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June 27, 2013

Money woes make graveyard upkeep difficult

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“We are grateful to volunteers such as Lyman Davis.” 

‘TIME-CONSUMING JOB’

A work crew from Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility has also assisted with upkeep.

“People want to see the cemetery nice and tidy,” Brant said.

The association says glass and clay flower containers are not allowed.

There are other concerns, such as the burial of cremated remains — there is no protocol for that, association members said.

And while notification of burial is required, sometimes that doesn’t happen.

The state recognizes the effort that volunteers put into cemetery upkeep.

“The administration of not-for-profit cemetery corporations is a time-consuming, often thankless job,” wrote State Division of Cemeteries Richard Fishman in a letter to the Riverside Association. 

“We are grateful to you for accepting the responsibilities that go with operation and maintenance of this local cemetery.” 

To learn more about Riverside Cemetery or to make a donation, call Sherman at 962-4452. 

Email Alvin Reiner: rondackrambler@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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