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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 3 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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Arlington Cemetery
Kensico Cemetery (4)
New Saint Peters Cemetery (13)
St. James the Less (1)
White Plains Rural (9)
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a4efo141, Alysia, Barb P., Charlene Hender..., D. Mackrodt, Dennis McGinnes..., Ev C., Floral Designer, James Colbert, jeff cox, John McFarlane, julia&keld, Linda Snyder Ko..., Lisa Maturo Bau..., MaggiMay, Marsha Mitchell, Mary C Cargile, Maureen, Melinda Fowler, Michael Ryley ..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Linda Burton Ko... (621)[Leave Message]
JLG
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the picture of Michael Gould's headstone. This is my husband's great-grandfather, and we've never had a chance to visit the cemetery. It means a lot to have this information, it's even more interesting since the dates don't match those listed in his obituary. A bit of a mystery!
Added by JLG on Sep 04, 2017 8:26 PM
ClaireM
Zito
What a kind service that you do for others. We live in the center of the U.S. and would not be able to take a picture in New York so I appreciate that you took the time and effort to help. May I use the photo for memorial #166247986 on my ancestry.com family tree? Of course, you would be given credit. Thank you.
Added by ClaireM on Sep 03, 2017 11:19 AM
debora starring
grave photo
thanks so much for the photo of my great grandparents Michael and Mary Farrell's grave, it means the world to me.I would also like a picture of Thomas and Catherine Farrell's grave they should be near Michael and Mary Farrell's grave.thanks a lot let me know if you can do this for me or do I have to go through find a grave?thanks Debora starring email starring80@frontiernet.net
Added by debora starring on Sep 03, 2017 9:53 AM
HollyCarolina
Thank you
I appreciate the Martino grave photo, would you also add it to his wife she is linked to him thanks
Added by HollyCarolina on Sep 02, 2017 1:08 PM
Leslie
Jean Plasan
Thanks so much for getting this photo, it is greatly appreciated.
Added by Leslie on Sep 01, 2017 7:09 AM
Cheryl
Allen
Thank you sooooooooooo very much! :)
Added by Cheryl on Aug 28, 2017 6:38 AM
Cheryl
Allen
Awesome pictures!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by Cheryl on Aug 28, 2017 6:38 AM
Roberta Everett
Aley
Many, many thanks for your efforts. In appreciation, Roberta
Added by Roberta Everett on Aug 27, 2017 10:29 PM
Roni Lepore
Ann H. Leheny's vault
Thank you for taking time to take a picture of her final resting place. Much appreciated that you are part of this wonderful community.

Cheers,
Roni Lepore
Added by Roni Lepore on Aug 13, 2017 3:26 PM
Linda Snyder Koons
Delightful coincidences
Twice in the last month, Find A Grave has astonished me. I was searching for the grave of my aunt's father, George Stankewicz, who I believe to have been buried in Kensico Cemetery in 1932. I turned up nothing, but accidentally found the grave of another distant family member who I wasn't even looking for. Today, searching for yet another individual, I came across a grave photo credited to you, and of course I recognized your name, fellow Lyco Class of 1972 member! THEN, I looked at your profile page and discovered you ramble around cemeteries in Westchester County, including Kensico! So if, by chance, you spot a grave for George Stankewicz with a dod in November 1932, please post a photo! Other names associated with him would be John Stankewicz (father) and Helen Goodman (sister).
I promised myself to do a lot of cemetery scouting in my retirement, and I have a list of photo requests for the Scranton and NE Pennsylvania area I'm following up on, so if you need anything in this vicinity, give me a shout.
Linda Snyder Koons
Added by Linda Snyder Koons on Aug 11, 2017 9:12 PM
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