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Melissa (#47769169)
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Bio Photo I enjoy genealogy, cemeteries and working on my family tree. Photographing the South Florida National Cemetery is something my family and I love to do together. I am honored to help the families of the people who served our country.

" You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
― John Bunyan

If I take a photo for you and you would like another, a different view, or a picture from anywhere else in the cemetery, please just ask!

Thank you for any edits you send me.

Please consider sponsoring a wreath at the South Florida National Cemetery (or your local cemetery) to honor a veteran. Visit
To donate to the SFNC. Or, click on events at the bottom of this link to find a location near you. Thank you for your consideration.
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Barbara White-Frank Selletti
Marilyn Lorman Costello FAG Memorial # 130776139
Find A Grave Memorial # 130776139
Hello, Melissa,
Thank you for photographing my husband's birthmother's marker. We live in PA and would otherwise would not have been able to see it ourselves.
Here's some information concerning Marilyn:
b: 01 NOV 1931 Wharton, Morris, New Jersey
Daughter of Cpl. George Loraine Lorman & Beulah Jane Tillyer Lorman.

Eldest of five; Charlotte Jane Lorman McKeever (living); George Paul Lorman, Warren Valentine Lorman (living); Jacqueline Ann Lorman Hopco (living).

Married twice. 1) Robert Francis Gargiulo (desceased). Children: Roxanne Bernadette Gargiulo-Costello Fechtman (living); Anthony Louis Gargiulo-Selletti (living)
2) John F. Costello (living). Children: John Thomas Costello; Timothy Costello.

My husband was given up for adoption when Marilyn & Bob were in the throws of a messy divorce, so he really didn't get to know either of his birthparents. Bob was dead and Marilyn had remarried by the time we tracked them down. We both are very much in support of veterans and are on the WWI Centennial Committee for PA and involved with the organization called Saving Hallowed Ground. I applauded your efforts on behalf of our military.

Please update the birth info. I'll add some photos to your memorial.

Thanks again,
Barb Selletti
Added by Barbara White-Frank Selle... on Oct 29, 2015 5:32 PM
John Gavelek
Pictures of Headstone
I am not sure when you took the pictures of Julius and Rita's headstone, but my brother and I appreciate your doing this.
Added by John Gavelek on Oct 29, 2015 12:20 PM
RE: Regarding Billy James Hill
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I've looked everywhere and cannot find a death certificate. One day I will go and visit the cemetery myself, but thank you very much for the picture.
Added by Desiree on Sep 24, 2015 9:49 AM
Regarding Billy James Hill
You posted a picture of my grandfather's grave, Billy James Hill. I was wondering if you have any more information about his death? If so, please contact me at
Thank you.
Added by Desiree on Sep 23, 2015 2:31 PM
steven marcus
my mom died 3 yrs ago in a hospice in florida near boynton .a girl names melissa played guitar while my mom died as she recieved the final overdose of morphine.was that you? when she died there was a guitar player in the room brought in by the doctor as mom loved the comes the sun..harrison ...melissa played guitar and the doc gave me the needle cause mom wanted to be sent off by blood..not by her hsuband or a doctor or nurse..had to be my sis or i did it..and melissa played...afterwards she left and moms body was taken...i was born into her arms and she left in mine..quite poetic...if you are that melissa thanks..
Added by steven marcus on Jun 09, 2015 3:40 AM
steven marcus
you took a pic of my moms tomb ray d stolzenberg in florida..never knew it..thanks..i live in spain and we just found it as my older kid is trying to discover his grandma..i live in spain..
Added by steven marcus on Jun 09, 2015 3:32 AM
Shirley Bybee
Duplicate Marker by You
Hi Melissa, you have two markers for James Michael Brennan, Jr at SFNC. Please remove one.

Thanks for providing a marker photo.

Added by Shirley Bybee on May 02, 2015 3:53 PM
Larry E-K
Here is what happened. DeniseL made the request for Shirley. I emailed her that I would also shoot Fred when I was there. Roberta Moody made the photo request, not Denise. This is what caused the issue. Sorry I took your claim, but it was unintentional.

Added by Larry E-K on Mar 13, 2015 9:38 AM
Larry E-K

I did not see that you claimed Fred. I claimed shirley last week and also did Fred. I sent shirley's requester that I would take Fred also.

Sorry for the confusion.

Added by Larry E-K on Mar 13, 2015 9:32 AM
Roberta Moody
Hi may not hv noticed that Fredericks wife is also listed...I added him to save photographers time and effort with two in one place. Stay well...
Added by Roberta Moody on Mar 07, 2015 10:29 AM
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