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  • Proud to Serve All Neighbors

    When someone plans a funeral, burial, or cremation for their loved one, they often wish to celebrate their own religious beliefs or cultural background. Here at Woodlawn, we are proud to serve different ethnic backgrounds across the Bronx and beyond. No matter what your religious beliefs or cultural heritage are, our experienced staff will help …
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  • How Grief Affects a Parent Experiencing the Loss of a Child

     Undergoing the death of a loved one is a traumatic experience, especially when it is your own child. No parent expects to have to make funeral arrangements for their own son or daughter. At Woodlawn, we help families in the Bronx and beyond find the perfect resting place for their loved one. Our compassionate staff …
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  • Honoring Veterans at Woodlawn

      Visitors to Woodlawn Cemetery will find thousands of our nation’s bravest individuals buried and commemorated here. We are proud to provide high-quality burial and cremation to veterans and their families in the Bronx and beyond. This is our way of thanking these men and women for their incredible sacrifices. We are proud to honor …
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  • 5 Tips on Establishing a Will

    Putting together a will is a big decision, and at Woodlawn Cemetery, we encourage our neighbors in the Bronx to take this important step as soon as they feel ready. Just like preplanning your funeral, having a will in place helps you prepare for the future and provides peace of mind in regard to what …
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  • The Gift of Preplanning

    At Woodlawn, we take great pride in  serving our New York neighbors by offering a range of cremation and memorialization options. Many local families already know we can help them at a time of immediate need. Some families may not realize that we can also help them preplan their arrangements ahead of time – and …
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  • Gold Star Mothers

    At Woodlawn Cemetery, one of our greatest privileges is serving veterans and their families in the Bronx and beyond. Along with the incredible sacrifice and commitment of our servicemen and -women, our staff wants to recognize the exemplary efforts of the Gold Star Mothers. For those of our neighbors unfamiliar with the history of this …
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  • Navigating Your Pet’s Future Without You

      It’s not always a guarantee that you’ll outlive your pet. In the case of a terminal illness or an unexpected catastrophe, a pet may live on after its owner. It’s a good idea to have a plan for your pet should something unexpected happen to you. At Woodlawn Cemetery, our compassionate staff understands how …
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  • Development of the Railroad Makes Woodlawn Easily Accessible

    When Woodlawn began selling lots to New Yorkers in 1865, the advertisements read “only thirty minutes from Manhattan.”  Convenience of visitation has always been a primary factor in purchasing space in a cemetery. Our Gilded Age lot owners built impressive mausolea that could be easily accessed by Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Harlem Railroad.  Now know as Metro …
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  • 10 Steps to Cleaning Out a Home After a Death

    Cleaning out a loved one’s home after they die is most often an unpleasant task that many people put off doing for months. The emotional toll that grief takes may leave you feeling unable to face the physical challenge of sifting through your loved one’s belongings. When you clean out a loved one’s home after …
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  • Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

    When you’re preplanning your funeral or cremation, many questions tend to arise while considering these important arrangements. Naturally, some concerns focus on legal topics like whether a power of attorney is needed.  Below, we have provided some general information on the topic.   Woodlawn Cemetery believes that our neighbors in the Bronx will find this …
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