Thanks to Anne Ruggeri for this announcement.
“Your Local Cemetery: Don’t take things for Granite!
Everything you wanted to know, but didn’t know who to ask.”
An informative day with various speakers who will address many issues concerning Cemeteries – laws, up keep, Monuments and their care, The Funeral Director’s involvement and a whole lot more!
IACI of CNY Genealogy in conjunction with the OCPL Local History and Genealogy Dept. will host a day of Cemetery talks on Saturday June 7th from 9:15 – 4:15 pm in the Curtin Auditorium. The details are still being worked out, however this is a brown bag lunch event with some light refreshments available. We are still gathering speakers, however three confirmed speakers will be:
* Ken Sweet, of Sweet-Woods Memorials Co. in Phoenix, will speak about different types of Monuments and their care. This is extremely important to learn, since the Monument is the only lasting visual reminder of the final burial place of your loved one. Keeping it clean, having it readable, accurate, safe, and installed according to the Cemetery regulations is important since so much can be learned about your loved one by reading their stone. Ken will gladly answer any questions you may have.
* Patricia Knight Scholl, Funeral Director at Keegan-Osbelt-Knight Funeral Home, Inc, of Syracuse, Past President of both the NYS Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA) and the Onondaga-Oswego Funeral Directors Association, and currently serving on the NYSFDA as a Board Member and Local Spokesperson, will speak about many issues concerning the Funeral Home’s involvement with the final choices made concerning your loved one’s remains: whether a traditional burial takes place or cremation, and how the remains are legally cared for in NYS. She will also discuss the option of Anatomical Donations. Patty is a wealth of knowledge and she will gladly answer your questions.
* Michael Seelman, from the NYS Division of Cemeteries, will speak about the NYS regulations concerning Cemeteries that are not privately owned (aka not-for-profit cemeteries). As Cemetery Associations meet with Lot Owners to discuss issues, people should be informed about the legislation that effects the Cemetery. Mike will try to explain that to you and also answer questions.
For further information, please contact Anne Ruggeri (firstname.lastname@example.org). Watch the local media & watch your email. Official announcements will be out once the last speaker has been confirmed, and flyers will be around, etc.
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