Updates at Eastern Memorials

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December 2016
Toys for Tots Art Show
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Toys for Tots Art Show. There were A LOT of drawings from kids in Manassas schools and we enjoyed every single one of them. We also have collected many many toys to donate to Children so a big thank you to all who have contributed. Happy Holidays to Everyone!

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December 2016

Eastern ran a float for toys for tots which won the best award

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June 2016

The Prince William County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Woodbine Baptist Church provided a final resting place for 41 citizens at Woodbine Cemetery in Manassas, Va on Tuesday, June 7. The event provided an honorable burial for residents who passed away and went unclaimed by family members. Chaplain Gene Wells officiated the event, leading the attendees in prayer. Sheriff Glen Hill, Mayor Hal Parrish, and Chaplain Don Belanus expounded on the importance of recognizing deceased residents within our community who do not have family and providing them with a respectful burial.

Eastern Memorials, donated its time and materials to create a custom granite memorial in recognition of Prince William County’s unclaimed residents. The memorial is located in Woodbine Cemetery and list the names of each unclaimed resident interred at the site. In addition, a website has been designed to allow citizens to view the names of the unclaimed residents who are interred at the cemetery: www.pwcup.org

Virginia law charges local sheriff’s offices with taking custody of deceased unclaimed residents, but it does not say how officials are supposed to dispose of them. Sheriff Glen Hill stated, “I am grateful that Prince William County Sheriff’s Office is able to serve the unclaimed citizens of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, and provide a noble funeral for them through our partnerships with community organizations.” In Prince William, the Sheriff’s Office contracts with various crematoriums for cremation, then in partnership with Woodbine Cemetery each unclaimed resident is supplied with a burial plot. Woodbine Cemetery has been gracious in providing space for the deceased unclaimed residents at no cost.

The remains buried on Tuesday included citizens who died from natural causes in their homes or in hospitals. These individuals included: Douglas Allen, Linda Archer, Betty Bayse, Eva B Cantello, John Crawford, John Ignatius Ciccolini, Larry Dixon, Maria Ehler, Daniel Eshelman, Laura Lynn Farley, Wallis Ray Fay, James Alberto Fletcher, George Freeberg, Stacy Green, Donnie Lee Grogg, Laurel Hauer, Robert Miller Justice II, Thomas H.C. Langel, Donald L. Marks Jr., Roberto Martinez-Rosa, Joseph A. Moneymaker Sr., Conception Ortiz, Paul Oullette, David Patton, Ronald Henry Payne, Mark Pennington, Reginald Poindexter, Gilbert F. Randall, Tyrone Powell Reid, Sa Say, Mark Settle, Omer Shipe, Angel Steele, Eran Stokley, Dolores Sullivan, John Sullivan, Donald Thomas, Michael David Vincent, Robert T. Wiedner, and two unnamed residents. The unclaimed resident memorial will be available for viewing at Woodbine Cemetery on Monday, June 13. Sheriff Hill hopes to continue to build partnerships with community members to support our unclaimed citizens in the future.

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April 22, 2014

Mother of our Founder owner (Andy Del Gallo) passed peacefully on to Jesus Christ, this morning. She was surrounded by her children who have been with her 24/7 since Saturday morning and for weeks and months prior holding her up as she had done for them all these years. She was pure LOVE to the moment of her passing. A remarkable woman who gave her family every piece of her heart and strength. God Bless her.

Kindly call Andy Del Gallo at 703.929.2036 for condolences.

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Andy Del Gallo with his Mother Elsbeth Del Gallo

 

April 2014

In continuation of commitment to provide the best service to our clients and in order to eliminate the possibility of damage to the grounds of the cemeteries we serve and the monuments we install, we at Eastern Memorials in collaboration with Axis Corporation, OH have manufactured, designed and purchased a new Custom Built Trailer & Crane for the installation of the memorials we create and install. The design aspect of this innovative equipment also took into consideration the safety of the operators for minimizing the chances of any bodily injury to the installation crew during the traditional manual way of installation practiced by most companies.

