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Pioneer Cemetery a disappointment

Uploaded: Oct 5, 2010
Gravesites have gone on sale at Pleasanton's newly expanded Pioneer Cemetery but buyers beware.

The cost for double-burial gravesites at $10,198 for full burial and $4,277 for plots holding the cremains of two individuals seems steep given the condition of the cemetery, which the city plans to leave as is. No grass, no sprinkling system.

Add to that a regulation stipulating that the sites can't be re-sold once purchased could leave the cemetery with a number of unused plots if owners move away from Pleasanton.

These prices and policies need to be revisited.

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Posted by Gary Schwaegerle, a resident of Downtown,
on Mar 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Gary Schwaegerle is a registered user.

For those interested in Supporting or keeping up with the Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery. Join the Newly Formed Group on Facebook. Web Link Description: "This Group was Created in Support of Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery - Preserving Heritage & History in Pleasanton, CA. The Cemetery was adopted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton as 1 of its many Community Service Projects. Also supported by many other Orgainizations: ALVHS, VFW, DAR, BSA and many Individuals. With a Special Thanks to the original Pioneers moving the City of Pleasanton to adopt the Cemetery: The original 7 members: Howard Neely 1st chairman, Chris Beratlis 2nd chairman, Frank Capilla, Joe Cook, Bill Hirst, John Innis, Jim Wright Additional members: Pete Bailey, Jack Bras, Harold Ceizler, Vic Lund, and Gary Schwaegerle. The untold story: The Original 7 secured the Cemetery in Contract, ponied up $50,000. as well as the legal work to establish a 501c3 non-profit in order to preserve this asset a jewel in The Community of Pleasanton. "


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