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Paul Di Troia (#144243)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 12 days
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Cemeteries have been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember. I actually can't take all the credit here, my wife not only understands what I've been trying to do, but she herself has spent many afternoons and weekends cataloging graveyards with me. I have received a lot of emails from people thanking us for the work we're all doing here and asking for more info.

As an side note, I am not related to 99% of the people here so unfortunately cannot provide any additional information about the person or the family other than what I have obtained from the grave site.
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John Royds
Thanks so much for the speedy transfer!!! Appreciate it greatly :-) Great job!~!

Added by J_A_nyce on Nov 13, 2014 10:37 AM
Amy Ganci
Thanks for the transfer!

Added by Shoe142 on Nov 11, 2014 6:41 PM
Daphne Manuel
RE: Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL
Thank you. . Appreciate your trying. It was the only way I could seem to find anyone working in the Elmwood Cemetery. I, as I likely told you, am now 85 and live just East of Pensacola in the Florida panhandle so, with all the creaks and aches that show up every morning, my being able to go to Illinois and poke around for myself, doesn't look to be something that likely can happen. I was born and raised in St. Charles, IL so it is a favorite part of the county. If you hear of anyone working that area of the country (lucky them), I'd appreciate your putting the question to them if you don't get to the area yourself. Knowing the answers for sure would solve questions on where some 6 or 7 of my missing relatives can be found. I am just beginning to get my daughter interested in the family genealogy but at 85 I'm about the last one hanging around and I'm having to leave her copious notes and hope I can fill in some of the questions and save her a ton of digging. Thanks ever so much for whatever information comes your way on these mysterious people. Wish my curiosity arrived while there were still people I could ask. Tried my best to get what I could from my cousin, Joy Vanda Castic, but, while she admitted to have several boxes of family information never could get her motivated to go thru it or at least send them to me to do myself. I'm sure one of her three may have them but can't get them to respond to my letters.

Daphne Vanda Manuel
Added by Daphne Manuel on Nov 02, 2014 12:49 PM
Daphne Manuel
Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove, IL
I note you have located the burial spot for my 1st cousin, Joy Vanda Castic and her husband, William A. She told me that there was a family burial plot where he was already buried and where she expecte to be. Stated that her parents, Earl and Muriel Vanda were already there along with an infant son who died in 1931 and our grandparents, Phillip and Minnie Mitrinka and assorted relatives from her mother's side (Sanford) I am 85 and able to travel only limitedly and want to locate Joys parents, brother, grandmother and step-grandfather. Travel being an almost impossibility, I wrote to the cemetery office requesting to know if these people were buried there and if possible, a map of the grounds showing where the plot in question was located. Even sent them $10.00 for their trouble but never had a response nor was my money returned. I'd really appreciate it if the next time you are in Elmwood Cemetery, if you could help me locate these people so I can pass it on to my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Thanks so much. I have birth and death dates if they would be of any help and will be glad to send them along if you need them. At 85 that much travel is beyond my capabilities to do this myself.
Added by Daphne Manuel on Oct 15, 2014 2:31 PM
Amy P Ganci
Amy was my g-aunt. I would like to have her transferred to me, please. Thank you, BJ
Added by Shoe142 on Sep 29, 2014 4:26 AM
Edward Gane
Calary Cem.
Memorial# 5200983, Memorial# 5200985 may actually be in the Calvary Cemetary in Media, Delaware County.
Edward V. 1886-1946, Sarah B. 1882-1943
Added by Edward Gane on Jun 28, 2014 6:24 PM
Jim Carroll
I created duplicate memorials
It was a simple error; everyone else (starting with # 130623088), who remained in Chester area was buried in St. Michaels or Immaculate Heart. As I entered three generations of family members, I penciled in # 130781577 (your # 5201694) and # 131738793 (your # 5201695) into St. Michaels and continued to search for obit confirmation. I was shocked to find they are in Calvary; I had no reason to look there.

Please consider transferring your submissions to me. I'll transfer my data to yours and delete my memorials. Thank you.
Added by Jim Carroll on Jun 24, 2014 6:33 AM
RE: Rachel Laird
Thank you for sharing your memory. I remember the cold night of the wake as well. Standing outside for a very long time without a coat. I still vividly recall the emotional service, how I could hardly sing, and the huge number of Bradley and Conant (?) students as well. Also, how no one wanted to leave the grave side.

The Bradley Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega still performs service in her honor every year. Some students have attended the annual walk.

Thanks for letting me manage this and for putting it online for everyone to see. Blessings to you!

Added by Ace on Jan 29, 2014 8:22 PM
Jerry Simmons
Howell Lewis Shay death year
... is incorrect on the memorial. The gravestone confirms his death date as Aug. 18, 1975. Can you make this correction? Thanks, Jerry Simmons
Added by Jerry Simmons on Jun 19, 2012 8:12 AM
Joan Pacitti
Joan W. McCandless' memorial
Hi: My name is Joan Pacitti. I entered Lawrence McCandless' memorial back in 2004. His son contacted me and gave me additional information on his father and mother.
Since you added his mother, I thought you might want to know that she passed away in Clifton Heights, Delaware County, Pa.
Joan Pacitti
Added by Joan Pacitti on Feb 02, 2012 7:58 PM
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