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Pete Shapter (#46599427)
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Bio Photo Hello ! My name is Pete and I live in Columbus Ohio.

I've been a member of Find-A-Grave for 10+ years now.
Aside from my own family research and documentation, my goal here is to try to help others locate and visit, albeit virtually, the graves of family or friends that they may otherwise never see due to geographical differences, health issues or mobility restrictions.

While there is some satisfaction in fulfilling photo requests from the "bulk uploaders" and "drive-by" photo requesters of the Find-A-Grave community, the greatest gratification for me comes from being able to assist a direct family member or friend of the deceased.

One who actually has a personal ancestral interest in that person, not only in death, but may have also maintained a distinction and privilege of having shared connections with them in life.

I am currently doing photo requests in the central Ohio area. If you need a photo in my area, I'd be glad to attempt to fulfill your requests.

For the most part, I have had fairly good luck in dealing with cemetery personnel in locating and mapping of burials. Most have been great in helping out. A few are not so pleasant to work with. I sometimes sense an attitude from them as if I am putting them out by asking them to do their job. [locate and map grave locations.]

Providing outstanding assistance and cooperation in the area is Mifflin Township Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery - [Mac], Walnut Grove and Flint Cemetery [Tom & Elaine], Union Cemetery - [Joe and Sherry], Dublin Cemetery - [Joanna] and even the biggie in Columbus, Green Lawn Cemetery .

--Help your photo volunteers help YOU !!!--

When making a photo request, you can REALLY play a huge role in getting that picture you want faster by calling the cemetery yourself and obtaining the burial location and include it with your photo request!!

By supplying the grave information, you have helped tremendously by lessening the amount of time a volunteer will have to be on the phone or at the offices of the cemetery.

In central Ohio :
Blendon Central Cemetery 614-882-2215
Dublin Cemetery 614-410-4700
Eastlawn Cemetery 614-252-1415
Fancher Cemetery 740-272-7659
Green Lawn Cemetery 614-444-1123
Mifflin & Riverside Cem 614-471-4623
Mount Calvary Cem 614-491-2751
Sunbury Cemetery 740-965-1380
Union Cemetery 614-267-5471
Walnut Grove & Flint Cem 614-885-5933
Wesley Chapel 614-876-2236

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Kari Olson
RE: Wyatt and Thornton Ralston
And back to you too! Tis the season. I appreciate the use of the photos.
Added by Kari Olson on Nov 20, 2014 8:09 AM
Kari Olson
Wyatt and Thornton Ralston
Hi, I would love to add this headstone photo to my family tree on with the photo credit to you of course. Please let me know if you object to this or to let me know how you would prefer the photo credit worded. If I do not hear from you , I will assume it is okay to use it. Thanks so much.
Added by Kari Olson on Nov 19, 2014 8:54 PM
John Holle
RE: Leffel photo request
The on-line database was dos based and not compatible with most applications. Also it was developed years ago by an individual who did not share his programming methods so now nobody knows how to convert it.
Added by John Holle on Nov 14, 2014 4:41 PM
John Holle
RE: Leffel photo request
Today I checked the burial record for William & Mary Leffel. They are buried side by side in the "Old" Section Lot 168.
Added by John Holle on Nov 14, 2014 1:39 PM
John Holle
RE: Leffel photo request
I will be at Union Cemetery on Friday and will doublecheck the Leffel grave locations. The on-line grave database is no longer active so the office needs to be contacted.
Someone did post a photo but I like your photo better.
I will let you know Friday.
Added by John Holle on Nov 13, 2014 5:45 AM
John Holle
Leffel photo request
There is a Union Cemetery photo request for William Leffel (65586882). Back in 2008 you provided a nicely detailed photo for his wife Mary's grave (31845713). It was unmarked but you took the time to show the location with some added graphics.
I am wondering if you still have your photo and would add the same photo for William. It would be nice for the two photos to match.
If not I will will attempt to locate the grave to provide the photo.
It was in the "Old" Section Lot 168.
Added by John Holle on Apr 14, 2014 6:48 AM
William Young
Thank you
Thank you for sharing my mom's and dad's grave marker. It means everything to me.

Thanks again,

William Young
Added by William Young on Jun 11, 2013 1:37 AM
Karen Schneider Childs
I like the way you display the graves in the cemetery. With the red arrows and names, clever. Need close up of the face of the marker too. Thanks for showing this.....
Added by Karen Schneider Childs on Mar 02, 2013 10:16 AM
Todd James Dean
RE: Marie R Shapter
Oh ya, please sumitt a photo request in a month or two when the weather is a little better, I will gladly take better pictures or special shots if I get a reminder such as a photo request and many others are racing around doing requests also so it never takes long around here! Thanks again!
Added by Todd James Dean on Jan 23, 2012 6:18 AM
Todd James Dean
RE: Marie R Shapter
Excellent, all is well. Deleted doubled mem, sorry about that. I never make doubles on purpose. Use the pictures however you want any time. 30,000 people buried on the hill so many mistakes are going to be made before it's all going correctly. Thanks for your help and all the great work you are doing!!!!
Added by Todd James Dean on Jan 23, 2012 6:09 AM
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