We stand committed to provide the highest quality memorials needs for your loved ones with an edge into new technology. See the pictures below of our innovation.

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October 12, 2013

One of our employees, Sarah got married to Austin Walter and have started a new life. We wish them a happy life ahead. She is now called, Sarah Walter.

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Sarah’s Wedding

September 18, 2013

Eastern Memorials designed monument for “Do” Family has been selected as the Best Ethnic Memorial by Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) for its Unique Design, motivation and creative impulse behind the design. The story behind, the designing of this monument has also been greatly appreciated. Please have a look!!

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August 18, 2013:

Our Ice Cream Social Event which was scheduled for today, August 18, 2013 has been Postponed due to Weather. New Date will be announced later.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

August 2013:

Be the Change you Want to see!!!

Eastern Memorials is hosting an “Ice Cream Social” event. On Sunday, August 18, 2013 we are collecting Canned/Dry Food and School Supplies for the needy children of Manassas. Eastern Memorials will match donations up to $1,000 !!

Please come and help us make this event a success. Get a free hot dog & ice cream too.

Venue:  Eastern Memorials at 8790 Centreville Road, Manassas, VA 20110

Date & Time:  August 18, 2013 from 12:00 Noon ~ 3:00pm

IceCream Social

December 31, 2012:

Eastern Memorials donated Toys to “Children National Medical Center” at Washington, D.C. (see the letter of thanks below)

November 01, 2012:

All new IT Infrastructure at Eastern Memorials

We at Eastern Memorials realize that state of the art IT system can reshape the value we can deliver to our customers through richer and more innovative services, thus we have invested over $20,000 to upgrade all of our computer systems to the latest and most sophisticated systems available in the market today, and we are hopeful that with this we will be able to serve our clients better.

May 17, 2012:

Andy Del Gallo in early 2011 had carved on Minneapolis City Hall with his assistant Hernan Caceres to restore this century old building. The project was submitted to “Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission” and has won the HPC Award in 2012.

Eastern Memorials was subcontracted by MacDonald & Mack Architects, Ltd. to complete the job. Great work by Andy Del Gallo & the team!!

May 16, 2012:

Cooper Stroh, age 17, kneels beside a stone marker engraved courtesy of Eastern Memorials. The stone commemorates the completion of his Eagle Project, a deer exclosure completed for the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy in Broad Run VA. The exclosure was built to allow scientists and naturalists study the effects of animals on our environment. Due to the work of Eastern Memorials visitors will now be able to identify with ease the work that has taken place. Cooper thanks everyone at Eastern Memorials for engraving for this marker and welcomes all readers to come out to see the stone at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy.

Cooper Stroh Kneels besides the Stone

April 05, 2012:

LONG TIME COMPANY GETS A NEW LIFE

 

Botkin Sign Company has been a familiar sight in Downtown Manassas for the past 59 years.   As all good things must come to an end, Botkin closed its doors in 2011 due to the illness and subsequent passing of the owner, Jerry Botkin.

 

A landmark in downtown Manassas, there was no question that Botkin Signs was known as the place to go if you needed a sign for your business or lettering for your vehicle.  With his wife Evelyn by his side, Jerry Botkin started the sign business immediately after high school and, together, he and Evelyn grew it into one of the most flourishing sign companies in the city of Manassas.  In its heyday, Botkin produced many types of signs including sandblasted and gilded business signs as well as hand-painted lettering designs.    Jerry was so well-liked and his work so admired that customers would frequently line up around the block and wait just to do business with him.  Many of Jerry’s signs still embellish a large array of the public buildings in the city of Manassas today.

 

Melancholy stricken about the close of the business, Mrs. Botkin explored the possibility of a way of keeping Botkin Signs alive in Jerry’s memory.  She went on a pursuit to find a respectable establishment that she felt could carry on the reputable standing that she and her husband worked so hard and so long to create.  Without much delay, she soon realized she didn’t have to look very far and stumbled upon yet another landmark in the city of Manassas.  Eastern Memorials.

