Tod Cemetery builds ‘serene’ garden for cremation remains


A cemetery beyond a century old is building a new experience for its future clients who choose cremation.

A calm, serene and peaceful $700,000 columbarium garden for cremated remains is under construction at Tod Homestead Cemetery on Belmont Avenue and expected to be complete by October.

“We could do this [cemetery business] for a long time without doing this, but we also wanted to be useful to the people of Youngstown,” said Sallie Tod Dutton, president of The Tod Homestead Cemetery Association. “We want to stay with the trends.”

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