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Jim Ditton (#46569765)
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in funeral homes cemeteries all my life i enjoy going to cemeteries and visiting friends and family hearses are my favorite car I was born at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas i live in Dearborn Heights Michigan went to Warren Valley Elementary School for kindergarten moved to Taylor lived in a trailer court with my mother went to Fred C. Fisher School for two years then moved to Dearborn attended Harvey H. Lowrey Junior High School for the third grade till the eighth attending the third grade twice from 1974 till 1983 then attended Fordson High School from 1983 to 1987. In 1985 i joined Sing Out Dearborn stayed in till the group disbanded in 1995. I was in the cast for 10 years sang and danced to 120 songs. In 1994 i moved back to Dearborn Heights where i am now living. My mother's father my grandfather Kenneth G. MacEachin passed away on March 29, 1996 my grandmother my mother's mother Mary B. MacEachin passed away on August 29, 1998 then on December 19, 2007 my grandmother Berthell Nancy Yarber Campbell My father's mother passed away then on June 28, 2013 my grandfather my father's father Roland Philip Campbell Sr. passed away his ashes were buried on July 26, 2013 next to my grandmother at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan with full millitary honors a 21 gun salute taps and the folding of the flag my favorite singing group is The Supremes the original members are Diana Ross Florence Ballard And Mary Wilson from 1961 to 1967 and also Diana Ross And The Supremes from 1967 to 1970 members are Diana Ross Mary Wilson Cindy Birdsong i also like The Supremes from the 70's 1970 to 1977 I have all their records on Album CD cassette 45 and i have some videos of their performances from different shows I have Mary Wilson's autograph and all the books that have been written about them. I have been a fan of The Supremes since 1983. i got the chance for five years in a row to visit Florence Ballard's grave on her birthday June 30, 2008, June 30, 2009, June 30, 2010, June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012. On December 13, 2013 my friend Maxine Precious Ballard Jenkins died she was the sister of Florence Ballard who was in The Supremes she is the author of the book about her sister called The True Story Of Florence Ballard also i knew Doris Jean Holland now deceased and Esther Gordy Edwards sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. now deceased who both worked at Motown Records and I also knew and was friends with Maxine Powell who worked with the Motown artists now deceased also i am a huge Neil Sedaka fan i got a four page letter written and signed by him show along with other memorabilia I also am on Geni and Facebook please leave a message on my page or contact me at my email Thank You
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RE: Millard Johnson and Mrs. Jeanette Bujel
Hi. :)

Mr. Johnson's photo has been added.

There's only a few weeks left in stone placement in the cemeteries so Mrs. Jeanette Bujel may not get a stone until next spring.

Her grave is close to some family and friends, so I'll try and keep an eye on things.

Added by Zelda on Oct 15, 2016 7:51 AM
Mary Johnson and Husband
Hi. :)

I fulfilled your request for Mrs. Mary Johnson at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

Next to her stone was the following:

Millard R. Johnson
May 28, 1940 June 26, 2013

If you start his memorial, I can add his photo.

Please, let me know how you'd like to proceed.

Thanks. :)
Added by Zelda on Oct 14, 2016 6:00 AM
Ledford & Piotrowski - St. Hedwig
Good Afternoon.

As you've noticed, Mr. and Mrs. Ledford do not have stones in place (sincere apologies for this delayed response).

Mrs. Virginia Piotrowski's stone was in place and her memorial has been updated.

Sincere Regards.
Added by SourPersimmon on Oct 06, 2016 1:16 PM
Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas
RE: Monica Misiak - Wyroba

Can't find her parents burial information anywhere.

That's why I wondered if you would be willing to copy and paste the information to her memorial.

Thank you for asking. If I find them I will make an edit for parents.

