Day 1056

A good name

November 20th, 2014

We've left Beth Olom Cemetery, crossed the Jackie Robinson Parkway, and entered Hungarian Union Field Cemetery, which is now part of Mount Carmel Cemetery.


  1. Bram says:

    What does that blue sticker say?

    • Matt Green says:

      It says “ENDOWED CARE”, which means that money has been paid into a trust fund for the future upkeep of this grave. Endowed care is the same as perpetual care. According to the NYS Division of Cemeteries:

      Q: Can monies be set aside for the eternal care of the cemetery?

      A: In those cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the Cemetery Board, two principal trust funds exist: the perpetual care fund and the permanent maintenance fund. The perpetual care fund consists of individual and varied amounts of contributions by lot owners. The permanent maintenance fund is funded with a portion of current lot sale receipts and $35 from every interment.

      The important distinction between these two funds is that perpetual care funds are used for the care of individual graves, plots, mausoleums, or columbarium spaces; while permanent maintenance funds are for cemetery care overall. Only the interest from these funds can be used for maintenance; the principal must remain intact.

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