Moravian Cemetery Frequently
What is a “Community Mausoleum”?
A “Community Mausoleum” is
a form of entombment for those not wanting to be interred in
the ground. These Mausoleums contain crypts for full
entombments as well as niches for the entombment of cremated
What is a Crypt?
A crypt is a burial
chamber within a “Community Mausoleum”.
Does Moravian Cemetery offer “Community Mausoleums”?
Yes, Moravian Cemetery
began offering this service to the Community in 1974 and
will continue to do so in the future.
Are there differences in the crypts offered?
Yes, Moravian Cemetery
offers a variety of crypts: Singles, Tandems for two, Side
by Sides for two, Westministers for two and Westministers
for four are all available.
What does the term Westminister mean?
A Westminister is a crypt
that can accommodate either two or four persons. The
entombments in a Westminister crypt are as follows: In a
Westminister 2, the first entombment goes in and down,
partially resting in the foundation of the building, and the
second entombment rests above the first entombment. In a
Westminister 4 the first two entombments partially rest in
the foundation of the building in “tandem” or one in front
of the other, while the second two entombments will rest
above the first two also in “tandem” The following is a
diagram of a Westminister for four.
How many people are
accommodated in a single crypt?
Only one person can be
entombed in a single crypt.
How many people are accommodated in a niche?
accommodates one urn; if two people wish to be entombed next to
each other in a niche they may purchase two niches along side
What are the dimensions of a crypt?
Each crypt is built to
contain a zinc or kryprotek liner with a maximum size of 7 ft. 2
in. long by 30 in. wide by 24 in. high.
How is the type of liner determined?
Either a zinc or
kryprotek liner must be used on all entombments in Moravian
Cemetery – the type of liner is determined according to the
level of the crypt. Levels A, B & C require a Zinc Liner and
Levels D, E, F & G require a kryprotek liner.
In the case of a Westminister for four the first two entombments
must be in a sealer casket and a kryprotek tray as opposed to a
zinc or kryprotek liner. This same rule applies for the first
entombment in a Westminister for two.
How many crypts are there?
In the new Hillview
Mausoleum there are a total of 2690 crypts and 5364 niches. We
also have limited availability in our Bayview Mausoleum.
What are the prices of these crypts and how is pricing
Prices can be obtained
from the pricing sheet. Prices are determined according to the
level of the crypt – the higher the level the less expensive the
crypt. (Level A being the lowest level crypt and Level G being
the highest level crypt)
Is there a payment plan?
Yes, Moravian Cemetery
does offer a payment plan for Mausoleum Crypts only. Pricing
pamphlets are available from the office. (PAYMENT
PLANS CAN ONLY BE UTILIZED ON CRYPTS THAT ARE PURCHASED FOR
Is anything allowed on the crypt fronts?
No, Moravian Cemetery
does not allow any objects to be placed on the crypt fronts; a
copy of the Rules and Regulations may be obtained for further
Can a crypt be sold back to Moravian Cemetery?
Yes, a crypt may be
sold back to Moravian Cemetery for it’s full purchase price as
long as the deed holder has the crypt for at least ten (10)
years. If a person wishes to sell back a crypt before the ten
year period they will get back the full purchase price less 1/3.
Can the cremated remains of a person be entombed in a regular
as opposed to a niche?
Yes, although the
entombment of an urn would take up the space of a full
Can an in-ground burial space be purchased pre-need?
No, in-ground burial
places are only sold at time of need.
What is a concrete vault?
Although not all
cemeteries require concrete vaults, Moravian Cemetery does.
A concrete vault is an outer box that the casket is placed into
in order to protect it from the elements as well as keeping it
in station once it is interred.
What is the largest in-ground burial space offered?
Moravian Cemetery offers
in-ground burial places for two or four persons.
Are there any restrictions as to what can be planted or placed at
Yes, depending upon the
grave location there are restrictions as to what can be
planted. There are also restrictions as to the placement of
artificial items. A detailed rulebook may be obtained from the
cemetery office to answer any such questions.
Are there any special requirements for burial of cremated
All interments of cremated
remains must be placed in a permanent urn.
What is a permanent urn?
A permanent urn is a
receptacle used to store cremains. There are many different
varieties, such as marble, bronze, stainless steel and copper.
What is perpetual care and is it included in the purchase price
of a grave?
Perpetual Care is a trust
fund that is placed on any in-ground burial plot upon
purchase. It includes the maintenance, beautification, upkeep
and repair of the plot. The cost of Perpetual Care is included
in the purchase price of the plot.
Can payments be made by means of credit card?
No, at this time Moravian
Cemetery does not accept credit cards.
Can a person from any religious background be buried in Moravian
Yes, Moravian Cemetery is
a Non-Sectarian Cemetery.
When will my work order
Request for grave repairs are done promptly. In some cases grave
repairs are not given immediate attention due to weather
conditions and staffing situations. Please be advised that in
such cases these repairs will be taken care of as soon as
possible. Graves from recent interments are leveled and seeded
as weather permits. Funeral flowers are removed when unsightly
or when maintenance is required.
How many floral pieces
can be left at an interment site?
The maximum number of floral pieces left at an interment site is
5 (five) pieces.
Does Moravian Cemetery dispose of flower cars?
Funeral homes have the option of unloading flower cars at a fee
of $200.00 (two hundred dollars) per car.