Thank you Pat
Added by Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas on Sep 09, 2016 2:45 PM
Patricia Ibbotson
RE: Anthony Assenmacher
Hi Jim,
Anthony is his name and the grave marker is wrong on the spelling of his name and also his date of death. If you check Family Search you will see it listed under the spelling Ossenmaoohie with the date of death as 29 Jan 1922 in Bad Axe. The newspaper death notice is correct.
Added by Patricia Ibbotson on Aug 28, 2016 6:11 AM
RE: Josephine Osmialowski

Memorial complete. Sincerely appreciate all your help w/ these memorials.

A genuine pleasure "doing business" w/ you. It's refreshing to have F-A-G members, like yourself, that appreciate the gravity of this site. The grounds w/in the cemetery walls are consecrated and it behooves everyone @ this site to recognize that; this isn't a "numbers game".

Additionally, have encountered numerous memorials flowered by you; quite an impressive and admirable library of "holy cards". Family members happening upon this site, will be genuinely touched by your respect and dignity of their loved ones. You're to be commended.

Sincere Regards.
Added by SourPersimmon on Aug 06, 2016 2:35 PM
Osmialowski Family @ St. Hedwig, Dearborn Heights.
Good Evening.

The following stone was next to Mr. John Osmialowski at St. Hedwig:

Josephine Osmialowski

Feb. 18, 1914 - Nov. 30, 2006


Upon your origination of her memorial, the photo can be added.

Sincere Regards.

Did you supply the location for Mr. Osmialowski? Sincere gratitude for that information.
Added by SourPersimmon on Aug 05, 2016 4:27 PM
RE: Walter Grebinski et. al.
Good Afternoon.

Transfer complete of 4 Grebinski family members buried @ Our Lady of Hope. (2 additional members located by photo requestor of Mr. Walter Grebinski.)

Mr. & Mrs. John Grebinski were in close proximity to Mr. & Mrs. Walter Grebinski; however, cannot find any corroborating evidence to a family link. (There's a Vincent Grebinski buried in Florida on Find A Grave's data base - uncertain if he's the child of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Grebinski.)

Sincerest apologies for this lack of information; hopefully, you have more family information and can fill in the blanks.

FYI: Mrs. Virginia Piotrowski does not yet, have a stone. Her final resting place is w/in my usual St. Hedwig route; therefore, a stone placement should be noted and her memorial updated, at that time. Will post w/ any progress.

Sincere Regards.
Added by SourPersimmon on Aug 03, 2016 1:25 PM
RE: Christine Osmialowski et. al.
Good Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Osmialowski's photos have been added to their respective memorials and the grave site photo has been added to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swastek's memorials (the office confirmed they share the plot).

There was no John Osmialowski near the Leo Osmialowski grave site, so that photo may be delayed until next weekend (if you get a location before that time frame, just drop a reply).

Per your edit for Mr. Walter Grebinski at Our Lady of Hope: would you like the transfer? My preference is for these memorials to be w/ those that knew the individuals if family isn't available.

Please, advise.

Sincere Regards.

Added by SourPersimmon on Jul 31, 2016 12:04 PM
RE: Swastek Family additions
Good Evening, Young Man.

We have two issues:

- It appears as though Mr. & Mrs. Swastek do not yet have a stone in place. While this was not confirmed through the office, the surrounding stones confirmed the location. Additionally, the site indicated a cremation had taken place which the office confirmed. As a firm believer even unmarked graves deserve a photo, a photo will be provided, tomorrow (today's rain hampered all progress).

- We may need to transfer Mr. Leo Osmialowski's memorial to St. Hedwig from Holy Sepulchre. Again, the rain hampered most efforts, but the photo provided seems to indicate he's buried @ St. Hedwig. Rest assured, the stone will be cleaned and a better photo provided; my concern was to deter others from looking for a grave that probably isn't @ Holy Sepulchre.

- A photo of Mrs. Osmialowski can also be provided upon your origination of her memorial @ St. Hedwig. Her information is as follows:

Christine M. Osmialowski


March 5, 1933 - July 24, 2009

Will update you, tomorrow, on my progress.

Sincere Regards.
Added by SourPersimmon on Jul 30, 2016 7:43 PM
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