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CarrieT (#47882691)
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Gordon Hunter
Who were the parents of the John Kestler at Union Dale? I found a death certificate in 1960 for a Boy Kestler, parents are Robert and Audrey. Any help?


Added by Gordon Hunter on Nov 16, 2014 3:21 PM

Fannie Marquez Toppin
THANK YOU so much. I do try to avoid those duplicates. I delete them immediately. Should you see anymore (I hope you don't) but, it happens and if you do see them, let me know. It is Greatly Appreciated.

Added by Shock on Sep 19, 2014 5:02 AM

Debbie Carr
Elmer Froman
You are a TOTAL SWEETHEART!! Thanks so much ... my friend is going to be so happy!!!

Added by Debbie Carr on Sep 17, 2014 10:07 PM

Edward L. Lipscomb
Caroline Thieret
I'm not related. Just trying to offer suggestions (SAC's) dates, information & links as I see them... Ones that may enhance the memorials, and/or help others in their family searches.

Added by Edward L. Lipscomb on Aug 29, 2014 9:08 PM

Gerry Lipsius
Amelia and Giles Gorden
Thank you very much for the quality photographs,
That completes that generation for me. Good job, Gerry.........

Added by Gerry Lipsius on Jul 26, 2014 4:58 PM

Bob Wilson
Edward & Elizabeth Foster
Thank you very much for the great grave photos! Elizabeth was my mother's cousin. :-)

Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 26, 2014 3:35 PM

Denise Ratterman Jackson
Thank you for your time and your great suggestions. Denise

Added by Denise Ratterman Jackson on Jul 26, 2014 1:38 PM

Richard Boyer
RE: William Shelkey marker - Homewood Cemetery
Came from cemetery records. I am a volunteer genealogist for Homewood Cemetery.


Added by Richard Boyer on May 09, 2014 3:44 PM

Richard Boyer
William Shelkey marker - Homewood Cemetery
William Freeman Shelkey does not have a marker. I can give you the following information on him.

Name: William Freeman Shelkey
Date of Death: 15 Aug 1903
Date of Burial: 16 Aug 1903
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, PA
Place of Death: 28 Tecumseh Street, Pittsburgh
Age at Death: 4 years, 18 days
Cause of Death: Whooping Cough
Place of Burial: Section 15, Division 4, Row 18, Grave 5.

Rich Boyer

Added by Richard Boyer on May 09, 2014 12:16 PM

debi heis
RE: George & Mary Sawczyszyn

Added by debi heis on Apr 25, 2014 5:53 PM

Emery Metzler
re: Larry Popoleo - North Forest Cemetery
Thank you Carrie. I had created one after visiting North Forest Cemetery and the other from his obit months later and never made the connection. I have seen previously that plans can change after the obit is published.


Added by Emery Metzler on Jan 26, 2014 4:24 PM

Beverly Domer
Elizabeth Ann Garlitz Memorial
I am sending you the obituary for Elizabeth in case you would like to add it to her memorial. I gather Garlitz/Garlits info since a few married into my Prinkey line.
Thank you.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1915, p. 2
Mrs. Eliza Ann Garlitz, 65 years old, a former resident of Connellsville, died Tuesday at the home of a son, Aaron Garlitz in Pittsburg, following a several years illness. The body arrived here this afternoon and was removed by Funeral Director J. E. Sims to the Methodist Protestant Church for services. Rev. J. H. Lambertson, the pastor assisted by Rev. W. H. Gladden, a former pastor of the church, officiated. Interment in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Garlitz was born in Champion and spent virtually all of her life in Connellsville. She was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church and has many friends here. Her maiden name was Miss Eliza Ann Eicher. Her husband, Henry Garlitz of Kingwood, W. Va., six sons and three daughters survive.

Added by Beverly Domer on Aug 28, 2013 12:15 PM

Karen Teal
RE: David Shelkey photo
Thank You so much for the kind words. I am glad I could help.

Added by Karen Teal on Jul 23, 2013 8:07 PM

Miracle Mile Tim
Duplicate Memorial at Davis Memorial Park
Hi Carrie,

Thanks for letting me know about the duplicate entry at Davis Memorial Park.

