How to Select a Cemetery

How to Select a Cemetery

The word ‘cemetery’ comes from the Greek words Koiman or Koimeterion (meaning sleeping place).  There are many different types of cemeteries including Church, Commercial, Community, Family, Military, and Slave cemeteries.

When choosing your cemetery for burial and considering purchasing memorial property, it is wise to consider these facts:

NOTE: State law allows purchasing memorial from outside vendors like Eastern Memorials in order to save money” please contact us at 703.393.0999 for Free Quote.

Location:  Will you go there often? Consider visiting the location and meeting the staff. Check out the physical condition of the grounds, roads and buildings.

Who Owns the Cemetery?: Is it a Private Cemetery, Church Cemetery, Local Municipality Cemetery or owned by a Profit Conglomerate.

Space:  Will it just be for one person or for a family?

  • Is the lot single depth (for one person) or double depth (for two people)
  • Do they allow additional cremated remains in the single depth grave and what are the fees?
  • What is the maximum size of the memorial allowed on a single and double site?

Religion:  Does it meet your spiritual or religious requirements?

Pay Attention to:

  • How friendly and knowledgeable cemetery staff members are?
  • Are the staff member confortable interpreting cemetery map?
  • What are the fees for memorial installation if purchased from the cemetery and if purchased from an outside vendor like Eastern Memorials.
  • Does the cemetery allow an outside designer in assisting for selecting and design of memorial?

Military Service:  Is the deceased a Veteran?

Cost:  Cemeteries vary widely in costs.  Be sure you understand and are aware of all related costs, including perpetual care, right of interment, opening/closing, vault, mausoleum, columbarium, etc.  Ask for an itemized price list.

Rules and Regulations:  Get a copy of the cemetery’s rules and regulations.  Pay attention to the type and size of monuments that they allow. Ask if they have different rules and regulations for different sections of the cemetery. Be very specific about the types and sizes and the lot requirements.

Resale:  Find out if the plot can be resold should the need arise. Does the cemetery have a buy back program? Is there a deed transfer fee and how much is it?

Aesthetics:   Do you like the place and its surroundings?

Markers:  What kinds of markers do they allow? What are the size limitations? What kinds of memorials are prohibited?

Flowers and Grave Decorations:  Do they allow real, silk or any flowers on the gravesites? Pinwheels?  Planting?

Consider walking through the cemetery: and talking to people who already have their loved ones interned there and ask them questions about the cemetery and the upkeep of the grounds and the memorials.

TYPES OF CEMETERIES

PRIVATE CEMETERIES

PRIVATE CEMETERIES can encompass anything from churches, schools, family or locally owned cemeteries.    They were mainly set up to serve the needs of the entity that owned them.  They are small, conveniently located and generally possess a relaxed, easy feeling.  They are customarily cared for by an ‘old timer’ who enjoys his time maintaining the property while at the same time can offer assistance and knowledge to the families who come there.  We love the humbleness of the smaller cemeteries and the fact that people have a lot of freedom in the choice of the monument that they can place in them.

CHURCH CEMETERIES

A CHURCH CEMETERY is a sacred place. As the last resting place of the human body, the Church blesses its cemeteries and devotes them to the service of God and His people.  This type of burial place is the creation that comes from the profound respect and reverence the Church holds for the human body.  Many people with deep religious faiths prefer that their loved one continue to remain united with its church. The church cemetery also serves as a place of familiarity and allows for a feeling of great comfort for those family members who will visit the site. Most churches allow traditional granite memorials. All churches abide by their own set of rules and regulations.

FAMILY CEMETERIES

Family Cemeteries are not as common today as they once were.  During the early settlement of America if no public or church cemetery had been established locally, families would seek out a small plot of land bordering their property to create a family plot.   As time went on, more city, church or commercial cemeteries opened up giving people the choice and opportunity to use them.  Due to growth and development of communities, people moved away from their properties, leaving progress to take over thus annihilating many of the sites.  In keeping in the FAMILY CEMETERY TRADITION, however, persons still interested in seeking a FAMILY TYPE CEMETERY tend to purchase ESTATES in private cemeteries to create their own private or family sections.

