Cemeteries

Fairview Cemetery and Fairview Cemetery Annex

  

The Fairview Cemetery and Fairview Cemetery Annex are under new management.   As of Tuesday, July 28, 2020, ownership of these two (2) cemetery properties has been transferred to the Borough of Denver.  All burials and services in the Fairview Cemetery and the Fairview Cemetery Annex shall be scheduled through Denver Borough.  

 

Please note the new telephone number for the cemeteries.  Thank you for your patience during this transition.

 

Description

 

During the past two (2) years, the Borough of Denver worked with members of the Fairview Cemetery Association to plan for the future of the Fairview Cemetery, located at 101 North 4th Street, Denver, and the Fairview Cemetery Annex, located at 1180 Steinmetz Road, Denver.  On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, ownership of these two (2) cemetery properties was transferred to the Borough of Denver and the Borough now takes responsibility for overseeing the maintenance and care of the cemeteries; capital improvements; the sale of lots and graves at both cemeteries; and the coordination of internments at the cemeteries.  

 

The Borough of Denver recognizes that its municipal cemeteries are sacred grounds reserved as a final resting place for the deceased.  It is the desire of the Borough to operate and maintain cemeteries that are beautiful, dignified, and an appropriate resting place for departed love ones.  


Fairview Cemetery

 

The Fairview Cemetery is located on North 4th Street between Walnut Street and Locust Street in the center of the Borough.  This 5.37 acre site is the resting place of many of the founding residents from the Borough.  This facility is maintained by the Borough.  For more information about the Fairview Cemetery please contact the Denver Borough Municipal Building at 717-336-2831, Ext. 6.

 

An interactive map of the Fairview Cemetery can be accessed by clicking HERE.  The map will provide information on graves at the cemetery including information concerning available lots, reserved lots, and occupied lots.  You can use this feature to research people either buried or interred in the facilities as well as to determine a potential location for the purchase of a future grave site.

 

 Fairview


Fairview Cemetery

101 North 4th Street

Denver, PA 17517

717-336-2831, Ext. 6

Business Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 Fairview Cemetery Annex 

 

The Fairview Cemetery Annex is a 5.56 acre site located at 1180 Steinmetz Road in West Cocalico Township.  This facility is maintained by the Borough.  For more information please contact the Denver Borough Municipal Building at 717-336-2831, Ext. 6.

 

An interactive map of the Fairview Cemetery Annex can be accessed by clicking HERE.  The map will provide information on graves at the cemetery including information concerning available lots, reserved lots, and occupied lots.  You can use this feature to research people either buried or interred in the facilities as well as to determine a potential location for the purchase of a future grave site.

 

 Fairview Annex

Fairview Cemetery Annex

1180 Steinmetz Road

Denver, PA 17517

717-336-2831, Ext. 6

Business Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 More Information

Cemetery Association

 

The Borough of Denver has established a Cemetery Association consisting of three (3) voting members appointed by Borough Council and who serve as an advisory body to Borough Council.  The Cemetery Association shall perform such studies as shall be requested by Borough Council and may provide recommendations upon its own motion relating to issues concerning the operation of the Cemetery.   The Cemetery Association may advise the Borough on capital improvements for cemetery purposes and for funding for such improvements from the permanent lot care fund.

 

The Borough administers the cemetery functions including the sale of burial lots and the coordination and scheduling of internments through the administrative staff,  For additional information, please contact Joan High, Office Assistant, at 717-336-2831, Ext. 6.

 

Perpetual Care Fund

 

In the past, the Fairview Cemetery and Fairview Cemetery Annex were cared for from the proceeds of lot sales, service charges, and donations.   In 2020, the Borough assumed responsibility for the cemeteries through a transfer from the Fairview Cemetery Association. In order to assure a more reliable means for permanent care, the Borough has established a Perpetual Care Fund (“the Fund”) to provide maintenance of the cemeteries. This Fund is maintained in part by fees received from lot sales. 

 

The amount set aside into the Fund from each lot sale will vary from time to time as determined by resolution of Borough Council in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code. The Borough shall maintain a record of the amounts deposited and expenditures made so that the operation of the cemeteries shall be paid from the Fund and shall not become a general expense of the Borough. The Fund may also be increased by gifts, bequests, a portion of memorial charges, and other service revenues.

 

Resources

 

The cemeteries owned and operated by the Borough are governed by the Borough of Denver’s Code of Ordinances and the Fairview Cemetery and Fairview Cemetery Annex Rules and Regulations.

 


Contact Us

  1. Joan High


    Office Assistant
    Email

    501 Main Street
    Denver, PA 17517

    Ph: 717-336-2831, Ext. 6
    Fx: 717-336-7190

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    For instruction on how to search the interactive map:

    • Click on the “HERE” button for the appropriate cemetery.
    • Then click on the “About This Cemetery” button.