CHRISTMAS SPIRIT COURTESY OF THE MASTER

Posted on December 21st, 2017
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Around Christmas a few years ago, a couple we know was going through some life-cycle changes. The children were off to school, leaving them with an empty nest; an aunt had passed away (here at Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory we are quite aware of the impact of a passing near the holiday season); and […]

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Are We Running Out of Burial Space?

Posted on December 5th, 2017
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Warnings have been surfacing for the last decade or so. Given a variety of factors – including everything from the baby boomer population surge to the theory that the Earth’s surface is contracting – scientists and other experts have been warning that we are running out of burial space. On a personal level, let us […]

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Formal Procedures with Cremation

Posted on November 22nd, 2017
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At Martin Oaks Cemetery and Crematory we get a number of questions about the formal terms that are involved in the cremation process – types of death, documents needed to complete a cremation, and specific requests that may be unusual.

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The Most Popular Detective in History

Posted on November 16th, 2017
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To the best of our knowledge, none of the people interred in Martin Oaks Cemetery has ever been featured in a New York Times obituary. This is not meant in any way to devalue those who rest here – they have just not received international recognition.

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The Night “The Whole Gizmo” Went Out

Posted on November 9th, 2017
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If you are in the death care field, it is impossible to ignore the fact that there is often a correlation between some type of national emergency and unfortunate fatalities. One such large emergency that stands out because it (luckily) did not produce either much crime, or any reported fatalities, occurred 52 years ago this […]

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