At first glance, it appears that I created the dupe since my entry was created after the other one. However, the other contributor in question creates most of her entries as "burial unknown" and only revises a fraction of her entries later to reflect the correct interment info.

I'll submit both entries to the Admins for review. In most cases, they delete her entry.

Best Regards,


Added by Miracle Mile Tim on Jul 12, 2013 12:02 PM

Deborah (Hartman) Cetti
RE: Dorothy Bright photo
You are welcome!

Added by Deborah (Hartman) Cetti on Jul 09, 2013 5:11 PM

Richard Boyer
Infant Kestler - Homewood Cemetery
This individual does not have a marker but I can supply you with this information:

Infant Kestler died 7 May 1882, buried 8 May 1882, born in Pittsburgh, died at Torrens St., 21st Ward, Pittsburgh, infant was still-born and is buried in Section 3, Division 1, Row 7, Grave 28.

Rich Boyer

Added by Richard Boyer on Jul 03, 2013 9:08 AM

Richard (Dick) Messinger
John Newcomer
Info added, Thanks

Added by Richard (Dick) Messinger on Jul 01, 2013 3:06 PM

Donna Maines
RE: Edward Garlits photos
You are very welcome. It was my pleasure. Donna

Added by Donna Maines on Jun 30, 2013 8:23 PM

Jane McNary
Thanks so much for the photo of the McNary stone. I appreciate your time and effort so much.

Smiles from Iowa

Added by thoran on Jun 16, 2013 5:59 AM

Susie Eyster Parks
Great! Glad you got it and found her. I will alert my friend...I figured I would not hear until after Father's Day and all. Wonderful!

Added by Susie Eyster Parks on Jun 14, 2013 11:33 PM

Susie Eyster Parks
Mechling Book

I only have the Donaldson pages, but I know who sent them to ME so let me ask him if he has the book himself. If he has the book I will ask him for any and all Fulton's. Looking at the Donaldson pages, I was amazed to find that my Great Aunt Thelma and Uncle Harry buried baby twins. No one knew.

My source is a physician and a busy one so expect a week or so before I get back to you. I am glad you asked.

Added by Susie Eyster Parks on Jun 07, 2013 5:26 PM

St. Mary
Donald R. Shelkey
Hello. The date of June 13 is the burial date, which are the only dates the cemetery has. I believe the 1949 is a typo and should be 1947. I have corrected the information.

Just to get some information up, I uploaded what the cemetery has, which includes burial dates, but not death dates.

Thank you,
St. Mary's Cemetery Manager

Added by St. Mary on Jun 04, 2013 12:33 PM

Helen McDermott
St Martins Cemetery
Hi Carrie - Remember me I helped you with the Ventura Family.
Well, Some very kind people have helped me by adding memorials at St Martins along with photos of the headstones. (they did quite a bit) I was checking some of the latest names and I saw
Opalanko and that sounded familiar. I took a photo for you by that name. The new mem. name is
Gary J Opalanko (an infant) He lived from Nov to Dec of 1954. could he be a member of your family.
If so you could ask for a transfer, I am sure they would be happy to do it. Check his memorial
along with all of the others that have been added.
Hope you doing well,
Helen McDermott

Added by Helen McDermott on Jun 01, 2013 10:22 AM

RE: Kennedys at Greenwood Cemetery
You are very welcome! You have a great week-end too! Carla :)

Added by Peace4me on May 31, 2013 9:47 PM

Andrea Tressler
RE: Mabel Althea Garlitz
Some of the information in the Hill Grove book must be from burial records and not just transcriptions because there is more written there than appears on the stones. I have been working for the past year to retype the book as an Excel file for myself so that I can sort and search better. The book is rife with mistakes that I have tried to correct. The thing I can't do is come up with records that don't appear. I know of other people who have in obituary records that someone is buried in Hill Grove, and the book I have doesn't show them. Some day I may be able to start a stone by stone survey, but it is a large and sprawling cemetery (more than 7,000 individuals) with MANY fallen stones.

Added by Andrea Tressler on May 31, 2013 2:13 PM


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