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LESTER (PAPPY) COHEN (#46837668)
 member for 11 years, 1 month, 6 days
Jennifer DeVore
Joseph Feinstein d. 1911
Dear Mr. Cohen:
I am so grateful that you posted a picture of Joseph Feinstein's gravestone and took the time to record his father's name from the other side. He was my husband's great-grandfather and we've been searching for more information. This is an enormous help and we are so grateful!
Jennifer DeVore

Added by Jennifer DeVore on Jan 06, 2015 9:04 PM

Goldstein-Scheliferman family
Thank you so very much for these photos! You are wonderful and I am grateful!

Added by genealogybuff on Jun 01, 2014 5:11 PM

anita mcknight
Jason Deutsch
I was wondering if you could please photograph the area at United Hebrew Cemetery where Jason Deutsch is buried. He has no marker and, unfortunately, I don't know the plot #. He was born 2/22/1943 & died 6/7/1992. Thank you. If this is not possible, please let me know. Again, thank you. Anita McKnight

Added by anita mcknight on Dec 06, 2013 8:32 PM

RE: Re United Hebrew Cemetery
Thanks so much for photographing the grave of my great grandmother Libby Buchter. Your generosity of time and expertise is greatly appreciated.

Added by Eydie on Sep 11, 2013 1:40 PM

RE: Re United Hebrew Cemetery
Thank you so much for photographing the grave of my great grandmother Libby Buchter. The inscription confirmed the name of her father. Your generosity of time and expertise is greatly appreciated!

Added by Eydie on Sep 11, 2013 1:21 PM

Re United Hebrew Cemetery
Wondered if you are still photographing graves in
United Hebrew Cemetery. I would be grateful to have photo of grave my Great Grandmother LIBBY BUCHTER. She was buried there January 1946. I do not have a grave location. According to death cert. she died mysteriously by drowning and was found floating off coast of Brooklyn. I am hoping that the gravestone might yield additional genealogical information about her as there are no relatives living who can answer my questions.


Added by Eydie on Aug 30, 2013 7:05 AM

Kalmikoff Family History
Photo Request
Hi Lester
My name is Scott. I am a 21 y/o college student and amateur genealogist. I was wondering if you would be willing to do me a huge favor by taking pictures of the graves of two of my relatives. They are buried in United Hebrew Cemetery on SI.
Their names are Miriam and David Ross
They are buried in Block 4, Row 16, Graves 1 and 2.
I would really appreciate it if you could do this for me.
I submitted photo requests on

Added by Kalmikoff Family History on Apr 15, 2013 9:48 PM

Barney Blum
Dear Lester,

On find a grave, you (or find a grave) have my Great-Great Uncle, Barney Blum as being buried at United Hebrew Cemetery. He is not buried there. He is buried at Baron Hirsch Cemetery 1126 Richmond Ave, SINY. He is in Public 15, Section G, Grave 62.

Is it possible to change the cemetery photo from United Hebrew to Baron Hirsch.

Any help you can give will be appreciated.
Judith Lovas

Added by clannad on Dec 12, 2012 9:02 PM

Email "out of office" / photo requests
Dear Lester,

I had placed a photo request earlier this evening for my Great-Grandfather and Grandmother, Hyman and Fannie Jalkow, who are laid to rest at United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten Island. Shortly after my email was sent, I received the following email from Find-A-Grave, which is as follows:

Out of Office: Find A Grave Photo Request: United Hebrew Cemetery "Rose M McClellan is no longer with the firm. If you have firm related business, please direct your inquiries to the employee's manager or Human Resources Department at (212) 558-3583. "

Can you please tell me if I need to resubmit my requests, and if so, how long I need to wait to do that, since the website says a request was already placed.

Many thanks for your time and assistance, and happy holidays to you and yours.

