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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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Marilyn Weakley
Thanks so much for the Ferris headstone photo and the information on the other Ferris'. I added them to this cemetery and requested a headstone photo, which you already have.
Added by Marilyn Weakley on Jun 14, 2017 11:29 AM
TS photos
Dear Linda,
Thank you very much for talking the photos of three Canfield women in the New Canaan cemetery. I live so far away from my area of research. Your willingness to be a volunteer means so much to me and very much appreciated.
Added by Canfield on Jun 12, 2017 2:45 AM
pamela carnot
Thank you for taking my photos.
Added by pamela carnot on Jun 11, 2017 6:40 PM
RE: Charles Steck
My pleasure.
Added by Taquoshi on Jun 06, 2017 6:24 AM
Restland Memorial Park Photo Requests
I would very much like to fulfill your photo request for Stephen Arandes and Helen Arandes.

I will be travelling to Restland Memorial Park next week, and it would be helpful if you could call the office at the following number 412-823-4888 and ask them to look up the Grave Location and then send me a direct email. As I walk the cemetery, I will attempt to locate the marker
and upload the picture, as well as give the GPS Location.

Added by Odielion on Jun 04, 2017 7:32 PM
I sent a message to Virginia about the Ernesto/Ernest situation. If Ernesto does turn out to be a cousin, we will need to request for him to be disconnected from Antonio's Memorial.
And yes, if I find out more on the Spadaccini missing, I will certainly contact you. Thanks for offering. Bud
Added by Budempic on May 22, 2017 1:48 PM
Linda, thanks so much for your efforts today.
A couple wrenches in the works though.
Ernesto must be a cousin. The Ernest I have (Lenore's husband) has different birth & death dates (plus, he was married to Lenore)
I remember coming across this before...2 Ernest's, cousins born the same year.
Joseph must be a cousin too.
Ann is a daughter though. Well, there is a daughter named Ann anyway. Ann is a pretty common name.
I'm not sure just who Pierina is. Could be a child who passed young.
I think Ann would have been a bit too old to have a baby in the 70's. Maybe it was a Grandchild.
Yes, too bad you couldn't have run into the family. They most likely knew who belonged to who...and where the missing were.
I received a note from Virginia Spadaccini today on Ancestry. I've talked to her before. Her husband was Ernest & Lenore's Nephew.
She thanked me for the wonderful photos posted to the Memorials. I let her know they were yours. She also asked about the missing Lenore.
Had to tell her that she was still missing.
Again Linda, thank you for all you've done for this family. They seem like a great group.
Added by Budempic on May 21, 2017 8:40 PM
RE: cemetery
So much better! Thank you! Also thank you again for uploading the photos and helping me fix the information!
Added by Whitney on May 21, 2017 7:18 PM
Got it! Cemetery updated correctly I hope. Just let me know. Aaargh Ive no brain power after working today, thank you for your patience!
Added by Whitney on May 21, 2017 6:38 PM
The Helen Culver Kerr(s)
I do see that Helen Culver Kerr the 1st has a sibling listed but the link does not work (which is Helen Culver Kerr, with the birth date for her daughter of the same name). Other than that, the two are linked with the correct husbands .

I did correct the name of my great grandmother from Helen Culver Kerr to Helen Culver (Kerr) Greene to match the tomb stone. The tomb stone doesn't show her middle name as "Culver", but find a grave seems to ask for it.
Added by Whitney on May 21, 2017 6:31 PM
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