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Breadlady45 from Chicago (#46603826)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 28 days
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Please do not transfer memorials to me, especially in mass. I can barely maintain the memorials I already have.

I am still interested in adding others that I have an interest. I may possibly request memorials in which I may have a specific interest in the future.


I discovered this site in January of 2004 when I "Googled" my cousin who at that time had recently passed away. I thought this is a great site. I then entered all the members of my family.

Now, in addition to entering family and friends, I also enter people from the obituaries or news that for some reason or another attract my attention, especially if there is a photo.

I have a soft spot for Chicago/Chicago area Police Officers and Firefighters.

I enter people to honor them and so that they are noted and remembered beyond their family and circle of friends.

Some times after I have entered someone's loved one, I get an e-mail thanking me for entering their loved one; most people are pleased to discover their loved one on Findagrave; I know I was pleasantly surprised.

If, I have entered your loved one on here and you would like to take over their memorial; please use the edit feature or e-mail me to let me know that you want ownership and I will gladly transfer ownership to you.

By the same token if you discover your loved one here and you don't want them shown on this site, let me know and I will delete them.

If anyone has additional information, let me know by the edit button and I will gladly enter any additional information; also please let me know where you found that information or how you know that information.


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Karina Anne Vetrano
Hi Maria ~

It was an honor to sponsor Karina's memorial. Thank you for creating it for her.

So sad she met up with evil - so sad we have such evil in this world. My familiar prayer to Jesus will never cease ~ "Jesus help your people, we need you so!"

We lost a beautiful person when Karina's life was viciously taken ~ she would have contributed much to our society, and in her place, we are left with the monster who destroyed her.

I pray justice be served for Karina and my prays go out to her family, especially her father who must be beyond thinking if he had only jogged with her that fateful day.

Thank you Maria for the wonderful work you do on this terrific website who reunites family members and gives us a place to honor those who have gone before us.

Fondly, Clair
Added by gwtwqueenie on Aug 18, 2016 5:00 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Aloysia and Phillip Velasquez
You are welcome; thank you for sponsoring my parents memorial pages. (ID Nos.: 39964383 and 39964476)


Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 09, 2016 7:11 AM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Aloysia and Phillip Velasquez
I would have uploaded grave site photos to both memorials at the same time but Phillip's memorial is at the free upload limit.

Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 07, 2016 5:49 AM
J. Edward Ross
Ellen Adaire Ross (39964476)
Thank you for sponsoring my mother's memorial page, too.

Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 07, 2016 5:39 AM
J. Edward Ross
Virgil Dwight Ross (39964383)
Thank you so much for sponsoring my father's memorial page. You sponsorship is deeply appreciated.

Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 07, 2016 5:37 AM
RE: Keith W. Strohmeyer
I want to apologize to you. I try to put most of the bio and dates in, but I must not have. I have known his mother for a long time.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Nancy
Added by jacobs on Jul 20, 2016 9:05 AM
Florida Boy 64
Igor Soldo
Igor 131075382 was a Las Vegas policeman who was killed in the line of duty. He needs a flower along with Natalie 166338773 she died a few months later after him. Thank You
Added by Florida Boy 64 on Jul 09, 2016 3:25 PM
Paul Hoyt
Alex Olvera
Hi Maria - Thank you for the obituary!

Paul Hoyt
Added by Paul Hoyt on Jun 28, 2016 10:27 AM
Peggy Compton
Mary D. Lesny
Can Memorials be merged? There is another memorial on this site for her with a tombstone photo. She is buried alongside her husband Roman B. Lesny @ Abe Lincoln National cemetery in Will County, IL. It would be nice join these memorial. Mary D. & Roman B. Lesny are my Great Aunt & Great Uncle. I would gladly that this one over. Thanks for all you do! :)
Added by Peggy Compton on May 18, 2016 10:01 AM
Scott McManimen
RE: Alexis Rose Mendez
I went to high school with her so sad
Added by Scott McManimen on Mar 21, 2016 10:57 AM
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