At Penn Forest we offer a variety of ways to memorialize a loved one:
- Markers. Inscribed natural wood and native stone grave markers are available for sale. In addition, if you have a stone that’s significant to the family (as long as it complied with cemetery size and other restrictions) we may be able to have it inscribed for you. (Penn Forest reserves the right to install all grave markers.)
- Plantings.You can also purchase plantings to put on a grave or elsewhere in memory of a loved one. These must be of a specific size and species and be planted in specific locations as specified by our restoration plan. Inscribed wood markers can be purchased to place beside these plantings.
- On-Line Memorialization. When you click on the Locate Graves button on our home page you will be taken to a search engine that accesses the records of everyone buried at Penn Forest. (For example, type ‘William’ into the first name field.) When you click on the More Information/Condolences link, you will be given the opportunity to view or add obituaries, memories, military records, photos and videos of the deceased and his or her family. These records are available in perpetuity on our website at no cost to the family.
As a part of our overall forest restoration effort, you and your family and friends are invited to participate in our Penn Forest Natural Burial Park Tree Planting and Dedications, which takes place in the fall of every year.
People who want to memorialize or honor a loved one purchase and plant trees in our current forest restoration areas, following the plan developed by our landscape designer. Planting a tree is a great way to help to create a smarter, greener and more sustainable future for our children and generations to come. Inscribed wood markers can be purchased to place beside these trees.
No question is too big or too small, start by calling now at 412-265-4606 and ask to speak to Pete McQuillin, he’s more than happy to help you through this process.