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ColbyFarrington (#46814018)
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Bio Photo Transfer policy: I am currently willing to transfer 100% of my memorials (as long as they don't have a family connection to me), no questions asked. For all of Florida cemeteries, I save all of my original photos and I can probably work out where in the cemetery the photo came from. If that could be of use, don't hesitate to ask.

Royal Palm Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda, Florida: I am able to walk Royal Palm taking photos every two-to-three weekends. I have finished walking the entire cemetery and entered every memorial, and only need to upload all the photos.

Charlotte Memorial Gardens in Punta Gorda, Florida: same comments as for Royal Palm above except I have only begun walking and photographing. My wild guess is that there are probably 4,000 memorials, so only a small fraction are currently online here.

Oakside Cemetery in Zephyrhills, Florida: I am able to walk Oakside every two-to-three weekends. Most of the cemetery appears to be in the system but it was very low on photos. In uploading photos, I am finding where many corrections are needed. Thank you to those who are promptly and patiently making those corrections.

St. Mary's Cemetery in Schenectady, New York: I used to walk this cemetery 10+ years ago and probably never will again due to geography. I cannot recall how much of the cemetery I logged - maybe 50%? Sorry for no photos and sorry I won't be able to provide much more info than what is here.

My photos are available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.
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Nick OBrien
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Catherine G. Daniels
Thanks for setting up the memorial. To me she is a second cousin. My sources include her obituary from the Englewood FL Sun newspaper and the obituary for her father in Charlotte NC. My efforts are to get her father and his siblings tracked down. They were very close to my own father (who lived next door for a time to Catherine's father and grandfather in Charlotte NC). If you want to transfer her and her husband Arthur, that is fine.
Added by ASGS on Mar 29, 2017 4:39 PM
RE: Edit requests
thanks I haven't been on it in awhile to know about any recent changes
Added by xamnagol on Mar 10, 2017 3:20 PM
Lisa Walsh Miller
Marilyn St.Jean Memorial 79500988
Hi Colby,
Thanks so much for taking this picture of my Aunt's grave. I've never been able to go pay my respects, there. She's very loved.

In kind regards,

Lisa Walsh
Added by Lisa Walsh Miller on Feb 28, 2017 1:30 PM
RE: Juzefa Protnicki
This was just a simple observation of facts. There were two (2) Find A Grave sites that were linked to this individual and one had information the other did not and they could have been merged into one useful, aggregate page. Now, aside from the link I have provided in the 'Sources' column to the one Find A Grave information, there is no useful link from the 'normal' Find A Grave link under her 'Hints.' This isn't about ownership or who got their info. up first. This isn't a pissing contest.
It was, and still is a simple request to create a union of the parts to make a more useful whole - nothing more.
Added by tetvet on Dec 28, 2016 11:37 AM
Ms. Clyde
Thomas Kois
Your memorial for Thomas is 74921185

Thomas E. Kois, 72, Port Charlotte, died Oct. 31, 2003. He was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Buffalo, NY, and retired to Port Charlotte in 1996. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He had been a computer engineer for Cincinnati Bell in Orlando for 11 years before retiring in 1994.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey I.; a daughter, Laura Depew of Apopka; a stepdaughter, Diane Woodward of Port Charlotte; stepsons Clifford of Lancaster, NY, and Larry of Orchard Park, NY; sisters Joyce Bollinger of Lady Lake and Janice Spradley of Orlando; a brother, Bruce of Buffalo, NY; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 12:30pm Friday at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Graveside services with military honors will follow in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL. Published in Herald Tribune on Nov. 5, 2003.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Nov 04, 2016 9:19 AM
Ms. Clyde
Richard Koster
Your memorial for Richard is 97182055

Richard Charles Koster, 88, Punta Gorda, died June 23, 2004. He was born on Dec. 4, 1915, in Queens, NY. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Margaret "Peggy"; daughters Trudy, Christine, Mimi and Mary Jane; sons Richard, Edward, Russell and Kevin; a brother, Edward; a sister, June Kacke; and many grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4-6pm Monday at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be provided by the Navy in the Veterans Field of Honor at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, Punta Gorda. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL. Published in Herald Tribune on June 26, 2004.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Nov 02, 2016 1:44 PM
Ms. Clyde
Jean Kennedy
Your memorial for Jean is 76201454

Jean G. Kennedy, 77, Port Charlotte, died March 1, 2003. She was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Leonard, Mo, and came to the Charlotte County area in 1969 from St. Louis. Survivors include her children, Steve of Punta Gorda, Jeff of Boca Raton, and Kay Wilson of Cartersville, Ga; and four grandchildren.

Private inurnment will be in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave, New York, NY. Published in Herald Tribune on Mar. 5, 2003.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Oct 28, 2016 12:05 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 101584826
You're awesome!! Thank you very much!!
Added by Teryble on Oct 26, 2016 3:35 PM
Ms. Clyde
Edward Kelly
Your memorial for Edward is 76074446

Edward A. Kelly, 72, Punta Gorda, died Oct. 25, 2003. He was born June 13, 1931, in Carbondale, Pa, and came to Punta Gorda in 1989 from Westchester, NY. He graduated with honors from St. John's University in Queens, NY, in 1961.

He had served in the Navy from 1951-55 as a radioman aboard the USS Glynn. He had worked for IBM in a variety of management rolls for 34 years, retiring in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Mary B.; a daughter, Jeanne M. of New Fairfield, Conn; sons Edward A. Jr. of Ellicott City, Md, Stephen C. of New Windsor, NY, and Brian P. of Mahopac, NY; a sister, Lorraine Quinn of Stockton, NJ; and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8pm tonight at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel, with a Scripture service at 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1pm Wed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. Published in Herald Tribune on Oct. 28, 2003.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Oct 24, 2016 1:40 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 101584826
He was my father, Barbara Gail Bell my sister 1964-June 1987. Richard Bell my brother (1955- July 1987)is interred in Barbara's Grave (the little plate you see. Virginia Ann Bell my sis (not sure dates have to look late 50's b & early 60's died. My last sibling John Pierce Bell b 5-9-1953? Died Dec. 4 2014 is interred w/ Virginia. We have a new marker & I have better pics somewhere. You want to transfer? Better yet if they are related!
Thank you!
Theresa Marie Bell Naticchia
Added by Teryble on Oct 23, 2016 2:29 PM
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