How sad...Whitey seemed like a good kid, but seems like he didn't have an ideal life of privilege. What went wrong? http://silverscreenartists.com/whitey-leave-beaver-actor-finally-gets-gravestone/ Whitey: ‘Leave it to Beaver’ Actor Finally Gets Gravestone? ‘Whitey’ actor Stanley Fafara of ‘Leave it to Beaver’ finally gets gravestone at Redland Cemetery (Written by Ellen Spitaleri *excerpt*) (PHOTO BY ELLEN SPITALERI – Father Jim Kolb, second from left, officiated at Stanley Fafara’s funeral and here at the blessing of his gravestone. Also in attendance were, from left, Elizabeth Duncan, Beverly Jeppesen and Margie Tosi.) The rainclouds parted and the sun shone as a mourning dove called from a nearby tree and nine people gathered at the Redland Pioneer Cemetery last week to watch the blessing of a gravestone for Stanley Fafara, a man none of them ever knew. The blessing on June 14 was a long time coming, since Fafara died on Sept. 19, 2003, at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital; the cause of death was complications from hernia surgery. He was 53 years old. A few people came to his funeral service at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church in Portland, but only the Rev. Jim Kolb, from St. Elizabeth’s, and Ron Threadgill, at that time the funeral director and owner of Family Mortuary, came to the burial.