Learn About Pittsburgh Cemeteries, the Different Types of Cemeteries, Cemetery Burial Options and Types of Burial Lots in Southwestern PA
What is a Cemetery or Memorial Park?
- A cemetery is a location where embalmed or cremated remains are buried or interred in a grave, mausoleum, columbarium, tomb or above ground vault.
- A memorial park is a park designed for contemplation or recreation, commemorating the death of an individual or of many people through a natural or other disaster, or through military action.
The Staff at Rome Monument Are Experts on Pittsburgh Cemeteries
- Since 1934, Rome Monument has been designing monuments, headstones and memorials that we deliver to, and install in, cemeteries in Pittsburgh.
- The staff at Rome Monument has an intimate knowledge of these cemeteries, their features, positives and negatives, their grounds, monuments and their rules, regulations and restrictions.
- To talk with a Rome Monument Cemetery Planning Advisor or to schedule a free consultation, call 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Cris Morgan. Let one of these gentleman know your wants and needs and they can help match you with the right cemetery. We know the best cemeteries in Pittsburgh - it is our business.
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Types of Cemeteries in Pittsburgh
- In Pittsburgh there are six basic types of cemeteries; veterans’ cemeteries, public cemeteries, green cemeteries (green or natural burial parks), religious cemeteries and municipal or district cemeteries. A sixth type of cemetery in Pittsburgh is called a historic cemetery and of course, there are "haunted cemeteries" in Pittsburgh.
- However, many of these historic cemeteries do not sell burial plots or gravesites.
- If you are interested in learning how to pick out a good gravesite in a Pittsburgh cemetery, call us at 724-770-0100 and ask for Vince or Chris.
- The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Washington County, Pennsylvania located about 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh is an example of a veterans’ cemetery (national cemetery) which is managed by the government, in this case, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration.
- It is one of the newest cemeteries in the National Cemetery system.
- An example of a municipal cemetery is the Beaver Cemetery in Beaver, Pennsylvania which is located about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh.
- It is managed by a nonprofit organization governed by a voluntary board of trustees.
Green Cemeteries and Natural Burial Parks
- Green cemeteries, also know as greeen or natural burial parks are places for eco-friendly burials.
- These types of burials are a technique for caring for the deceased with minimal environmental impact.
- Penn Forest Natural Burial Park is situated about 13 miles northeast of Pittsburgh is Pennsylvania’s first exclusively green burial ground.
- Penn Forest offers full body lots, cremated remains burial lots and sites for scattering cremated remains.
- Click here for information about prices for burial lots at this cemetery.
- If you are considering arranging a burial a religious cemetery, talk with someone at your local church, synagogue, or mosque.
- Religious cemeteries in Pittburgh differ according to cultural practices and religious beliefs.
- The Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is an example of a religious organization that owns and operates religious cemeteries in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh residents most often choose public cemeteries for burials. Public cemeteries are owned by corporations or individuals.
- An example of a public cemetery owned by a corporation is the Homewood Cemetery located in Pittsburgh.
- It was created in in 1878 to provide a cemetery for the wealthy and influential residents of Pittsburgh's East End.
- In 2013, David Michener, president and CEO of the Allegheny Cemetery noted that cremated remains account for 21 percent of the burials at Homewood Cemetery. Henry Clay Frick, a famous American industrialist from Pittsburgh was interred in the cemetery in Section 14, Lot 66, Grave 3.
- Historic cemeteries in Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA are in use or have been forgotten and neglected.
- A few of the most historic cemeteries in Pittsburgh that are still in use are the Allegheny Cemetery, Homewood Cemetery, Calvary Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum, Mount Lebanon Cemetery and the Union Dale Cemetery.
- Many historic cemeteries in Pittsburgh have been overgrown, neglected, abandoned and are no longer maintained or managed.
- Historic cemeteries, such as the Voegtly Church Cemetery, are often forgotten and of little interest to anyone except history buffs, historical preservation organizations, historical societies and archaeologists.
- Historic cemeteries such as the Turner Cemetery in Squirrel Hill, a residential neighborhood in Pittsburgh, can be important historic resources for Pittsburgh preservation organizations and are often the focus of preservation and protection efforts.
