New York State Association of Cemeteries

New York State Association of Cemeteries The New York State Association of Cemeteries is dedicated to the furtherance of effective cemetery management and operation for better community service.

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In the aftermath of that dark day, NYSAC’s members were there to serve the families of those lost and to be the keepers ...
09/11/2021

In the aftermath of that dark day, NYSAC’s members were there to serve the families of those lost and to be the keepers of memories for generations. We remember.

In the aftermath of that dark day, NYSAC’s members were there to serve the families of those lost and to be the keepers of memories for generations. We remember.

Speaker Spotlight!Jason Ryan Engler is a licensed funeral director, cremation specialist and consultant, and has become ...
09/07/2021

Speaker Spotlight!

Jason Ryan Engler is a licensed funeral director, cremation specialist and consultant, and has become known as the Cremation and Memorial Urn Historian. He is an Insight Institute Certified Celebrant, CANA Certified Crematory Operator and ICCFA Certified Cremation Arranger.

In 1996, a barely-16-year-old Jason went to work at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas, and since that time, he has spent less than three months of his life not working in the funeral profession.

In 2012, after many years spent researching the history of cremation, Jason was named the official historian for the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) in preparation for the Association’s centennial convention in 2013. Through his research and in this capacity, Jason has the statistics and resources of the Association’s past at his fingertips, and utilizes them to show the origin and growth of cremation in America, and the transition the rite has experienced. In 2015, CANA teamed with the National Museum of Funeral History to create the first ever History of Cremation Exhibit to be featured at the museum in Houston. Jason was selected to represent CANA in the project by lending both his knowledge and personal historic cremation collection – and was subsequently appointed by the museum board to be the Official Cremation Historian for the National Museum of Funeral History.

Jason’s articles have appeared in regional and national funeral and cremation trade journals. His column “Urns & Outs” is featured in the regional magazine The Dead Beat where he shares his perspectives of cremation and funeral service. Additionally, his articles have been published in CANA’s official organ The Cremationist of North America and in the acclaimed magazine Funeral Business Advisor. In 2010 he authored and published the book Body to the Purifying Flame highlighting the history of the Missouri Crematory and Columbarium in Saint Louis, which he had researched for nearly a decade. In 2012, he was consulted by TIME Magazine journalist Josh Sanburn for that periodical’s June, 2013, feature article “The New American Way of Death” about the rise of cremation’s popularity in the U.S. His writings can also be found in “Tempero Ignis” – a publication by Crematory Manufacturing and Service released in 2014, and in well-known deathcare magazine publisher Kates-Boylston’s “The Complete Cremation Handbook” released in 2015.

Join Jason on Monday September 27th at The Turning Stone Resort Casino. Register here:

http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Speaker Spotlight!

Jason Ryan Engler is a licensed funeral director, cremation specialist and consultant, and has become known as the Cremation and Memorial Urn Historian. He is an Insight Institute Certified Celebrant, CANA Certified Crematory Operator and ICCFA Certified Cremation Arranger.

In 1996, a barely-16-year-old Jason went to work at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas, and since that time, he has spent less than three months of his life not working in the funeral profession.

In 2012, after many years spent researching the history of cremation, Jason was named the official historian for the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) in preparation for the Association’s centennial convention in 2013. Through his research and in this capacity, Jason has the statistics and resources of the Association’s past at his fingertips, and utilizes them to show the origin and growth of cremation in America, and the transition the rite has experienced. In 2015, CANA teamed with the National Museum of Funeral History to create the first ever History of Cremation Exhibit to be featured at the museum in Houston. Jason was selected to represent CANA in the project by lending both his knowledge and personal historic cremation collection – and was subsequently appointed by the museum board to be the Official Cremation Historian for the National Museum of Funeral History.

