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Jim Ditton (#46569765)
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Bio Photo I have always been interested in funeral homes cemeteries all my life i enjoy going to cemeteries and visiting friends and family hearses are my favorite car I was born at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas i live in Dearborn Heights Michigan went to Warren Valley Elementary School for kindergarten moved to Taylor lived in a trailer court with my mother went to Fred C. Fisher School for two years then moved to Dearborn attended Harvey H. Lowrey Junior High School for the third grade till the eighth attending the third grade twice from 1974 till 1983 then attended Fordson High School from 1983 to 1987. In 1985 i joined Sing Out Dearborn stayed in till the group disbanded in 1995. I was in the cast for 10 years sang and danced to 120 songs. In 1994 i moved back to Dearborn Heights where i am now living. My mother's father my grandfather Kenneth G. MacEachin passed away on March 29, 1996 my grandmother my mother's mother Mary B. MacEachin passed away on August 29, 1998 then on December 19, 2007 my grandmother Berthell Nancy Yarber Campbell My father's mother passed away then on June 28, 2013 my grandfather my father's father Roland Philip Campbell Sr. passed away his ashes were buried on July 26, 2013 next to my grandmother at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan with full millitary honors a 21 gun salute taps and the folding of the flag my favorite singing group is The Supremes the original members are Diana Ross Florence Ballard And Mary Wilson from 1961 to 1967 and also Diana Ross And The Supremes from 1967 to 1970 members are Diana Ross Mary Wilson Cindy Birdsong i also like The Supremes from the 70's 1970 to 1977 I have all their records on Album CD cassette 45 and i have some videos of their performances from different shows I have Mary Wilson's autograph and all the books that have been written about them. I have been a fan of The Supremes since 1983. i got the chance for five years in a row to visit Florence Ballard's grave on her birthday June 30, 2008, June 30, 2009, June 30, 2010, June 30, 2011 and June 30, 2012. On December 13, 2013 my friend Maxine Precious Ballard Jenkins died she was the sister of Florence Ballard who was in The Supremes she is the author of the book about her sister called The True Story Of Florence Ballard also i knew Doris Jean Holland now deceased and Esther Gordy Edwards sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. now deceased who both worked at Motown Records and I also knew and was friends with Maxine Powell who worked with the Motown artists now deceased also i am a huge Neil Sedaka fan i got a four page letter written and signed by him show along with other memorabilia I also am on Geni and Facebook please leave a message on my page or contact me at my email Thank You
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SourPersimmon
RE: Patrcia Livo memorial
Greetings.

Sincere apologies for any miscommunication; did NOT mean to imply that Miss Livo didn't die; edit was only to add her birthdate - did NOT intend to change or revise the state.

She was buried from St. Al's via Turowski Funeral Home in Dearborn Heights.

Obituary:

"December 19, 1933 - February 26, 2016

Patricia M. Livo passed away on February 26, 2016 at the age of 82

Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Myra.

Dear sister of, Judith Ann Sutton, Anne Marie, the late Richard, Myra “Sue” Murphy, Robert Charles, Rosemary, and Joanne, her twin, with whom she is finally reunited after 82 years."

It was nice the family included the fact she was a twin.


Sincere Regards.








Added by SourPersimmon on Apr 29, 2016 6:44 AM
Doug Stiverson
Henry H. Taylor Find A Grave memorial
Hi Jim, I noticed you had done a memorial for Henry H. Taylor (Find A Grave #145435628) with a death date matching my ancestor, Henry H. Taylor (Find A Grave #114683215). Somewhat common name, so it may just be a coincidence, but in case they're the same man, you'll see where he actually is interred. Hope this helps, Doug Stiverson (Find A Grave#47449295).
Added by Doug Stiverson on Apr 03, 2016 5:01 PM
CJ Jackson
Louise Bloedt @ Cypress View
I sent you photos for her, then I see you put in a photo request. Do you want me to upload the photos? C.J.
Added by CJ Jackson on Mar 04, 2016 11:37 AM
John Michniak
RE: Frederick George Walkuski photo
Jim, I'm sorry that I haven't gotten back to you until now but I've been a little dormant in regards to Find A Grave activity. I just noticed the email. Please help me with the cemetery and location for Frederick. I will do my bets to remove the photo per your request. Richard died this past August and I really stopped all activity. I am happy to do this for you though. I hope all is well with you also.
Added by John Michniak on Mar 04, 2016 11:27 AM
Renee
RE: Woodmere Cemetery
If I do not have a map, I make a list of all requests for each section & then basically wondered around looking at any headstones I could find.
However this is very time consuming & many flat headstones are half ground covered, again time consuming to uncover.

Gail Hershenzon volunteers on Saturdays at Woodmere. She also works as a genealogist, tour guide, does family research, takes photos....all this she gets paid for. So I think she may have issues with other volunteers who do photos free, when she the same thing for pay.

At any rate, you are more than welcome to join us.
I will contact you when I go this spring. I work M-F so Saturdays & Sundays are my cemetery days.
Added by Renee on Feb 14, 2016 5:05 PM
Renee
Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, MI
Can you please call the office for exact grave locations? I was fulfilling some requests last year & found the staff will NOT give out info or maps unless you are family.

This makes it very difficult for Find A Grave volunteers. I do have some maps to work with, but not all. Also this is a very large, old cemetery with NO lot markers. Many headstones have fallen, sunk & are ground covered. I have pinpointed some that were 4-6 inches down.

Since the cemetery staff is unhelpful, any other help for the volunteers would be appreciated.
Added by Renee on Feb 14, 2016 11:23 AM
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Nelson Cole
Thanks so much! Happy New Year!
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Jan 01, 2016 9:22 PM
Meredith Tomich
Thomas T. & Virginia Tomich
Hello,

I noticed you have memorials on my grandparents so I thought I would provide you with some more information to add to them.

Thomas was born on October 25, 1932.
Virginia was born on November 22, 1936. She was also cremated like her husband.

Also, are you related to either of them?

You can reach me on here or at mkt002@aquinas.edu
Added by Meredith Tomich on Dec 09, 2015 11:10 AM
Leon Whiteman
Barbara J. Stewart
Barbara #63970185 was in my Logansport, IN High School Class of 1945, and I do remember her.
Her full name was Barbara Jeanne (Purdue) Stewart.
She was born Sept. 29, 1926 and died Jan. 7, 2011.

Leon Whiteman
Lancaster, PA
Added by Leon Whiteman on Nov 05, 2015 4:28 AM
KAREN T
Balinski - Resurrection
Jim
I have updated the memorial with the dates for Ronald Balinski. would you like me to transfer ownership of the Balinski's to you?
Karen
Added by KAREN T on Aug 26, 2015 5:51 AM
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