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John Avedian (#47150820)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I've been a taphophile since I was a child growing up in SE Michigan. One year in summer school one of my favorite teachers of all time invited the class to come do work in local cemeteries with him... everyone looked disgusted, I was excited. That summer we did all of the preservation work needed at Mt. Avon & Mount Vernon Cemeteries. That teacher passed away just 3 years later and was buried at Mount Vernon Cemetery. I've done everything from excavating sunken headstones to cementing cracked stones to landscaping and full gravesite restorations. The help of other volunteers on Find A Grave has helped me in many ways and I'm here to try to give back. If there is anything I can do to help you please send me a message. I am researching Avedian, Abgarian, Arakelian, Coyle, Christenson, Johnson, Zaratzian & allied families.Current project is to add every missing interment for Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester, MA.
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 • 364 Memorials Added
 • 313 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 424 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 55 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2 Virtual Flowers
 • 7 Virtual Cemeteries
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Christenson (6)
Coyle (7)
Harpoot Avedians (24)
Johnson (23)
Non-related favorites (6)
Possible relatives of Jac... (4)
Zaratzians of Zara (19)
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Bob McLellan, Erin Bohannon, JbrdHolldy, john gibney, Paul S.
Messages left for John Avedian (31)[Leave Message]
RE: P.S.S.
Thank you sooo much for helping with my Thompson family graves.! I haven't had much time tonight to look at everything, but I so appreciate all you've done. And thanks for the transfers! I will have more time this weekend to look at everything and add more info. I am so happy to have found their graves and to have headstone pictures.
Added by JbrdHolldy on Sep 16, 2016 1:18 AM
Virginia Meadowcroft
Symmes at Wildwood Cemetery
Thank you for posting photos of the Symmes' monument and headstones.
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Jul 14, 2016 2:44 PM
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
Parker Family Photo Requests
Thank you so much for fulfilling the Parker Family Photo Requests at Wildwood Cemetery, each with a set consisting of individual gravemarker photo, surname stone photo and plot photo. The good quality, high resolution photos make you feel as though you were right there to observe.

Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Jun 25, 2016 1:57 PM
Alice Bamberg Bond
Nurnberger memorial photo
Dear John,

Thank you so much for fulfilling my request for a photo for my Nurnberger memorial.

The photo is beautiful and crystal clear! I so appreciate your doing that for me!


Added by Alice Bamberg Bond on Apr 25, 2016 1:29 PM
Ann Garczynski
RE: Sarah Galeota
Her husband/my cousin was John Galeota. He died on March 5, 1999 (one month before his wife). His services were held at Marashio Funeral Home in Woburn, Massachusetts. No mention of where he was buried. I have tried calling the funeral home without any luck. They either changed phone numbers, closed or were taken over by another funeral home as far as I can tell.
Added by Ann Garczynski on Apr 13, 2016 10:45 AM
Ann Garczynski
Sarah Galeota
Thank you so much for taking these lovely photos of my cousin's wife's memorial. I really appreciate it. I wish I knew where he was buried but I don't. Perhaps I will find out some day.
Added by Ann Garczynski on Apr 13, 2016 8:16 AM
Phil S
Eileen McBay
Thanks so much for taking the time to photograph the grave. I appreciate your efforts.

Added by Phil S on Feb 24, 2016 7:28 AM
Marilyn West Honda
Merry Armenian Christmas
Hi John, hope your new year is bright, marilyn
Added by Marilyn West Honda on Jan 06, 2016 9:37 PM
Marilyn West Honda
Tis the season...
Hi John, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Happy New Year, great to be in touch with a fellow hye.

best regards, marilyn
Added by Marilyn West Honda on Dec 17, 2015 10:03 PM
Donald Ward
Wildwood Cemetery info
John, I have created the following memorials:

* Vincent Farnsworth Sr. 1866-1954 Memorial no. 155967244
* His wife Alice Russell (Fenno) Farnsworth 1868-1949 Memorial No.
* Vincent Farnsworth Jr. 1901-1992 Memorial no. 155967381
* His wife Dorothy (Ordway) Farnsworth 1904-1983 Memorial no. 155967442

Still working on Susanne (Neiley) White 1930-2015. She was married to a rather famous man, George Malcolm White, architect of the U. S.
capital. He is buried in the congressional cemetery in Washington DC. So far I have not been able to ascertain why she is not buried with him.
Apparently they were still married when he died in 2011 as she is listed as surviving spouse in his obituary. Guess I will contact the cemetery
next week and see if they will tell me the name of the funeral home that handled her burial. My local cemetery where I take most of my photos
has become really stingy with information. They only give burial locations to immediate family members, citing HIPA law. I'll be in touch when I find out more about her.
Donald J. Ward
Arlington, Texas

Added by Donald Ward on Dec 13, 2015 11:27 AM
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