- These historic cemeteries provide many clues to determining burial rituals, population settlement demographics and social influences in Western Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, efforts to preserve the historic cemeteries don't always work out, as in the case of a cemetery on Duncan Avenue in McCandless, Pennsylvania which is a suburb located a few miles north of Pittsburgh. This cemetery houses the graves of United States veterans from the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.
- Some ancient burial grounds and cemeteries in Pittsburgh, such as the Trinity Burial Ground located next to the Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh, are considered historical sites. The Trinity Burial Ground dates back to prehistoric Indian burials.
- Luckily, some historic cemeteries in Pittsburgh are being restored, such as the historic Minersville Cemetery, founded in 1862, in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.
- Volunteers often restore neglected historic cemeteries in and around Pittsburgh. In 2013, volunteers helped to clean up the Paris Cemetery in the Washington County, located south of Pittsburgh in Hanover Township.
- Also, in 2013, plans to restore the Ritter Cemetery, an abandoned graveyard in Donegal Township, located southeast of Pittsburgh were undertaken.
- Rome Monument helps to restore, preserve, maintain, repair and protect historic and working cemeteries in Pittsburgh on a contract and volunteer basis.
Haunted Graveyards and Cemeteries in Pittsburgh
- Best Haunted Graveyards to Tour in Pittsburgh, PA Includes the Restland Cemetery, the Dravo Methodist Cemetery, the Hankey Church Cemetery and the Snyder Cemetery.
- 10 Places in Pittsburgh Where You Might Meet a REAL Ghost Includes the Coulterville Cemetery, Damian’s Grave in the Resurrection Cemetery, the Indian Burial Mound in the McKees Rocks Bottoms and the Quaker Church and Cemetery.
- Geocachers and the Pittsburgh Ghost Hunters Association Confirmed Paranormal Activity Confirmed in the Mount Carmel Cemetery in Beaver County, PA.
- No film location in the Pittsburgh region is more revered than the iconic Evans City Cemetery, site of the opening scene of George Romero's landmark movie "Night of the Living Dead."
About Interment, Burial, Funeral and Cremation Services Available in Pittsburgh (More Info >)
- Years ago, many families purchased plots in one cemetery, burial ground, memorial park or graveyard. Today, families are choosing other options.
- After all, people move and convenience is important. Cemetery rules, regulations and restrictions may exclude certain memorialization or burial preferences. For instance, the bevel or slant marker, statue or upright monument, or bench memorial or bronze marker you planned on having may not be allowed in certain sections of a cemetery—or in the cemetery at all.
- What is a cemetery’s policy on the disposition of cremated remains?
- Church affiliations, even religious affiliations may have changed. Affordability is often an important factor. So is the way in which the cemetery grounds are managed and cared for.
- Rome Monument provides interment and funeral service information and planning assistance for families in Pittsburgh.
- Families in Allegheny County and Southwestern Pennsylvania contact Rome Monument for advice and assistance during the process of planning for burials, interments, cremations and inurnments.
- Learn about interment (opening and closing) fees, entombment prices for mausoleum burial fees and inurnment fees for cremation burials.
- The best thing you can do is to understand all your options prior to going to the cemetery or choosing a cemetery.
- Call us at 724-770-0100 for information about interment and funeral services available in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area or click here to contact us online.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Cemetery Expert
- As memorial builders, Rome makes it our priority to be fully informed and up-to-date on everything you need to know leading up to and following the passing of a loved one.
- We have Certified Cremation Counselors and active members of The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) on staff ready to help you through the cemetery selection process.
- If you are considering purchasing a grave, gravesite or burial plot in a Pittsburgh area cemetery, you can talk to a Cemetery Planning Advisor or schedule a free consultation by calling 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Cris Morgan. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about burial plot sizes, costs, monuments, markers and cemetery rules and regulations.
- We know just about everyting there is to know about buying a cemetery site in Pittsburgh because we work with almost all of the cemeteries on a regular basis. We completely understand the restrictions that cemeteries in Pittsburgh have on burial vaults, monuments, grave markers and memorials. You can even ask us about their policies for floral remembrances that are placed on graves.
