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Arthur Koykka (#23)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 8 days
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I stood in front of Marilyn Monroe's tomb, then backed up to get a shot of the whole bank of crypts, falling into a depression made by an older flush stone. On brushing away the leaves, I discovered the grave of Ernst Toh, a composer. It wouldn't have meant a thing, but I was a member of a choral group that had just sung a piece by him, That started things, and my efforts culminated in PROJECT REMEMBER, An Index of the Gravesites of Notable Americans. It's a library reference book with some errors left in to test your incredulousness (not really). Website is The book is primarily for library reference, and has no photos (boo!). Persons are arranged by field of endeavor, and, oh hell, just visit the website for the details.

I am a retired science teacher, an organist, composer of choral and classical works, am married to Jean, with two grown sons. We are both retired now, but love to travel. I give slide-illustrated talks to literary, historical, and social groups.

To find a notable person's grave is a worthwhile and always interesting process. We are all involved in maintaining that person's fame through the soft focus of passing time. (If you understand that, explain it back to me.)

My EMail address is, if you have anything interesting to say, or if you will lend me negatives to make slides (Beg, beg). I only have 8,000 and it must seem paltry compared to some of your collections.

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Dale Shenk
Henderson Graves
Could you transfer the graves back to me. Thank you.
Added by Dale Shenk on Nov 21, 2014 3:58 PM
Hello Arthur,
Recently I transferred two memorials to another by mistake,she was suppose to transfer them back to me but she sent them to you by mistake, could you please transfer them to Marlene Robinson #46910779 the memorials are Bessie Vipperman, #90219255 and Chester Vipperman #90219300, Thanks so much!!
Added by Stoneseeker23 on Dec 26, 2013 8:12 PM
Margaret Malaney
Hello Arthur -

I sent you a private email awhile back with no reply, so I'll try a public message, perhaps your email has changed. You were mistakenly transferred a memorial for Margaret Malaney that was supposed to go to me. It was an accident. Could you transfer Margaret to me (#46899891) or transfer her back to the original creator Mena Mead (#48090146). I have the rest of her family back in PA and would like to connect them and add more info. Thanks for understanding and for any help -
Bill Fisher, 'delancey23' on findagrave
Added by delancey23 on Nov 21, 2013 6:58 AM
P Fazzini
John Brown memorial gravestone
In regard to Captain John Brown Memorial gravestone
on memorial 137-prehaps you'd like to download a copy of picture to Captain Brown's memorial at
Find A Grave Memorial# 50920432?
Added by P Fazzini on Aug 17, 2010 4:51 PM
Keri Caye
from Keri Caye
You once said I could use your photos for my book if it ever gets published "Legends of Our Time" plus I would use your name as photo credits...but I forgot to print it out for proof of your permission which I was told to do because some publishers expect that written permission..
please email me your permission if its ok, at
thank you
Added by Keri Caye on Jul 16, 2008 12:40 PM

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