Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cemetery Crime Thursday - Ithaca, New York

Former Ithaca cemetery caretaker indicted

Kelsey O'Connor, | @ijkoconnor 5:13 p.m. EST March 4, 2015

A former groundskeeper at Lakeview Cemetery, accused of writing more than $58,000 worth of checks to himself and selling or giving away equipment, was indicted by a Tompkins County grand jury last week.

Scott E. Goodrich, 51, of Ithaca, is the former president and caretaker of the cemetery. He was arrested on Feb. 18, 2014 on a charge of second-degree grand larceny, accused of writing himself checks totaling $58,517 and selling or giving away the cemetery's equipment between February and December of 2013, according to court documents. He was indicted on that charge Thursday.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cemeteries Along My Path #43 - Oak Hill Cemetery

Oak Hill Cemetery
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois


Oak Hill Cemetery
Clear Lake Township
4688 Old Route #36
Springfield IL 62707

Lat: 39° 49' 06"N, Long: 89° 33' 54"W

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Funeral Card Friday - Alice Wilson

In Memory Of


October 28, 1931

Passed Away
July 5, 2013

Graveside Service
Old Trinity Churchyard
Church Creek, Maryland

Saturday, July 13th
1:00 P.M.

 Rev. Blake Wemester

Arrangements by
Thomas Funeral Home P.A.

Monday, February 9, 2015

This & That

From the New England Historic Genealogical Society --

by Valerie Beaudrault, Assistant Editor

Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland 

The city of Hagerstown is the county seat of Washington County, located in western Maryland. Rose Hill Cemetery, established in 1866, is the largest public cemetery in Washington County, and includes Washington Confederate Cemetery, which was purchased by the State of Maryland in 1871. Rose Hill Cemetery provides an alphabetical burial index on its website. Click the Genealogy Search link for the database of more than 42,000 names. Click the first letter of the last name to view the index. The data fields are last name, first name, middle name, date of birth, date of death, date of burial, and burial location (section/lot).

Obituary Index, State College, Pennsylvania 

State College is a municipality in Centre County, in central Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State University Libraries website features the Centre Daily Times Obituary Index. The index covers 1937 through 2014. Page images are available for January 1940 through November 1944, January 1950 through January 1955, April 1961 through February 1990, and August 2010 through September 2014. The index can be searched by last name, first name, and maiden name, and can be limited by obituary date range. The data fields are title (full name of the deceased), birth date, death date, genre (obituaries), and publication date. Click on the name link to view the available newspaper images. Also included is a general index, without images, which can be searched by author, title, or subject.

Evergreen Cemetery Association, Brainerd, Minnesota

The city of Brainerd is located in central Minnesota. It is the seat of Crow Wing County. The Evergreen Cemetery Association currently owns and manages Evergreen Cemetery, which is in Brainerd, and the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, which is located just north of the city. The association was established in 1879 to sell lots, record burials, and maintain the cemetery grounds. It has made a burial index available on its website. Click the Directory of the Dead link to access the index of nearly 20,000 records. One database is organized alphabetically by surname; the other is organized by cemetery block. The data fields are name, death date, age, block, lot, and plot. If you use the Grouped by Surname index, you will find a link to the lot number in the record so that you can view it on the Grouped by Block pages, and vice versa. Additional links in the search results will take you to the deceased's memorial at Find A Grave and, if the deceased was a veteran, to the association's U.S. military service page. There are also several cemetery block layout maps from the years 1879, 1948, 1953, 1954, 1963, and 1996, and a table showing the burial patterns over the years on the website. Copies of records may be ordered from the cemetery office for a fee.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Funeral Card Friday - Garbarini

In Loving Memory of 

Madeline Garbarini

Died December 11th 1971


Madeline Garbarini, born 1925 in Hoboken, NJ, was the daughter of Catherine Finan (1898-1978) and John Garbarini (1896-1931). She was my first cousin, 2x removed. Rest in Peace.