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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Find a Grave Senior Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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My sincere thanks for you help in aiding me to have the Hargrave (Hargraves) Cemetery updated. There are still a few things to work out and I am wondering if there is any one person to contact. The original creator is deceased and I would like to maintain the memorials that they created and I would also like to tweak my edit for the descrption.

I am seeking your help due to your interest in Civil War memorials and of course, your Chuck Taylors! :)

Your help is appreciated!

Added by Margaret on Apr 16, 2014 4:54 PM
Patricia A. Maloney
E-mail for Request

Hi Russ,

Just sent you an e-mail for a request for 3 new Italian places to be added to the Birth & Death on the memorial pages.


Added by Patricia A. Maloney on Apr 14, 2014 3:26 AM
Famous Graves With Unknown Burial
I've noticed many famous graves in the 2014 yearly necrologies have Unknown for the final resting place. How can this be allowed isn't the point of "Find a Grave" to locate their grave or find out if they have been cremated ? I think it's unacceptable and you shouldn't allow people to post famous memorials unless they have all the facts.. Just my opinion...
Added by jaag76az on Apr 13, 2014 12:36 AM
Nancy Cassada Nelson
George Dickson, Bordentown
Hi Russ

You have a typo in the death of George Dickson, #11048952, in Bordentown Cemetery. You say he died in 1932, it was actually 1902. His obit is in the Bordentown Register.

Thank you for all your work

Added by Nancy Cassada Nelson on Apr 10, 2014 12:51 PM
Wayne Hamm/Inactive Member
I'm not sure if there is a way for Find A Grave to take over the memorials that Wayne Hamm has created. He has not been active for a long time and I have been having to go through the editor at Find a Grave to get corrections made to the memorials he has messed up which is very time consuming and sometimes impossible. It seems he just added from obits. and didn't put birth dates. Getting connections added for family memebers has been difficult. Any help you can give on that?
Added by wwy on Apr 10, 2014 9:51 AM
Diane Williams Livingston
password change
I am unable to change my password. Please advise. thanks
Added by Diane Williams Livingston on Apr 09, 2014 10:28 AM
J L Bryant
Capatin Dorastus B. Logan - bio notes
Dear Mr. Dodge,
Would you please edit the bio section a bit to revise that the cenotaph is in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Succasunna, and not in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, New Jersey, as is currently in the DBL bio writeup.

Note that I propose this edit, however, based on this [ ] cemetery listing and this F-a-G memorial [ ], not from personal firsthand knowledge.

If I'm incorrect in trying to sort this out for Capt. Logan, please feel free to revise accordingly, but I would ask that this slight inconsistency between Mr. Macnamara's memorial and these (your) DBL bio note gets resolved.

Thanks for Capt. Logan's memorial!! and for all your Find-a-Grave work !
Yours, Jeff Bryant
Added by J L Bryant on Apr 04, 2014 9:09 AM
L Chavez
Need Help!!!!!!!!!!1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Oct 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99379161


I need help for the information below to be added to Robert James Royba Memoria # 99379161
Please add obituary below
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Oct 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99379161

Robert James Roybal
October 23, 1946 - April 5, 2009
Parker, Colorado
Robert James Roybal, 62, of Parker CO passed away the morning of April 5th, 2009. He was born Oct. 23, 1946. Raised in NM he moved his family to CO in 1982. He is survived by wife Karen Roybal, sons Scott, Eric, and Aaron. He also leaves behind grandchildren Amber, Christian, Tiara and Lexi, Sisters Mary Kay Gallegos, Carmen Roybal and his mother Emma. Memorial services are planned for Robert on Friday April 10th at 10am at Horan & McConaty in Aurora CO.
Added by L Chavez on Apr 02, 2014 12:38 PM
L Chavez
Need Help!!!!!!!!!!1
John Benson was maintained by Donzas who passed away. I need information added to John A Benson (7808003) and was wondering if you could help me.

NMFireHorse (View posts)
Posted: 8 Dec 2003 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Albuquerque Journal - August 30, 2003

John A. Benson, 56, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m.,Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 West 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 1, 2003, at the Church; a Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. In John's memory, contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720. Contributions can also be made by calling 1-800-diabetes or by visiting John was born December 19, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA, to John Andrew and Bernadette Claire Benson. At 9 years old, John moved from Philadelphia to Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from high school in Albuquerque, John joined the United States Army. John became a veteran of the Army, serving in military intelligence. In 1972, he received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa. He later received a master's degree in public administration from Webster University. He began working for the United States government in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972 as a contract reality specialist. John eventually made Overland Park, KS, his home and continued to work for the United States government in the General Services Administration (GSA). John enriched the lives of everyone who knew him and wanted nothing more than to make the people around him happy. John was a selfless man whose number one priority in life was providing for and loving his family. John was hardworking, generous, devoted, patient, fun-loving, kind, and an avid storyteller. John made friends everywhere he went, telling silly jokes and funny stories. With his white beard and big smile, it was easy to mistake John for Santa Clause himself. He was also a devoted Catholic, serving as both a eucharistic minister and lector at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Overland Park, KS. John was preceded in death by his father, Jack Benson. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Joann Benson, and his three daughters, Lori Delorit and husband Aaron of the Kansas City area, Lisa Determan and husband Scott of Phoenix, AZ, and Amy Benson of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by his mother, Bernadette Benson of Overland Park, KS, his brother, Paul Benson and wife Sue and daughter Sarah, his mother-in-law, Luella Goodnow of Sioux City, IA, his sister-in-law, Kathy Armbright of Sioux City, IA, and his niece, Meghan Armbright of North Sioux City, SD. Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. 66204 (913) 642-3565.

Added by L Chavez on Apr 02, 2014 12:19 PM
Jack Davison
Laurel Hill,CAPT "MAC'McClure, USN
I did submit a brief bio based on his sketchy obit in Shipmate, the USNA alumni magazine. He was my Dad's 1929 classmate and fellow Naval Aviator, but not one of those I knew growing up. Did you get it? Isee that you accepted my submission regarding his name, and will try to post hisLucky Bag photo and an abstract of his entry ( those are composed by roommates, so I will not change any part if I find it.
Added by Jack Davison on Apr 01, 2014 7:16 AM
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