinocchio (1940); third model for Columbia Picture's movie logo
born on 10-18-1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 11-15-1993 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho   age 80   cause: cancer
8th Indian president (1987-92)  Ramaswamy Venkataraman
born on 12-4-1910 in Rajamadam, India
expired 1-27-2009 in New Delhi, India   age 98
   Contest Selectors
2008TFM3.1%
2009TFM3.3%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

tenor saxophonist  Charlie Ventura
born on 12-2-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-17-1992 in Pleasantville, New Jersey   age 75
jazz violinist  Joseph "Joe" Venuti
born on 9-16-1903
expired 8-14-1978 in Seattle, Washington   age 84
dancer/actress  Vera-Ellen
¤born: Vera-Ellen Rohe 
born on 2-16-1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 8-30-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 55   cause: cancer
present-day Anak Krakatau, looking south, with the remains of Rakata peak/Krakatau Island in the background geologist & mining engineer  Rogier Diederik Marius Verbeek   his investigations & reports on the August 1883 eruption of Krakatau volcano brought world-wide fame
born on 4-7-1845 in Doorn, The Netherlands
expired 4-9-1926   age 81   cause: stroke
AKS: Deiderek Dederik Dederek Derek Verbeeck Verbeck
Italian opera composer  Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi   wrote Aida
born on 10-10-1813 in Le Roncole, Italy
expired 1-27-1901 in Milan, Italy   age 87
actress  Gwyneth Evelyn "Gwen" Verdon   played Lola in Broadway production of Damn Yankees (1955; "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets..."); Mrs. Bob Fosse (1960-87)
born on 1-16-1925 in Culver City, California
expired 10-18-2000 in Woodstock, Vermont   age 75
pioneering science fiction author  Jules Verne   wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), Mysterious Island and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
born on 2-8-1828 in Nantes, France
expired 3-24-1905 in Amiens, France   age 77
comedian  Jackie Vernon   had comedy album A Man and his (pet) Watermelon; voice of Frosty the Snowman in 1969 animate holiday special
born on 3-29-1924 in New York, New York
expired 11-10-1987 in Hollywood, California   age 63   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

Dean Wormer counsels The Stork character actor  John Vernon   had the title role in the short 20-episode CBC crime drama Wojeck, centered around Toronto coroner Steve Wojeck, long before Quincy or CSI (1966); played Dean Vernon Wormer in Animal House; father of actress Kate
¤born: Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz 
born on 2-24-1932 in Zehner, Saskatchewan, Canada
expired 2-1-2005 in Van Nuys, California   age 72   cause: complications from heart surgery
The Vernor's Gnome with Spartan helmet druggist  James Vernor Sr.   in Union Army company that captured Jefferson Davis; created a well-known ginger ale; served on Detroit City Council for 25 years
born on 4-11-1843 in Albany, New York
expired 10-29-1927 in Grosse Ile, Michigan   age 84   cause: bronchial pneumonia; influenza
explorer  Giovannida Verrazano   discovered mouth of Hudson River
born on --1485 in Val di Greve, Italy
expired 11-??-1528 in Puerto del Pico, Spain   age 43
fashion designer  Gianni Versace
born on 12-2-1946 in Reggio di Calabria, Italy
expired 7-15-1997 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 50   cause: murdered; shot
Met Opera tenor  Richard L. Versalle
born on 12-3-1932
expired 1-5-1996   age 63
assassinated South African prime minister (1958-66)  Hendrick F. Verwoerd   chief architect of apartheid
born on 9-8-1901 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
expired 9-6-1966 in Capetown, South Africa   age 64   cause: stabbed to death
Another SFBMoFo crooked financier  Robert Lee Vesco   used illegal funds to gain control of companies; funneled loot to Watergate conspirators; fled to Costa Rica, then Cuba, to avoid prosecution; got his ass thrown in prison after he ripped-off both Donald Nixon & Raúl Castro (doing 13 years)
¤Cuban alias: "Tom Adams" 
born on 12-4-1935 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 11-23-2007 in Havana, Cuba   age 71   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979RR7.7%
2008TWOS

Italian navigator & explorer  Amerigo Vespucci   discovered the mouth of the Rio de la Plate river; had several continents named after him
¤aka: Armericus Vespucius 
born on 3-9-1451 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy
expired 2-22-1512 in Seville, Spain   age 60
former Oklahoma halfback  Billy Vessels   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1952)
¤nickname: "Curly" 
born on 3-22-1931 in Cleveland, Oklahoma
expired 11-17-2001 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 70   cause: congestive heart failure
"Bubble Boy"  David Joseph Vetter   suffered from Severe Combine Immunodeficiency
born on 9-21-1971
expired 2-22-1984   age 12   cause: Burkitt's lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 MM6.3%

harpsichordist & J.P. Rampal accompanist  Robert Veyron-Lacroix
born on 12-13-1922
expired 4-2-1991   age 68

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