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Joe Chando (#47476296)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 25 days
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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. If you are looking for a response to any questions, please provide an email address.

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

Please do not post death certificates to my memorials, rather enter the transcribed information through the edit tab. If I wanted the death certificate on the memorial, I would have put it there myself.

On Bio's
MCOI Morning Call Obituary Index
EEOI Easton Express Obituary Index
PADI Pennsylvania Department of Health Death Index
PADC Pennsylvania Death Certificate
PAML Pennsylvania County Marriage License
Cemetery's Photographed:
Riegelsville Union Cemetery, Riegelsville, Bucks County, PA 2011
Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2012
Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2012
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Alpha, Warren County, NJ 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Fairview Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton County, PA 2013
Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Saint Andrews Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr Calvary Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Saint Lawrence the Martyr's RC Church Cemetery, North Catasauqua, Northampton County, PA 2014
Gethsemane Cemetery of Saint Mary's, Catasauqua, Lehigh County, PA 2014
Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua (Whitehall Twp), Lehigh County, PA 2015
Saint Marys Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh County, PA 2016
Resurrection Cemetery aka Our Lords Ascension Polish National Catholic Church Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Saint Michael and Saint Andrew Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Fullerton (Whitehall), Lehigh County, PA 2016

Current Project:
I have come across a number of books from the Lutheran Church spanning about 50 years. These books have a number of obituaries and bio's that I am currently going through and posting so the information will not be lost. Those memorials can be found here.
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Messages left for Joe Chando (222)[Leave Message]
Gary Hancharik
Michael Hancharik
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Gary Hancharik on May 02, 2017 7:54 PM
E M Court
Zbur Families
Thanks for all your work Joe, My family is part of both the Holy Trinity and the St. Andrews Church/Cemeteries group. You seem to have a lot of info about these communities. Is there a way I can contact you? Or leave me a message on this website. Thanks
Added by E M Court on Apr 20, 2017 10:35 AM
Karoly Mesics
Thank you so much for adding the photo of my g-grandfathers tombstone. I had no idea he was buried separately from my g-grandmother. I don't think I would have realized it if you hadn't posted it. The Catholic Church is not very helpful when it comes to genealogy as I found out after many calls to get info about my ancestors burial plots. Thanks so much!
Nancy Csanadi
Added by mznc on Apr 04, 2017 3:42 PM
Jean Virag-Baker
Baby Marchesin
I received an email regarding this individual, saying "The general problem they reported is:
I searched the entire cemetery and could not find the grave".
I have added the image from Ancestry of baby Marchesins PA Death Certificate.
At the bottom, the Place of Burial....shows Holy Sepulchre, also an address of 446 Ridge.
Could I have listed the incorrect cemetery?
I would appreciate any advice.
Thank you.
Jean Baker
Added by Jean Virag-Baker on Apr 02, 2017 8:31 AM
E Finn
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Thank you for your excellent work to document Sacred Heart and the adjoining cemeteries in Fullerton. The photos are great, and the additional source facts makes your work the gold standard for Find-a-Grave.
I can't thank you enough for tackling and completing these cemeteries, along with St Mary's, St Lawrence, Allen, Fairview and all the others you've done. Remarkable efforts!
Added by E Finn on Apr 02, 2017 6:01 AM
Beth Karner
Thank You for Gravestone Photo
Dear Joe,

I am most grateful for the good photo you took of a cousin's gravestone in Sacred Heart Cemetery. It gave me a birth date that I didn't have yet.

I appreciate the time and effort it took you to take this photo. I am in California, so your photo helps me see what I cannot go see myself (maybe some day).

Thank you,
Beth Karner
Added by Beth Karner on Mar 04, 2017 5:47 PM
Everett Mefford
Lewis Thomas Ziegler
Thank you for these photos
Added by Everett Mefford on Mar 03, 2017 1:41 PM
Jeff Hall
Thanks for the photo
Hello Joe, you've been busy, thank you for the headstone photo added for PFC John C Stutzenberger, much appreciated.
Added by Jeff Hall on Feb 27, 2017 7:56 PM
Jeff Hall
Thank you
Hello Joe, many thanks for the excellent headstone photos added for PFC Julius Subits, great work!
Added by Jeff Hall on Feb 23, 2017 6:16 PM
Jerry Haas
Maude Horn Eichner UWE
Hi Joe, I approved your name change for Maude Horn Eichner at the UWE in Allentown. This is the information we have in the cemetery data base, but I will defer to your knowledge of Maude and family.
Regards, UWE Volunteer Jerry Haas
Added by Jerry Haas on Feb 21, 2017 3:08 PM
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