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Dan Pitchford (#46976651)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I'm in the process of photographing every ceramic photo portrait on markers at the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in Santa Clara, California. So far I have over 6400 listings with over 10000 photos and eventually all the photos will be uploaded to Find A Grave. I'm still in the process of taking care of this, so if you see a memorial created by me at the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, I have a photo(s) for it. Contact me directly and I'll upload the photos right away. I'm about 4/5 of the way done taking photos for the entire cemetery and hope to finish soon and get everything uploaded. I didn't realize what a big project this is, but it's been fascinating, historical, emotional and well worth the time and effort. Once I'm done with this cemetery, I'll move on to another and start all over again. Just wish I had more time to spend doing this. Any problems or corrections with any of my listings or if you have information to add to a listing, please feel free to send it to me via my e-mail address. If you are related to one of my listings, please feel free to request a transfer of ownership, it's not about quantity... it's about quality. Thank you very much!
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Lisa Espinoza
Lusio and Hortensia Espinoza. Also Rudolph "Rudy" Espinoza. .
I wish to Thank you,for taking such care and detail in all of what you are doing. You have no idea the shock and wonder I felt when looking for family records Out pops a large picture of my Grandmother whom I never got to meet. I hardly remember the picture and never seen it so close as I have stood there many times as a child. You are right It is worth it. For all of us and important plz dnt leave out the importance of of it.... Once again Thank you.
Lisa Espinoza.
Added by Lisa Espinoza on Nov 20, 2014 9:00 PM
RE: re: John Saporita & Mary Parise
Hi Dan,
I think I can copy Mary's headstone and move it over to John's if you don't mind. Thanks again!
Added by Jim58 on Nov 17, 2014 9:59 PM
Bernard Johnson
Yes Dan , I think this is the best layout for those who don't go on to view all photos. Appreciate your doing it.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Oct 26, 2014 6:02 PM
Bernard Johnson
Giuseppe Lima
Hi Dan. While I like the angel photo, I was wondering if you would switch the order of photos to show the face of the crypt so we can read it without going deeper into the memorial. It was added but only you can change the photo order.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Oct 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Veronica Jordan
Augustin Castro

Thanks so much making the edits and especially for adding the obit! I really appreciate your efforts.

Veronica J
Added by Veronica Jordan on Sep 23, 2014 4:24 PM
Adamo memorials transferred
Hi!! Can you please transfer Francesca Adamo #60075295 and Pasquale Adamo #60075296 memorials over to me I would ike to updte information and link them to family members

Thank You
Denice #46955904
Added by Denice on Sep 15, 2014 11:47 AM
Chaun Owens-Mortier
39318405 Susan Cook
Hi, Thought I would let you know she was already entered before yours. Thanks.
Added by Chaun Owens-Mortier on Jun 23, 2014 9:00 AM
Sarah Talamante
Many thanks, Dan, for posting the place of birth and death to Sarah's memorial. Your help is VERY much appreciated!!
Best regards,
Added by lkpt on May 03, 2014 7:30 AM
valerie potuck
RE: Oliver Ryan
Dan,thank you so very much for sharing. I am trying to connect him to his brother in Pa.I guess i will do a bio for now & hope i find where his parents are buried. Thank you once again, Valerie
Added by valerie potuck on Apr 29, 2014 11:43 AM
valerie potuck
Oliver Ryan
Dan , thank you for your speedy response for the request of photo of Oliver Ryan #62390934. Would you be willing to transfer him to me # 47933415?
I would like to connect him to his family in Pa. He would be my husbands gg uncle.
Best regards, Valerie
Added by valerie potuck on Apr 29, 2014 9:54 AM
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