Tributes

Below are tributes to people who passed away. Many died heroes in service of our country and their homes. Aria Cremation and the John P. Brooks Family greatly appreciate everything these individuals have done.


Lewis, Jerry L.

Celebrity

September 29, 1935 - August 20, 2017

Lewis, Jerry L.

Born September 29, 1935, Jerry Lee Lewis (or The Killer) would go on to become a Rock n’ Roll icon in the league of The King himself. He would release such hits as “Crazy Arms,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and “Breathless.” The last surviving member of the Million Dollar Quartet passed away from natural […]

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Rickles, Don

Celebrity

May 8, 1926 - April 6, 2017

Rickles, Don

Born and raised in NYC by two immigrants, Don Rickles would go on to be one of the most recognizable faces and voices in American comedy. Rickles started taking dramatic classes after returning from serving the Navy in World War II. He would go on to be close with Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Lorne Green, […]

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O'Neill, Paul

Celebrity

February 23, 1956 - April 5, 2017

O'Neill, Paul

If it isn’t perfect, throw it on the shelf. Paul O’Neill was so meticulous in his work that he was famous among his accountants for abandoning investments and projects after being unhappy with parts of the final product. The many relationships he would build through the music industry with this mindset would lead him to […]

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Berry, Chuck A.

Celebrity

October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017

Berry, Chuck A.

Whether you heard his tracks that helped mold American Rock n’ Roll, or you first heard “Johnny B. Goode” when Michael J. Fox played it in 1985, almost everyone has been touched by the music of Chuck Berry at some point. Born in 1926 in St. Louis, Charles Anderson Berry has had a life and […]

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Osborne, Robert

Celebrity

May 3, 1932 - March 6, 2017

Osborne, Robert

Following the completion of his journalism degree from the University of Washington, Robert Osborne would go on to establish himself in the film world as both a journalist and a presenter. Starting by working with young performers at Desilu Studios, he would go on to make many cameos and small rolls on popular television shows, […]

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Paxton, Bill

Celebrity

May 17, 1955 - February 26, 2017

Paxton, Bill

Bill Paxton was an actor with roots right here in Texas. Paxton was born and raised in Fort Worth, and was present in the crowd the day President Kennedy left the Texas Hotel. He had roles in some of Hollywood’s most memorable films such as Terminator, Predator, Aliens, Apollo 13, and Twister.   He passed […]

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Wagner, Joseph

Celebrity

September 15, 1919 - February 26, 2017

Wagner, Joseph

Born to Russian and Romanian immigrants in Los Angeles, California, Joseph Wapner would go on to become one of the earliest “Legal Celebrities” in the country. Between 1941 and 1948 Wapner earned not only two degrees including a degree from USC Law School, he also earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star serving in the […]

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Hatch, Richard

Celebrity

May 21, 1945 - February 7, 2017

Hatch, Richard

Not many would have expected the shy, introverted, prospective pole vaulting championship to become one of the earliest recognizable faces in televised Science Fiction, which Richard Hatch would do as Captain Apollo in Battlestar Galactica. Hatch decided to pursue acting after finding a passion for performance in his required Oral Interpretation class in college. He […]

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Hurt, John

Celebrity

January 22, 1940 - January 25, 2017

Hurt, John

Described by director David Lynch as “simply the greatest actor in the world,” John Hurt earned multiple BAFTA awards and nominations for his incredible thespian style performances in films starting in the late 1960s. His classic acting style and distinct voice landed him award winning roles in movies ranging from Indiana Jones, to Alien, to […]

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Trucks, Butch

Celebrity

May 11, 1947 - January 24, 2017

Trucks, Butch

Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida in the midpoint of the 20th century, Claude Hudson “Butch” Trucks would become one of the American south’s most influential musicians from the time period, his style marking an artistic and commercial breakthrough. Trucks was a co-founder and original member of The Allman Brothers Band, one of the few constants […]

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