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 Glossary of Terms

The following definitions explain terms used in this site.

Burial means the disposition of human remains, traditionally below ground.

Care means the general maintenance of the Cemetery and of the lots, graves, crypts, niches, and family mausoleum, therein within the sole discretion of the Cemetery; including cutting and trimming of lawn; keeping in repair the drains, water lines, roads, buildings, fences and other structures, in keeping with a well maintained cemetery; also overhead expense necessary for such purposes, including maintenance of machinery, tools and equipment for such care; compensation of employees, payment of insurance premiums, reasonable payments for employees benefit plans, and maintaining necessary records of Ownership, transfers and burials.

Casket includes a coffin and means a rigid container designed for the encasement of human remains and customarily constructed of wood or metal, ornamented and lined with fabric.

Cemetery means the Cemetery Corporation in its entirety.

Certificate of Interment Rights or Deed for Interment Rights means the document by which the Cemetery conveys a right of interment, entombment or inurnment in an Interment Space.

Columbarium means an arrangement of niches that may include an entire building, a room, a series of special indoor alcoves, a bank along a corridor or part of an outdoor garden setting.

Community Mausoleum means a structure, above ground, or partially above and partially below ground, containing crypts and niches used or intended for use by members of the general public.

Community Niche means a common area where several cremations containers may be placed.

Companion or Double (Multiple) Lawn Crypts means an Interment Space in the Cemetery which contains a pre-constructed, pre-buried vault capable of holding two or more caskets.

Companion Lawn Niche means a space in an urn garden, designed to accommodate two cremated remains.

Companion Lawn Urn means a receptacle into which two cremated remains may be placed, made of bronze, bronze plate, durable plastic, or a combination thereof.

Companion Mausoleum Crypt means a space in a mausoleum capable of holding two caskets.

Companion Columbarium Niche means a space in a Columbarium, designed to accommodate two cremated remains.

Contractor means any person, firm or corporation or anyone engaged in placing erecting or repairing any memorial, or performing any work in the Cemetery's grounds, other than an employee of the Cemetery.

Cremated Remains means the remains after the cremation process is completed.

Cremation Vault means a container for an urn made of concrete, metal, fiberglass, or durable plastic.

Crypt means a space in a mausoleum used or intended to be used for the entombment of human remains.

Care Fund means a fund in which a portion of the monies collected from the sale of interment spaces is placed in a fund and invested for future care.

Entombment means the placement of human remains in a crypt.

Family (Private) Mausoleum means a structure above ground, or partially above and partially below ground, containing crypts.

Family Burial Estate means an area of lots for which the use is restricted to a group of persons related to each other by blood or marriage. Some Family Burial Estates may be divided into separate smaller Family Burial Estates.

Foundation means the base or footing on which a memorial is installed.

Garden means a section of the Cemetery containing Interment Spaces which may be identified by a particular area or section by name, and by the type, size, design and material of memorial authorized.

Grave means a space of land in the Cemetery used or intended to be used for the burial of human remains.

Given Name is the first name of an individual.

Individual Memorial means a memorial for one individual.

Interment means the (a) burial, or (b) entombment of human remains or (c) the inurnment of cremated human remains.

Interment Space means a grave, crypt, niche or plot.

Installation and Maintenance means the preparation of the earth to place a memorial and the future maintenance of the foundation.

Inurnment means the placement of cremated human remains in an urn and a placement of such urn in a niche, crypts, grave or other suitable location in the Cemetery.

Lawn Crypt means Interment Space in the Cemetery which contains a pre-constructed and pre-buried vault capable of holding a casket.

Lawn Niche means an interment space in an urn garden in the Cemetery used or designated to be used, for the burial of cremated remains.

Lawn Space means grave space in the Cemetery used or designated to be used, for the burial of human remains.

Lawn Urn means a receptacle designated for burial into which the cremated human remains of one person are placed, which is usually made of bronze, bronze plate, durable plastics, or a combination thereof.

Lawn Vase means a receptacle for the placement of flowers on a grave, lawn crypt, lawn niche, or memorial.

Liner means a container made of concrete, fiberglass, or steel with or without any bottom to be used for burial of a casket.

Lot means a grave, crypt, niche or lot.

Maintenance means the maintenance of the Cemetery as defined under Care.

Mausoleum means a structure, above ground, or partially above and partially below ground for interment of human remains; it may contain a combination of crypts, niches or columbarium's.

Mausoleum Crypt means a space in a mausoleum capable of holding a casket.

Mausoleum Niche means a space in a mausoleum or columbarium used, or designated to be used for inurnment of cremated human remains in a urn.

Mausoleum Vase means a receptacle for the placement of flowers on a crypt or niche.

Memorial means (a) monument, tombstone, grave marker, or headstone identifying a grave or graves, or (b) name plate, name bar, or inscription identifying a crypt or niche.

Memorialization (Cremation) means the placement of cremated human remains in an Interment Space or scattering in a Scattering Garden within the Cemetery with a marker or cenotaph for name plates.

Monument means a memorial made principally of stone which extends above the surface of the earth, in upright form. The dimensions for Monuments allowed by the Cemetery are available to Contractors at the Cemetery office on request.

Niche means a space in a mausoleum or columbarium used or intended to be used for the inurnment of cremated human remains.

Owner means the person or persons:
(1) to whom the Cemetery has conveyed a burial right or burial rights; or
(2) who have acquired such burial right or burial rights by transfer in accordance with these rules and regulations; or
(3) who hold such burial right or burial rights by inheritance.

Plot means two or more adjoining graves, crypts, or niches.

Pre-Construction Mausoleum means a mausoleum on which construction has not been commenced or completed.

Pre Need means purchasing cemetery property in advance of actual need. The Cemetery property may be developed or undeveloped.

Scattering Garden means an area of the Cemetery or mausoleum for the scattering of cremated remains in a non-recoverable manner in a common area.  Catholic Cemeteries do not have scattering gardens.

Special Care means the care of a lot in accordance with specific instructions on the basis of an annual charges or to the extent of income derived from a special trust fund created by an Owner.

Surname means the family name (last name).

Temporary Marker means a temporary manner of identifying a Interment Space installed by the Cemetery at the time of burial but not maintained thereafter.

Urn means a container for cremated remains.

Urn Garden means an outdoor area in the Cemetery used or designated to be used for the underground burial of cremated human remains in an urn.

Vault means any container or enclosure made of concrete, fiberglass or steel which is placed in a grave around a casket to prevent the collapse of the grave and/or to protect the casket or for burial of an urn.

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