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Louis M. (#46599444)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

I miss Chris and Martha with all my heart.
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Love Always, Renee
RE: FYI, Jeanne Biegger Martin, died today
Thanks for replying. I went ahead and sponsored the memorial. I always wanted to meet Jeanne Martin because I am a Dean Martin fan. I day dreamed about having coffee with her and hearing stories about her life. I hope to visit her and Dean's burial sites someday.
Added by Love Always, Renee on Aug 25, 2016 6:02 AM
Norma Binder
Thank you for taking the picture of my friend Sherrys headstone with her mother. If my husband has his way we will never be in southern california again. thanks again. Sandra Munyon
Added by SandraMunyon on Aug 17, 2016 11:23 AM
Memorial 142558683
Hey Louis, Hope this finds you well.....Looking forward to seeing you again soon. I submitted photos to your memorial for him. See his wife if not approved yet. James
Added by Romper90069 on Aug 15, 2016 6:05 PM
RE: Leonard and Lucy Dominguez at Rose Hills
Hi and many thanks for the heads up on the location and distance for Leonard & Lucy. No problem. I can see that it happens at times, so no surprise at all. Thanks again. I appreciate ya'.
Added by lollijurt on Aug 13, 2016 3:37 AM
Raul Rekow Jr
RE: Raul Rekow

Please don't apologize at all my friend! We, the Rekow family, are very thankful that someone would even take the time you did to create the page for him. Please accept our gratitude! am curious about where you got the information from? Perhaps I can help correct their information as well.

Thank you again,

Raul Jr.
Added by Raul Rekow Jr on Aug 04, 2016 2:01 PM
Raul Rekow Jr
Raul Rekow
Thank you for adding the information on my father, Raul Rekow. However some of the information is incorrect. If you don't mind, I sent in a request to edit his birthdate (6/10/1954) and the date of his passing (11/1/2015). Unfortunately, due to the high profile of this website and its records being used on other websites, it has caused some confusion amongst the community of my father's fans. Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

Raul Rekow Jr.
Added by Raul Rekow Jr on Aug 04, 2016 11:46 AM
Santa Barbara
Hey Mr. T. (Taphophile),

I so enjoyed spending time with all of you. So much more fun than I imagined. I look forward to keeping in touch and many future outings. Best regards from WeHo! James
Added by Romper90069 on Jul 24, 2016 12:22 PM
Kathleen Warner Austin
Thank You!
Thank you for the photo of Della Willson's grave stone. She was a very special person to me and being able to see her grave means more than I can say. Thank you so much for your generous gift of time and effort.
Added by Kathleen Warner Austin on Jul 22, 2016 1:55 PM
Donald Pennigton - Photo
Thank you for this photo. J
Added by J on Jul 21, 2016 7:26 AM
Hi Louis,
Taphophilia? Huh, I never knew! (Must admit I do like the sound of it.) Luv that you founded a group to acknowledge your passion. I too would plan bike rides to cemeteries 2 & 4 miles from home with my friends, long before we were old enough to drive. We loved gazing at the various markers & memorials, especially the ones with the ceramic black & white photos. We'd image what their life was like and usually took turns fabricating their family histories, then we'd usually say a tiny prayer for their soul before we moved on to the next attraction. After all, we were kids and didn't want to leave anyone angry, or attract a hitch-hiking souls on our bike ride home (silly children). To this day, when I travel or journey on vacations, I visit cemeteries. The ones in the U.K. are my favorites, especially Kilmartin, Scotland! Can you send me info about your Traveling Taphophilia group? Im in Michigan.
Thanks in Advance!
Added by Madre on Jul 17, 2016 12:44 PM
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