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Joe Chando (#47476296)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother passed away in 2011. Fortunately for me she had everything written down so it gave me a good head start. My wife did not have much on her family so I started looking to see how much I could find on her family.
I found out early on the only way to do this was to walk the entire cemetery and try to link each person back. Doing it this way I was able to find relatives that I wouldn't have been able find otherwise. Family plots give a lot of clues about the family that are not obvious otherwise.
I am happy to add any family information since it makes it easier for others to find the memorial, any bio information should be written so it can be copied over. Please use the edit tab and the Suggest a correction link when sending information or requesting a transfer, it makes it easier and reduces the chance of an error.

Any gravestone pictures I've posted may be used for non-commercial use, family trees, Ancestry, etc. Credit should be noted with the picture.

On Bio's MCOI is short for Morning Call Obituary Index. EEOI is short for Easton Express Obituary Index. PADI is short for Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index.

Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, NJ. 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua (10% Photographed)
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Raymond Sassman
Florence H Leister Wolfinger
Hi Joe, I think there is something wrong with this memorial--Florence E Leister was the daughter of James and Ida Leister Born 1908. She was married to Anthony Franklin Wolfinger. They are both buried in Whitemarsh Memorial Park in Ambler Pa.
I see you have her married to a Claude Wolfinger. I did see he is married to a Florence but are you sure she was the daughter of James and Ida Leiser?

Thanks JOe
Ray Sassman
Added by Raymond Sassman on Jan 20, 2015 3:01 PM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Milton Alfred Oldt # 134041262
Hi Joe,

Thanks so much for the Oldt headstone photos. It is greatly appreciated.

May I have your permission to use them in my Ancestry family tree?

Thanks again,

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jan 18, 2015 5:52 PM
David Neller
Kneller Memorials
Hi Joe
Many thanks for permission to post copies of your Find A Grave memorial photos on my Ancestry tree.
As it is almost certain that others will 'save'(ie copy) them from my tree I have edited them as
‘Photo taken by Joe Chando (Find A Grave) and used with his kind permission.

Keep up your good work in 2015, your efforts are very much appreciated,

Regards, David (#47482893)
(London, England)
Added by David Neller on Jan 11, 2015 6:25 PM
David Neller
Kneller Memorials
Greetings Joe

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to create Find A Grave memorial pages for George Warren Kneller Snr, Mary Quigley Kneller and Charles P. Kneller, as well as for the grave marker photo you have added to the memorial I created for George Kneller Jr., who are all buried in Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania.

I wonder if you would consider allowing me to illustrate their pages on my Ancestry family
tree with the photos you have taken. I shall, of course, credit you with taking the photos and for giving permission for their use with the caption:
‘Photo taken by Joe Chando (Find A Grave) and used with his kind permission.’
I hope that this is OK with you.

Regards, David (#47482893)
(London, England)
Added by David Neller on Jan 07, 2015 10:16 AM
Joan Viney
Thank you for providing a gravestone photo for Charles Lee Hooten.
Added by Joan Viney on Nov 09, 2014 6:33 PM
J Martin
Calvery Cemetery, N Catasauqua, Northampton, PA
Hi Joe, Thank you for Marie E. Fenstermaker Gurgick & husband's "closeup" of the dates on their headstone photos. Really appreciated. JMartin

Added by J Martin on Oct 26, 2014 11:18 AM
J Martin
Calvery Cemetery, N Catasauqua, Northampton, PA
Hi Joe, Thank you for Marie E. Fenstermaker Gurgick & husband's headstone photos.

While the flowers are beautiful in front of the headstone, it's really more important for us to read the text to ensure we have the dates right. If you are ever in the vicinity again would you consider retaking the photo so the full text can be seen? Thanks, JMartin
Added by J Martin on Oct 24, 2014 4:13 PM
Brenda Reilley Hun
Thanks for more Mattern family information!
Added by Brenda Reilley Hun on Oct 17, 2014 5:40 AM
John Moran
Thanks for posting Johns stone and the extra info.
Added by GunnaFindThem on Sep 25, 2014 3:16 PM
Farrell Photo
Thank you for the headstone photo for Scrapper and Irene Farrell. I was in Scrapper's Phys. Ed. class at Lebanon High in 1971. All the best, Tom
Added by Thomas on Sep 23, 2014 6:53 PM
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