Prices for Burial Plots in Pittsburgh (More Info >)
- For information on ground burial prices and ground burial space for cremation in Pittsburgh, call (724) 770-0100. Prices usually start at $500.00 - $1,000.00 for each grave or space and go up from there depending on the cemetery you choose and the section in the cemetery you pick.
- Some cemeteries that have architecturally appealing buildings, exqusite statues, stained glass chapels, beautiful and open pastoral landscapes, quite and peaceful environs, tree-lined drive, stands of mature trees, sweeping vistas, tranquil fountains, ponds and lakes, parklike atmospheres, great historic value, top-notch security and well maintained grounds often charge a premium for their burial plots and gravesites.
- Plots in Pittsburgh cemeteries with a lake view or a private garden cost more than plots that have less than optimal vistas. "Just like real-estate, it's location, location, location," said David Michener, president of Allegheny and Homewood cemeteries in Pittsburgh.
- The price for a burial plot in Pittsburgh cemeteries is based on the type of plot, which section of the cemetery the plot is located and the number of plots purchased. For example certain sections in the Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth, Pa, located about 19 miles south of Pittsburgh cost $500.00 for a grave, while burial plots in other sections cost $950.00. They charge about $2,700.00 for double depth lawn crypts.
- For information about the costs of cemetery lots, grave openings, crypts and niches at the Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum in Beaver, Pennsylvania, click here. Prices for cemetery lots, as of October, 2015 range from $490.00 to $2,250.00. Prices for crypts range from $7,040.00 to $22,000.00.
Types of Burial Plots in Pittsburgh
- In Pittsburgh the four most common types of burial plots are single plots, double or companion plots, family or estate plots and plots for cremated remains.
- Individual or single plots are the most common type of plot purchased by families who live in Pittsburgh. The remains of one person are buried in these plots in a casket of vault.
- Double plots are sold to together and are usually purchased for or by a married couple or "life partners". Cemeteries also get requests for companion plots for same sex couples and while most deny these requests, attitidues are changing.
- Family or estate plots are areas in a cemetry sold to a family. Rome Monuments designs and manufactures estate memorials which often take the form of a large headstone engraved with the family name which marks the area of the graves or burial plots. In some cases individual monuments are used to mark the specific graves and in other cases, as each family member is buried, the name and dates are engraved on the large estate memorial.
- Some cemeteries such as the Saint John Vianney Parish Cemetery in Pittsburgh require that people who purchase a grave are Catholic, although Non-Catholics are allowed to be interred in their cemetery if the grave owner is a Catholic. The New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh operates the New Light Cemetery in Shaler Township. Their congregants receive a 20% discount on grave sites after a two year membership.
- In Pittsburgh people often choose to have their deceased relatives or themselves entombed in a mausoleum crypt.
- The three most popular styles of masoleum crypts are outdoor/garden mausoleum crypts or private/family mausoleums which can be large walk in structures or outdoor crypts.
- Click here to see examples of mausoleums designed and built by Rome Monuments.
How to Purchase a Burial Plot for a Grave for a Pet in Pittsburgh:
- While most families in Pittsburgh bury their companion animals such as dogs and cats on their own property, usually in their backyard, more and more cemeteries in Pittsburgh are offering burial options for both humans and pets.
- One example is the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery which offers pet owners the opportunity to purchase a single burial plot for their pet or they can purchase property within the Garden of Faithful Friends so that they can be buried near their pet. Prices for burying a pet in its own plot start at $350 and go up to over $1,000.00 depending on the animal’s size.
- Both pets and humans must be buried in caskets or alternative containers.
- Hillcrest Memorial Park in Hermitage, Pa., which is about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh has a section in the cemetery that permits the burial of pets and humans together.
- Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery, which is owned and operated by Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, is located next to the Beinhauer’s human cemetery, Woodruff Memorial Park which is located about 12 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
- Rome Monument sells pet memorials which are appropriate for pet cemeteries in Pittsburgh.
Cemetery Grounds and Monument Maintenance:
- When people are trying to decide on where to purchase a grave or burial plot, it is important that they get information about how the cemetery grounds and monuments are maintained.