 

CONGLOMERATELY OWNED CEMETERIES

COMMERCIAL OR CONGLOMERATELY owned cemeteries are owned by large corporations and tend to be run more like business organizations.  About 15 years ago there was a huge wave of cemetery purchasing across America by commercial companies.  They saw a window of opportunity and determined that there was lots of money to be made in the cemetery as a business.  Big businesses do what they do.  They look for ways to make money in order to increase their profits to their shareholders.  It is important to note that these increases will also be passed on to you as the consumer.

Many of our local conglomerate owned cemeteries are designed with the consideration of the cemetery aesthetics and lawn maintenance as being their chief concern.   They are created to be more efficiently maintained with lower labor costs for maintenance in mind, thus leaving not much choice in selection when it comes to choosing monuments or memorials.  Most memorials in commercial cemeteries must be flush with the ground to allow for ease of lawn cutting.

Commercial cemeteries tend to have higher priced plots and many unjustifiable fees associated with the burials and placement of the memorial.  They often increase their fees from time to time.  They have substantial enhancement fees which cover the enrichment and improvement costs of the continuing preservation of the cemetery.   The problem with these conglomerate cemeteries is that they’ve lost the personal touch.  They are cold and interested only in sales and profits.  The good news is, they are, large enough and powerful enough to have the financial resources available to ‘give away’ products or services and to offer you a package plan or a payment plan.   They do not leave room for a family to truly personalize their memorial and have limited and restricted selections of what you can place on their property.

 

MUNICIPALLY OWNED CEMETERIES

CITY or MUNICIPAL Cemeteries became widely popular for people who did not own land or property and who were looking for a local place to bury their loved one.  CITY cemeteries are funded and maintained by the city.  Costs for burial sites in city cemeteries are quite reasonable.  Generally, when purchasing your plot, you also are required to contribute to an endowment fund which allows the cemetery and your site to be taken care of.  Most Community cemeteries follow their own set of rules.  They tend to be welcoming and pleasant in surroundings.   We are fans of city cemeteries because they allow the consumer to place a fitting memorial to their loved one in their plot without lots of hassle or unnecessary regulating.

MILITARY CEMETERIES

The concept of the Military Cemetery dates back from the 19th century, although for centuries soldiers struggled to give fallen comrades honored burials.   Military cemeteries are a statement of our nation’s culture.    Military Cemeteries show honor, respect and admiration for our gallant soldiers.

SUMMARY

 To sum it all up, this is how Eastern Memorials feels and what it could mean for you:

  • CONGLOMERATE CEMETERIES:  Too large, too many restrictions, too many fees, too highly priced, impersonal
  • MUNICIPAL CEMETERIES: Not as large, reasonably priced, well maintained, this is a good choice
  • PRIVATE: Small to mid size, least expensive, typically no or little fees, minimal restrictions, good maintenance, serene settings, family friendly. 

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"I have never given a review on the internet before, but after the excellent service we received from Eastern Memorials I felt I needed to. I contacted a number of companies to get a head stones for my wife. I initially chose Eastern Memorial because it looked like they could handle unique designs requests based on other memorials they featured on their web site. I wanted a particular head stone and bench design for my wife and I and Sarah and Kevin were very accommodating in meeting my requirements. They got the design correct with minimal effort and bent over backwards in sourcing the correct stone. When the memorial and bench were complete I was very pleased with their excellent workmanship. The gentlemen who installed the memorial were meticulous and very professional. I highly recommend Eastern Memorials to anyone seeking an excellent product and service at a very fair price. You will not be disappointed". - Thomas White, March 2017

