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Jan Burke-Maris (#48015812)
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Bio Photo I am an adoptee whose journey to locate my biological family led me to Penn Yan, New York. With the assistance of fellow Find a Grave volunteers, I successfully uncovered my roots! Now I am dedicated to helping others fulfill their quests for the truth while continuing to search for my own. I pledge to do all I can to help others while treating everyone (both the living and those who have passed before us) with dignity and respect. If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.
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Olive's Branch
Lula Christy
Thanks for your time and effort. I appreciate you trying. Valerie
Added by Olive's Branch on Sep 26, 2015 5:24 PM
dreama jones
Jane Cain
Thanks for trying :)
Added by dreama jones on Sep 22, 2015 5:55 PM
Thank you for trying to find the marker; your effort and time are appreciated.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2015 7:01 PM
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Thank you for finding the marker for Susan Furley. I see there was a william Furley there too - we had a mentally challenged William "Billy" Furley who i didnt know where he was buried, it may be him, although the census and the listed age in find a grave are about 5 yrs off. Wonder if one might be wrong?

Thanks again!
Added by DFurleigh on Sep 06, 2015 6:11 PM
Thank you
Thanks for taking the picture of the Buffingtons' graves. It will do a lot for my family research since Laura (peters) Buffington is a relative
Added by WalkerMyersMaryland12 on Mar 27, 2015 8:29 AM
D Fryman
Fryman Memorial
Thanks so much for posting David C. Fryman's picture. It is very much appreciated!
Added by D Fryman on Mar 27, 2015 5:39 AM
Florence Jeffery
Thanks so much for the picture it means so much to me
thanks again
Added by Florence Jeffery on Mar 26, 2015 10:58 AM
Noel Rose
RE: Garrison Forrest
Hi Jan,
The federal Bureau of Veteran Affairs has a nationwide burial locator site which gives the exact location, name and dates for any buried vet. I just typed in my name, and a same name Navy guy was buried in Texas.

The woman at GF is friendly and helpful, and she will pull out the large burial maps out of the closet when necessary. Two problems I found is that the section posts are not always the starting point for counting rows and graves; also, a number of sections are "broken," and missing rows give a false count when out in the field.

P.s. The "hand holding" was for Druid Ridge.

Added by Noel Rose on Sep 30, 2014 9:43 AM
Noel Rose
RE: Garrison Forrest
Hi Jan,
It is 10 pm Sunday night, and I just read your message. In the past, when I've been at GF on Sunday, A truck would circle around every hour. I assumed that they were looking to help visitors find a burial site. I'd be more paranoid now. At APG, my job depended on keeping my security clearance, so, I'm use to avoiding "problems."

At Druid Ridge, I went there last Spring with a willingness to help. I soon realized that they were at best indifferent to FAGers. They are owned by a profit making major corporation. I assume that the councilors are hired on commission and evaluated on their ability to sell pre-need funerals, fancy headstones, and $1,000,000 mausoleums (plus freight from the quarry.) Being an old cemetery, their records are probably in bound books, index cards, and only recently on computers. When I went to the office for directions, they often couldn't find a request, were not able to say if someone was buried unmarked at a family plot, and their printouts too small to read. The sections might have one trash basket with a name on it; the roads are unmarked, etc. The last time I told them that they did not even know who was buried there. I had to find the family monument on my own. They said that they needed full name, and birth and death dates. If a relative showed up, they claimed that they would take them by the hand to the family monument. Perhaps, you have more charm.

Added by Noel Rose on Sep 28, 2014 9:48 PM
Noel Rose
RE: Garrison Forest
Hi Jan,

I received a call from Rep. Sarbanes' Towson Office rep. While as expected, he said that this is a Maryland matter, he would send my info and concerns with a letter from Rep. Sarbanes to the top veteran office in MD.

I also received an e-mail from a lawyer in John Cardin's Annapolis' office. He will get back to me next week, after he looks into the matter.

I picked Cardin & Sarbanes since Garrison Forest is THEIR turf; but feel free to add your voice to other elected officials. Though, perhaps you could just go to the Garrison Office and in a non-threatening manner ask Superintendent Kenneth McKisset for clarification. Right now, he thinks that he has won, and we don't know why. His confrontation was with me. (Just leave your camera in your car!)

Added by Noel Rose on Sep 26, 2014 6:04 PM
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