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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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RE: Loretta Olsen in Riverside, Norwalk
Linda -- you have done a fantastic job in providing great photos and details to the headstones. Greatly appreciate your attention to the details of the Miller/Olsen family. Thank you. Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth on Aug 29, 2015 7:29 AM
Eric Baker
Dr. James Albert Meek MD
Thanks very much for the photographs of the grave of Dr. James Albert Meek at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Meek, a native of Canada, outlived his first wife, Kate Eliza Eddy, who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. He married his second wife, Margaret Minton, late in life and had had only about ten apparently happy years with her before his death. Margaret remarried and outlived her second husband. Margaret is buried in the Minton family vault at Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island. Dr. Meek had two happy marriages but it was his fate to be buried far away from his two spouses.
Added by Eric Baker on Aug 27, 2015 5:17 PM
Nellie NY
Headstone photos
Could I please use your headstone photos on my ancestry public family tree?
Thank you,
Added by Nellie NY on Aug 26, 2015 9:07 AM
Brian Gallagher
James Lavallee
Thanks very much for the great photo of this marker.
Added by Brian Gallagher on Aug 17, 2015 8:53 AM
J Gross
Thank you so much for taking this photo. Finding family is so much fun and the picture just helps. Thank you again for taking the time to do this for me.

Added by J Gross on Aug 17, 2015 7:47 AM
Lt John Patrick Cullinan Grve Photo
Thanks so much for taking the time and making the effort to photograph Jack's grave. He's a hero and your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by RAYMOND TAMOWSKI on Aug 16, 2015 12:30 PM
Thank You
Thank you for taking the photographs of Thomas J Kelly and Mary Donovan! Much appreciated.
Added by Tara on Aug 16, 2015 9:36 AM
Richard Roberts
Matthew Rompre
Many thanks for your efforts and kindness in photographing Matthew's crypt. It is much appreciated.
Added by Richard Roberts on Aug 15, 2015 7:12 PM
Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
Frank & Hedwig Ecler
Thank you so much for the photo, we really appreciate your time and effort for us. Sincerely, Anita & Ken

If you need anything in my area please ask will do what we can. I live just outside of Spokane Washington. I get to Oregon, Idaho and sometimes to Salt Lake City Utah.
Added by Anita M. (Fontaine) Kelle... on Aug 15, 2015 4:02 PM
Thank you!
Thanks for the photo for Sister M. Eugene Wahl! Annie
Added by AnnieSings on Aug 06, 2015 8:33 PM
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