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"Sarah, I think it turned out great! You really helped out with the design, and coming up with a memorial that looks terrific. This is the first Memorial I’ve purchased. We really chose the right place to get one. I did stop by other places before going with you guys. I found you to be very easy to work with, and friendly right from the start compared to other places. I hope your employer knows how big of an asset you are to the company. They need to give you a pat on the back for doing a great job. I took my mother to see the stone Wednesday evening, and she was very pleased with it". - David Pearson, February 2017
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"Thanks for taking care of the Memorial for my dad and sister. I appreciate you guys going out there again to fix the alignment on it and now it looks better". - Bilal Javaid, January 2017
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"Thank you! It's been great working with you". Jean Ann - January 2017
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"Kevin Fry, We were at the cemetery yesterday during the installation. I would like to emphasis regarding the great job you and your company have done for my father's memorial. Everything went according to the plan and all our family members were happy with the result and they are passing their appreciation as well". - Fereshta Zekrya, January 2017
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"I cannot describe in words how grateful i am. God bless you all!" - Zayn Mirza, January 2017
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"Thank you so much for your prompt delivery of a very beautiful memorial for my father. My mother and I are most appreciative for all that you have done". - Athir Morad, August 2016
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"Sarah and Kevin, Thank you so much for everything. I liked it and I will definitely recommend you to everyone". - Ms. Assia Samizay, August 2016
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"Sarah, just a note to say thank you for the beautiful stone you all did for my mother Mary Keating. We were there this morning when it was placed. I will give the name of your business to anyone needing a beautiful headstone made, so thank you again we are very happy with it". - Kathy Linkins, August 2016
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"Dear Eastern Memorials Team, I would like to thank you for the professionalism and courtesy you so kindly showed me and my family on August 30, 2016. I was so happy that we were able to be present during the McDermott monument installation at Arlington National Cemetery.

I would also like to acknowledge the exemplary performance of the workmen, Damian and Melvin. Damian was in phone contact with my daughter early that morning so we would know what time the installation was planned. The timing was perfect and we were able to be present when the monument was set.

Thank you so much for giving importance to our wishes - it will be long remembered". - Martha Ann McDermott, September 2016
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"Dear Sarah, Amazing!! So grateful for the expert work you have all done and the professionalism in handling this matter. We hope to not have to ever have this type of problem, but please know that we are absolutely satisfied with your work!. Thank you". - Liz Lee (Living Trust Attorney Ltd.), August 2016
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"Thank you, Kevin Fry, You've been most helpful and efficient. I appreciate it very much". M. Walker Buckalew, July 2016
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"Thank you Kevin and Sarah!, From the pictures, Eastern really did a wonderful job!!! Can't wait to see it in person!". - Missmar, June 2016
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"Sarah, Many, many thanks...SOOOO beautiful! You guys not only know what you are doing, but also are outstanding human beings". - Mark Denbaly, June 2016
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"Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL marker. And the time and effort you took to make sure I was happy with everything. Was a difficult time for me but you made it so much easier. Thank you so much for being so helpful and having so much empathy". - Bernice Patterson, June 2016.
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Dear Eastern Memorials, Thank you for a job very well done. The memorial looks very nice and professional. I appreciate your efforts:. - Hossein Memarsadeghi, March 2016
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"Thanks, Sarah. Looks good. I appreciate your kind and helpful spirit and support". - Alan Mayer-Sommer, February 2016.
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"Thank you for your services in finalizing my uncle’s & aunt’s markers". - Karl Funseth, February 2016
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"Eastern Memorials staff & Sarah, Thank you very much for your professional works on the Le family needs. The Le family definitely appreciate of what you have done for their parents's monument at our Buddhist Memorial Garden". - Master Van Dam, January 2016

