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Peter J. Orilia (#47912453)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Having just recently lost my mother who was nearly 96 years old, I have come to appreciate how precious our time here is and how important it is to be remembered. As a direct result, I have become an amateur genealogist. I began by building my family tree and during my research of my own family members, I became aware of Find-A-Grave, through which I found the graves of an uncle and a cousin.

In gratitude, I became a volunteer contributor and have since photographed dozens (and soon hundreds) of gravesites.

I get just as much satisfaction photographing memorials as deceased family members derive from seeing the results. A classic win/win situation.

It is not an easy task walking miles locating gravesites especially in the winter. Sometimes, the graves are not where you expected them.

Nothing except my grandson gives me more pleasure.

I especially appreciate the heartfelt thanks from absolute strangers whose lives I have touched.
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 • 16 Memorials Added
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 • 290 Photos
 • 72 Volunteer Photos Taken
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13th Generation Fairbanks in America
# 72311846
Please double-check your photo on this memorial. It is for another person. Thank you.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on May 06, 2016 5:51 PM
Rebecca Evans
Trust me. Cureton is there. They don't have a stone up yet. It's also very inappropriate to not take a photo and say you did and then put that info in a flower. There is a way to indicate a problem with the request.
Added by Rebecca Evans on Sep 02, 2013 6:11 PM
Patrick J. Donnelly
Thank you Peter for Patrick's headstone photo.

It is very much appreciated.

Tom McLaughlin
Cape May, NJ
Added by T on Aug 25, 2013 11:19 AM
William F Larkin

There are two William Larkins at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The request was for William F Larkin born in 1919 and died in 2006. You might want to make the correction.
Added by Janice on Jul 11, 2013 2:16 PM
Thank you for adding Beth Ann to Susan's photo. That was very thoughtful.
Added by jenn on Jun 09, 2013 10:01 PM
Henry Whitten
Thank you for the photo of his plaque. It looks so sharp and I appreciate your time.
Added by Russh on Jun 09, 2013 8:37 PM
Herbert Matthews
Thank you very much for taking the time to take the photos and submit them.
Added by Jean on Jun 09, 2013 8:35 PM
Peter, thank you so much for the Zampino photo. I appreciate the time and effort you spend helping us get photos of friends and family. We are thankful for you.
Added by CJ on Jun 06, 2013 1:49 PM
Thank you for caring about our vets at this cemetery and for fulfilling the requests. It is good to see that someone still cares.
Added by jenn on Jun 01, 2013 4:27 PM
The cemetery looks great with all the flags. Thanks for taking the photos!
Added by jenn on May 26, 2013 10:55 AM
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