Archiver > PACAMBRI > 2014-03 > 1396026301

From: "Batha Karr" <>
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] PACAMBRI Digest, Vol 9, Issue 52
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:05:01 -0700
References: <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Johnstown needs a shot in the arm. A park is a wonderful way to add to the
community. Who is going to head the project? A safe place to bicycle would
be great for families. The work it takes would be nothing in compare to the
pleasure it would give to many. Talk about parks; how does the city park
look that was across the street from Glossers?

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:]
On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 AM
Subject: PACAMBRI Digest, Vol 9, Issue 52

Today's Topics:

1. Re: Sandyvale Cemetery as Park for cremains and trees (Lisa Baker)


Message: 1
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:29:45 -0400
From: Lisa Baker <>
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] Sandyvale Cemetery as Park for cremains and
To: <>, <>
Message-ID: <>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

I like your idea, although when my time comes I'll be planted in Ohio.

In 2001 I visited Frankfurt, Germany and of course had to visit a local
cemetery. There was a park that encompassed several blocks, surrounded by
at least ten foot high and two foot thick walls, with gated entrances for
each block. Inside the park it was a combination cemetery, paths, trees,
plants and benches. There were headstones scattered throughout the park,
and a number of old headstones leaning against the inside walls. There was
also a section devoted to veterans, similar to what you might see in
Arlington National Cemetery, and two war memorials, one a large circular
wall and another a small church. What was really interesting was there was
a thick wall running through the park, one side had a series of crypts, and
on the other side of the wall, with a separate entrance, was a Jewish

Some of the cemeteries in Cambria county are set up as parks. St. Benedict,
Carrolltown, is in the middle of the town, across the street from the
church. There are benches and trees, and of course, wide paths, which can
be used by cars or people. I've seen people jogging or pushing strollers
through the cemetery.

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:]
On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:47 PM
Subject: [PACAMBRI] Sandyvale Cemetery as Park for cremains and trees

hello's been a long time since i have posted on the list but i
have had a running thought / idea in my mind concerning the Sandyvale
Cemetery....i'm not sure what the city or county have in store for this
pretty much park like setting since most of the grave markers were lost in
past floods.... I have an idea concerning the use of this land and wonder if
anyone knows anyone who can be contacted regarding the use of this property
or thinks the idea could is what i propose.... pa i would like
to be cremated upon my demise and i would like my ashes to be buried along
with a tree in my memory and a plaque placed on the tree when it becomes
mature or placed at the foot of the tree when planted.... if enough people
feel the same way (since i often see in Johnstown obituaries that a tree
was planted in honor of the deceased) then maybe a park could be made out
of the old sandyvale cemetery with benches and walking / biking / jogging
paths along with the trees planted in memory of the deceased ....
eventually there would be a nice sized park with hopefully adult flowering
trees in the Spring overlooking the river and serve another purpose other
than a parking lot of headstones that no one ever visits ....i realize that
someone would have to oversee all of this and someone would have to take
care of it, but there are so few parks other than roxbury park where people
can exercise and why not do it in an area that is recognizing our lost
loved ones .....i would appreciate anyone's thoughts on this idea and if
anyone associated with sandyvale and / or the city of Johnstown who would
consider this idea would post to this rootsweb list and maybe get the ball
rolling on the idea if there is backing on it.... of course those who put
their ashes and tree there would be responsible to pay for that type of
burial and for the tree ..... to me it seems a plausible and pleasing
idea.......your thoughts??..... Joe
- - - - - - - - - -

Search for more Cambria County information on our webpage:
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes
in the subject and the body of the message


To contact the PACAMBRI list administrator, send an email to

To post a message to the PACAMBRI mailing list, send an email to

To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes
in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text.

End of PACAMBRI Digest, Vol 9, Issue 52

This thread: