A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
Upstate Memorial Care offers a wide variety of monument sizes and styles to suit every cemetery requirement and family budget. We hope this guide will be helpful in determining which type of monument you are interested in. Please feel free to visit our Online Catalog & Monument Designer to browse our extensive catalog of designs that may be customized for you and your loved ones. You may also try your hand at designing your own.
Traditional bronze flat marker monument design on a granite base., Flat Marker, Bronze, Companion/Individual Monuments.
Family or Estate Monuments
These monuments typically display a family name and have multiple ledgers, bevel markers, slant markers or flat markers to represent individual members of the family.
These monuments typically have inscription panels on the face of the monument for individuals.
These monuments are typically smaller and are ideal for individuals. It is possible to place inscriptions on one of these monuments for two individuals, however space may be limited.
Half Serpentine Monuments
These monuments may be used for Family or Estate monuments, Individual Monuments or Companion monuments depending on the arrangement of the inscriptions and placement of markers or ledgers for individuals. It is also a nice way to feature a vase for flowers.
These are popular companion style monuments and present a nice opportunity for a flower vase.
These are called Slants due to the slanted face. This face makes the monument easier to read as a visitor approaches the grave from a distance. Slants are available in single and double sizes.
These are called Bevels because of the beveled or slanted face of the marker. This makes the monument easy to read when standing at the foot of the grave site.
These are also called Grass Markers or Flush Markers because they are flat or flush against the grass at the grave site.
Grave Ledgers, also called Covers, are ideal for use with Family or Estate monuments where individual graves need to be marked. Ledgers offer ample room for inscriptions and dates.
Etchings are typically placed on black stones and may be created by hand with a diamond tipped tool or with the use of a laser. Etchings may be high contrast black and white, or they may be in color.
Benches are an ideal way to remember a loved one in a non-traditional setting such as a courtyard or other public area. Some cemetery lots may be large enough to allow a bench.
Mausoleums or Crypts
These may be large enough to walk into and may provide room for one to twelve spaces depending upon the size.
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