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Dan & Karen Read (#47581255)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo In late August of this year, I had a stroke, and more recently issues have been found with my heart, it's looking like most of the health issues are behind me though and i will soon be back out, just in time for the Florida summer. Winter of course is the prime time here for getting out to photograph, the summers are so hot and the shadows so harsh, and the grass grows to fast for the ground crews to do much other than cut it, and leave it piled on the headstone.

We discovered Find a Grave while doing research on our family trees. From there has grown an interest in recording cemeteries for others to use. We are willing to transfer the memorials of people who are not related to us, to anyone who has a connection with the person, whether within guidelines or not. Don't hesitate to ask.

Feel free to use any of our monument photos any way that you want to, as few (if any) of them have any artistic and/or commercial value which might be covered by the intent of the Copyright clause in the Constitution. (Please note, however, that this only applies to photos with our name under them. For any others, you will need to contact the person who added them for their permission to copy and use elsewhere.). The above was borrowed with a few edits, from RobMinteer57 (#47389024)

Our family tree includes the following surnames, Read, Clark, Nelson, Fletcher, Forshee, Shirley, Diederich, and Bohl.

We live in Palm Beach county, Florida. Currently we are focused on Pinecrest cemetery in Lake Worth. If you would like a different photo on a memorial we created in Pinecrest, let us know. Less time is spent on photos taken while mowing the rows to document the cemetery, than is spent on photos to fulfill specific requests. We can go back and do a request quality photo for a memorial you are interested in if you would like.


"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness, the tender mercies of its people, their loyalty to high ideals, and their regard for the laws of the land."- Eighteenth-century British statesman William Gladstone

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Taddy
Hubert & Elizabeth Tadlock
Dan & Karen, thank you so very much for transferring Hubert & Elizabeth's memorial to me, I greatly appreciate it. Kind regards, Taddy
Added by Taddy on May 29, 2016 6:06 AM
Joseph Sullivan
transfer of grandparents memorial
Hi Dan and Karen Reed,

Thank you very much for adding memorials for Michael and Rosella Smith. Please transfer their memorials to my find a grave account so I can manage them.
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138727197

I appreciate your prolonged and dedicated efforts.

Thank you<
Joseph Sullivan
Added by Joseph Sullivan on Apr 21, 2016 2:16 PM
Sara
South Ashford Cemetery Ashford CT
Hi,
I went to this cemetery today and fulfilled your PR for Olive Snow d 1829. I also took photos of nearby Snow's including:
Billy C d 1864
Roxa d 1833
Billy d 1824..another photo

Sara
Added by Sara on Apr 16, 2016 3:56 PM
J L
Bertha Purple Moran
Hello,
Thanks so much for the photo of Bertha's grave - much appreciated,
Best,
JL
Added by J L on Apr 07, 2016 2:00 PM
Sandie Cassiday
William A Wight
Thank you for the information on his burial!
Added by Sandie Cassiday on Mar 20, 2016 5:58 PM
JANET SMITH
RE: Brice Crick
Thanks so much, they didn't have any children guess no one was there to get her a marker, so sad.
Added by JANET SMITH on Mar 12, 2016 8:00 PM
Rich Ryals NC
Uncle Les
Thanks so much for the photo of the picture on Uncle Les's memorial.

I noticed that the memorial has a line I have never seen before, Transcribed by. Could you tell me what the Transcribed by means?
Thanks
Rich
in Sunny Murrells Inlet SC
Added by Rich Ryals NC on Mar 12, 2016 6:59 AM
JANET SMITH
Brice Crick
Thanks so much for getting me a recent photo of his marker. I was wondering if you think it is the same one that I have in the black and white photo. Janet
Added by JANET SMITH on Mar 10, 2016 7:27 PM
Kitty Lambert-Rudd
Re Roger Drew Clark, Memorial# 116590757
Hi Dan & Karen!
I don't know if you are interested in posting obituaries to the memorials that you have but I search out and transcribe ones I find then send them off to the creator when there is an established memorial... if you prefer I not send them to you just let me know and I will stop. If you wish to copy my transcription (BELOW) and post you may do so. I know the value of an obit... small bits of info can open a door.
Thank you for consider this! I hope you are progressing well with the Post-Stroke therapy! I know it is a challenge!
Here's to Happy Stone Hunting SOON!
Kitty Lambert-Rudd

From the Obituary of Roger Drew Clark
August 27, 1962 September 2, 2013
Roger Drew Clark, age 51, of Orchard Park died Monday, September 2, 2013 at Orchard Park.
Mr. Clark was born at Morristown, NJ the son of Warren F. and Elinor (Nelson) Clark.
He is survived by his parents Warren F. and Elinor (Nelson) Clark.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 7th at 2:00pm at the F. E. Brown Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 6575 East Quaker Street Orchard Park, New York 14127.
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, NY.

Added by Kitty Lambert-Rudd on Feb 29, 2016 5:35 AM
John Werner
RE: Henry Mach
Dan & Karen:

I accept the management of the memorial that you created and am now working on an email to Mary K. Ward who created the second memorial. I am asking Mary to cooperate in merging the two, her's into the one that you created while maintaining all of the original credits. Thank you for your help. John Werner
Added by John Werner on Feb 18, 2016 3:32 PM
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