- The Cemetery Planning Advisors at Rome Monument know which cemetery's management staffs place a priority on lawn and grave marker maintenance and care. If cemetery work crews are not vigilent about preventing water problems, standing water, water runoff and mud can obscure the names, dates and epitaphs on gravestones and headstones. Excess water in a cemetery can create a mess around gravesites which is an ordeal for family members who are visiting the cemetery to pay their respects to their deceased love one (s). Call 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Cris Morgan. Either gentleman can provide good advice and insight regarding the maintenance standards and practices of cemeteries in Pittsburgh.
- Our staff knows the cemeteries in Pittsburgh that pay close attention to seeding, fertilizing, landscaping, watering, pruning, refuse removal, mowing, eradicating gophers and moles, inspecting, mulching, raking, planting and other services associated with cemetery maintenance. The best cemeteries in Pittsburgh properly maintain their cemetery drives, paths and sidewalks, trees, curbs, watering and irrigation systems, buildings, mausoleums, chapels, fences and gates. It is extremely important for cemeteries to continously raise, repair, clean, set and realign the monuments and headstones marking the gravesites because injury, or even death can occur if a monument or headstone starts to lean causing it to fall or tip over on to somebody decorating or visiting the gravestone.
- Call 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Cris Morgan to find out which cemeteries in Pittsburgh take the best care of their burial grounds and grave markers. Both men are very experienced in helping families make the best choice when deciding where to buy graves, cemetery spaces and cemetery lots in Pittsburgh.
Cemetery Grave or Burial Plot Sizes in Pittsburgh:
- A standard grave is about 8 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide.
- This sizes provides room for an upright monument or flat grave marker.
- Some burial plots may be up to 9 feet long or 4 feet wide to accommodate a person of larger size.
- Most cemeteries use standard sizes for single and double plots.
Cemetery Options for the Final Disposition of Cremated Remains:
- Many families in Allegheny County, PA choose cremation because of the flexibility this option offers.
- People from Western Pennsylvania often decide to have an urn buried at a cemetery that has facilities for cremated remains months or even years after the memorial service for the deceased was conducted.
- These facilities may be burial spaces alongside trails, special gardens or indoor or outdoor columbariums.
- In 2013, Allegheny Cemetery opened a hillside trail with beautiful views to provide Pittsburgh families with another option for cremated burials.
- In Squirrel Hill, the Homewood Cemetery maintains a beautiful lawn garden cremation garden, an indoor mausoleum and garden mausoleums for the final disposition of cremated remains.
- The Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh offers a Memorial Walk, private columbarium grave space, an above-ground columbarium for cremated remains, standard grave spaces that may hold up to two cremations and cemetery sites designated for cremation burials.
- Jefferson Memorial Cemetery in Pittsburgh offers indoor and outdoor columbarium niches for cremated human remains which are often referred to as cremains.
- For more information about cemeteries that provide options for the final disposition of cremated remains, call 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Cris Morgan.
Monument Delivery and Installation for Pittsburgh Cemeteries (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 >
Monuments, Memorials and Headstones in Pittsburgh Cemeteries
- Since 1934 Rome Monument has been designing and manufacturing custom monuments, memorials, headstones, gravestones, grave markers, tombstones, crypts, columbariums, mausoleums, granite memorial benches and flat/flush/lawn level bronze markers for families that have relatives interred and buried in cemeteries and memorial parks in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Southwestern PA.
- Other monument companies that have installed (set) monuments in Pittsburgh cemeteries over the last 100 years include the Donatelli Granite Company which was purchased by Rome Monument in 2011.
- Many families in Pittsrubh also purchased gravestones from Nelson Memorials, formerly owned by Nelson Rogers. The Nelson Memorials (Nelson Memorial Studio) monument company was purchased in 2008 by Rome Monument in 2008. Nelson Memorials designed and built many of the headstones that mark gravesites in the Round Hill cemetery in Elizabeth, PA.
- East Suburban Memorials is another monument company that has placed upright monuments and flat grave markers in cemeteries located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Rome Monument purchased East Suburban Memorials in 2008. Formerly located in Penn Hills, the the East Suburban Memorials showroom has been moved inside the Rome Monument Nelson Branch.
