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Friends Southwestern Burial Ground - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Friends Southwestern Burial Ground - Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

 Photo: Friends Southwestern Burial Ground. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Friends Southwestern Burial Ground. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

Located at:

236 Powell Lane
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone: 484-462-3180
Email: grahamgarner@gmail.com

Website: www.fswbg.org

Manager is Graham Garner.

 Example of a "Quaker style" hickey marker. They are plain, small, feature minimal information, and are close to the ground. More elaborate headstones are not permitted at Friends Southwestern Burial Ground.

Example of a "Quaker style" hickey marker. They are plain, small, feature minimal information, and are close to the ground. More elaborate headstones are not permitted at Friends Southwestern Burial Ground.

About:

The cemetery is open from dawn till dusk, 365 days per year. (This is unusual.)

They offer conventional burials in concrete vaults and simple burials in biodegradable coffins or just a shroud. The cemetery recently added a Muslim section.

Cremated remains are allowed.

Observations:

Inexpensive burials are possible here and the setting is nice.

Pricing as of March 14, 2017:

A single grave can accommodate one full burial and two cremated remains. (It is possible a single grave can be double depth.)  

  • Sections L, M, G, X are for single graves. Cost is $800.

  • Section I is for two grave lots. Cost is $1500.

  • Section D is for 4 grave lots. Cost is $2500.

  • Section B and C are for 10 grave lots. Cost is $6000.

Infant and fetus lots: Call the cemetery for pricing.

  • Opening/closing costs are $1000 for a vault, Muslim or green burial.

  • Burial of cremated remains is $350.

  • Weekend burials cost $200 more.

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