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Kevin DuBrow

Posted in Pacific View Memorial Park with tags on September 16, 2013 by Cade

dubrow1October 29, 1955 – November 19, 2007

As the lead singer for the popular Heavy Metal band, Quiet Riot, Kevin DuBrow became an ’80s music sensation. Quiet Riot had a monster hit with 1983’s “Cum On Feel The Noize” thanks, in part, to Kevin’s vocals. He was fired from the band in 1987 and worked on a number of solo projects before rejoining the band in the ’90s. He also had a gig as a Las Vegas DJ for a while. Dubrow died in 2007 at the age of 52 from an accidental cocaine overdose.  You can take the boy out of the ’80s…

Burial

Pacific View Memorial Park – Corona del Mar, CA

Specific Location

Garden of David, Lot 60, grave B

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John Wayne

Posted in Pacific View Memorial Park with tags on February 24, 2013 by Cade

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May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979

Who would have guessed that a little boy named Marion would grow up to become the quintessential American badass?  Yet, that’s exactly what John Wayne did.  “The Duke” personified masculinity in everything he did.  Whether portraying war heroes in The Flying Leathernecks or The Green Berets or classic icons of the old west in…every…Western…ever…made, he was always John Wayne, and he was always awesome.

Truly, the only thing that could kick John Wayne’s ass was cancer.  And it did just that on June 11, 1979.  Allegedly, he wanted his tombstone to read “Feo, Fuerte y Formal” (“Ugly, Strong, and Dignified,”) but that never happened.  In fact, his grave remained unmarked entirely for 20 years.  Now it looks like this:

Burial

Pacific View Memorial Park – Corona del Mar, CA

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Specific Location

Bayview Terrace, section 575; 6 rows down from the Eastern curb at the top of the hill overlooking the local reservoir, 5 spaces to the right – North – of a large tree. (See map below).

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