Families choose cremation for a variety of reasons such as environmental, philosophical or religious preferences. Others choose cremation because they feel it is less complicated. No matter the reason, Dulaney Valley Family Service Advisors are here to answer any questions you may have regarding cremation.
Cremated remains may be interred in the traditional manner in a family site, single grave, or niche within the community mausoleum complex. The mausoleum contains interior glass front niches as well as exterior granite front niches. The cemetery also offers niches in a wall surrounding The Apostles Circle.
Ground Burial Inurnment
Families may place cremated remains in a standard size space within a family lot. Or, the cemetery has smaller spaces specially designed for cremation only with a bronze marker for personal memorialization.
Marble or Granite Front Niches
Dulaney Valley has several choices for outside niches. Niches are located in the Eternal Light Feature, Last Supper Feature and in the community mausoleum complex.
Our Mausoleum Chapel contains elegant niches with clear glass fronts in a bronze wall unit. The family may place personal mementos within designated niches. The glass-front niches afford a family the opportunity to view the urn in a peaceful setting.
Apostles Circle Wall Niches
Niches are built into a wall surrounding the Apostles Circle Lawn Crypt Garden.
Our Sanctuary Mausoleum is a dignified option for those interested in an alternative to ground burial. The 4,000 square foot mausoleum features two structures joined by a vaulted ceiling creating an open-air chapel for memorial services and visitation. Both individual and companion granite-front crypts, as well as cremation niches, are available based on your preference.
Granite cremation benches memorialized with a bronze plaque or sandblasted lettering line the golf course, and around the edge of the two-acre Swan Lake. In addition, a few sites are located throughout the cemetery in pre-designated, premium locations. Most benches are designed to hold four urns containing cremated remains.
Dulaney Valley offers fully customizable cremation pedestals for holding one to four urns containing cremated remains. Pedestals in various granite colors and decorative sculptures display a loved one's interests or a favorite hobby.
Also located in the majestic Rose of Sharon Cremation Garden, are replicas of rocks with chambers offering a natural way to remember your loved ones while providing attractive landscaping. Each granite boulder is individually hand-cut and unique in shape and form.
Bronze Giving Tree Urn
Dulaney Valley offers a bronze "Giving Tree" urn which is a 16" x 12" bronze tree trunk containing a true-to-nature urn. These urns are offered in the Rose of Sharon Garden, a peaceful cremation garden of Rose of Sharon bushes that border the tranquil stream feeding into Swan Lake.
Urns are available in a wide variety of designs, sizes, and composition: Bronze, Wood, and Cultured Marble. Cremated remains can be buried in a family site, placed in a cremation bench, cremation feature, boulder, mausoleum niche, glass front niche, or kept at home in an urn.
Dulaney Valley is pleased to offer a collection of cremation jewelry to keep your loved one close at heart. Each unique piece of jewelry is available in sterling silver, gold-plating, yellow or white gold, and almost all include engraving options. A beloved pet can also be memorialized in this way.
Glass Cremation Art
Imagine memorializing your loved one in a stunning work of art. Glass cremation art creates a one of a kind, hand-crafted keepsake encapsulating a small amount of cremated remains. Glass cremation art reflects the truly unique beauty of one's legacy.
Inurnment Service Fees
For in-ground placement of cremated remains, the inurnment service fee includes the opening and closing of the grave, greens, tent, and chairs. When placing ashes in a cremation product such as a bench, boulder, or tree urn, the fee includes the opening and closing of these items. For cremated remains placed in a marble, granite, or glass-front niche, the fee includes the removal and replacement of the niche front. The inurnment fee also includes administration fees such as permanent record keeping and documentation.