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Bob Collins (#46530203)
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Bio Photo For the past several years, I have enjoyed being a volunteer photographer working primarily in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. It is a stunningly beautiful place and a complete respite from the insanity of Manhattan, where I live and work as a copy editor in an ad firm.

BUT--my knees are totally shot--worn by arthritis to bone-on-bone. In a few weeks, I will have double total knee replacement surgery and will therefore be out of commission for quite some time. I will be able once in a while, perhaps, to fulfill requests from photos I have on file. Aside from that, however, I will be inactive until next spring, 2017, at least.--BC Sep 17 2016

UPDATE: Surgery for both knees was scheduled for Oct 17--but only one was done. I'm a month into recovery and am doing well. But I have to do the whole business over again for the other knee. No telling when I'll be out in the field again. --BC Nov 17 2016
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Mary Anderson Goodwin
Susan Wright
Thank you so much for taking this photo of her headstone. My best, Mary
Added by Mary Anderson Goodwin on Oct 25, 2016 12:28 AM
Aberdeen Biggs
Thank you so much for your headstone photo at Greenwood. I'm a bit confused as the stone says Ethan, rather than Aberdeen Biggs.

Added by Aislin on Oct 13, 2016 7:31 PM
Cherie Lantz
Margaret J. Boyd Deats
I think Margaret Jane Boyd Deats is the mother of Edwin Alex Deats and was married to Edwin Oscar Deats. Edwin Oscar Deats (18, FEB, 1850-20, JUL 1891) may be buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Added by Cherie Lantz on Oct 12, 2016 11:11 PM
Gerhard Veltfort
Wow! Thanks for the burial location and additional information. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Sally on Oct 05, 2016 12:36 PM
Kay-Lambert in Greenwood
Thank you for adding a fabulous photo of the Kay-Lambert plot in Greenwood. It looks like it was a beautiful Fall day. I now can see the entire plot!
Good luck with your surgery and recovery!
Added by Anonymous on Oct 03, 2016 7:56 PM
Hello Bob, I hope you are recovering nicely. I am seeing your updates to my memorials, so I thank you for all the work you continue to do. Take care.
Added by Franklin on Sep 30, 2016 10:48 AM
Grey Ghost
David Morris Photo


Thanks for the photo and the detailed information about David Morris and his family.

Carey Leverett
Added by Grey Ghost on Sep 24, 2016 5:22 PM
G.M. Genovese
Green-Wood Lot 5374 Sec 24
In regards to your notes on the photo of all the stones and the possibility of Mary Clyde's surname really being Clymer - I've had a sourced tree for Mary and she related by marriage/blood to the Wilkins and McComb families. Her death records and probate clearly show her name to have been Mary Clyde. That's not to say her maiden name might not be Clymer, but I doubt it is. William Clymer and Jeannie McComb has some sort of link, but that's all I've uncovered so far. Thanks again!
Added by G.M. Genovese on Sep 21, 2016 8:46 PM
G.M. Genovese
Green-Wood Lot 5374 Sec 24
Bob - how are you? Before I forget, I'd like to thank you for the great photos (and info) of the stones on this plot. Just stumbled across them a moment ago.
Added by G.M. Genovese on Sep 21, 2016 6:03 PM
Clinton Blackwood
though you might like to know he finally got his stone in Greenwood.
Added by BarbaraLL on Sep 21, 2016 2:11 PM
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