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Richard Blunk (#283)
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Bio Photo I am a 69 year old grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of three. I'm a retired engineer after 34 years at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO. I got to travel around the world on my job and I loved it but you have to "hang it up" sooner or later. I'm also an amateur photographer having won a couple of ribbons in local competitions.

One of my two main hobbies is genealogy. Find-a-grave gives me an opportunity to combine it with my love of photography. I'm most proud that my photo of JFK's grave is still there after all these years. I don't know the statistics but I'm guessing it must be one of the most looked at pictures on this website.

At my age life is good. Thank you Lord. I appreciate it very much.

PS: I load a lot of memorials. Unless it's my family or a very close friend I am eager to transfer them to persons close to them so feel free to request a transfer. I'm happy to do it.
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Timothy Tumbrink
James R. McDonough, SLMPD
Sir, I regret my error in regards to the above memorial of James R. McDonough that is in Calvary Cemetery. Upon further investigation it was determined that the James R. McDonough in Calvary is / was too young to have been the 1St Chief of Police for the SLMPD.

Thank you for your patience.

Tim
Added by Timothy Tumbrink on May 02, 2013 4:14 PM
Timothy Tumbrink
McDonough
Thank you for your reply and the information that you provided. I don't know who wrote the "bio" for this man's memorial but I have since then found out through my research that this is the wrong person. Right name, but his bio should go to a different person who is buried in a different cemetery. May I use your picture until I can possible get one from the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I have made Debbie Walus aware of this.

TYVM

Tim
Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Apr 30, 2013 6:55 AM
Timothy Tumbrink
McDonough
Thank you for your reply and the information that you provided. I don't know who wrote the "bio" for this man's memorial but I have since then found out through my research that this is the wrong person. Right name, but his bio should go to a different person who is buried in a different cemetery. May I use your picture until I can possible get one from the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I have made Debbie Walus aware of this.

TYVM

Tim
Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Apr 30, 2013 6:55 AM
Sarge
Joseph Head Jr.
Hi Richard, I've added a photo for Joe Jr. If you send me photo requests for Howard, Martha, Joe Sr. ( has an interesting biography )Annie Wilkinson-Head, Manton Bradley Head, Joe Head III, Elizabeth Head-Fetter, Ferdinand Fetter Dorothy Councilman Head, and Helen Bradley Putnam I will be happy to add to those memorials also.
Added by Sarge on Feb 18, 2013 7:57 PM
Elaine R S
Carver @ St. Paul's in afton
Add a memorial for Cliff Jr's wife and I can add the pic. Also, there was a Mark Carver in the same spot, and I have a picture if you want to add.
Added by Elaine R S on Jan 06, 2013 4:18 PM
Sarge
RE: Blunk
I don't live in the Martinville area, I live in Warsaw, Indiana, but have done lots of geneology there and cemetery hopping. Hoping to get there next summer depending on my husband who isn't doing to good. If I know that I well be in the area well let you know so maybe we can meet. Did you make the reunion in Kentucky this summer? Had planned on going but between my husband and grand son who was in a serious car accident was unable to. Looking forward to meeting you. Oh yes my family tree is on ancestry.com if you would like to see it would send you an invite.
Added by Sarge on Sep 17, 2011 7:45 AM
 

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