Deacon: It's 'regrettable' how cemetery groundskeeper handled personal items

August 30, 2018 04:08 PM

EAST GREENBUSH - The deacon who oversees the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush says it's regrettable how a groundskeeper handled personal items on the graves of people buried there.

Families say items including flowers, photographs, American flags and even soldier medallions were taken and moved to a nearby maintenance shed in order to make room for lawn mowing.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Some of the flags removed from the gravesites were shredded and used to hold up tomato plants behind that shed.

The deacon says he can't begin to understand why the groundskeeper did what he did.


WNYT Staff

Copyright 2018 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Relay Media Amp
Community remembers murder victim with a vigil

Body found in Cohoes

Hundreds brace the Lake George Polar Plunge

Saratoga Comic Con gathers crowd

DeVos wants to change campus rules on sexual misconduct