- The Campbell Horigan Memorials firm which was formerly located across from Allegheny Cemetery, installed countless monuments and gravestones in Pittsburgh cemeteries. Rome Monument purchased Campbell Horigan Memorials in 2004. The office is also located at 6103 University Blvd, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Since 1899, the Campell & Horigan monument company was erecting monuments in the Union Dale Cemetery. By the 1930s, the company name was changed from Campell & Horigan to the Campell-Horigan Granite Company. In 1917, the company name was changed to the Campell-Horigan Granite Company when the firm was chartered in Pittsburgh. In the 1930's their studio and workshop were located at the opposite entrance to Allegheny Cemetery.
- The Simon White’s Sons Monuments business is another monument retailer that built grave markers and tombstones for families that had their loved ones buried in cemeteries in Pittsburgh. This monument company was installing monuments in Pittsburgh cemeteries as far back as the 1940s. Rome Monument purchased Simon White’s Sons Monuments in 2011. The company was formerly located at 68 West Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Alexander White began carving tombstones in Washington County, PA in the early 1800’s and the White name is still associated with monuments in the Washington County, PA area nearly 200 years later. After being operated by several generations of the White family the Simon White’s Sons business was eventually sold to Rome Monument.
- For over 75 years, the Urbach Memorials company has designing and producing distinctive monuments and tombstones for the Jewish communities and Jewish cemeteries in Pittsburgh. In 1933 Joseph Urbach established Urbach Monument Works. Joseph's son, Steven, joined his father in 1965 and expanded the business by offering cemetery lettering, memorial repair and cleaning. Rome Monument purchased Urbach Memorials in 2008. In 2012, Urbach Memorials, a division of Rome Monument, donated a 6-foot-tall, 3-ton granite monument to the New Light Cemetery, in Shaler Township, PA. In 2010, Rome Monument and Urbach Memorials restored 30 destroyed gravestones discovered in the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Cemetery in McKees Rocks, PA. Urbanc Memorials works with the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob congregation.
Rome Monument Provides On-Site Cemetery Monument and Memorial Lettering and Engraving Services (More Info >)
- Rome Monument frequently places inscriptions and engravings on headstones, gravestones and memorials that have already been set in a cemetery in Pittsburgh.
- It doesn't matter if we built the monument or another momument company designed the monument.
- We are experts at copying the matching engraving style, alphabet, font and letter sizes in use on the monument.
- We typically perform our mobile lettering and engraving services to etch names and birth and death dates on companion/double headstones and family and estate monuments that memorialize more than one person.
- In most cases, we don't have to remove the monument from the ground, base or foundation.
- Most of the cemetery on-site engraving work is performed on granite monuments although we occasionally work with older monuments made from marble and sandstone during cemetery restoration projects.
- Most of the work we do is peformed by hand using basic engraving and stenciling tools and equipment. Click here to view pictures of the on-site cemetery monument engraving process.
Monument and Gravestone Maintenance, Cleaning, Repair and Restoration Services in Pittsburgh, PA (More Info >)
- Rome Monument offers monument and gravestone maintenance, cleaning and restoration services to families and cemeteries alike.
- Call us at 724-770-0100 for more information or to request our headstone cleaning services.
- Click here to request more information or to schedule gravestone cleaning services if you would like to talk with Rome Monument about our restoring a monument (s) to it's original appearance.
- Families, from time to time will clean the memorials if and when they have time and the ability.
- Rome Monument is always happy to clean and maintain gravestones on behalf of families, cemetery managers and individuals in Pittsburgh.
- We have the experience, tools, equipment, acids, bristle brushes, pressure washers and manpower required to clean family memorials in a professional manner.
How Cemeteries in Pittsburgh Make Money:
- Cemeteries in Pittsburgh produce revenue from selling in-ground human and pet burial plots, lawn crypts, burial containers and vaults, ground burial space for cremation placements, floral rememberances, mausoleum and community columbarium space and niches, memorial benches, monuments and grave markers.
- They also generate income from monument foundation fees, membership fees and maintenance funds, interment fees, disinterment fees, grave opening and closing fees or inurnment fees, community contributions or donations and endowment and perpetual care funds.
- Some cemeteries in Pittsburgh offer financing.
