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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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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
Harriet Rees Shapter
Harriet was married to a Sharp not a Shapter and I think that is where the problem is.

Added by Pat on Dec 18, 2011 2:36 PM
Cathy Ferrell DeNu
Thank you!
Pete, thank you so much for the photo of Susana Walters Nicholas. You gave me so much information, as the stone beside Susana I believe to be that of her sister. I know that particular piece of information will be a big help as I search for those girl's parent. Bless you for your hard work, and for the full dates you show.


Cathy Ferrell DeNu
Added by Cathy Ferrell DeNu on Oct 20, 2010 8:15 AM
Sherry Passon Wray
Sylvio Casparis grave
Thank you so much!! You used your valuable time to do this for us and we appreciate it very much indeed. He was a very wealthy man and I thought he would have a large tombstone so was surprised.
THANKS!!! You did a good job.
Added by Sherry Passon Wray on Oct 19, 2010 9:31 PM
Dorie Olson

Words can never express how much I appreciate you taking the time to photograph my greatgrandmothers headstone.

Thank you,
Added by Dorie Olson on Oct 18, 2010 8:47 AM
Brent Nimmo
Henry T Henson
I see you have claimed some Green Lawn requests-if you get near Sec 71, Pvt Henry T Henson has a military marker in Sec 71 Lot 3, grave 4 according to SUVCW database, and there is a photo request for him..Thanks-Brent
Added by Brent Nimmo on Oct 17, 2010 12:13 PM
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