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In Memory of
Roger Sinclair
September 19, 1931 - October 18, 2014

Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
January 2015

Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

Roger Sinclair
The Godfather of Graving

BornSeptember 19, 1931
Died October 18, 2014

Did you know Doris Day's sister died? Oh, yeah. Her name was Doo-Dah.

Roger Sinclair, known in grave hunting circles as the œGodfather of Graving, died this morning it was announced by his close friend Kimberly Eazell™s with heavy, heavy heart this morning that I got the phone call we all dread. My good friend and buddy Roger B. Sinclair and our Godfather of Graving has passed peacefully at 6:50 am this morning.

Sinclair, who had a wealth of knowledge of celebrity graves and the cemeteries where they resided, had practiced his hobby since the late 1960s. After going to what was then called Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery (now Hollywood Forever), he used the free map they handed out at the flower shop and visited all the celebrities that were marked on it until a friend told him that there were many more that were not listed. From then on, he went back every weekend and walked the cemetery grounds, grave-by-grave, finding obscure and unknown people that were involved in the movie industry and began making his own list. What resulted was multiple binders that he filled with photographs and brief biographies that he would share with anyone who needed to know where some famous star was buried.

In addition, he attended celebrity funerals whenever possible, including the services for such stars as Rita Hayworth, Bonita Granville and John Carradine.

A memorial service for Roger Sinclair will be held in January 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale in the Great Mausoleum