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James Burke (#17941237)
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Bio Photo Hi all. I've had an interest in family history since I was very young. Following my grandfather's death in 1994, my aunt gave me some of his old records, including a baptismal certificate that was written in Polish. It was then that I began doing some serious research into my Borowski, Schorer, De Lille, and Day family lines. I feel very strongly about remembering and paying tribute to those who have gone before.

Please take a moment to visit my unforgettable mother:

Marie Constance De Lille Burke

My beloved brother:

Richard Michael "Rick" Burke

My grandparents:

Henry De Lille
Elise "Elsie" Day De Lille
John Anthony Borowski
Mildred Mary Schorer Borowski Bowen,

A sincere thank you goes out to all the kind souls who leave flowers and messages on the memorials I've posted here, and also to the many wonderful people who are so willing to voluntarily post photos of my loved ones' headstones. It truly means more than I could ever say.

"We are defined by whom we have lost..."
- Anna Quindlen

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David Anderson
Charles Bergman
Thank you very much for the photo of Charles' marker. It is really appreciated.
Added by David Anderson on Jun 06, 2016 7:10 AM
Gerda Wennerlund

Today, I received your request for a photo of this individual. I went to the Cemetery listing in your posting and I sorry to report, that she is not buried there.

However, the staff at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, were able to provide me with the following information reference Gerda. She was cremated at Riverview Abby, located in Portland, OR., and her ashes were forward to the Woodlawn Cemetery, in Colma, CA.

Hope this information helps.

Jim Crouse
Vancouver, WA
Added by James on May 31, 2016 5:58 PM
Rebecca Dodds
Alpha E. Rockey
Thank you so much for allowing a connection of Alpha to his parents.
And thank you for maintaining his memorial- I know it's a lot of work and findagrave contributors/relatives like myself, really appreciate the memorials you create & maintain.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on May 31, 2016 5:24 PM
Thad C. Williams
Hello, Mr. Burke,
Would it be OK for me to include your photo of Lt. Williams grave in a short article about him which will be a Memorial Day piece for the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard? The wing would post it on their public website, at:

Of course we would be happy to credit it to you. No profit or money is involved in this memorial effort, to let you know.
Terrence G. Popravak, Jr.
Added by Pops on May 23, 2016 3:42 PM
Carolyn Bethany
Laura E. Day wife of Cassey Rich
I love your info about the Days and was wondering if you had a picture Of Laura Day daughter of James Day and Ellen McDaniel Williamson? Any help would be appreciated. I have many pictures of the Rich Family but alais many have no names on them,Thank You Great Grandniece of Cassey Rich
Added by Carolyn Bethany on Jan 31, 2016 4:01 PM
Sure please add them...just remember the site only allows 5,so if someone can add his Navy picture that would be great!
Added by ShaneO on Dec 15, 2015 9:15 PM
w Kreider
Muriel Joy "Joy" Drake Honey
Thank you for updating this memorial. It is much appreciated.
Added by w Kreider on Nov 29, 2015 10:03 PM
Charles A. Lewis
Joseph M. Borowski
An honoree record has been added for PFC Borowski in the Military Hall of Honor at

If you would like photos added to his record, please let us know which photos from his Findagrave memorial you want included and specify how you want the photos credited.

You can provide the information to

Thank you,
Added by Charles A. Lewis on Nov 09, 2015 11:42 AM
Michael, Honorah, and Mary Agnes Lillis
Thank you so much for posting their memorial site photos.
Ver nice photos.
Carolyn (Piper)
Added by Piper on Oct 02, 2015 1:07 PM
Jan Fenter
RE: Lt. John T. Quillin, Memorial# 77088145
Hello James,
Thank you for answering and letting me know my photos are okay on the Quillin memorial page.

Jan Fenter
Added by Jan Fenter on Sep 25, 2015 6:28 PM
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