Jason’s articles have appeared in regional and national funeral and cremation trade journals. His column “Urns & Outs” is featured in the regional magazine The Dead Beat where he shares his perspectives of cremation and funeral service. Additionally, his articles have been published in CANA’s official organ The Cremationist of North America and in the acclaimed magazine Funeral Business Advisor. In 2010 he authored and published the book Body to the Purifying Flame highlighting the history of the Missouri Crematory and Columbarium in Saint Louis, which he had researched for nearly a decade. In 2012, he was consulted by TIME Magazine journalist Josh Sanburn for that periodical’s June, 2013, feature article “The New American Way of Death” about the rise of cremation’s popularity in the U.S. His writings can also be found in “Tempero Ignis” – a publication by Crematory Manufacturing and Service released in 2014, and in well-known deathcare magazine publisher Kates-Boylston’s “The Complete Cremation Handbook” released in 2015.

Join Jason on Monday September 27th at The Turning Stone Resort Casino. Register here:

http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Update to the Report from the Nominating Committee:  Due to unforeseen events, the nominee for Secretary Mitch Rose will...
09/02/2021
Upcoming Events | New York State Association of Cemeteries

Update to the Report from the Nominating Committee:

Due to unforeseen events, the nominee for Secretary Mitch Rose will not be able to fulfill the term September 2021 through September 2022. Therefore, Justin Locke of Pinelawn Memorial Park has been nominated for the position of Secretary for said term.

Meet the Board at our annual Meeting September 27th at The Turning Stone Resort Casino!

http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

MCA/NYSAC Cemetery Expo (2019) The Metropolitan Cemetery Association and the New York State Association of Cemeteries are teaming up to bring cemeteries and suppliers together.

NYSAC Remembers. Every year NYSAC puts together a memorial service at our Fall Conference for our departed members. Do y...
09/02/2021

NYSAC Remembers.

Every year NYSAC puts together a memorial service at our Fall Conference for our departed members. Do you know a member who passed away during the last year? Please forward their name(s) and cemetery affiliation to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] so we can honor them at our Fall Conference.

NYSAC Remembers.

Every year NYSAC puts together a memorial service at our Fall Conference for our departed members. Do you know a member who passed away during the last year? Please forward their name(s) and cemetery affiliation to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] so we can honor them at our Fall Conference.

Speaker Spotlight! Award-winning business author, Dean Lindsay – CEO of The Progress Agents LLC and Founder of World Gum...
08/30/2021

Speaker Spotlight!

Award-winning business author, Dean Lindsay – CEO of The Progress Agents LLC and Founder of World Gumbo Publishing – is a successful entrepreneur, a skilled business culture consultant, and a powerful keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach. The popular host of the upbeat business program, ‘The DEAN’s List’, airing on C-Suite Network TV, Dean has been hailed as an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as:
• ‘a Master of Progress’ by Jay Conrad Levinson
• ‘The Dean of Sales and Service’ by Business Class News
• a ‘Sales and Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal
• ‘America’s Progress Agent’ by The Strategic HR Forum

Still haven't registered for our Fall Conference? Register Here!
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Speaker Spotlight!

Award-winning business author, Dean Lindsay – CEO of The Progress Agents LLC and Founder of World Gumbo Publishing – is a successful entrepreneur, a skilled business culture consultant, and a powerful keynote speaker with a humorous and engaging approach. The popular host of the upbeat business program, ‘The DEAN’s List’, airing on C-Suite Network TV, Dean has been hailed as an ‘Outstanding Thought Leader on Building Priceless Business Relationships’ by Sales and Marketing Executives International as well as:
• ‘a Master of Progress’ by Jay Conrad Levinson
• ‘The Dean of Sales and Service’ by Business Class News
• a ‘Sales and Networking Guru’ by the Dallas Business Journal
• ‘America’s Progress Agent’ by The Strategic HR Forum

Still haven't registered for our Fall Conference? Register Here!
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Our room block closes TOMORROW! Most of you have already made travel and hotel accommodations for our 93rd Fall Conferen...
08/25/2021

Our room block closes TOMORROW! Most of you have already made travel and hotel accommodations for our 93rd Fall Conference. If you have not, reservations may be made by contacting the hotel and advising them you are with NYSAC at 1-800-771-7711, by Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

Our room block closes TOMORROW! Most of you have already made travel and hotel accommodations for our 93rd Fall Conference. If you have not, reservations may be made by contacting the hotel and advising them you are with NYSAC at 1-800-771-7711, by Thursday, August 26th, 2021.