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"My family and I would like to sincerely thank the Eastern Memorial team and especially Sarah for the great job you've presented on my father's memorial. We appreciate the time and care you all took to make sure everything was in a perfect shape and form. Your professionalism should be set as a business model". - Shiva Salartash, January 2016
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"I echo my brother’s sentiment. Your company met our every expectation. I’m looking forward to our next visit to Arlington". - Ben Chiswell, January 2016
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"Kevin Roustazad, You are an amazing person. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You have gone above and beyond considering the short notice, and circumstances. If there is anything I can do to return the favor please let me know. Thank you again for making this possible. My family will be very happy and surprised when they go and visit my father tomorrow for his one year, Thank you again". Elia Ahmadian, November 2015
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"Sarah, Thank you very much for all of your help. Everything looks great. My mom was really happy about how everything turned out. Thank you for installing the marker by Dad's birthday. We appreciate the help". Kathy, November 2015
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"Sarah, Thank you so much for installing the memorial at the cemetery. You did a very good job, it is really beautiful and we all like it"., Khanhlinh Nguyen, November 2015
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"Thanks for letting us know, it looks great! We're very pleased with how it came out and we look forward to seeing it at the cemetery!", Chai, November 2015
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"Sarah and Kevin, I want to thank you for the help and professional job you did". J-Amini. October 2015
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"Kevin Roustazad, I would like to thank you and the staff of Eastern Memorials for the high quality of work as well as the outstanding customer service you have provided. I truly appreciate all the help and communication starting with the design of my mother’s memorial and to installing the memorial by the date you committed to. I truly appreciate everything you have done". - Nasser Zureick, September 2015
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"Thank you so much for all your time and attention to this order, Sarah. We appreciate all you've done to have this vase installed on our loved ones grave. It means a great deal to our family", Karen, August 2015
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"Dear Mr. Fry, I was more than pleased with the wonderful Job you did on John's memorial. It was a true work of art and I know it would have more than made him happy. He had a very distinguished career and you made it possible for me to honor him by having the insignia of the parachute and Pilot wings and of course his beloved West Point Shield, " Class of 40." On the stone. Many thanks to you and your crew". Beverly Rawson-Dibble, August 2015
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"Thank you all for your help with this process. Myself and our family appreciates it very much. The headstone has turned out lovely". The Niktash Family, August 2015
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"Thank you guys for the hard work and dedication to get this done. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Much appreciated!". - Josue Ramirez, July 2015
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"Thank you so very much. The ledger and bench are beautiful and a great tribute to my husband's life. Your patience and assistance with this unique design and approval process was so very much appreciated. You have been a wonderful team to work with during an extremely difficult time". - Bobby, June 2015
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"Thank you Kevin for all your follow up and for making the process so easy". Liz Baker, May 2015
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"Kevin Fry, Thank you very much. I went to the cemetery to see it in person. You all did a beautiful job". - Caroly, April 2015
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"Dear Kevin and Sarah, Thank you for the great job you did with the Shanqeti family", - Irfan K. Totonji, March 2015
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"Eastern Memorials, You have been a delight to work with, thank you for the quick turn-around and having this created and installed in time. It looks great!". - Yalda, February 2015
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"Kevin Fry, I have been to the cemetery a number of times since the memorial was installed. It looks great. Thank you for helping to get my order designed and delivered". - Pat Kennedy, January 2015
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"Kevin & Sarah, Thank you so very much for your inputs and suggestions to make my mother’s memorial memorable and special. My family is eternally grateful to you both for the beautiful job Eastern Memorials did on the stone. It is wonderful to have my mom’s picture on the stone. Everyone loves seeing it." - Yolanda, William & Max, December 2014
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"Thank you all, the memorial looks very nice; I like how well the Celtic
crosses came out". - Mary D Pierce, November 2014

