Cemetery hours have been posted for a reason. The gates are closed after normal visiting hours. Please be respectful of the deceased, our employees, and the families. You can always call us to schedule your visit.
While visiting please be respectful of the deceased and their families. You can approach the headstones while looking for your loved one. However please keep your distance from the graves while searching for your loved ones.
Please don't speak to other visitiors, you may nod to them and smile. If they are open to talking or approach you then by all means have a nice conversation. Most people who are visiting are grieving and would like to have some alone time with their thoughts and prayers. This applies to all situations when in the cemetery.
This is considered to be disrespectful to the deceased and their families. If you do plan to visit for a while a small camping chair is alright to bring with you. Please take the chair when you leave.
This is due to giving everyone their privacy regardless if the people are living or deceased, we ask for your cooperation as this can be a difficult time for people who may be mourning. Everyone is entitled to thier own privacy and respect.
This should be common sense, while driving through please keep your speed low as to not to disturb others or cause any unnecessary damage to the lawns due to hills and tight roads. Please keep your speed to a maximum of ten (10) miles per hour. If you see a service in progress please give them privacy and space.
We kindly ask you to talk with your children ahead of time before coming to the cemetery or being here for a service. Explain to them that this is out of courtesy for the grieving families and the deceased. It is important for children to understand the reality of death and not fear it, however they are encouraged to join the greiving individuals as long as they understand the importance of respect and care of life and death.
Please do not leave any glass, ceramic, or other breakable items on the graves. Solar lights and little plastic fences are also not allowed. This is due to ground maintenance either grass mowing or leaf removal and other preperations. Breakable items are a big concern as the pieces may not be fully visible and could cause injuries to others.
We ask this so that we can keep pests and wildlife away from the cemetery. Food and drinks can also spoil if they are not removed quickly. We try hard to offer a clean and orderly property. This is also asked out of respect for the deceased, their loved ones and our staff.
This should be obvious, however stranger things have happened. It is just disrespectful to everyone. Our cemetery is a place of love, yes. However it is for spirtual and emotional love, not physical. Thank you for your understanding.
Do not be a stranger, our cemetery is here for you to visit your loved ones. We greatly encourage you to visit as often as you like. I'm sure your loved ones do as well. Thank you for reading this and we hope to see you soon.
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Merion Memorial Park
59 W Rock Hill Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
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