There’s still time to register for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSA...
08/15/2021

There’s still time to register for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!

Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday, September 25, 2021 -Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE HERE
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

There’s still time to register for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!

Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday, September 25, 2021 -Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE HERE
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Registration is now OPEN for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall...
07/09/2021

Registration is now OPEN for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!
Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday, September 25, 2021 -Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE HERE
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Registration is now OPEN for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!
Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday, September 25, 2021 -Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE HERE
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Happy 4th! Wishing all our members and the families we serve, a safe and happy holiday! We are honored to be the keepers...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th! Wishing all our members and the families we serve, a safe and happy holiday!

We are honored to be the keepers of New York’s sacred memories.

Happy 4th! Wishing all our members and the families we serve, a safe and happy holiday!

We are honored to be the keepers of New York’s sacred memories.

07/02/2021
dos.ny.gov

Division of Cemeteries Director Polishook has asked us to forward this email until his counsel weighs in. Because the Division staff is unavailable due to the holiday, we will be working with the Division next week on this issue which primarily relates to funeral director actions but involves our receipt of these documents.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Polishook, Lewis (DOS)
Date: July 2, 2021 at 2:56:01 PM EDT
Subject: Electronic Signature


Dear NYSFDA and NYSAC:

On July 1, 2021, the Governor signed S.6521-2021, entitled “An act to amend the state technology law, the public health law and the not-for-profit corporation law, in relation to authorizing the use of electronic signatures on funeral and cemetery services documents.”

The act does not affect existing requirements that the cremation authorization be witnessed.

The Division of Cemeteries is exploring additional guidance concerning this issue. In the interim, crematories may accept cremation authorizations that are witnessed in accordance with the emergency procedure outlined in the Division’s June 16, 2021 memorandum, a copy of which can be found at: https://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/06/dos_covid19_remotecremationanddisposition_061621.pdf

-LP

Registration is now OPEN for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall...
07/01/2021

Registration is now OPEN for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!

Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday, September 25, 2021 -Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE HERE
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Registration is now OPEN for the 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference!

Join NYSAC (IN-PERSON) for our 93rd Annual NYSAC Fall Conference at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Saturday, September 25, 2021 -Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

REGISTER FOR THE FALL CONFERENCE HERE
http://nysac.com/upcoming-events/

Our members are honored to be the dedicated keepers of memories for so many New York families that have only the past to...
06/20/2021

Our members are honored to be the dedicated keepers of memories for so many New York families that have only the past to reflect on during this day of celebration. For all our fathers still with us - thank you!

Our members are honored to be the dedicated keepers of memories for so many New York families that have only the past to reflect on during this day of celebration. For all our fathers still with us - thank you!

Join us TODAY exclusively on ZOOM for our Government and Legal Affairs Seminar. Join NYSAC as we discuss the 2021 legisl...
06/15/2021

Join us TODAY exclusively on ZOOM for our Government and Legal Affairs Seminar. Join NYSAC as we discuss the 2021 legislative session, state regulations, and the general direction of our industry.

Register in advance for this FREE webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U3meZlCzR2qiteRecHtDyw

Join us TODAY exclusively on ZOOM for our Government and Legal Affairs Seminar. Join NYSAC as we discuss the 2021 legislative session, state regulations, and the general direction of our industry.

Register in advance for this FREE webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U3meZlCzR2qiteRecHtDyw

Despite the rain, our members serve untold families and innumerable Memorial Day events on this day of remembrance. We a...
05/31/2021

Despite the rain, our members serve untold families and innumerable Memorial Day events on this day of remembrance. We are honored to be a part of a vital day for our nation.

