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Joe Chando (#47476296)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error. If you are looking for a response to any questions, please provide an email address.

Any gravestone pictures I've posted may be used for non-commercial use, family trees, Ancestry, etc. Credit should be noted with the picture.

On Bio's
MCOI Morning Call Obituary Index
EEOI Easton Express Obituary Index
PADI Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index
PADC Pennsylvania Death Certificate
PAML Pennsylvania County Marriage License

Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville, Berks County 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, Warren County, NJ. 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua, Lehigh County 2015
Saint Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh County, PA 2016
Resurrection Cemetery aka Our Lords Ascension Polish National Catholic Church Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Cemetery Saint Michael and Saint Andrew Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA (In Process)
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Messages left for Joe Chando (185)[Leave Message]
Indianland Roots
Sementa Freda
Thank you for the photo of Sementa's gravemarker. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Added by Indianland Roots on Jun 20, 2016 2:37 PM
Bonnie Sheil
Anna M. Betzler
Thank you SO much for the picture of my grandmother's grave marker. You have no idea how much this means to me. Thanks.
Added by Bonnie Sheil on Jun 14, 2016 9:25 AM
Pat H
Raymond M Kohl
Sorry about the error. Fixed the cemetery. Is he related to you?
Added by Pat H on Mar 21, 2016 7:49 PM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
Lavall picture
Joe, Big Thanks for the picture of Lavada Lavall's headstone
Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Mar 20, 2016 8:47 AM
David Helfrich
Anna Amey
I am so sorry I sent you on a wild goose chase for Anna Amey. I'm not sure how I got that mixed up. I really do appreciate you taking the time to look, and I apologize for the mix up. Thanks so much.
Added by David Helfrich on Mar 19, 2016 1:39 PM
Hi Joe,

Would you like me to transfer Paul & Gustava Neff over to you, just let me know. I'll make the updates to their memorials now.

Have a good night.

Added by tint on Mar 18, 2016 8:37 PM
Nina Teal
Rose Wolanska Salash
Thank you so much for making the record and posting the gravestone of my Great Aunt Rose Wolanska Salash who married Feddor Salash.

I appreciate your efforts!

Nina great grandaughter of Rose's sister Theodosia Wolanska, grandaughter of Theo's daughter Katherine Wesloski.
Added by Nina Teal on Mar 16, 2016 2:21 PM
Kelly Braniff
RE: A Big Thank You!
I am related to the Braniff, Bankert, Hopkins, McQuilken and Oswald families. I will look over all the entries and see if anything needs to be added. I know I definitely need to add my mother.

Thanks again.
Added by Kelly Braniff on Feb 17, 2016 8:47 PM
Kelly Braniff
A Big Thank You!
I joined FindAGrave so I could add my relatives to the website. I was waiting for the engraving on my mother's tombstone to be finished before I got started entering. When I logged in I found that you had added all the relatives I had planned on entering. Thank you so much!!! You even had a few I didn't know about. I still need to add my mother.

Kelly Braniff
family in Fairview Cemetery W. Catty PA
Added by Kelly Braniff on Feb 17, 2016 11:44 AM
Dustin Snyder
Matilda C Reese (149361157)
Hi Joe,

I've found out more information about Matilda Reese. For a while she's been a big question mark in my family tree. Having tracked down her children's, I've been able to piece together a bit more of her history. Her second husband was my great-grandfather's second wife.

To help anyone else, could you add the following to her bio, please:

Matilda had three husbands. Philip Smith, Francis Snyder and George Reese Sr.
Added by Dustin Snyder on Feb 04, 2016 10:23 PM
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