When Frisbee inventor Ed Headrick died in 2002, family members had his ashes molded into a flying disc, which meant that his grandkids could still play catch with grandpa.
"Frisbee inventor dies" (BBC; Aug 14, '02) lists EH's accomplishments:
"Killer" Quotes from Ed Headrick:
> Patented toy maker Wham-O's first designs for the modern Frisbee in 1967, after improving the aerodynamics of the company's initial models.
> Incorporated concentric grooved lines in the top of the discs, making them fly further & with greater accuracy.
> His patent number is now stamped on to millions of Frisbees
> Popularized a wide variety of Frisbee-related sports & founded the Professional Disc Golf Association.
"We used to say that Frisbee is a religion - Frisbyterians we'd call ourselves"
"When we die, we don't go to purgatory. We just land up on the roof and lay there."