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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 11 years, 5 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for more than 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. Besides, I asked myself if I would want mine posted after my demise and I decided that I would not since I have no control over what goes on it or by whom. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the DEATH dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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Veteran's Day
Hope you had a good One! Thanks for your service to our country!
Added by virginia on Nov 11, 2016 4:59 PM
Carl Catherman
John Clay Reed
Thank you very much for adding the bio note.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 09, 2016 8:11 AM
Carl Catherman
Willie Williams
Thank you very much for adding the bio.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 09, 2016 8:08 AM
Laura Kessler Hershey
Baby Weaver - Memorial# 107885802
Hi Rich,
I found Baby Weaver's Mom on Find A Grave but added his Dad after finding his obituary on I went ahead and linked them all together since this seemed to be the correct baby.
Added by Laura Kessler Hershey on Nov 07, 2016 5:18 PM
Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: Charles Sikes
Thank you so much for the speedy transfer I really appreciate it. Also thank you for all your work on Find A Grave and helping others.
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on Nov 01, 2016 2:39 PM
Laura Kessler Hershey
Grazia Shaffer # 137951888
Thanks for pointing out about the wrong photo on the spouse. "Maggie Mac" put the picture on so I will email her and request her to put his picture on his page rather than her page.
Thank you Rich!! Laura
Added by Laura Kessler Hershey on Nov 01, 2016 11:15 AM
Thanks again
Wanted to say thank you again for your always being kind and cooperative with transfers. When you come to genealogy late in life as I have, it is a blessing that there are those like you who have been an absolute wealth of info and having recorded "kin." It is hard to extend the same to those for whatever reason refuse to transfer family. I can appreciate their listing, but 3 days I am with family, and holding services before I get to findagrave for my loved one is not unreasonable with sadness, family and a service. Also I will mention some folks do not want dates of death or birth as they are sensitive about age. I am sure you have seen this in the cemetery. If there is a reason it is not on the marker, I tend to only list if I know and know the age was not wanted.Many ladies(and men) of a certain generation still believe this or if a parent lost a child at a young age, they may not wish it on the monument. In some parts of the South, it was/is highly improper at for a lady to disclose her age, even in death. I will not make any regional distinctions, but some want age off.And some have religious beliefs that are attached to it. It could be a discussion. But in this case of putting family together in my situation,the kind thing to do would be to transfer back. It makes me wonder what difference it makes for time as it was, the body wasn't even placed to rest when an outsider has put up a shabby incorrect listing and will not respond. Most on here are like you and for that I am thankful.We all follow guidelines and also common decency. Thank you again for being one of the decent folks and sharing with a still newbie. God Bless you.
Added by greenpastures on Oct 30, 2016 10:31 PM
Arlie Talmadge Shumate
Sorry for the name mix. I am upset that I am waiting for transfer of his son Charles G . who died this week and a lister unknown to any of the family put up an obit before the funeral. Please, I encourage all to wait and give the family time to deal with the death before "adding one more"---this is someone's loved one. Thanks for letting me state this request as it in no way is directed to you.
Added by greenpastures on Oct 28, 2016 11:13 PM
Thank you
Thank you for sharing Charles Talmadge Shumate. I truly appreciate your willingness to transfer.
Added by greenpastures on Oct 28, 2016 10:44 PM
Sherry Eastridge Long
T W Hodgson
Thank you, Rich, for the transfer!
Added by Sherry Eastridge Long on Oct 26, 2016 8:16 AM
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