Moravian Cemetery Frequently Asked Questions
What is a “Community Mausoleum”?
Mausoleum” is a form of entombment for those not wanting to be
interred in the ground. These Mausoleums contain crypts for full
entombments as well as niches for the entombment of cremated
What is a Crypt?
A crypt is a burial chamber within a “Community Mausoleum”.
Does Moravian Cemetery offer “Community Mausoleums”?
Yes, Moravian Cemetery began offering this service to the
Community in 1974 and will continue to do so in the future.
Are there differences in the crypts offered?
Yes, Moravian Cemetery offers a variety of crypts: Singles,
Tandems for two, Side by Sides for two, Westministers for two
and Westministers for four are all available.
does the term Westminister mean?
A Westminister is a crypt that
can accommodate either two or four persons. The entombments in a
Westminister crypt are as follows: In a Westminister 2, the
first entombment goes in and down, partially resting in the
foundation of the building, and the second entombment rests
above the first entombment. In a Westminister 4 the first two
entombments partially rest in the foundation of the building
in “tandem” or one in front of the other, while the second two
entombments will rest above the first two also in “tandem” The
following is a diagram of a Westminister for four.
many people are accommodated in a single crypt?
Only one person can be
entombed in a single crypt.
How many people are accommodated in a niche?
Each niche accommodates one urn; if two people wish to be
entombed next to each other in a niche they may purchase two
niches along side one another.
What are the dimensions of a crypt?
Each crypt is built to contain a zinc or kryprotek liner with a
maximum size of 7 ft. 2 in. long by 30 in. wide by 24 in. high.
How is the type of liner determined?
Either a zinc or kryprotek liner must be used on all entombments
in Moravian Cemetery – the type of liner is determined according
to the level of the crypt. Levels A, B & C require a Zinc Liner
and Levels D, E, F & G require a kryprotek liner.
In the case of a Westminister for four the first two entombments
must be in a sealer casket and a kryprotek tray as opposed to a
zinc or kryprotek liner. This same rule applies for the first
entombment in a Westminister for two.
How many crypts are there?
In the new Hillview Mausoleum there are a total of 2690 crypts
and 5364 niches. We also have limited availability in our
What are the prices of these crypts and how is pricing
Prices can be obtained from the pricing sheet. Prices are
determined according to the level of the crypt – the higher the
level the less expensive the crypt. (Level A being the lowest
level crypt and Level G being the highest level crypt)
Is there a payment plan?
Yes, Moravian Cemetery does offer a payment plan for Mausoleum
Crypts only. Pricing pamphlets are available from the office.
(PAYMENT PLANS CAN ONLY BE UTILIZED ON CRYPTS THAT ARE PURCHASED
FOR FUTURE USE.)
Is anything allowed on the crypt fronts?
No, Moravian Cemetery does not allow any objects to be placed on
the crypt fronts; a copy of the Rules and Regulations may be
obtained for further information.
Can a crypt be sold back to Moravian Cemetery?
Yes, a crypt may be sold back to Moravian Cemetery for it’s full
purchase price as long as the deed holder has the crypt for at
least ten (10) years. If a person wishes to sell back a crypt
before the ten year period they will get back the full purchase
price less 1/3.
Can the cremated remains of a person be entombed in a regular
as opposed to a niche?
Yes, although the entombment of an urn would take up the space
of a full entombment.
IN-GROUND BURIAL SPACES
Can an in-ground burial space be purchased pre-need?
No, in-ground burial places are only sold at time of need.
What is a concrete vault?
Although not all cemeteries require concrete vaults, Moravian
A concrete vault is an outer box that the casket is placed into
in order to protect it from the elements as well as keeping it
in station once it is interred.
What is the largest in-ground burial space offered?
Moravian Cemetery offers in-ground burial places for two or four
Are there any restrictions as to what can be planted or
placed at a gravesite?
Yes, depending upon the grave location there are restrictions as
to what can be planted. There are also restrictions as to the
placement of artificial items. A detailed rulebook may be
obtained from the cemetery office to answer any such questions.
Are there any special requirements for burial of cremated
All interments of cremated remains must be placed in a permanent
What is a permanent urn?
A permanent urn is a receptacle used to store cremains. There
are many different varieties, such as marble, bronze, stainless
steel and copper.
What is perpetual care and is it included in the purchase
price of a grave?
Perpetual Care is a trust fund that is placed on any in-ground
burial plot upon purchase. It includes the maintenance,
beautification, upkeep and repair of the plot. The cost of
Perpetual Care is included in the purchase price of the plot.
Can payments be made by means of credit card?
No, at this time Moravian Cemetery does not accept credit cards.
Can a person from any religious background be buried in
Yes, Moravian Cemetery is a Non-Sectarian Cemetery.
When will my work order be preformed?
Request for grave repairs are done
promptly. In some cases grave repairs are not given immediate
attention due to weather conditions and staffing situations.
Please be advised that in such cases these repairs will be taken
care of as soon as possible. Graves from recent interments are
leveled and seeded as weather permits. Funeral flowers are
removed when unsightly or when maintenance is required.
How many floral pieces can be left at an interment site?
The maximum number of floral pieces
left at an interment site is 5 (five) pieces.
Does Moravian Cemetery dispose of flower cars?
Funeral homes have the option of unloading flower cars at a fee
of $200.00 (two hundred dollars) per car.