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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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Find A Grave Memorial# 94777715
It looks like the date on the headstone is 1909
Added by amber on Oct 19, 2017 9:43 AM
Mary Lou Jennings
Thank you transferring Mary Lou's memorial and thank you for your contribution's to Find A Grave!

Added by Diana on Oct 17, 2017 7:34 AM
Kathleen M. Bailey
RE: Walter Hirst
Moselle was my grandmother.
Added by Kathleen M. Bailey on Oct 16, 2017 1:08 AM
Patsy Conlon
James Franklin Gipson
Thank you for the edit it is much appreciated :)
Added by Patsy Conlon on Oct 09, 2017 9:54 AM
Steve Martin
RE: Walter Mutz
You're welcome. Now, I'm just waiting for the manager of William's and Freida's memorials to accept my edits that link them together as husband and wife and make some other corrections to their names and birth/death info.
Added by Steve Martin on Oct 05, 2017 8:15 PM
Vicky Fry L.
RE: Virginia Heckendorn
Thanks for adding the obituary and the offer to transfer Virginia to me. I've been working on that funeral home for several weeks, after finding about 95% had not been entered into Find A Grave. I've input 4 years worth and have about 3 years to go. That's how I came across Virginia's Memorial, which of course is one that had already been input. So to answer your question, I'm not related to her. Thanks again!! Vicky
Added by Vicky Fry L. on Sep 25, 2017 9:33 AM
valentina ruozi
Research of info_Aldo Ruozi
Hi Dean,
First of all I would like to thank you so much for the great job that you are doing in this website.
That's really amazing. I write cause, accidentally, I jumped in this website looking for some infos about some possible "Ruozi" people in the world and I found your page dedicated to Aldo Ruozi. I'm Italian and Ruozi is a very typical Italian name from the city of Reggio Emilia, my birth place.
I was impressed. Aldo looks really really similar to some pictures of my Gran Dad in a young age. It may be wonderful if you might have more information about the birth place or the origin city in Italy of Aldo.

I thank you so much for your great help and I wish you a great day!

Added by valentina ruozi on Aug 09, 2017 6:46 AM
jan james
RE: Luretta Dungan Barnette Rasmussen
Hi Dean, I just now found this note you sent to me about Luretta. I don't know if I answered before - if I did I apologize - but my info on Find A Grave is:
jan james (#46923353)

Bless you for all your work on Find A Grave!!! Jan
Added by jan james on Aug 07, 2017 1:34 PM
Yolanda Diaz

I just want to extend my gratitude for making available my Great Uncle Tombstone. He is buried at Union Cemetary in Bakersfield Ca.
He did not have any children, my father (his nephew) was the only known relative I knew he had. This Gravestone was placed by my dad. I recently found a 2nd cousin through Ancestry that also knew Uncle Max. Thank you so much.
Added by Yolanda Diaz on Jul 11, 2017 1:11 PM
RE: Jesse Rogers
Oh! Rats. I must have had my mind occupied & didn't pay attention. Sorry about that. Thanks for responding. Have a great weekend. Take care & god bless.
Added by Kathy on Jul 07, 2017 4:25 PM
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