Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Spotlighting Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio

Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio is among my favorite cemeteries for many reasons not the least of which is the fact almost all of my maternal side of my Zagorsky and Szczepankiewicz families were buried there.  

Also buried at Calvary Cemetery are so many neighbors and friends of my family that I knew from childhood.  

Folks like:

Angie and Elizabeth Catalano who lived next door at 210 Arizona Avenue in Lorain, Ohio.  

John and Mary Tackas who lived on East Erie Avenue, but their house was actually just to the west of ours.

Pat and Theresa Costello who were great friends and fishing 'buddies' with my parents.

Corinne Alten McGee and her son David McGee who lived on the corner of East Erie Avenue and California Avenue, just one block from our house on Arizona Avenue.  Theirs was the most grand Victorian home in the neighborhood.   

Dr. Augustine J. Novello - My childhood doctor who made house visits!

Dr. Joseph A Cicerrella - My pediatrician.

Thomas E. Burkiewicz - A fellow 1966 Lorain High School graduate classmate.

Gerald John Stitak - My dear Aunt Mary's little baby who died so young.  

Dale Louis Korzan - 1961 graduate of Lorain High School. 

May they all rest in eternal peace.  


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