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paul babiuk (#47278763)
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Bio Photo Retired mechanical engineer and amateur taphophile who lives in Lackawanna County, PA.

If I've made any errors, or if you have any information to add to any of my memorials, please let me know. I welcome corrections, additional information, and requests for linking family members. I also will gladly transfer memorials that are not my relatives to anyone interested in maintaining them, don't hesitate to request a transfer.

Any photo I have posted on Find a Grave is intended to be used.... Please feel free to use them in personal use and documentation.

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Messages left for paul babiuk (289)[Leave Message]
Steve Seim
RE: Retreat Hospital Cemetery
Added by Steve Seim on Oct 07, 2014 3:20 PM
Steve Seim
Retreat Hospital Cemetery
Do you have GPS coordinates for this cemetery?
Added by Steve Seim on Oct 07, 2014 2:20 PM
Sister Sonya
Just wanted to drop you a note and say hello. The weather here is perfect for graving and hope the Wyoming Valley is as well.

Best wishes,

Added by Sister Sonya on Sep 22, 2014 6:44 AM
Michael Strickland
John and Elizabeth Stofila
Thanks so much for placing the headstone photos for these two names in Sacred Heart Cemetery in or near Dallas, PA, a place I've never had the privilege to seeing. These are grandparents of a good friend, and it is wonderful to see their headstone photos made available for public view.
Added by Michael Strickland on Sep 09, 2014 10:03 PM
wanda nitterhouse
Hi Paul,

Thank you for adding the memorial for Michael L Godek (128211878). He was my friend's father and I will be linking her to him.

I think Mr. Godek was cremated and I believe his daughter (Margaret Ann) paid for the marker at the cemetery.

Margaret's mother (1st wife of Michael) passed in the late 1960's, maybe 1967 or 1968. Her name was Margaret Barbara (Kanora)Godek. If you should happen to come across her grave, please add it to

Thanks again!

Wanda N.
Added by wanda nitterhouse on Aug 27, 2014 1:32 PM
Silas Jackson
Thank you for placing the photograph of Silas Jackson's Tombstone on He is a 4th gt. grandfather, to my husband. May I use your photo on my family tree site, with your name given.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Mrs. Ken Earl
Added by Linda on Aug 10, 2014 8:19 AM
Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret
RE: photo request
Hi Paul, thank you for keeping me in mind. From the looks of other peeps requests, they been up there awhile, so I don't think anybody is rushing to get in line. I thought of you and finding my where the unmarked graves are for St Johns. Even though where grandma Bronislava is not exsact, at least I kow what the grave would look it.

Sounds like fun, been there, done that. Do I see a garage sale in your future. I used to have a lot of stuff that was in attics, rubber maid tubs, closets. My roommate Annette is a collector of STUFF, she has enough pens, pencile's, paper to fill 6 class rooms in africa LOL. Unless somebody claims my requests, I'll keep you posted. Have a great weekend Paul.
Added by Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret on Jul 05, 2014 8:37 AM
Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret
photo request
Hi Paul, are you still taking cemetery photo's. You found a unmarked gr HS for my grandma a few years at St John the baptist in Dallas. I was wondering if you go to St Hedwigs and Casimir. I don't think I'm gonna get any bites for photo request

I lucked out on one, the lady had the photo of Andrew Simciek in her pile # 131864754 from St Hedwig. but none for Joseph Simchick # 131864936.

I found another rtellie at St Casimir, Catherine Zelinski Mallo # 32625999. Ancestry released death certif's for PA, I was surprise to even fine those. If your out and about, I sure would be greatfull to have these HS photo and as always thanks for time doing findagrave. Marie
Added by Dr Marie C.Karban DVM ret on Jul 02, 2014 5:48 AM
David P. Wilson
Cywinski Family tombstones, St. Stan's Cem., Nanticoke, PA.
Hello, Paul! WOW: I am utterly, tremendously, ecstatically impressed and thrilled by the tombstone/plot pictures you took and posted! You did an EXCEPTIONAL, AMAZING job, that touches me more than I can fully express, as I'd been wishing for years I could see those stones, but never was able to, and now can see them ALL! And, incidentally, you did a FANTASTIC job on the GREAT picture-taking, each shot being so clear and crisp and looking absolutely terrific! I feel like I've not only won the lottery today, but been able to visit that cemetery and those graves and see them in person! Not to mention the pictures you've so considerately and generously taken and posted have provided me with significantly tweaked family details (some adjusted name spellings and years, but details appearing for at least one family member, Alice, that will enable me to create a memorial for her now) that I'd not have been aware of were I not able to see what's inscribed on the various stones. This all is TERRIFIC stuff - and I 100% have YOU to thank, wholeheartedly! You're a true Find A Grave star standout, my friend! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Pardon my profuse gushing, but I'm so thrilled that it can't be helped! God bless you, and very best regards, Dave Wilson, Seaford, DE PS: I own the original photographic studio portrait of Cywinski Family patriarch Andrzej "Andrew" (who was the closest-in-age sibling of my nee-Cywinski Lewandowski g-grandmother), as his youngest child Albina left it to me several years ago, upon her death. It's a great treasure of mine, hanging prominently to the right of where I'm sitting right now, and I know that Andrew would also be profoundly grateful to you right now if he were around to know the wonderful contribution you've made to the preservation of his marriage family's memory.
Added by David P. Wilson on Jun 24, 2014 4:39 PM
David P. Wilson
Brodzinski tombstones/plot photos.
Hello, Paul! TREMENDOUS thanks to you for being so wonderful as to locate and photograph the plot and individual stones in the Brodzinski plot in St. Stanislaus Cem., Nanticoke! Those are the first Cywinski Family tombstones/plot pictures I've to date seen for any of my relatives who are buried in that cemetery, so am thrilled to now be able to see and have those, and have YOU to thank for that! You're WONDERFUL!!! Stefania "Sarah" was one of my grandfather's 1st cousins. Most of her several immediate Cywinski family members are also buried in that cemetery, though I don't know whether their graves are close to hers or in a different perhaps older area(s). If you happen to ever spot any of them (I've submitted tombstone photo requests for each of the decedents I know is interred there, for in the same cemetery), I'll be eternally grateful. Again, abundant thanks to you! I live in southern Delaware, so would have never gotten up to that cemetery myself. Best regards, Dave Wilson (a Cywinski descendant, via a sister of Stefania's father)
Added by David P. Wilson on Jun 23, 2014 2:19 PM
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