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John A Ridzelski (#47239772)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo I currently reside in north-central Alabama just a few miles south of the Tennessee state line. I served on active duty in the US Army for 22 years. Eleven of those 22 years were served overseas. Six years in the Far East (including Vietnam) and Five in Germany. After retiring from the military I traded my uniform for civilian wear and worked as a Department of the Army civilian for 22 1/2 years. I'm now retired.

Got my start in researching family lineage when I inherited the files my mother had compiled. Stumbled across Find A Grave while researching my and my wife's family.

Family names of interest to me are: Ridzelski, Harrelson, Bradley, Mitchell, Daffin, Dauphine, Sport, Sports, Paul, Caulder, Hyatt and Roberts.

I feel that photographs posted on Find A Grave should do more than simply show a marker. The inscription on a stone can be very valuable to someone researching a family line.

I utilize a number of tricks,to include photo editing, to make the lettering on a marker stand out. Simply changing angles or forcing the flash can make a big difference in legibility. I DO NOT and WILL NOT apply anything to a marker to enhance legibility.

The photos I post on Find A Grave memorials are copyrighted by me. Copying my Find A Grave memorial photos to use elsewhere is a violation of that copyright. Without my express written permission you must not assume you have the right to use the photos I post on a memorial..

If you have any questions regarding use of my photos, please contact me at

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 • 226 Memorials Added
 • 252 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 450 Photos
 • 8 Volunteer Photos Taken
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 • 4 Virtual Cemeteries
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Caulder/Roberts (11)
Harrelson (66)
Henry Sports (14)
Sports (29)
Messages left for John A Ridzelsk... (13)[Leave Message]
Marsha Asquith
Meridianville Cemetery
Hi John, Im wondering if you had access to the cemetery last spring or if those pics were from an earlier time? The others posted are from 2005, the last known (according to neighbors) time that the cemetery was cleared. Can you tell me who I can see to get permission to access (and perhaps clear brush from) this cemetery?
Added by Marsha Asquith on Jul 14, 2015 10:31 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Gene Warden Mullinax
Thank you for making the edits.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on Mar 19, 2015 8:42 AM
glenda wheeler
John Benjamin Fisk
Thank you for the information on John Benjamin Fisk.
I have changed his burial to 'Unknown'.
If you have any luck at all, please let me know.
Thank you for all you do for Find a Grave.
Glenda Wheeler
Added by glenda wheeler on Aug 15, 2014 3:21 PM
Gina Reardon-Gaddis
RE: Sports Family Links Corrected
Connected everyone that you requested. If you are related, I will be more than glad to transfer their memorials to you. Just let me know.
Added by Gina Reardon-Gaddis on Dec 17, 2013 1:23 PM
RE: Sports Family Links
Father's link did not work. Thanks, Vonna
Added by Vonna on Dec 12, 2013 4:56 PM
D C Conner
According to the map SUGGS Cemetery has more than 4 graves as indicated by Find A Grave. If so, would you survey the remaining graves there?

I am particularly interested about any more graves with Conner name
Added by iphotoman on Aug 25, 2013 12:51 AM
I see you served our country well, your service was above measure; May God bless you above measure. I too served in the 60's USAF.
Added by iphotoman on Aug 23, 2013 3:40 PM
D C Conner
The Picture is greatly appreciated.
Added by iphotoman on Aug 23, 2013 3:33 PM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Suggs Cemetery

Thank you for the photo of Ida Ann Capps Moore. I hope you might be able to help us with other photos in the future.

Cheryl Justice
Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Apr 20, 2013 1:11 PM
Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser
James Fowler
Thank you for taking the photo of James Gatch Fowler. I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf.
Added by Candyce Hardin Williams ... on Mar 22, 2013 5:42 PM
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