Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
 
8135 North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH 45414
937-890-1831
Click here to contact: info@daytonmemorialpark.com
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The Tornado of 2019

Final Update
December 12, 2019

The year of 2019 will long be remembered as one of the most difficult years that the Greater Dayton Area has experienced for quite some time. Here at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, we certainly had our share of challenges brought on by the tornado.

Where we are today:

Nearly all of the more than 200 blown over monuments have been reset, thanks to the combined efforts of Nickol Monuments, Dodd's Memorials and Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum's crew. The ones remaining needed to have their foundations re-poured, which was just completed.

The most time consuming part of the cleanup was the cutting and removing of downed and damaged trees. Many of the damaged trees were actually uprooted, exposing very large root balls that had to be partially dug up and then carried one by one to the collection site. These were so large that DMP rented a larger excavator to be able to handle them. The sites where these root balls were removed were backfilled, but be careful when you are on-site, as these newly-filled areas will continue to settle for several years to come.

We know that one of the most appealing features of DMP is the number of large trees that grace the grounds. Sadly, we lost many of the trees that were in the tornado-damaged area. We have a very aggressive tree replanting plan. First, 41 large balled and burlapped trees were purchased this fall and their installation is nearly complete. Second, you may have noticed on the Home page of this website Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Commerce to plant more trees. This is a matching grant, meaning that Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery must also contribute $5,000 to the project. This project will be bid this winter for planting early next spring.

We calculated that the cemetery sustained over $200,000 worth of damage and lost revenue. While well insured, not all losses were covered, so we applied for FEMA funding, only to find that nonprofit organizations, like the cemetery, were not eligible for FEMA funding. The only sort of government funding available to the cemetery is from the Small Business Administration emergency loan program. The cemetery's application has been approved and we are awaiting fund dispersal. When these funds arrive, we should be nearly restored.


Dayton Memorial Park Grant Recipient

Dayton Memorial Park Grant Recipient

The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing is awarding $75,357 to 65 cemeteries in 34 counties throughout Ohio, through the newly-created Cemetery Grant Fund. Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as one of the recipients. This newly-created fund’s purpose is to help cemeteries statewide to defray the cost of exceptional cemetery maintenance.

The $5,000 grant will be matched by the cemetery and added to a portion of a Small Business Administration emergency loan. Those funds will be used to replace some of the nearly 100 mature trees that were lost or severely damaged by the Memorial Day Tornado.

Read Dayton Daily News Article Here ...

Family Advisor Career Opening

The Family Advisor reports to the General Manager and is responsible for serving client families by making at-need cemetery arrangements and selling pre-need property, products and services. The Family Advisor plays an essential role in generating revenue and increasing market share for the Cemetery. The success of this position relies on exceptional relationship building skills, as the Family Advisor is often the “face of the Cemetery” within the professional field and the community at-large.

Full-time, Commission.

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See our Gold Fish!

 

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association      Ohio Cemetery Association

Spring Clean-up Starts March 1, 2020

All items placed on the ground must be removed in preparation for mowing and trimming.

Please Support Our Special Projects!

Detailed Projects Letter
Donor Card

Flag Poles to Honor our Veterans Project: Section 22, needs Larger/Taller Flag Poles to replace the smaller/shorter flag poles now in existence. With your help, we can accomplish this goal sooner rather than later.

Section Identification Signage Project: We find that each generation is interested in their family/loved ones' burial sites. Our section identification signage is nearly non-existent or is badly in need of replacement. This identification signage helps all of our Cemetery supporters locate their loved ones. With your help, we can expedite this Section Identification Signage replacement project which will benefit everyone. Stop by our office to see a sample of the section identification signage or to chat with our staff about supporting this important project.

For more information contact:
Dayton Memorial Park at 937.890.1831 or info@daytonmemorialpark.com

 


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