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Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pittsburgh)

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Phone  +1 412-421-9959
Address  718 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
Burials  Frank Gorshin, Vincent Leonard, Richard Caliguiri

Calvary Catholic Cemetery is located at 718 Hazelwood Avenue in the Greenfield and Hazelwood neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

It was founded in 1886 with the purchase of a 200-acre (80-hectare) tract. The first official interment occurred in 1888, though there are graves with earlier dates. As of 2008, 152,238 entombments have been recorded at Calvary Cemetery. It remains the largest of the cemeteries in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Notable burials

Actors/Actresses

  • Frank Gorshin, actor, best known for his portrayal of The Riddler on Batman
  • Gene Lyons (1921-1974), actor
  • Politicians

  • James Francis Burke (U.S. Representative)
  • William Joseph Burke (Pennsylvania Senator)
  • Richard Caliguiri (Mayor of Pittsburgh (1978-88) )
  • Thomas Gallagher (Transaction Mayor of Pittsburgh (1959))
  • David Leo Lawrence (Mayor of Pittsburgh (1946-59), Governor of Pennsylvania (1959-63) )
  • James McDevitt Magee (U.S. Representative)
  • Joseph A. McArdle (U.S. Representative)
  • John Mary Morin (U.S. Representative)
  • Michael Joseph Muldowney (U.S. Representative)
  • Bob O'Connor (Mayor of Pittsburgh (2006) )
  • Patrick J. Sullivan (Pennsylvania) (U.S. Representative)
  • Gregory Zatkovich (lawyer and Rusyn political activist)
  • William J. Coyne (U.S. Representative)
  • Religious figures

  • Father James Cox (labor priest and candidate for President of the United States)
  • Vincent Leonard (9th Roman Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh)
  • Sports

  • Billy Conn (World Light Heavy-Weight Boxing Champion)
  • Herbert Drury (Professional Hockey Player)
  • Pud Galvin (Professional baseball player, Hall Of Fame)
  • Harry Greb (World Middle-Weight Boxing Champion)
  • Enos Kirkpatrick (Professional baseball player, MLB)
  • Bill Regan (Professional baseball player, MLB Red Sox, catcher)
  • Jimmy Smith (baseball player) (Professional baseball player, 8 seasons MLB)
  • Moose Solters (Professional baseball player, outfield)
  • Harry Stuhldreher (Notre Dame, All-Americans, one of the Four Horsemen (college football))
  • Bucky Williams (Negro League baseball player, Pittsburgh Crawfords)
  • Various

  • Patricia Dobler (poet)
  • Norman Frauenheim (American pianist)
  • Mary Lou Williams (jazz pianist)
  • John Kane (American painter)
  • The cemetery contains one British Commonwealth war grave of a Canadian soldier of World War I.

    References

    Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Pittsburgh) Wikipedia


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