Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sharing Photos of Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio

Sharing a few photographs from my recent short visit to Lorain's Calvary Catholic Cemetery where many of my Zagorsky and Szczepankiewicz relatives are buried.  

Calvary Cemetery has a nice new shiny black granite marker bearing its name and address standing at its entrance driveway with a defining border of large size rocks encircling it.  The marker is so much more welcoming to visitors than the old one that stood for so long. That old one reminded me of a sign at a logging site that had been crudely created from an old piece of wood by someone using a jagged saw.  It was suspended between two metal poles and just didn't do justice to this beautiful cemetery!  
So, I congratulate the Cleveland Catholic Diocese for replacing that old Calvary Cemetery sign!