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sharleenp (#47514515)
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Bio Photo I have been into genealogy since 1983 when a family member contacted me for information. Since then it has been hobby that never ends, a puzzle incomplete. The earlier years were different when I sat in libraries and historical societies throughout the northeast USA and read thru the microfiche. I did photograph headstones, but back then only because it might have been different or pretty. "Find A Grave" is a great treasure.

Living in the historic Wyoming Valley of Northeast PA, there are many cemeteries that are old and need to be preserved or logged soon.
I plan to do my share, and pass it forward .......

Since I also photograph as I travel I add many who are not of my family. If you have a family connection with any of my entries, please feel free to ask for transfer...

I HAVE WALKED AND PHOTOGRAPHED OVER 1300 HEAD STONES AT WEST PITTSTON CEMETERY, LUZERNE CO., SO I CAN POSSIBLY OFFER LOCATION HELP. Also, completed photographing Eaton Cemetery, Mosier Cemetery and other small family burying grounds
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Nancy Koch Overstreet
RE: Sutherland
JoAnn gave me most of what I have. I talked to her several times. Is she no longer living? Will you take the photos I asked for ...for George H Sutherland and his wife Mary? Lot #151 South 1/2 East Quarter. Thank you. Also, can noone opent eh mausaleum to read the names inside?? Thaks again, Nancy
Added by Nancy Koch Overstreet on Jul 12, 2014 6:35 PM
Nancy Koch Overstreet
RE: Sutherland
Thanks for your help. I have photos of the mausaleum. I would like photos of George H Sutherland and his wife Mary Woodhouse Sutherland. They reat in Lot 151, South 1/2 East Quarter.
The people that have or had the records are JoAnn and Charles Herron 1-570-655-3184 they lived at 800 1/2 Susquehanna door to a funeral home. I have talked to JoAnn is the past, many times. And she was always going to send me the names along with Walter Corey Sutherland, but never did.

Thanks for all of your work and care, Nancy
Added by Nancy Koch Overstreet on Jul 12, 2014 6:33 AM
Linda Konrad
Thanks so much for putting up the photo for Sarah Jane Richards. Your time and dedication are very much appreciated.
Added by Linda Konrad on Jul 11, 2014 9:47 PM
Nancy Koch Overstreet
I noticed you have a complete list of burials from West Pittston Cem. My great, great grandfather Smith Sutherland is buried there. I have difficulty for years getting some names and photos from there. I was there and took photos of S Sutherland and family. Also the Walter Corey Sutherland mauseleum. I would like photos of George Sutherland and wife grave stones... And I would like the names of who is in the Walter Sutherland mauseleum. Thank you very much. Nan Koch Overstreet
Added by Nancy Koch Overstreet on Jun 30, 2014 3:04 PM
chuck dean
RE: Emma Mazzapicchi Capozucca
I am sooooo sorry Sharleen for not getting to respond back to you sooner on your question.....PLEASE forgive me as I wasn't aware we could send texts here.I'm not totally sure if they are or are not in fact related to Lou the barber as I'm still trying to put those pieces of that puzzle together.I do still have some outstanding grave photo requests on here and was wondering if you'd be kind enough to give me another hand.I'd love to chat with you more on the Biagiotti Family since it seem you may know some of them. If you have time you can text my cell at 1 815 579 2717 or e-mail me at Please let me know and again I apologize for my ignorance and lack of brain activity. Have a gentle and Blessed day my friend...... Chuck
Added by chuck dean on May 19, 2014 9:14 PM
Photos in Luzerne Co cemeteries
I've been busy updating my memorials and am pleased to see that you've added photos for many of them. A great big thank you for all of them. It is so very much appreciated. Hope your winter wasn't too chilly. ~nan
Added by Nan on May 13, 2014 8:34 AM
Star Kline
Frank Redline
Thank you so much for the photos of Frank's memorial! I knew you had trouble finding it before, so I was very pleasantly surprised to see the email saying that the photo was there. Thanks for returning to the cemetery to try again. I truly appreciate the extra effort.
Added by Star Kline on Apr 27, 2014 5:29 PM
Thomas Vought
RE: Franklin H. Van Duzer - Memorial # 127471137
Sorry, I should have my ducks in a row before I leave a message.

Edited death year from 1925 to 1924. Source:

Publication: Pittston Gazette; Date: 8 Jul 1924

Franklin Van Duzer Aged 17 passed away

Much sorrow was occasioned by the sudden death of Franklin Harold Van Duzer, aged 17, son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Van Duzer of 207 Warren St at 1:30 o'clock this morning in Pittston Hospital. The young man was taken suddenly ill while camping in Pike County last Saturday and the following night was operated on in Pittston Hospital for gangrenous appendicitis.

Born on Frothingham St Pittston, the young man reached his 17th birthday on May 20th last. He was a member of the sophomore at West Pittston High school this past term and was much interested in athletics, particularly in football, having been a member of the varsity squad. He was familiarly known as "Park" Van Duzer. After school hours and since vacation he had been employed at the A&P store. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Water St where he was a leader of a group of the B.Y.P.U. the Librarian of the Sunday school and a member of the choir. He was also a member of the High-Y club. Because of his affable disposition, his many interest and good sportsmanship he will be greatly missed by his many friends.

Besides his parents his is survived by his six brothers and sisters: Russell of Pittston, Mary, Walter, Erma, Marlyn and Grace at home.

The funeral will be held from the home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. M. H. Jones officiating. Interment will be in Pittston Cemetery.
Added by Thomas Vought on Apr 06, 2014 12:21 PM
Thomas Vought
RE: Franklin H. Van Duzer - Memorial # 127471137
Thank you so much for the heads up! Will send you birth info in a minute via the edit tab.

Father was Charles Ernest Van Duzer, born 4 Aug 1878 in Factoryville and his mother was Emily Stevens, born 17 Jun 1878 in England. Can't find entries for them on Find A Grave.

Tom Vought
Added by Thomas Vought on Apr 06, 2014 12:13 PM
Tweety Emmett
Anthony & Nellie Yakobitus Tombstone Photo
Thank you so very much for taking a photo of Anthony & Nellie Yakobitus Tombstone. I appreciate it very much.

Added by Tweety Emmett on Mar 06, 2014 2:58 PM
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