'A focal point for quiet reflection'

| 08 Jun 2017 | 05:28

— The historic Warwick Cemetery, located off Route 94, just south of the Village of Warwick, has added a cremation garden/columbarium in order to create memorial options for those who chose cremation rather than a burial.
On May 25, Warwick Deputy Mayor Barry Cheney and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined the Warwick Cemetery Association members and others for an official dedication.
In 2015, the Cemetery Association erected the Cremation Garden set on a rise. Visitors to the site will have an opportunity to enjoy views of both the older and newer sections of the cemetery, as well as the surrounding hills and countryside.
"We have received very positive feedback about the garden," said board member Ken Mitchell, who was invited to cut the ribbon during the ceremony. "It's a focal point for quiet reflection; a peaceful alcove where families may place their loved ones' urns and return time and time again for remembrance and to pay loving tribute."
The cemetery, which was formally opened in 1868, is situated on 65 well-maintained acres. It has interred people of all faiths in graves or in private family mausoleum crypts.
The Warwick Cemetery, a not-for-profit entity, is owned by shareholders who have grave space there and is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.
For additional information, contact Donald Ruhl at 845-986-4756. And if he is not in the shop, leave a message and he will return your call.
You may also send inquiries via email to info@warwickcemetery.org.