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Mark Orey (#46569820)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo Click on the tomb for more info. I've been seriously interested in family genealogy for a long time. If I've added memorials to non-family members it's because I was there and had a camera while looking for my family (I'm a grave walker). Some markers catch my eye and I must photograph them. I try hard to capture the Veterans when I find them...because they deserve it. I'm not interested in building an empire of memorials for the sheer sake of numbers so I'm more lax over turning them over to family than Find A Grave's rules. If a relative is closer to you than me I have no problem turning them over. If they are at all relation to you and not me then just ask, tell me your relation and they are yours. I try not to add recent deaths too quickly, doesn't allow friends to post their friends memorials (I don't look at the Obits each morning first). I'd like to thank the volunteers who have brought me photos from far away, you are wonderful. You may use these photos for any non-profit reasons (, findagrave spouses, etc)
I've been happily married for 39 years to a wonderful woman who keeps me in check. (I need to be kept in check.) I'm a NRA Life Member (gun enthusiast), from bull's-eye pistol to BMG, a certified PADI SCUBA Divemaster, Extra Class HAM radio operator and 4th dan Judo black belt. I wish I could fly, parachute, play an instrument and dance but I can't...or haven't yet. I also make a mean breakfast!
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 • 1,394 Memorials Added
 • 1,372 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 2,545 Photos
 • 18 Photo Requests
 • 310 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 931 Virtual Flowers
 • 39 Fame Ratings
 • 10 Sponsorships
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Messages left for Mark Orey (274)[Leave Message]
Leland Bottomley
RE: Adam Smith
You are welcome Mark. The wall is next to the Illinois river below Marseilles Dam and the sound of the running water is peaceful.
Added by Leland Bottomley on Dec 11, 2014 4:19 PM
Elizabeth Reed
RE: Thank you. Adam Smith
Thank you, I'm glad to know that he is with family.
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Nov 23, 2014 2:49 PM
Elizabeth Reed
RE: Thank you.Adam Smith
Would you mind if I transferred him over to you?
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Nov 23, 2014 7:55 AM
Elizabeth Reed
Thank you.
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for Adam Smith. That was a very kind thing to do to honor his memory. I also appreciate the headstone photo that you posted.
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Nov 23, 2014 4:49 AM
RE: O'Keefe
You are very welcome.
Celebrate Volunteerism!!!
Added by BobBoston on Nov 16, 2014 9:29 PM
E. M.
RE: Photo request
You are very welcome for the photo. I'm glad I could help. -E.M.
Added by E. M. on Oct 28, 2014 6:34 PM
Center Hill Cemetery
Thank you very much for posting some of the pictures of the tombstones from Center hill cemetery, including Dorothy Scherman and George & Willie Metz. Center Hill is one of my favorite cemetery and it is nice to know that other people are visiting this cemetery.

Thanks, Nancy
Added by Daisy on Oct 19, 2014 5:03 PM
J.L. McKenzie
Find A Grave Memorial# 72450608
Thank you very much for the transfer, Mark.
Added by J.L. McKenzie on Oct 10, 2014 2:49 PM
Joyce Squires
Greenview Memorial Gardens
Could you please transfer #84349653 Beth Saviano to me #46946511? Thank you, she is my first cousin.
Added by Joyce Squires on Sep 05, 2014 5:41 AM
Harol Hill photo request
Hi - I'm sorry, but this photo request at Oak Ridge Cemetery will be impossible to fulfill without plot info. And, any idea of the year of his death? You will need to call the cemetery office at 217-789-2340 to get plot info. This is a 365 acre cemetery and over 75,000 burials, so as you can imagine, there is no way to even guess where he might be. I'll be happy to look if you can get the info. Thanks in advance.
Added by BjJ on Aug 02, 2014 8:36 AM
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