Despite the rain, our members serve untold families and innumerable Memorial Day events on this day of remembrance. We are honored to be a part of a vital day for our nation.

Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please fo...
05/26/2021

Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please forward your ideas, suggestions, articles, and photos to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] before the content deadline of Friday May 28th.

Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please forward your ideas, suggestions, articles, and photos to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] before the content deadline of Friday May 28th.

Its a little over a week until the May 28th deadline for new Broadcaster articles. Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster...
05/20/2021

Its a little over a week until the May 28th deadline for new Broadcaster articles. Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please forward your ideas, suggestions, articles, and photos to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] before the content deadline of Friday May 28th.

Its a little over a week until the May 28th deadline for new Broadcaster articles. Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please forward your ideas, suggestions, articles, and photos to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] before the content deadline of Friday May 28th.

Please be advised: The New York Department of State's Division of Cemeteries website is down. Please find the link to th...
05/10/2021
Cemeteries

Please be advised: The New York Department of State's Division of Cemeteries website is down. Please find the link to their new website here: https://dos.ny.gov/cemeteries Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the open meetings page.

Additionally, the May 11, 2021 meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday May 12th at 10:30.

Oversees establishment, maintenance, and preservation of burial grounds for approximately 1,700 not-for-profit cemeteries in NY.

This is one of the busiest weekends of the year for our members in another year of challenging times for all of us. We r...
05/09/2021

This is one of the busiest weekends of the year for our members in another year of challenging times for all of us.

We remain committed to our communities. We value our place as the keepers of memories for the families we serve. May your memories of your Mother be a blessing.

This is one of the busiest weekends of the year for our members in another year of challenging times for all of us.

We remain committed to our communities. We value our place as the keepers of memories for the families we serve. May your memories of your Mother be a blessing.

SAVE THE DATEJoin us LIVE at The Turning Stone Resort Casino September 25th – September 29th.
05/04/2021

SAVE THE DATE
Join us LIVE at The Turning Stone Resort Casino September 25th – September 29th.

SAVE THE DATE
Join us LIVE at The Turning Stone Resort Casino September 25th – September 29th.

The May 28th deadline for new Broadcaster articles is quickly approaching. Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article...
04/28/2021

The May 28th deadline for new Broadcaster articles is quickly approaching. Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please forward your ideas, suggestions, articles, and photos to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] before the content deadline of Friday May 28th.

The May 28th deadline for new Broadcaster articles is quickly approaching. Do you have an idea for a Broadcaster article? The content of our Broadcaster is inspired by you, our members. Please forward your ideas, suggestions, articles, and photos to Brendan Boyle at [email protected] before the content deadline of Friday May 28th.

Address

111 Washington Ave
Albany, NY
12210

General information

NYSAC proposes and sponsors legislation beneficial to New York State consumers and cemeteries. The goals of NYSAC are to promote the advancement of practical knowledge in the operation and maintenance of cemeteries, to create and maintain high ethical standards in the conduct of cemetery administration, and to secure the advantages to be obtained by mutual cooperation.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(518) 434-1134

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Cemeteries provide a space for the permanent memorialization of the existence of those people who died and now reside within its’ boundaries. But as generations pass and the memories of these loved ones fade and eventually disappear, there is a risk that the stories and sacrifices of those interred may slip away and be forgotten. This history of those resting at Mount Hebron Cemetery is not just a story of individuals, it is a story of people who persevered to help create our city and in turn, our country. We want these stories to come alive and that the legacy of these individuals and their cultural history will be available for generations of today into the future. Goal: To find detailed, thoughtful and meaningful stories about the people who are buried in Mount Hebron or the societies within which they are buried. If you have family buried at Mount Hebron please visit our page a share your family legacy with us.
Does anyone know if the Friends Upton Lake Cemetery Association in Clinton Corners NY is still active? Are any grave sites still available? Who should I contact about my questions?
I'd like to hear from members about their experiences applying to the state to re-coup capital gains above CPI. The form looks to be a bit of a challenge.