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James Burke (#17941237)
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Bio Photo Hi all. I've had an interest in family history since I was very young. Following my grandfather's death in 1994, my aunt gave me some of his old records, including a baptismal certificate that was written in Polish. It was then that I began doing some serious research into my Borowski, Schorer, De Lille, and Day family lines. I feel very strongly about remembering and paying tribute to those who have gone before.

Please take a moment to visit my unforgettable mother:

Marie Constance De Lille Burke

My beloved brother:

Richard Michael "Rick" Burke

My grandparents:

Henry De Lille
Elise "Elsie" Day De Lille
John Anthony Borowski
Mildred Mary Schorer Borowski Bowen,

A sincere thank you goes out to all the kind souls who leave flowers and messages on the memorials I've posted here, and also to the many wonderful people who are so willing to voluntarily post photos of my loved ones' headstones. It truly means more than I could ever say.

"We are defined by whom we have lost..."
- Anna Quindlen

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S Berg
RE: Kenneth Goldman
Thank you James for the Franklin High School graduation photo addition to Ken Goldman's memorial page. He sure resembles my mother's side of the family.
Ken's aunt, my grandmother(Florence Goldman), had the Oregonian newspaper article photo tucked away in her family album but no other photos of him that were identified. He was my 2nd cousin and buried at Calvary Cemetery the year I was born.
Thanks again,
Steve Berg
Added by S Berg on Dec 21, 2016 3:44 PM
w Kreider
Charles Hatherly Honey
Thank you for updating his memorial. It is much appreciated.
Added by w Kreider on Dec 20, 2016 11:24 PM
Catherine Elizabeth Day Germain
Find A Grave Memorial# 59107942
I am writing because I want to bring attention to the errors on Catherine's findagrave information. Her birth date is actually 7 January 1871 in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada. She was baptized in the St.James & St. John United Church of Newcastle and their records of her birth is recorded there. I have other sources to verify her birth. Her father was William Day, not John Day. John was her brother and my great-grandfather. Her mother was Catherine Sturgeon. I have copies of these records. Catherine E. Day Underwood was married to Joseph Anthony Germain on 20 Dec. 1919, in Arizona, and he died 20 December 1929 and is, also, buried in the Greenwood Cemetery but I have been unable to find this on It is recorded on his death certificate. He was buried their on 23 December 1929. I would be very happy to have you transfer these site to me if you would like to. Thank you for all of your work! It means so very much to so many, many people!! I love family history and treasure all of this information! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Added by DSoren on Dec 19, 2016 12:30 AM
Nellie NY
Merle Shelton
Thank you so much for the transfer.
Added by Nellie NY on Dec 12, 2016 4:43 AM
Scott Light
George E. Richards LT, USA Korea
Hi James,
I was wondering, you added some info on 1st Lt George E. Richards, KIA Korea 1953, and was wondering if you would possibly know if any of his family is still in the area or how I would go about finding them? I have a personal question to ask them about him about where he was stationed, if he was on Okinawa prior to going into Korea. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Added by Scott Light on Dec 02, 2016 4:25 PM
Borowski @ StL Calvary
It is in.

Photos are up

Added by Kathie on Oct 14, 2016 1:19 PM
Harold R Noel
Hi James,

Would you be willing to transfer Find A Grave #58907599 at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phx, AZ? I live in Phx and Harold is a 1st cousin 2x removed.

Thank you,

Added by phxhxpi on Oct 06, 2016 11:09 PM
Cecelia Vittoria
I was wondering if you would transfer management of Cecelia Vittoria #61183308 to me. She is my father's aunt.
Thank you
Added by Pamela on Sep 20, 2016 6:19 PM
Stan Ulrich
Thanks for the reply. Please do NOT remove the photo. Copying it and posting it was fine. I was interested in seeing if you were related in some way.
Added by Stan Ulrich on Sep 13, 2016 2:25 PM
RE: John B @ StL Calvary
The hole was dug out... so maybe soon.

Added by Kathie on Sep 12, 2016 8:00 PM
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