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"Thank you Sarah, it was a beautiful job". - Janelle Pankiw, November 2014
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"I want to thank you Sarah and Kevin Roustazad for being so patient and the excellent treatment throughout the process. After my mother's passing we were a bit shaken when it came time to find the right resting place for our mother (she chose cremation). The DC area has very limited options when it comes to columbarium options (place to put urn) but Kevin really came through with very appropriate recommendations. Under the circumstances my brother and I really appreciated Kevin's flexibility in creating the right memorial for our mother, we really appreciate it. Eastern Memorial more than meet our needs, Eastern Memorials meet our lofty expectations". Mike Arata & Arata Family, November 2014
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"Thanks, everyone. Cheryl would have loved this (and her kids certainly will)". - Audrey, October 2014
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Looks great! Thanks so much!!
"Dear Sarah, We are thankful and pleased with the work and are going to recommend your place to our friends." - Homa, August 2014
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"Thank you Sarah for your help in getting the marker made for my sister. I am pleased with the looks of the finished product, looking to seeing it in place on my trip to Manassas in late September". - Betty & Carl Brown, July 2014
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"It looks so beautiful, Sarah, thank you so much! I will certainly recommend Eastern Memorials whenever the opportunity arises". - Gabriella, July 2014
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"Thank you Sarah and Kevin for your time and taking care of this for our family". - Irfan K Totonji, June 2014
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"Dear Mr. Roustazad, thanks to you and all your staff for the hard work and beautiful memorial". - Negadhar, May 2014
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"Sarah, thank you once again, the memorial looks great!. Again your continuous professionalism and customer service has been amazing". - Elena & Family, May 2014
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"Thank you very much for the wonderful work Eastern Memorial has done with my Mother’s stone Art work. It looks beautiful". - Mehran Pakyar, April 2014
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"Kevin, Sarah, and all your crew of Eastern Memorials, thank you for your excellent work for me and my wife Mary. I am very pleased with the results. It has been a pleasure to do business with you. Special thanks to Gabriel and Juan for an excellent installation". - Frank VanDevelder, April 2014
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"Sarah, thank you for the nice Job you have done". - A. Moadab, April 2014
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“Thanks a million for all the effort and hard work to get the memorial of our father done. We are very happy to present this to all those who will be attending his 1st anniversary at the cemetery. We are very happy and thankful to have to chosen Eastern Memorials to be part of this, and we appreciate everyone for accepting this task”. - Sadalla, February 2014
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"The monument for my mother is wonderful. The entire Brown family is pleased with the craftmen's ship of the monument. Kevin, thank you so much for your patience with us during the loss of our mother. You are a man of great morals and understanding. GOD Bless you". - Tracye BB, January 2014
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"Sarah & Kevin, I just wanted to say “thank you” for all your help with the beautiful memorial tribute for Marcellus Greene Sr. Kevin took so much time and truly listened and made this such a beautiful headstone. Sarah, even though I never met you in person you were so nice to talk to on the phone. If I emailed you, you got right back in touch. You guys do AMAZING work and I am so glad we came to you. I will definitely tell others of your great customer service and detail in your craftsmanship.

Thank you so very much" - Lisa Jewell, Marcellus Greene Jr. & entire Greene family, December 2013
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"Thank you for your service. My mom’s memorial looks great". - Shinkai Shahan, December 2013
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"Kevin & Sarah, thanks again for all your patience and effort throughout this process. I am so happy with the stone and forever grateful". - Touraj Behmand, November 2013
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“Beautiful craftsmanship. Thank you for your patience". - The Delaneys, September 2013
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“Yesterday, I went to Arlington National Cemetery to see my husband’s grave stone (Francis H. Dillon). You did a wonderful job. It’s a fitting tribute to a man who gave his whole life in service to his country. Thank you for your care and excellent work”. – Martha Dillon, August 2013
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"Thank you so much, Sarah and company. It looks wonderful. We appreciate the special effort you put into getting it done so quickly and in time for our small ceremony". - Dr. Sushma Palmer, July 2013
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“My experience with Eastern Memorials was most satisfactory. They responded quickly and accurately to emails and regular mail. The price was a little better than their competitors. They coordinated with Arlington Cemetery for me most effectively. The engraving work was superb and matched the earlier headstone inscription exactly. Sarah Erikson was a joy to work with". - John Cochran, July 2013
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“Ms. Erikson, after seeing the inscription on site, I want to thank you and your organization enthusiastically. You and the inscriber handled the effort not only efficiently but also with concern for my wishes, and I'm very pleased with the outcome. You should take great pride in your high quality services". - Quentin Smith, June 2013
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“Thank you for a job well done”. - Barbara Boyer, June 2013
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“Thank you all for your help and assistance this past year”. - Ron Stimeare, May 2013
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"I've finally went to Manassas last week and I got to see the headstone at Sacred Heart's Cemetery. The headstone is very beautiful and I am so pleased with it . You have met all my expectations. If anyone of my acquaintances is seeking to obtain a monument, I will certainly refer them to you". Emily J. Angelotta, May 2013
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"I just want to thank you again for your hard work on the monument for my mother and for your help with the unveiling. You "went the extra mile" and your efforts are very much appreciated. Thank you very much". - Rabbi David Golinkin, Jerusalem, April 2013
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“Dear Farzam, With many thanks for your artistic ability which turns a piece of stone into a unique and beautiful memorial, I remain your admirer for special design and romantic input forever. Thanks again”. - Lida Owens, April 2013
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“Dear Mr. Del Gallo, Many thanks to you and all who worked on the project. I am so joyous to see it back into place with the new wording. Many thanks”. – Patsy B. Skinner, December 2012
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“Dear Kevin, your artist did a wonderful job on Mary’s tombstone, and I’m more than happy to recommend your business to others. Thank you all along for helping us to get Mary Mahaney’s inscription on her father’s tomb stone at Arlington. We could not have done it without your help. And if I can ever help you, please let me know.
Thanking you again”. -- Francis X. Mahaney, Jr., December 2012
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"Thank you very much for all you did to help me get my mother's stone made and installed. I truly appreciate your kindness". - Nargess, April 2012
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"The staff (Kevin and Michelle) were very professional, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating.  Your compassion and understanding were also invaluable during what was a very difficult time for myself and my family". -- Estelle Strassler, March 2010
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"Grace Fellowship Church used Eastern Memorials to sandblast our new sign.  They gave us the style that we were looking for and therefore, we have received many positive comments about it". --Pastor Al Dayhoff

