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Chris Mirando (#47483978)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I was born and live in western New York State. I have a passion and interest in cemeteries. This hobby that some might find unusual is otherwise known as Grave Chasing. I do have a strong interest in the living, as well, and have attended over 500-concerts, plays, lectures, and live theatrical performances in the last 35 years. My areas of interest in "grave chasing" center around popular culture—specifically the areas of music, film, art, and true crime. I've visited the graves of such famous (and infamous) individuals as Maxwell Anderson, Susan B. Anthony, Lucille Ball, Lizzie Borden, Chef Boyardee, Louise Brooks, Truman Capote, Thomas Cottonaro (Oz munchkin), Hart Crane (cenotaph),Joan Crawford, Divine, Patty Donahue, Frederick Douglass, Peter Duel, Thomas Eakins, George Eastman, Totie Fields,Stephen Foster, Benjamin Franklin, Alan Freed, President James Garfield, Judy Garland, Errol Garner, Frank Gorshin, Glenn Gould, Corey Haim, Henry John Heinz, Gregory Hines, Sara Hinson, Tim Horton, Rick James, Helen Keller, President John F. Kennedy,Victor Kugler, Jayne Mansfield, Billy Mays, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Benjamin Orr, Kristen Pfaff, Edgar Allan Poe, John D. Rockefeller, Mr.(Fred) Rogers, Betsy Ross, Lillian Russell, Rod Serling, Sam Sheppard, Bessie Smith, Dr. Bob Smith, Joey Stefano (unmarked),Ed Sullivan,Tammi Terrell, Harry K. Thaw, William Warfield, Andy Warhol, August Wilson, President Woodrow Wilson,and players in the Cleveland Torso Killer case (Edward Andrassy, Florence Pollilo, Elliot Ness), Francis Tumelty (Jack the Ripper suspect), Johnstown Flood victims, Kent State Massacre victims(Jeffrey Miller and Allison Krause), and victims and survivors of the sinking of the Titanic (Edward and Ethel Beane, Edward Austin Kent, and May Elizabeth Howard).

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Madeleine Isenberg
Tiny Correction
Hi Chris,

In the Westwood Memorial park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA., I think Grace Zimmerman's middle initial is an F and not an E. Please see photo I added. 90295182

You do great work!

Added by Madeleine Isenberg on Mar 20, 2016 5:35 PM
Pete & Betty
James Moriarty
Hi Chris
Thank you very much for the transfer, it is very much appreciated.
Added by Pete & Betty on Oct 21, 2015 4:35 AM
Ginny Schroeder
Herman Fursback photos
The photos you have attached to Herman are actually Henry Fuerschbach.

I saw that you added the cemetery photo for my Dad, Raymond Fuerschbach. Thank you for doing that as I have not had a chance to.

Also, I would like to let you and your family know that my Mom, Cecile (Root) Fuerschbach passed away this weekend 5/23 peacefully in her sleep.

There will be a viewing on Friday at Amigone funeral Home on sheridan Drive in Tonawanda.

My Mom & Dad were so happy when they made connections with you Mom. It was a missing link that I don't think Dad thought would ever be solved.

I hope that we can continue to keep in touch. We are 3rd cousins.
Added by Ginny Schroeder on May 26, 2015 7:19 AM
Old Waco
Upstairs Lounge Fire Memorial

I hope you'll consider submitting your photo of the brass plaque as a "cemetery photo" for this memorial/cemetery for those who died in the tragic fire. I saw your photo on the memorial for Duane George "Mitch" Mitchell.
Added by Old Waco on Dec 28, 2014 10:36 PM
Gail Lipka
Baerwalt (s)
Hello, I have just found that you have put pictures on line of my husband's family (Berwalt/ Baerwalt / Berwald). August M Baerwalt, and wife Marie are his great grandparents and August Baerwalt Jr. is his grandfather.
August's oldest daughter Florence (Lipka) is my husband's mother. I would LOVE to have these pictures. Is it possible. My email is and my Ancestry tree is under "Lipka". Thank you so much for any help. Gail Lipka
Added by Gail Lipka on Apr 24, 2014 3:44 PM
Bernard Johnson
Bob Mizer
Any idea where the Bob Mizer grave is? That cemetery is difficult to maneuver. Thanks.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Dec 10, 2013 2:23 PM
James Seidelman
RE: Owings
Hello Chris,
I'm not the person in charge of the memorials for Alma and Frank Owings. You'll have to go to the memorials and click on EDIT or contact Scott Hayes who made the memorials. Sorry I can't do it for you. Have a good weekend.
Added by James Seidelman on Nov 22, 2013 8:41 PM
James Lacy
Jay Folb
You're welcome! I live pretty far from LA as well...about 2300 miles...visit there every couple of years. As you know, Westwood is a great place to cover in a short amount of time, so it's easy to check for new names each visit. Great that you have a prime spot reserved for yourself near Janet Leigh!

Jim L
Added by James Lacy on Apr 09, 2013 8:58 PM
just to let you know it started raining as I was taking the pictures of your family. I will try to go back some time in the next 2 weeks to retake their pictures. But I posted the pictures that I took anyway.
Added by NoreenP on Oct 11, 2012 3:51 PM
I am currently adding pictures for samuel, alma & loring buzzell. They all share the same family plot.
Added by NoreenP on Oct 11, 2012 3:48 PM
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