John Paul Rhodes (Srodkowski / Sarcopski)

John Paul Rhodes (Srodkowski / Sarcopski)

John you are not forgotten

John Rhodes
John Rhodes

This is a memorial post for my Uncle John Paul Rhodes.  I never had the chance to meet him or I do not remember as I was very young at the time of his death in 1985.  I hope I have the chance to meet him again in whatever comes after I die.

Grave Coordinates: 40°08’46.7″N 80°50’51.0″W

John Paul Rhodes Grave

John Rhodes

Cemetery Information:

Holly Memorial Gardens
73360 Pleasant Grove Rd
Colerain, OH 43916
Tel: 740-633-5939

Memorial Post – Robert (Bobby) George Kelley

This is a memorial post for my Mom’s friend Bobby Kelley from Bellaire, Ohio who died in Vietnam on July 22, 1970.

I write this post after a long discussion with my mother about graveyards and how everyone had life experiences, loved and were loved, but how everyone will be forgotten after just a few generations.  Nobody wants to be forgotten, including me.  So I keep this journal and at times do memorial posts for my friends and family.  This is the first time I’m doing one for someone I never met.

Steven Michael Srodkowski (Sarcopski / Rhodes)

Steven Michael Srodkowski (Sarcopski / Rhodes)

Steven you are not forgotten

angel carrying steven

This is a memorial post for my Uncle Steven who I never had the chance to meet.  He was born on November 29th, 1950 and died on December 23rd, 1950 due to broncho pneumonia.  He was only 24 days old.

I want to ensure he is never forgotten and an internet post will ensure this.  His death was something that was never discussed in the family and I only recently learned that my mom had a twin – Steven.  He has been on my mind and I recently was able to confirm his burial site.  Visiting it gave me a peaceful feeling and I hope that I’m able to meet him in whatever comes after I die.

Feliks (Felix) Sarcopski

This is a memorial post for my Great-Grandfather Feliks (Felix) Sarcopski

Birth 1891 in Grochowalsk, Poland

Grochowalsk, Poland

Departed Hamburg, Germany on August 12th, 1905
Arrived in New York, New York on August 24th, 1905

Occupation: Coal Miner
Wife: Salumeja Srodkowska – 1889 – 1936

Died on February 24th, 1949
Grave Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BkhjynMwbWR2

I wonder what it must have been like to leave a small village for an unknown land far away knowing that he most likely would never return to Grochowalsk; knowing that he would never see his relatives, friends, almost everyone he knew ever again must have been very sorrowful.

Robert Curtin – Christmas Eve – World War Two letter

Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Curtin
1946 Concord Rd.
Columbus, OH

Dear Mom and Dad,

Here it is Christmas Eve and I could think of a few places I’d rather be tonight than where I am but there will be wars eh!

The other day I received a whole bunch of letters and I really was glad to get them.  I received all those clippings you sent me.  I guess the boys really showed the rest of the country what a good team we had huh!