Submitted for your approval – the graves of five famous people...
All interred on the same grounds - the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Michigan...

After you've read about them, take a look at the following gallery and see where they are...

JACK KEVORKIAN
Born in Pontiac (1928), died in Royal Oak (2011). A pathologist who believed people had the right to choose their own euthanasia, he assisted approximately 130 to end their lives and was convicted of murder in 1999. He served his time in Coldwater until he was paroled and released in 2007.

BRACE BEEMER
The most famous radio voice of “The Lone Ranger”, broadcasting from WXYZ-AM in Detroit. Born in Illinois (1902), died in Oxford Township, Michigan (1965). Brace was radio's third Lone Ranger but became the most famous. His radio episodes were released on records and tapes, and even TV's Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) did his best to imitate Beemer's “Hi-yo  Silver”.

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JOHN DeLOREAN
Would his automobile creation been as popular if it hadn't been featured in all three “Back To The Future” films? We may never know. DeLorean was born January 6, 1925 in Detroit and passed away in New Jersey on March 19, 2005. He left General Motors in 1973 to start his own company, DeLorean Motors, which folded in 1982 after numerous setbacks. Three years later, the DeLorean vehicle breathed its last gasp of fame after being the focal point in the film “Back To The Future”.

JOSEPHINE HOFFA
Josephine Poszywak was 18 years old when she married 23-year-old Jimmy Hoffa in 1936. She had been working in a laundry in Bowling Green, Ohio; in 1939 they settled in Detroit. Born in March 1918, she died at age 62 on September 12, 1980.

LEE IACOCCA
Born October 15, 1924 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, passed away at age 94 on July 2, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Joined the Ford Motor Company in 1946, of which he became president. Fired by Henry Ford II in 1978. With Chrysler from 1978 to 1992 and sporadically after that.

Five Famous Graves in Troy

 

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