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Louis M. (#46599444)
 member for 10 years, 6 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

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 • 246 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Louis M. (2125)[Leave Message]
Mike Hopper
I'm proud to say that you are the one who made Tommy's bio good for you
Added by Mike Hopper on Jul 12, 2014 10:09 AM
florida boy 64
Charles & Ted
Charles 120884134 and Ted 42347929 were drag racers that were killed in the 1960's they need flowers thank you
Added by florida boy 64 on Jul 11, 2014 1:59 PM
RE: Richard Dorman
Good luck with adding Mr. Dorman into "famous," Louis. I did find his wife? Jean by him so made her a memorial...and Gail Dorman already had one.

One of my sons told me about the contributor lists, but I haven't looked at them since maybe 2010 so maybe I'll have to check again one day. Good for you for working so diligently! Doing a usually-quality job is quite time-consuming...doing the preparations and getting familiar with places, driving, searching, cleaning, getting the sun to cooperate ~ the heart-felt physical processes that can't be done via Internet ~ and then doing an honorable edit/posting job. When I first checked them out, I saw the woman who had the most requests fulfilled...quite a bit more than anyone else...maybe 1000 then...was credited for finding some people with names of "??? ???"...just like that...which made no sense so I never quite know what was going on with them (I DID once see a marker that looked like it had a question mark on it...shadows from a distance).

But I looked up Taphophilia...GREAT to learn...and was glad to read about Richard Dorman and find his family, and you're surely welcomed for the pix ~ :)
Added by CryptoGram on Jul 03, 2014 8:53 AM
deana alfather
RE: howard arthur skinner
dear louis,
thanks for the info. and all the work you do!
Added by deana alfather on Jul 02, 2014 8:35 PM
deana alfather
howard arthur skinner
my name is deana lerae alfather, i am daughter to deanna lee skinner alfather, and grand daughter to howard skinner.
just wanted to give you an update on family so you can edit grampa's page.
my mom, deanna lee alfather, was born 9-25-45 in compton, ca.
sadly, she has passed. on june 28, 2014. she passed away due to high grade stage 4 burketts lymphoma.
i dont know if you knew my grampa, but if you know the house phone number you can call (its been the same number forever!)otherwise if you dont have the number, i am sure you can find it. i just dont want to post it all out in the open.
also, gramma passed away may 2011. she is at rose hills with grampa. i have some pictures of her funeral and gravesite if you can tell me how to get them to you for posting???
thanks for doing what you do.

Deana Alfather
Added by deana alfather on Jul 01, 2014 3:06 AM
Nia Imani-Diarra
You are Wonderful!!
You represent the very best Find-A-Grave has to offer, your memorials are well written , and always informative, thanks for the one you just did on Meshach Taylor!!
Added by Nia Imani-Diarra on Jun 29, 2014 2:43 PM
Eli Wallach
Hi Louis,
A very nice bio for Eli Wallach. I was hoping you could add that his wife was actress Anne Jackson who he was married to since 1948.

Best Regards,
Added by C.S. on Jun 25, 2014 5:00 AM
casey kasem
Great job on memorial. News reports that he died at 3:23am at St. Anthony's Hospital in Gig Harbor Washington.
Added by Compassion on Jun 15, 2014 8:13 PM
Casey Kasem
Thank you for posting the memorial for Casey Kasem. Please look in your "Other Folder" on your Facebook page. I sent you a private message about this memorial.
Beverly C
Added by BevC on Jun 15, 2014 12:42 PM
David A. Smith
RE: Rose Hills marker you claimed
I was considering going their to get the pics myself so if I do I'll let you know. But I'll take whatever you have the time to get.

And yes, GO KINGS GO!
Added by David A. Smith on Jun 05, 2014 5:42 PM
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