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Memorial Options

Learn About Options For Individual, Family and Public Memorials and Monuments Below

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Rome Monument specializes in designing, handcrafting and installing individual memorials and public memorials. Listed below are a number of general memorial and headstone options with some basic information about each. For more information about a specific memorial option click on the the (More Info >) link or use the navigation menu in the right column of this page. To view pictures of a particular memorial option click on the "View Pictures of..."  link. To get more information or pricing for a memorial option you are interested in, click on the "inquire online >" link. Please feel free to call 724-770-0100 for more information or to order a memorial. You can also visit one of our showrooms in the Pittsburgh area to learn more about memorial options and to order a memorial.

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Custom Monument Designs (More Info >)

  • Rome Monument specializes in custom made monument designs. The cemetery, private and public memorials we make fit the specific needs and requirements of a particular person or organization. The monument size, the memorial shape, the granite color and the personlized artwork are all tailor-made to comply with the exact requests of our customers.
  • For more information about custom monument designs call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Custom Monument and Gravestone Designs in the Design Gallery >

Personalized Engravings (More Info >)

  • A very popular memorial option are personalized engravings that are included in the artwork and design of a memorial or monument. Rome Monument specializes in designing, carving, etching and sculpting personalized engravings into artwork of the monuments we build.
  • For more information about personalized engravings call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Personalized Engravings in the Design Gallery >

Choose the Granite Color for a Monument (More Info >)

Etched Portraits (More Info >)

  • A popular memorial option is to have an etched portrait added to a monument or gravestone to personalize it in a distinctive fashion.  Rome Monument of Pittsburgh specializes in designing cemetery memorials and grave markers that incorporate an etched portrait of an individual or group of individuals, such as a husband and wife.
  • For more information about etched portraits call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Etched Portraits in the Design Gallery >

Etched Scenes and Images (More Info >)

  • A popular memorial option is to have a scene or image etched into a headstone or monument design. These custom features are popular with families in the Pittsburgh area, in part due to the expertise of our craftsman and creativity of our designers.  Families choose to use etched scenes and images in the design of a tombstone because of the special meaning they have and convey. Hand and laser etching are two ways we add detailed images onto granite memorials.
  • For more information about etched scenes and images call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Etched Scenes and Images in the Monument Design Artwork in the Design Gallery >

Example Epitaph Inscriptions (More Info >)

  • Personalize a monument, gravestone, grave marker or cemetery memorial with your loved one’s favorite Bible verse, stanza of poetry, song lyric, catch-phrase or life’s motto. If you and your family are having a difficult time deciding what epitaph or wording to have inscribed on your loved one's memorial, please read some examples for ideas.
  • For more information about epitaph inscriptions call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • Read Examples of Epitaph Inscriptions >

Flower and Floral Vases (More Info >)

  • One of the most popular monument options or accessories is a flower vase. When families visit the gravesite of their loved ones, they frequently bring fresh cut flowers--providing the memorial actually has a vase for the bouquet. Many cemeteries do not permit flowers to be placed on the ground, so a flower vase is a prerequisite.
  • For more information about flower and floral Vases call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Flower and Floral Vases in the Design Gallery >

Bronze Lettering, Accents and Attachments (More Info >)

Commemorative Plaques (More Info >)

  • Rome Monument specializes in selling commemorative plaques that typically mark the site where a person is buried or simply serve as an everlasting reminder of an individual’s life. Commemorative plaques can also be affixed to traditional or cremation monuments such as benches, boulders, flat or upright monuments, columbarium niche doors, and statues. They can also be attached to trees, walls and buildings. Rome Monument also sells commemorative plaques used as dedication plaques, historical markers, landmark markers, donor plaques and recognition plaques. Plaques designed by Rome Monument can be used indoors and outdoors.
  • For information about commemorative plaques call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Commemorative Plaques in the Design Gallery >
  • View Pictures of Commemorative Plaques for Historical And Landmark Markers >

Commission The Design and Construction of a Mausoleum (More Info>)

Community, Civic and Public Monuments (More Info >)

  • Rome Monument specializes in Community, Civic and Public Monument design and construction for spaces such as city parks, town greens, and commercial and government properties. These memorials commemorate the achievements of a local public figure, group of people, or organization that the community wishes to honor.  They can also celebrate a significant event, building, or space in the municipality, or simply be an image that holds special meaning to a community.
  • For information about community, civic and public monuments call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Community, Civic and Public Monuments in the Design Gallery >

Cremation Burial Memorials (More Info >)

Cremation Urn Burial Vaults (More Info >)

Foundations and Bases (More Info >)

  • A monument or gravestone base or foundation is a memorial option that can add substance, style and functionality to a cemetery memorial. Headstone bases can be custom carved and can be created in different shapes and sizes. Sometimes the color of the granite used for an upright monument may be different than the granite color used for the base.
  • For more information about foundations and bases call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Monument Foundations and Bases in the Design Gallery >

Memorial Accessories (More Info >)

  • Rome Monument of Pittsburgh sells, designs, builds and installs headstone and gravestone accessories.  Monument accessories can be added to a memorial to make it more functional, versatile or aesthetically pleasing. Monument accessories such as flower vases can be attached to a cemetery monument or public memorial during construction or can be attached to a preexisting memorial.  Services such as on-site cemetery monument engraving are performed after a monument has been set in a cemetery.  Monument accessories such as flag holders can be placed in the cemetery after the monument has been installed.
  • For more information about memorial accessories call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Memorial and Gravestone Accessories in the Design Gallery >

Memorial Portrait Pictures (More Info >)

  • A popular memorial option is to have a portrait picture added to a monument to personalize it in a distinctive fashion. Rome Monument of Pittsburgh specializes in designing monuments and grave markers that incorporate a portrait picture of an individual or group of individuals, such as a husband and wife.
  • For more information about memorial portrait pictures call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Memorial Portrait Pictures in the Design Gallery >

Monument Delivery and Installation (More Info >)

  • Rome Monument sells, designs, builds, delivers and installs monuments and memorials in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania. In the case of individual and family cemetery monuments, we offer free local delivery and installation. In cases where we are delivering a monument outside of our local area, we may negotiate or quote an additional delivery fee.
  • For more information about monument delivery and installation call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >

Non-Cemetery Cremation Memorials (More Info >)

  • Rome Monument of Pittsburgh designs, sells and installs cremation memorials that are not set or located in a cemetery setting.  While not feasible for traditional burials, the backyard, a church or another location on private property can become an ideal resting place for individuals who have chosen to be cremated. The urn or ashes can either be placed in the ground or inside a granite cremation monument such as a bench, boulder, upright monument, or statue.
  • For more information about non-cemetery cremation memorials call 724-770-0100 or inquire online >
  • View Pictures of Non-Cemetery Cremation Memorials in the Design Gallery >

Pet Memorials (More Info >)

Download Brochures From Rome Monument To Learn About Memorial Options and Guidelines For Selecting a Monument

Click on the links below to download PDF format brochures. Get headstone design ideas and guidelines for selecting and designing a cemetery monument. Read about gravestone craftsmenship and carving options.  Learn about the jewelry and memorials available at our Rome Inspirations store in Rochester, PA. Consider options for a bronze memorial or learn about our Christmas and Flower Memorial Decoration Program.  Visit a showroom in Western, Pennsylvania to order a monument or gravestone. If you would like a full color brochure mailed to your residence or workplace, click here to request a brochure by mail or call our main office at 724-770-0100.