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Rich H. (#46489213)
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Bio Photo Some changes sent to me to update memorials that went to my Spam mailbox, were accidentally deleted. Please resend me your requests if I haven't gotten back to you.

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Linda Peloquin
RE: Riker Triplets Brookside :D
Fortunately during the whole time we'd gone to airshows w/kids in tow, nothing happened in the way of fatal accidents although had they happened, it's highly likely the kids would have, thankfully, missed it.

Hubby was/is obsessed & always had to be to the airport for when the gates opened - usually 8am - in order to get pix of the aircraft on display w/o those annoying humans in the photo, too. By the time the actual show started around 1pm the kids were often zonked from a combination of the heat, being walked all over hither & yon, the early roll outta bed time & pure boredom.

That's not to say that over the years BC we didn't witness some fatalities. Even all these years later, those have stuck w/me. When they happened, for me, it's always a disbelief that overcame me & I'd keep wondering if I really saw what I did see. Reality usually took a news report to finally make it sink in.

Memorial# 98319281 Shannon Leithoff (stage name) was only a licensed pilot for abt. 2 -3 yrs. Not nearly enough airtime or experience, IMHO as a pilot, to be performing low-level aerobatics on the show circuit much less attempting a flat spin which can be a challenge even for long time aerobatic/combat pilots w/many hours flying aerobatics under their belts. She died performing a flat spin at Weymouth NAS, MA. I probably wouldn't even remember her name had her routine ended uneventfully.

The other fatality that stands out in my mind was Bill Fornof. He & his son Corky performed in twin Grumman F8F Bearcats. There, however, his death had nothing to do w/show aerobatics but was CAT - clear air turbulence.

It was a rough weekend @ the Naval Air Relief Show @ Quonset NAS, RI. The day before the Blue Angels had lost a plane to the same thing but the pilot was able to punchout.

Even if Fornof had had an ejection seat in the Bearcat, it just happened so fast & with them having just exited the airshow space, they were so low, it wouldn't have mattered. The CAT stressed the plane in such a way that all of the plane's weight was concentrated on one small couple of foot section of the wing spar causing a catastrophic structural failure & ripping the wing off. Bill Fornof has no Find A Grave memorial.

This has me wondering how many members of the airshow community are remembered here & who isn't. Maybe I've finally found a gateway to sparking Hubby's interest in genealogy!

Linda
Added by Linda Peloquin on Aug 01, 2015 2:35 PM
Connie Biser
Esther McPeek Ingle Memorial #8735667
Hi,
I noticed that Memorial #8735667 Esther McPeek Ingle
has the wrong picture of the grave maker. The Maker is of John H. Ingle instead of Esther McPeek Ingle.
You may want to remove John and if you have Esther's
put her maker photo.
Thanks, Connie
Added by Connie Biser on Aug 01, 2015 8:12 AM
Jean Morere
RE: Find a grave Jean Morere
Thank You very Much.
Jany
Added by Jean Morere on Aug 01, 2015 5:51 AM
Jean Morere
RE: Find a grave Jean Morere
What a pity! How to contact other people who photograph the cemeteries of Passaic?
Beforehand thank you.
Jany
Added by Jean Morere on Aug 01, 2015 1:13 AM
JAArnett
Maria Snedeker Way
Thank you for your hard work! Maria Snedeker's first husband was Elijah Hendricks at Find A Grave Memorial# 16810986. Samuel R Way was her second husband, who is listed at Find A Grave Memorial# 16811007.
Added by JAArnett on Jul 31, 2015 10:01 PM
JAArnett
Samuel R Way
Other records show that Samuel R Way at Find A Grave Memorial# 16811007 died on 24 Jul 1848 (instead of 1818). He was the son of Richard Way and Sarah Hyatt. Jane Snedeker Way, the daughter of Samuel R Way and Maria Snedeker Hendricks Way, is at Find A Grave Memorial# 70568382.
Added by JAArnett on Jul 31, 2015 9:57 PM
Linda Peloquin
RE: Riker Triplets Brookside :D
Yup, if it's not aviation or antique/warbird airplanes, he's pretty much not interested. I finally called a halt to so many airshows the year the performers started recognizing us by the beach pop-up I had for the kids to keep them from roasting & give them someplace to spread out, play & nap. That's just way too many airshows in one summer season when the people performing on the circuit actually recognize you w/o you being related to them or w/in their performance community or in their circle of personal friends.

I'm a great believer in combining tasks all in the same area to save on gas. We only stopped that day because we were right there & I'd been trying to get to that cemetery for the best part of a year.


Linda
Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 31, 2015 12:35 PM
Jean Morere
Find a grave Jean Morere
Hello,
I am French and I wish to find descendants of a cousin of my grandmother : Jean (John MORERE) been born March 8th, 1914 in New York, died on December 21st, 1995 to Passaic New Jersey.
Maybe is he buried to the Holly Sépulcre Cemetery with his wife Liliane A Guidone Morere ? Can find yourselves their grave and send me the photo.
I am looking for potential legal successors of the concession. I would like to get in touch with them for genealogical exchange.
Beforehand thank you.
Best regards.
Jany MOUILLAUD
Bahonbaboum@gmail.com

Sorry for Google traduction
Added by Jean Morere on Jul 31, 2015 7:49 AM
KATHRYN VAUGHN
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Hello Rich,
My father Jesse R. Offringa (Find A Grave # 6799365) is at Maryrest Cemetery. Recently, a military marker was added to his burial stone. Is it possible to have a new photo taken and placed on his file?
Thank you.
Kathryn Vaughn
Added by KATHRYN VAUGHN on Jul 30, 2015 7:34 AM
Linda Peloquin
RE: Riker Triplets Brookside :D
Too funny.

Mine like to remind me of my getting locked in a cemetery a couple of years ago. They still think that was hilarious especially since they weren't with their father & I but were the potential rescue party.

It apparently happens a lot in the summer when it stays light nearly until 9pm because when I called the local police non emergency number to give them the data on our car which we were going to leave by the cemetery office & wanted to find there the next day when we came back for it, the officer answering sounded quite amused, too & then proceeded to tell us how to get ourselves & our car out.

Turns out at this cemetery, way in a back corner where no one can see it or would think to look, there's a service gate. Open during normal hours but after hours shut & locked. However, if one is trapped inside, you can drive up to it, wait a moment for the sensors to detect you, then it will open long enough to drive out.

I thought the whole affair was a fun adventure but my husband has no sense of humor. He was really grumpy about the whole thing esp. since he hadn't wanted to stop in the first place. I haven't gotten him to go to a cemetery with me since.

Linda
Added by Linda Peloquin on Jul 28, 2015 4:50 PM
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