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Greenwood Cemetery Monument Relocation

June 27, 2018

The Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery is undergoing continued efforts to restore the property to its original beauty.

Greenwood Cemetery announces that restoration efforts to relocate vulnerable monuments stored during the cemetery beautification process has begun. Joe Hevener, Greenwood Cemetery Property Manager states “Returning the monuments moved during this phase of re-beautification will complete the fourth phase of the overall planned beautification and will bring us another step closer to restoring the landscape intended.”

 

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Greenwood Cemetery Humanitarian Award

August 27, 2018

Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery announces the inaugural celebration for The Greenwood Cemetery Humanitarian Award. This Bi-Annual Award recognizes the unsung heroes who volunteer their time and energy to keep alive Northeast Philadelphia’s historic past while providing a better future and quality of life in the communities they live and serve. Howard Linde, our first award recipient, was unanimously confirmed by the nominating committee and will be honored September 2018 with the first Greenwood Cemetery Humanitarian Award.

 

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Post Beautification Burial

January 25, 2013

Grave and Lot sales continue.  The first new lot sale with interment since the Cemetery’s beautification and restoration, occurred in September 2012.  Neighboring residents are impressed with the work being done at Greenwood Cemetery and the numbers of lot purchase inquiries are increasing daily.

To find out how you can purchase your grave lot at Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery, please contact the cemetery manager- Joe Hevener at 215-533-2967.

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New Fence

January 25, 2013

Philadelphia Healthcare Properties, LLC contributed greatly to enhancing the cemetery’s curb appeal on Ramona Avenue (western border).   An outdated chain-link fence was replaced with 1.5 miles of faux wrought-iron perimeter fencing in April 2012. The new fence adds character to …

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Entrance Upgrade

January 25, 2013

There have been significant upgrades to the entrance of the grounds.  These changes have greatly improved accessibility to burials.  New entrance gates were fabricated to match the original gates and new stone walls (piers) were built. Additionally, a new concrete ...

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Letter from the President

Greenwood Cemetery’s website. Cemeteries are important historical assets that enlighten us about a community’s past. Rich in history and natural beauty, cemeteries are an irreplaceable part of our heritage. But most importantly, they are monuments to the people who once inhabited our communities.

Greenwood Cemetery has a vibrant past that was nearly forgotten, however, under new ownership and with the support of the community, Greenwood Cemetery is on the path of revitalization. Whether you live in the community or have a love of rural cemeteries we invite you to partner with us by volunteering at one of our events, posting suggestions, or by making a donation.

Our website also serves as a guide to the cemetery’s services, policies, and future products. We hope you enjoy the web visit and encourage you to e-mail us or stop by and visit.

Sincerely,
Michelle Mardenborough
President, Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery