St. Joseph Cemetery
Aerial Photos by Will Kinser
The Catholic cemetery is an essential component of the Catholic Church's Ministry concerning the disposition of bodies of the faithful deceased. The Catholic cemetery is a visible symbol of our faith and hope of the Reserction. "The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy; it honors the children of God, who are temples of the Holy Spirit." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2300).
As a Catholic cemetery, St. Joseph Cemetery is an extension of the local community of faith, a holy place of repose of the bodies of our beloved deceased, and a place of prayerful remembrance for the living.
Eligibility for burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery is ultimately the decision of the Pastor of St. Joseph Church in collaboration with the Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown.
Blessed for the purpose of Catholic burials, it is open to all parishioners of St. Joseph, and because there is no diocesan cemetery nearby, it has always been open to parishioners of our nearby parishes of Regina Coeli and St. Ann Churches.
For information regarding purchase of lots in St. Joseph Cemetery, please call the cemetery office.
Because the cemetery is not supported by any church or diocesan funds, it depends solely for its maintenance on the fees charged for sale of lots, opening and closing fees, and foundation fees, plus the freewill offerings given by those who appreciate our cemetery. If you would like to make a donation to the upkeep of the cemetery, please mail your donation to the address below.
427 East Broadway Street
Alliance, OH 44601
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
East State Street
Flower removal at cemetery Please remember to remove the spring/summer flowers from your loved one’s grave at the cemetery by Oct 28. After this date, flowers left on the graves will be removed and discarded by the cemetery staff.
A special thank you to Dan Skivolocke who donated the new signs at St. Joseph Cemetery front entrance. Also thanks to Jim Menegay and Joe Reese who installed the signs, and Jamie Burmeister, chairman of St. Joseph Cemetery Board, who coordinated the work.
In order to keep our cemetery safe for our workers and ease in maintenance, please comply with these regulations:
Planting of annual flowers is permitted directly in front of and abutting the grave monuments, extending out no more than 14 inches. If there is no monument, flowers may be placed where the monument would ordinarily be located.
No trees, shrubs or bushes are permitted.
Outlining the graves with a metal frame, plastic edging, crushed stone or large wood chips is not permitted.
Shepherd hooks are not permitted.
A little bit of History:
Land for St. Joseph Cemetery was purchased in 1868.
The first burial was William McGrath, two-year old son of Michael McGrath on February 2, 1870.
Jamie Burmeister - Chairman
Memorial Day 2017
Memorial Day 2015 at St. Joseph Cemetery
Photos by Michael Skolosh Photography