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Sandra Walczak (#46794988)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 30 days
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I started with cemeteries as a place to walk, but I started to notice the condition of the older stones, including my own ancestors. I didn't want others not to have these valuable bits of information to bring their own families together. So I walk and take pictures, the best of both worlds.

I give my permission for the use of my pictures for your family's search.

Calvary Cemetery, Erie PA I walked the entire cemetery taking pictures completed in 2014. There are areas that do not have stones, sad to say. I periodically go back to try to find the newer additions.

Trinity Cemetery, Erie PA I completed the entire cemetery in 2014. There are many stones that are illegible and many areas that don't have any stones or are damaged. Many of the stones in the infant section are partially or fully buried. The epidemic section 1912-1913 does not have very many stones.

I am currently cataloging Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Fairview. I have taken pictures of all the stones and still have Sec 3 to upload.
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Diane Rawa Bronakowski
RE: Rose (Rosanna) Smith #14692908
Missed this one! Do you know how to merge memorials or does Find A Grave have to do it. Don't want to delete it with all those links.

Added by Diane Rawa Bronakowski on Nov 25, 2015 5:07 PM
Wendy Fenn
Clara Langsdorf

Thank you for taking the grave photo for Find A Grave# 88308658, It has come to my attention that this a duplicate memorial (oops) Can you please move your photo to Find A Grave# 6046818. Then I can delete my duplicate.

Thanks for your help

Wendy Fenn
Added by Wendy Fenn on Nov 19, 2015 3:41 PM
KSW #46527284
Thank You
Thank you for the recent transfer in Erie Cemetery. Your kindness and contributions are greatly appreciated. ~ KSW
Added by KSW #46527284 on Nov 13, 2015 3:58 AM
You're so nice!
I appreciate all the effort as you try to cover many cemeteries in the Erie, Pa region. It is really nice of you to have added other family members and even burial info such as their plot number. Again, thanks for doing the additional research on the memorials you create. There are many Find A Grave members who rush through each cemetery as if it were a game of numbers or "race to how many memorial they can collect or create". Personally once someone has 1,000, 5,000 and 20,000 or well into 100,000 memorials to manage is outrageous. What bothers me the most , when a deceased has NO next of kin associated to them (spouse, parents, siblings), no plot #, list only the Birth - Death year, does not include an image/ photo of the grave marker, then when you send them your suggestion you are completely ignored. // My compliments to you for going the extra distance. You make a significant contribution and it means a lot to me and surely to many others.
Best wishes to you and your family and much happiness.
Rich Scott (ScottishPiper)
Added by ScottishPiper on Nov 02, 2015 1:32 PM
Ginny Ann
Mary Alice Fitting
HI Sandra: You added a memorial for my aunt, Mary Alice Fitting.

Thought I would give you some detail so dyou can add it to her memorial page. My Mother, Helen Virginia ( Honey) Geary Thompson was her youngest sister.

Mary Alice Geary Fitting, 96, a resident of St. Mary’s Home of Erie, East and formerly of 532 West 10th Street, and Harborview House, died peacefully Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at her residence following an extended illness.

Born in Oil City, PA on July 24, 1910 daughter of the late Arthur and Ella Shields Geary.

She was a member of St. Peter Cathedral Parish, an active member of the Rosary Society, and performed volunteer work at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Possessed with the most loving of hearts, her entire life was devoted to the care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Fitting; five brothers, Frederick, Thomas, Daniel, William, and Arthur Geary; and three sisters, Stella Lowry, Ruth Geary, and Kathryn Geary.

She is survived by three daughters, Katherine Quinn of Alexandria, VA, Jane Schmitt and her husband James of Little Silver, NJ, Leslie Smith and her husband Frederick of Balla Cynwyd, PA; a sister, Helen Thompson of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Henry of Aldan, PA, Stephen Quinn of Sickerville, NJ, Ann Schmitt of Narberth, PA and Emily Schmitt Doylestown, PA, and Brian Smith of Balla Cynwyd, PA; and five great grandchildren. Rev. Msgr. Joseph V. Wardanski officiated at her service. Her daughter, Jane Schmitt passed away from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. My Mom loved Aunt Mary Alice very much.
Added by Ginny Ann on Oct 21, 2015 11:41 AM
Thank you
I wanted to thank you on behalf of a disabled woman for posting a photo of the grave of her adoptive mother in 2012. We had no idea the person's name is on the stone and has a grave waiting for her. You have done a great kindness for a helpless woman.
Added by E. on Oct 13, 2015 12:37 PM
Rich Vance
RE: Carl Fischer #141604292
Good catch... musta been another one o' those pesky "low coffee" moments. ^_^

Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Oct 12, 2015 12:51 PM
Barbara Goggin Brann
Addison Hyde

In 2011 you created a memorial for an Addison Hyde, but I cannot find a record for Addison in the cemetery records. You have a note that says: Rem to Lawrence, KS 7/23/1897. Does this mean that he was removed and buried in Kansas?

I am asking since there is a photo request for him.

Barbara Brann
Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Oct 04, 2015 8:51 PM
Teresa Whitehead
Emma Shafer headstone
Sandara, thank you. I decided on a whim to look at a line in my family history that I had last researched more than a year ago. I was delighted to find this headstone today--and even more grateful when I realized you had posted it less than a week ago. Than you so much for making these records available!
Added by Teresa Whitehead on Sep 27, 2015 12:59 PM
Cathy P.
John Schruefer
Please check John Schruefer's memorial #116318646
for this is not his marker.
Thanks Cathy P.
Added by Cathy P. on Sep 26, 2015 3:42 PM
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