 

With its similar working facility already in place, Eastern Memorials was the ideal place for Botkin Sign to continue its legacy.  Eastern Memorials was also thrilled and honored to be able to carry on the reputable name of Botkin Signs and to keep Jerrys dream alive.  Eastern has the capability and will continue to construct the same quality signs in the tradition and excellence of Botkin Signs while continuing to extend the same exceptional service, care and attention to detail that was established by Jerry Botkin so many years ago.

 

To Commemorate Botkin Signs 63rd Anniversary, Eastern Memorials has plans to design a mural at its location at 8790 Centreville Road in Manassas that will illustrate the story of the milestones of the history of Manassas.

March 06, 2012:

Eastern Memorials won “Best Hand Carved Memorial” award in MBNA’s 2012 Design Contest

MBNA Best Hand Carved Memorials Award 2012

 MBNA News (Click to see press release)

San Diego, California — Eastern Memorials in Manassas, VA won the Best Hand Carved Memorial award in Monument Builders of North America’s (MBNA) 2012 Design Contest at its recent Joint Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the California Monument Association (CMA) and the Pacific Northwest Monument Builders Association (PNMBA) held February 24 – 26, 2012 at the Bahia Resort and Hotel in San Diego, California. 

January 27, 2012:

Three Cheers for Eastern Memorials!

Eastern Memorials participated in the Greater Manassas  Christmas Parade in December 2011 with a float they made in order to gain recognition for their annual Toys for Tots collection.  They won 3rd place for their unique float!

See you next year!

 

December 03, 2011:

Eastern Memorials, like every year, participated in massive toy drive Christmas Parade of Toys for Tots to collect toys and to increase awareness in the general public that Eastern Memorials is the MAIN drop off center in the city of Manassas and that there are many needy families right here at home.

 

November 16, 2011:

Eastern Memorials donated a memorial to Bosco Center in the memory of Miguel Hernandez, who was killed senselessly while walking home from school in November 2010.Miguel was a student at Osbourn High School in Manassas, VA. A Special thanks is in order to Father Ramon Dominguez, YA for making it all possible. The memorial stands in the field at the Don Bosco Center in the Georgetown South Community Council. (See picture below).

 

April 22, 2011:

Carving Like it’s MDCCCLXXXiX in Minneapolis
Andy DelGallo is leaving mark on Minneapolis City Hall

Star Tribune Minneapolis News Article (click to see)

 

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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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Member since 2000, A+ Rating since 2009

Virginia Class A Contractor
Virginia Class A Contractor

State of Maryland License
State of Maryland License

MBNA Member
MBNA Member Profile
2012 Design Contest Winner

Toys for Tots
Sheriff Letter

Awards & Recognition

Business Float 1st Place
Business Float 1st Place

United States Marine Corpse Reserve
United States Marine Corpse Reserve

BBB
Better Business Bureau® Certificate of Commendation

MBNA Aspire to Success Award
ASPIRE AWARD CERTIFICATE OF MERIT – 2014

Greater Manassas Christmas Parade 2013 Winner
Greater Manassas Christmas Parade 2013 Winner

COMMANDER’S AWARD OF US MARINE CORPS RESERVE FOR TOYS FOR TOTS CHRISTMAS PARADE – 2013
COMMANDER’S AWARD OF US MARINE CORPS RESERVE FOR TOYS FOR TOTS CHRISTMAS PARADE – 2013

MBNA DESIGN NOTE BOOK AWARD FOR BEST ETHNIC MEMORIAL – 2013
MBNA DESIGN NOTE BOOK AWARD FOR BEST ETHNIC MEMORIAL – 2013

MBNA DESIGN CONTEST AWARD – 2012
MBNA DESIGN CONTEST AWARD – 2012

MINNEAPOLIS HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARD – 2012
MINNEAPOLIS HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARD – 2012

CATHEDRAL STONE PRODUCTS CERTIFICATE – 2003
CATHEDRAL STONE PRODUCTS CERTIFICATE – 2003

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