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Gene Baumwoll CSW (#46879782)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Born in the 40's in The Bronx, NY
Father of a son born in 1978

I have worked as a clinical social worker in the New York State Office of Mental Hygiene- and as a medical social worker at Hospital for Joint Diseases /Orthopedic Institute and St Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital specializing in Home Care. Have had a private practice in psychotherapy and certified in Elder Care/case management, NY State Nursing home evaluator. I moved to Westchester County in 1997 following a long residence in New York's Greenwich Village.
I have discoverd a degree of serenity in visiting the cemeteries in my area, and in providing a service to those who contact me.
There are some amazing stories to be interperted in reading the headstones.

I will only establish memorials of graves I have visited and photographed. During the visit I honor the lives and memory of the deceased and offer a prayer for their descendants health and happiness.

I have adopted Bethel Cemetery in Croton-on Hudson, Old Baptist Church Cemetery in Yorktown, Shrub Oak cemetery, Cedar Hill in Montrose
Kyrias Pupa in Ossining [Many of the headstones in this cemetery include memorials to family members murdered by Nazies in Auschwitz in 1944],

First Hebrew Cemetery in Peekskill, King David Memorial Gardens in Putnam Valley and Rose Hills among others including:Sisters of the Atonment at Graymoor also Hillside, and Old VanCortlandtville, and Assumption cemeteries in Cortlandt Manor NY, Mount St Francis in Peekskill

First Presbyterian Church Yorktown
When I find a Revolutionary War or Civil War grave I try and research that souls's history and include his regimental history and his service record if I can locate it to his biography, This being the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
I provide the American Legion with the location of military veterans graves so they can be provided a flag on memorial day

Whenever possible I will try to include photos of couples graves and family plots with Moms and dads with their children.

I believe we are meant to remember and honor people whose graves we visit and add to Findagrave.
Only recently have I been the recipient of the kindness of other members of FindAGrave and have discovered the graves of my Grandfather, and his wives, and learned that he had many brothers. My family has been added to many fold am I am overjoyed.

NOTE: All of my photos are free to all who would like to use them all of my work is voluntary.
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I was interested in your comment about flowers on Jewish graves; when I set up, on findagrave, a very strict Orthodox Jewish Cemetery near my home, I put something in the cemetery description page about not leaving tokens on memorial pages having floral tributes, but the admins wouldn’t allow it. Just shows how little they know about burial customs and cemeteries!Many of our Jew's cemeteries are bereft of even a blade of grass.
We even find some contributors adding things like a Cross-and there’s one ‘serial poster’ who adds verses from the New Testament on pages for Jewish people!
Added by darealjolo on Aug 28, 2016 2:48 PM
William Martin
RE: Anna Marshall in Amawalk
The polished stones for Anna Griffen and Andrew Marshall were especially nice ones in the Amawalk cemetery. Their monuments have the have survived the past 100 years incredibly well, while neighboring stones of a similar age are sometimes hard to read.

The size of the Quaker section of Amawalk attests to the large number of Quaker families which settled in the area since the mid-1700s. For anyone familiar with Westchester/Yorktown history, he or she would recognize many familiar names in addition to the Griffens, such as Tompkins, Purdy, Underhill, and Conklin.

Anna and Andrew Griffen were previous owners of the house on Croton Lake (Turkey Mountain), in Yorktown Heights were I grew up.
Added by William Martin on Aug 26, 2016 9:45 AM
Neil B (John 3:16)
RE: Your virtual flower was kind, however
Thank you for your reply. I got a real education that I greatly appreciate.
Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Aug 18, 2016 4:52 AM
Neil B (John 3:16)
RE: Your virtual flower was kind, however
Hi Gene,
Thank you for your gracious message to me. I have removed the flower in question on your grandmother's memorial. I meant no disrespect.
I have just one question. Why is it not appropriate to leave flowers on Jewish graves? I've never heard that before.
Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Aug 17, 2016 9:14 PM
thanks so much for the updates, and obits - the memorials have been updated.
Added by Donna on Aug 14, 2016 10:24 AM
Joshua Horton and Sally Purdy
Hi Gene, I made some edit requests for Joshua Horton 74504662 and Sally Purdy 74504449. My information is from Horton Genealogy, page 55. Just thought I'd leave you a link to make your life easier in case you want to double check:

Added by SGray on Aug 13, 2016 7:55 PM
Patty Murphy
Elizabeth Rich, Baptist Church Cemetery Yorktown
Hi Gene, I have a photo of Elizabeth Rich's stone and it says "Aged 80 Years", when she died on March 13, 1881. I would assume she was Born abt 1801. The stones are getting so old now. I spoke to the Minister there and he said the care takers come only twice a month to mow. That's sad, as no care is given to the loved one's buried there.Some have even fallen over. Also, I am going down to that cemetery next weekend to uncover Jessie B Rapp's stone as well. I can take a photo and send it, if you give me your email.
I so appreciate all your efforts, and in particular, to my family. You do a great job.
Many thanks, Patty
Added by Patty Murphy on Aug 07, 2016 8:00 AM
Hi Gene,

Thanks, you made my day.

The cemetery is not far for me. The First Umaner section is not large. While I was there, I photographed most of the other headstones.

Let me know if it would be useful to know who else is there, besides Achenbaums. The New Montefiore online database doesn't let you search by society.


Added by mattcpa on Aug 03, 2016 12:24 PM
RE: Benjamin and Dora Achenbaum

You are quite welcome.

For Benjamin and Dora, I've really goto go back there with some hedge trimmers. You can't see most of their markers under the shrubbery,

There are other Achenbaums in the same section: Isidore and Etta, Samuel and Ray. Do you want those too? I had photographed some of those, but I'm not happy with the way they turned out. They look kind of bleached out.


Added by mattcpa on Aug 02, 2016 5:56 PM
RE: William G Wattson
you're welcome -- I know you will take good care of the memorial, and you know more about him than I do.
Added by Donna on Jul 31, 2016 11:23 AM
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