Cremation Burial and Remembrance


Awareness and acceptability of cremation has increased over the past 20 years. People select cremation for a number of different reasons.

For some, cremation is considered the last part of the funeral service. Others choose to have their remains buried in a cemetery like others who choose in-ground burial or above-ground mausoleum interment.

We believe it is important for every person to have a place where they can be remembered. If you or a family member wishes to be cremated, we encourage them to have a place in a cemetery where future generations can come and visit.

Woodlawn has a long tradition of assisting families with cremation burial and remembrance choices from mausoleum niches to in-ground burial in our Green Garden or a cenotaph on a stone.

We also recently introduced on-site cremation and memorial services as options. Families can now accompany a loved one to the crematory or host viewings at the state-of-the-art Cremation Center at Woodlawn.

Cremation Center at Woodlawn

Woodlawn proudly offers one of Onondaga County’s only crematories, which is housed in our state-of-the-art Cremation Center. The building extends Woodlawn’s options for families, including on-site cremation, glass niches and space for memorial services.

Learn more about cremation center at Woodlawn here.

Mausoleum Niches

Niches for cremated remains are a small receptacle in a building or free-standing wall. The niche usually holds one or two cremated remains. These spaces, available in the indoor Sunset Chapel Mausoleum and outdoor Garden of Peace, are covered in the granite or marble that serve as the memorial. Names are either inscribed or are placed with bronze lettering on the memorial.

Learn more about mausoleum niches here.

In-Ground Burial at Woodlawn's Green Garden

Woodlawn is pleased to introduce the Green Garden, an outdoor setting for those who choose cremation. This landscaped area offers single and companion spaces with upright monuments. A gazebo offers repose and remembrance of the people buried here.

Learn more about in-ground burial at Woodlawn's Green Garden here.

In-Ground Burial in Other Sections

Cremated remains can also be buried in-ground in other sections of the cemetery. Cremated remains can be placed in a regular grave or in a small burial space designed just for cremation. The type of memorial varies as well as the location in the cemetery.

Learn more about in-ground burial in other sections here.

Authorization for Cremation and Disposition