First let me start off by saying as a RN, I find it funny that e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. we do, say, don't do, do too much, do too little seems to have the philia or phobia words attached to it. I also am afflicted with biophilia, iconophilia, technophilia, and many others HA! The other reference, like taphophile or taphophilia, is Tombstone Tourist.
When walking around, photographing and reading the headstones I come across the kindest of words, loving father, devoted mother, supportive friend. Photographs, trinkets and angels left behind as a mark someone had been there. There is a local 'trash man' who died and on his birthday his family leaves him a can of coke and his favorite candy bar, during football season his favorite team, OU Sooners, will have a presence at his side by way of flag or ornament.
Then you come across people like Mr. Wise, he was a teacher at Monroe, Oklahoma school. Most of us remember our teachers with a stern, staunch face or a scowl across their brow. It seems Mr. Wise had a sense of humor and as you can see by his 'book' headstone and what you read up on the back, he was always right !!