Added by DBS on Nov 18, 2012 9:27 PM

David Laurence Zolan
United hebrew cemeeary

I noticed you live on Staten Island and have taken pictures in United Hebrew cemetery. My grandfather Ralph Zolan is buried there and I pretty sure it is in the Petrokower section. Could you find his grave and take a picture of it. Also if possible could you see if there are other Zolan's as my dad thinks their was a family plot or others in the family buried there. His grandfather and mother were William and Rose Zolan. Other names Fannie and Joseph Kushinsky, Morris and Sonja Kolinsky and Samual and Bessie Fox. If you find them, tell me so I could make a memorial so you could add the pictures to them. It is possible Zolan could also be listed as Solan.
Thank you very much if you able to help.
David L. Zolan

Added by David Laurence Zolan on Sep 08, 2011 11:33 AM

Jeff Carlen
Cohen Graves
My grandfather Thomas Cohen is also buried in Wellwood. He had 4 brothers: Louis, Simon, Benjamin and Michael. His parents were Herman and Etta Cohen.

Do any of these names sound familiar to you? Other than a few census records I know nothing of these ancestors.

Jeff Carlen

Added by Jeff Carlen on Sep 02, 2011 2:46 PM

Maxine Kravitz
David L. Cohen
This memorial was entered by another also. Memorial #64143321. Your memorial has beautiful pixs and the other one has a beautiful bio. Maybe you want to combine the two. Check it out.

Added by Maxine Kravitz on Aug 16, 2011 12:23 PM

RE: Irving and Esther Paul
I noticed that (yet another birth year for Irving) but it didn't surprise me. He was born a different year in every document I found on him. Makes me wonder.
Do you by any chance know what it says (I'm assuming) in Hebrew on his headstone?
Thanks again!

Added by Woodsy on Mar 04, 2011 7:33 AM

Irving and Esther Paul
Thank you so much for the photographs of my grandparents grave markers. My grandmother died when I was three days old and I've never been to her grave. I can't tell you what it meant to me to finally see her grave marker. I literally teared up. Thank you soooo much!!!

Added by Woodsy on Mar 04, 2011 6:51 AM

RE: Pearl Walden at Baron Hirsch
Before you make a trip back, see if you can email me your original image. When you upload to the web it reduces the resolution to 72ppi. Let me know if you don't have my email address any more.
Thanks so much!

Added by lauren on Oct 07, 2010 10:33 AM

Pearl Walden at Baron Hirsch
Sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you had a high res version of the photo you took of my ggggm Pearl Taube Walden. I am trying to transcribe the headstone and need to enlarge the image in order to do so.

Added by lauren on Sep 29, 2010 1:23 PM

Brandt / Walden
Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the time and effort you put into locating and cleaning my great-great grandparents and my great-great-great-grandmother's headstones at Baron Hirsch.

You are truly a mensch.

Added by lauren on Jun 07, 2010 1:21 PM

I just spoke with Pam at Baron Hirsch. Pearl Walden is in Bohorodchaner Society Section A map 117 row 7 grave 45.

Her daughter Clara Brandt and son-in-law Benjamin Brandt are in Bohorodchaner Society Section D WM#35 row 11, grave 151,152

Pam has a map for you if you stop in the office.

Added by lauren on May 17, 2010 9:29 AM

Paul Skolnick
Strober plot in Baron Hirsch
Thanks so much for photographing the graves of our ancestors in the Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island. Some of us are very far away, and being able to see the stones in photographs helps to reinforce our family connections. We especially appreciate your efforts in locating Harry Strober's tombstone and getting it the attention it needed.

Added by Paul Skolnick on May 03, 2010 9:24 PM

So very appreciated
Thank you so much for this random act of kindness. It is truly appreciated

Added by latenthart on Apr 22, 2010 3:43 PM

Solomon graves
Thank you so much for the photos of Sarah & David Solomon's graves. I really appreciate all the trouble you went to to clean off the graves and to mark the pictures, that was so nice of you to do. It looks like Baron Hirsch needs a lot of care.

Added by jacks on Nov 03, 2009 5:22 PM

United Hebrew Cemetery
Thank you so much for the great photo of Becky & Nathan Diamond's gravestones. I truly appreciate the time and effort you took to get them for me.

Added by jayjay on Nov 02, 2009 2:42 PM

Scott Swedlow
Samuel Swerdlow
Thank you very much for getting the photos of Samuel and Fannie Swerdlow. I appreciate the multiple photos.

Added by Scott Swedlow on Oct 30, 2009 10:06 PM


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