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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 1 day
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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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Lincoln Photo
Would you add—or may I copy and add with your permission and credit—the photo of the marker you uploaded to Helen Wilhemly Lincoln (17403779) to the memorial I have created for Paul E. Lincoln (184392092) also listed on the marker? Please advise. Thanks!
Added by Greenie on Oct 18, 2017 2:03 PM
RE: Tibbals of Milford
Thanks very much for the volunteer pictures taken. I appreciate greatly the time and effort taken to fulfill the requests. I apologize about the George Tibbals photo, I requested permission to extract a photo from the background of Dan's photo of another grave and having edited and uploaded it myself failed to remove the outstanding request. My sincere apologies.
Added by Greenie on Oct 18, 2017 1:13 PM
Melinda Fowler
Linda Burton Kochanov
Correction: you left us on September 15!
Added by Melinda Fowler on Oct 07, 2017 8:24 AM
Melinda Fowler
Linda Burton Kochanov
On behalf of all your Find A Grave friends, we will all miss your many contributions to this great website. You have helped hundreds of people find a way to connect with loved ones who have passed.

I feel especially lost, as you were my partner, navigator, and mentor in my hundreds of Find A Grave explorations with you. Your dedication to the F.A.G. cause was unparalleled and you approached each challenging search assignment with humor and patience. I so looked forward to each outing with you. I am heartsick over your loss on September 14, 2017.

Always in my heart...melinda
Added by Melinda Fowler on Oct 07, 2017 8:05 AM
Thanks for the Pictures at Saint Lawrence Cemetery
Added by XCHIEF on Sep 30, 2017 8:30 AM
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the picture of Michael Gould's headstone. This is my husband's great-grandfather, and we've never had a chance to visit the cemetery. It means a lot to have this information, it's even more interesting since the dates don't match those listed in his obituary. A bit of a mystery!
Added by JLG on Sep 04, 2017 8:26 PM
What a kind service that you do for others. We live in the center of the U.S. and would not be able to take a picture in New York so I appreciate that you took the time and effort to help. May I use the photo for memorial #166247986 on my family tree? Of course, you would be given credit. Thank you.
Added by ClaireM on Sep 03, 2017 11:19 AM
debora starring
grave photo
thanks so much for the photo of my great grandparents Michael and Mary Farrell's grave, it means the world to me.I would also like a picture of Thomas and Catherine Farrell's grave they should be near Michael and Mary Farrell's grave.thanks a lot let me know if you can do this for me or do I have to go through find a grave?thanks Debora starring email
Added by debora starring on Sep 03, 2017 9:53 AM
Thank you
I appreciate the Martino grave photo, would you also add it to his wife she is linked to him thanks
Added by Hollycarolina on Sep 02, 2017 1:08 PM
Jean Plasan
Thanks so much for getting this photo, it is greatly appreciated.
Added by Leslie on Sep 01, 2017 7:09 AM
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