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"My husband's monument was perfect in every way.  Kevin was able to take the image that was in my mind and turn it into a beautiful memorial tribute to my husband.  It gives me great peace to be able to go and read the tribute our family wrote that conveys what a very special person my husband was.  I have received numerous calls after friends have seen the memorial for the first time.  Thanks Again".  -- Tootie Lunsford, February 2010

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"It is with heartfelt gratitude that I recommend the services of Eastern Memorials.  They were there for me during the most difficult time of my life, and worked with me to create the most beautiful monument for my husband.  Kevin and Andy are true professional and gifted artists and all who see the monument comment on its beauty and uniqueness.  Many thanks for their compassion and dedication to their craft'.  -- Audrey Burton

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"It was extremely important to me that my parents' headstone befit their cherished place in my heart.  The Eastern Memorials team, especially master craftsman, Andy Del Gallo, were all wonderful and gracious throughout the project.  Andy, Kevin and Michelle became friends as they patiently worked with me over the course of many months to see that I fully understood all the options available and helped me to select every detail, through innumerable combinations, until I was satisfied that the design was absolutely perfect.  Andy then completed the difficult and exacting work of carving the memorial to precise specifications.  Eastern Memorials handled all the details in adherence to cemetery regulations and securing required permits so that Andy and his team could complete the final and back breaking task of placing the headstone respectfully at Arlington National Cemetery.  This incredible and wonderful work of art will wear beautifully throughout time, forever providing a lasting and lovely tribute to my beloved parents". -- Catherine L. Connolly, February 2010

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"What a great experience even though the personal circumstances are devastating.  I highly recommend Eastern Memorials.  They have a great selection of stone and styles, great design service, and a complete commitment to the client.  I hope this recommendation helps a family member who is going through a loss, there is great peace seeing the end result.  I would be happy to give a personal recommendation as well; I work across the street from them at Manassas Hyundai.  Thank you for the help and closure" -- Chris Huizinga, October 2009

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"We desired to create a memorial stone to honor the beautiful spirit reflected in our daughter’s brief but very impactful life.  It was important to us that the memorial convey the joy and happiness she was, and at the same time, respect a soulful place of honor at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Andy Del Gallo and Eastern Memorials suggested design concepts to address these dual objectives.  The collaborative process created the stone that perfectly achieved these goals.  The permanent memorial to her reflects her beauty and lightness.  Andys patience, professionalism and personal dedication helped us to create a wonderful monument to her life". -- Jeff Riley, December 2009

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"Our father is buried at the National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA.  We purchased the monument from Eastern Memorials, Del Gallo Studio.  We HIGHLY recommend them because of their excellent detail, workmanship and service.  During our difficult time, their staff was very helpful during the selection process.  Another reason we chose them, was because of their affordability compared with other companies that we had looked at.  Work with them is a peace in your mind”. -- Michelle Newgen, April 2009

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"I would like to most sincerely thank Mr. Kevin Roustazad and Michelle for their outstanding service in helping us construct a beautiful monument for our family.  During an extremely difficult time in our family’s life, Mr. Roustazad and the Eastern Memorials helped guide us through making choices and decisions on how to select the right monument for our Father.  Kevin spent many weekends and evenings helping us come up with the right words and symbols to put on our Father’s monument.  We truly felt like we were being treated like family members. We cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us during a very difficult time in our lives". -- The Movaghari (Ali, Rokhi and Roshi) Family

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