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James Burke (#17941237)
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Bio Photo Hi all. I've had an interest in family history since I was very young. Following my grandfather's death in 1994, my aunt gave me some of his old records, including a baptismal certificate that was written in Polish. It was then that I began doing some serious research into my Borowski, Schorer, De Lille, and Day family lines. I feel very strongly about remembering and paying tribute to those who have gone before.

Please take a moment to visit my unforgettable mother:

Marie Constance De Lille Burke

My beloved brother:

Richard Michael "Rick" Burke

My grandparents:

Henry De Lille
Elise "Elsie" Day De Lille
John Anthony Borowski
Mildred Mary Schorer Borowski Bowen,

A sincere thank you goes out to all the kind souls who leave flowers and messages on the memorials I've posted here, and also to the many wonderful people who are so willing to voluntarily post photos of my loved ones' headstones. It truly means more than I could ever say.

"We are defined by whom we have lost..."
- Anna Quindlen

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Tim Cook
2Lt James G Reed
You may be interested in the memorial for 2Lt James G Reed
Added by Tim Cook on Jul 12, 2016 6:21 PM
Becky Ramsey
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James, thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website. I would like permission to use your photographs of my relatives' grave sites in my Family Tree files. I use the photos as source media and will gladly give you credit for your work. Becky
Added by Becky Ramsey on Jul 10, 2016 3:59 PM
Jan Fenter
Lt. Weber A. & Josephine M. Hattrem, 69878558, 78438647
Hello James,
I'm doing a photo project in the Lincoln Memorial Park mausoleum, in Portland, Oregon. I found the crypt for Lt. Weber A. & Josephine M. Hattrem, took photos and have posted them on the two memorial pages you created. If you would rather not have these photos on the pages, or don't like them, please contact me and I'll remove them.

Added by Jan Fenter on Jul 04, 2016 11:22 PM
Frieda Beery
Marion E Beery
Sorry not familiar with website, so you get a blank message. Marion is my Uncle, we lost him in WWII. I have a copy of his purple heart. but none others. If you can help me track everything down I will be in your debt. I never got to meet him. Retired Navy E-8,
Added by Frieda Beery on Jul 04, 2016 3:35 PM
Frieda Beery
Added by Frieda Beery on Jul 04, 2016 3:30 PM
David Anderson
Charles Bergman
Thank you very much for the photo of Charles' marker. It is really appreciated.
Added by David Anderson on Jun 06, 2016 7:10 AM
Gerda Wennerlund

Today, I received your request for a photo of this individual. I went to the Cemetery listing in your posting and I sorry to report, that she is not buried there.

However, the staff at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, were able to provide me with the following information reference Gerda. She was cremated at Riverview Abby, located in Portland, OR., and her ashes were forward to the Woodlawn Cemetery, in Colma, CA.

Hope this information helps.

Jim Crouse
Vancouver, WA
Added by James on May 31, 2016 5:58 PM
Rebecca Dodds
Alpha E. Rockey
Thank you so much for allowing a connection of Alpha to his parents.
And thank you for maintaining his memorial- I know it's a lot of work and findagrave contributors/relatives like myself, really appreciate the memorials you create & maintain.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on May 31, 2016 5:24 PM
Thad C. Williams
Hello, Mr. Burke,
Would it be OK for me to include your photo of Lt. Williams grave in a short article about him which will be a Memorial Day piece for the 142nd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard? The wing would post it on their public website, at:

Of course we would be happy to credit it to you. No profit or money is involved in this memorial effort, to let you know.
Terrence G. Popravak, Jr.
Added by Pops on May 23, 2016 3:42 PM
Carolyn Bethany
Laura E. Day wife of Cassey Rich
I love your info about the Days and was wondering if you had a picture Of Laura Day daughter of James Day and Ellen McDaniel Williamson? Any help would be appreciated. I have many pictures of the Rich Family but alais many have no names on them,Thank You Great Grandniece of Cassey Rich
Added by Carolyn Bethany on Jan 31, 2016 4:01 PM
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