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Louis Mata (#46599444)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

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Messages left for Louis Mata (2147)[Leave Message]
RE: Nathaniel Craig Dryden
I totally understand your side but hate to see all my work for not, hard to understand some of Find A Graves rules, especially in this case where his line is documented from his beginning to his end. That said, I will turn my head the other way, take a deep breath and say carry on, you do nice work.
Added by Eileen on Oct 21, 2014 11:13 AM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
Revere Bio
Thanks for writing the bio for Paul's memorial. I really appreciate it, you did better than I would have.

Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Oct 06, 2014 5:43 AM
John "J-Cat" Griffith
Paul Revere
Hi ya Louis, I just found out this morning about the passing of rock legend Paul Revere. I just wanted to mention you did a great write for his bio and thanks. I've also added a photo of he and the original lineup of his band, "Paul Revere and the Raiders". Best always,
Added by John "J-Cat" Griffith on Oct 05, 2014 9:39 AM
George Seitz
Alan Grey Farmer
Hello Louis -

A bike


Added by George Seitz on Oct 02, 2014 9:58 AM
George Seitz
Billy Ward's bike
Hi Louis,

This grave had a temporary marker when I was there a few years ago. I see that a nice stone has been carved, that depicts Billy's bike.

Thanks - George

Added by George Seitz on Sep 26, 2014 9:41 AM
RE: Dave Brubeck
You are welcome.
Added by Merry on Sep 14, 2014 8:29 AM
Denny Miller
I was so sad to hear about my friend Denny Miller passing. I was a guest at his home a couple of years ago and he was a very kind and modest gentleman. You wrote another beautiful biography here on findagrave. Thanks so much!
Added by Christian on Sep 12, 2014 7:59 AM
George Seitz
Stinky and Chantal

I offer my first Carpe Diem. A tragedy.

Added by George Seitz on Sep 11, 2014 5:04 PM
Lori Coffman Karabel
Randy Coffman
Dear Louis, Thank you for the pictures of my brother's headstone.They are a lovely Contribution to his memorial page. I am so grateful for all the hard work you have done in helping to connect families. I made a promise to my mother before she passed that I would connect the Coffman Family and I have tried to make my mother proud. Thank you again for the lovely photos... Sincerely ,Lori Coffman Karabel
Added by Lori Coffman Karabel on Sep 02, 2014 3:36 PM
Hi Louis,

I found these and thought you might like to get them updated.


Ed Nelson (He was cremated)

J.J. Murphy (He was cremated)
His obituary-
Funeral Notice for JJ.
Murphy James (JJ) Died 8th August 2014, peacefully at hospital. (Late of Flat 7, 31 Windsor Avenue, Belfast) R.I.P. Beloved husband of Mary, and devoted father of Joseph and Jane and grandfather of Sarah-Jane. James remains will leave OKanes Funeral Directors, 116-118 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2GX (Tel: 028 90 243129) on Tuesday at 5.30 pm to arrive at St Brigids Church, Derryvolgie Avenue for 6.00pm. Funeral on Wednesday after 11.00 am Requiem Mass, cremation afterwards in Roselawn crematorium at 1.30 pm. Deeply regretted by his loving family. Our Lady pray for him. No flowers please, donations in lieu if desired to the NI Chest, Heart & Stroke Association, c/o OKanes Funeral Directors at the above address.

Danny Murphy (Massachusetts National Cemetery)
Added by K on Aug 20, 2014 3:16 PM
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