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Mike Jaska (#48208953)
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I am a US Army veteran. I served from 15 August 1975 to 31 August 1995. Following retirement, I returned to my Alma Mater -- Texas A&M University to work on my teaching credentials. I have been teaching Science (Chemistry and Physics) at the High School level for the past 20 years.
I am particularly interested in researching Texas Veterans of Czech Ancestry.
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Cindy Coffell
Leonard Turney
Thank you for the links to Mr. Turney's parents. I appreciate you! I did not know Mr. Turney or his family and friends. I would be happy to transfer his memorial to your care but not without your permission to do so. May I?
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jan 06, 2017 9:30 AM
Brookwood cemetery

For some reason Find a Grave must have deleted the Czech cemetery and moved all of my memorials into Brookwood main cemetery. Previously each country had a separate site on Find a Grave e.g. American, Polish, etc.

I will go through and delete all mine.


Added by Charlie on Dec 29, 2016 9:47 AM
Patrick Maloney
Regina Jordan Golcher Jaska
Hi, Mike.

I'm researching the family of my grandmother, Regina Marie Jordan, born 2 June 1892 in Philadelphia, PA.

We knew she had remarried and just recently located her through online searches to her marriage to James A Golcher in 1923. Mr. Golcher died in 1936 and Regina later married Samuel Frederick William Jaska. This fact led us to your entry of the Jaska family in the Find A Grave website.

In reading your entry I noted you indicated her marriage to Mr. Jaska was her second marriage. Regina was originally married to my grandfather, Ambrose Patrick Joseph Maloney on 2 June 1910 in Philadelphia. Their marriage produced two sons, Frank Thomas Maloney, my father, and Vincent Winfield Maloney.

Their marriage did not work out and my grandfather took custody of their two sons and placed them in the McCreight Boarding school after he rejoined the Navy in 1914. Once he was discharged in 1919, he took his two sons and moved to Nebraska.

Ambrose had told his sons that their mother had died. They eventually found out he lied to them and Vincent searched for and located Regina around 1936/37. In making contact with the Jordan family and her, she rejected him and wanted nothing to do with him.

Our family is trying to piece together a big mystery in what happened between our grandparents. After years of searching, we just located her this past month, noting she passed away in 1979.

We are looking to add to our historical record regarding Regina and seeking any stories, information, and pictures of her. We have never seen any pictures of her.

Thank you for any assistance you may give. My apologies for the long story, but I wanted to give a context of my inquiry.

Kind Regards,
Patrick T. Maloney
Lincoln, NE
Added by Patrick Maloney on Sep 27, 2016 10:31 AM
Rudolph Orsak edits
Hi Mike, I went ahead and added the death info that you provided and listed Texas as his birth place then deleted your request. If you find the source for Rudolph's birth county please resubmit. Thanks. Beau.
Added by Beau on Jul 30, 2016 9:12 AM
Rudolph Orsak edits
Hi Mike, Thanks for the birth/death info for Rudy Orsak. What is your source for the birth county of Dewitt? Yoakum is split between Dewitt and Lavaca counties. Beau.
Added by Beau on Jul 29, 2016 9:29 AM
Pennsylvania Lady
8 changes today from you
I truly am not ignoring your changes but in order to add that City or County I must be able to find it on the drop down menu here.

Help me and I will add the information
Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Jul 10, 2016 6:02 AM
Jane Feldmann Cook
Frank Joska edit
Hi Mike, Thanks for the edits you sent for Frank Joska in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Baltimore. I see the similarity in your name which makes me wonder if you have a connection. Let me know if you'd like him transferred to you. Jane
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Jun 25, 2016 6:10 AM
Lynn J. Gauthier
Frieda (Belott) Pierone

Thank you for all of the updates you have sent for the Knorowski and Pierone families.

In verifying the birth year of 1936 you sent for Frieda (Belott) Pierone I found a birth date of February 28, 1926.
My source -

Just wanted to let you know why I declined that one edit.

Thanks again for your help with these Find A Grave memorials

Best regards
Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Jun 05, 2016 4:52 PM
Cindy Coffell
RE: Anton Martinec
Thanks for the new info. I'm traveling now but will add to Anton's biography when I'm home again. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jul 25, 2015 2:01 PM
Cindy Coffell
Anton Martinec
I'm approving your edit to link Anton to his parents. I did not know Anton or any of his family. I'd also be happy to transfer his memorial to your care if you are friend or family to Anton. Please let me know.
Added by Cindy Coffell on Jul 24, 2015 12:38 PM
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