- For more information about cemetery costs related to cremation, click here.
Scheduling A Burial at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies:
- To schedule a burial at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, located southwest of Pittsburgh in Bridgeville, PA , please contact the National Cemetery Scheduling Office by following the instructions listed here http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/burial_benefits/need.asp or fax all discharge documentation to the National Cemetery Scheduling Office at 1-866-900-6417 and follow-up with a phone call to 1-800-535-1117.
- The 292 acre National Cemetery of the Alleghenies situated approximately 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, was dedicated in 2005 by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' National Cemetery Administration. This cemetery has space available to accommodate casketed and cremated remains. It is one of the newest cemeteries in the National Cemetery system.
Burials at Allegheny Cemetery:
- The Allegheny Cemetery located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, offers the people of western Pittsburgh a wide choice of burial and memorialization options.
- For assistance with a burial call 412-682-1624.
Burials at The Homewood Cemetery:
- At the 204 acre non-denominational, non-sectarian Homewood Cemetery, located near the center of Allegheny County, accomodates every form of legal burial including: traditional burial in a single in-ground lot or a double depth lawn crypt. Inurnment, with placement of cremated remains in an urn garden or family lot is also accommodated.
- For assistance with a burial at the Homewood Cemetery, please call 412-421-1822.
- Their staff will help you choose from the wide range of burial options, and price ranges offered.
Cemetery Arrangements and Purchasing Burial Space at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery:
- To make cemetery arrangements and to purchase burial space at the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home in Pittsburgh, visit http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz/burial.php or call 412-655-4500.
- Incorporated in 1929, the Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home is still owned and operated as a family enterprise.
How To Choose a Burial Plan at Plum Creek Cemetery:
- Plum Creek Cemetery provides many customized burial options including graveside and chapel services, and various plot and foundation sizes.
- Visit http://www.plumcreekcemetery.com/burial.htm for burial interment prices, cremation interment prices and lot/plot burial site prices.
- To make burial arrangements call 412-793-7666.
- At the Plum Creek Cemetery, as of October, 2015, the price for a plot was $1,000 each, depending upon the number of plots, and in all sections within the cemetery.
- For rules and regulations at the cemetery, click here.
Cemetery Arrangements at Union Dale Cemetery:
- The Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh is a 96 acre hilltop family cemetery incorporated in 1846.
- The nonprofit cemetery offers attractive lots for traditional burial as well as cremated remains.
- This charming burial ground consistently ranks among the best cemeteries in terms of maintenance and appearance in the Pittsburgh area.
- To start the process of making cemetery arrangements at Union Dale visit http://www.uniondalecemetery.org/services.php.
- To get specific information about cemetery arrangements call (412) 321-0774.
Cemetery Arrangements and Burial Plots at The McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery:
- The McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery in McKeesport, Pennsylvania is a non-profit perpetual care cemetery owned by the lot owners.
- Burial plots, mausoleum crypts and niches are available for sale.
- For prices and more information visit www.mckeesportcemetery.com or call 412-672-1176.
How to Arrange a Burial at Penn Forest Natural Burial Park:
- The 32 acre Penn Forest Natural Burial Park, which opened in 2011, is located 13 miles northeast of downtown Pittsburgh in Penn Hills.
- It was Pennsylvania's first “green burial only” cemetery.
- Penn Forest offers plots for full body and cremated remains burial along with cremated remains scattering sites.
- To make burial arrangements at the Penn Forest Natural Burial Park, visit http://www.pennforestcemetery.com/arrange-an-immediate-green-burial/ or call 412-977-2207 and ask to speak to Pete McQuillin. Pete can schedule a time for your family can visit the cemetery to select a plot/lot and make arrangements for a burial and graveside service.
- Green burials are becoming increasingly popular with Pittsburghers. This type of burial is a process that involves burial without formaldehyde-based embalming, metal caskets, or concrete burial vaults.
- Click here to watch a YouTube video overview of the Penn Forest Natural Burial Park and learn more about green burial.
- For information on burial lot (Interment Rights) pricing, body burial fees, cremated remains burial fees and cremated remains scattering fees, visit http://www.pennforestcemetery.com/pricing.