Burial Decisions to be Made

Posted on June 1st, 2018
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How did the recently deceased superstar novelist Philip Roth end up being buried in Bard College Cemetery in a rustic setting, two hours north of the urban axis of Newark/New York that were his stomping grounds? Typical of Roth — he did so with intention and resolution, much as he lived his life. We at Martin […]

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Memories from the Grave

Posted on May 29th, 2018
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When Philip Roth (pictured above) died last week at the age of 85, I couldn’t help but think that my late mother would have strongly lamented his passing. She was 93 when she died a few years ago. What?  A 90-plus-year-old, who spent her whole life in a small Illinois town (population never approached 50,000), […]

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Memorial Day

Posted on May 24th, 2018
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These words are being written in the morning at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. Martin Oaks is not what a cemeterian would call “a country club” — rather it is a country cemetery, one that is steeped in history. Having been part of the Martin cattle ranch back in the 1800’s, it […]

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Aftermath of a Death

Posted on May 21st, 2018
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When a loved one passes, it is uncanny how often we learn something new about them. And that knowledge frequently leads to questions — questions which, unfortunately, never end up satisfactorily answered. We hear these stories all the time at Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory in Lewisville, Texas. A recent example occurred when an acquaintance […]

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A Celebration of Life

Posted on May 17th, 2018
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Following is a piece submitted by Lucille Rosetti to Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory. We appreciate hearing from our readers. How to Honor a Loved One Letting go of the people we love is always a challenge, but taking the time to grieve and say goodbye can make the parting a little easier to bear. […]

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