Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Montefiore Cem., Queens, NY #belarus

Brenda & Irwin Etter <etterbi@...>

My ggf is buried in Old Montefiore cemetary. I went there two years ago
when I was in New York. He wasn't in their computer system, but the person
in the office checked their card file for older burials and found it. He
died in 1926.

Also, his name in their records and on his tombstone were slightly different
from the records my mother gave me. His common name was Smicha, but they
had him listed as Simon. Also, the last name was a different version of the
family name. Because I knew the organizational plot he was buried in, it
helped to confirm. The final confirmation came at the tombstone because it
had a photgraph of him that was identical to the one picture I have in the
family album. I believe this is an old Russian style.

I thought the office was very helpful. I'd suggest a phone call.

Irwin Etter, Seattle, WA

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