Friends Southwestern Burial Ground
Simple burials for all,
A scenic Quaker cemetery
The Friends Southwestern Burial Ground, a serene Quaker cemetery committed to providing simple burials for all. Grounded in the Friends' tradition of simplicity, openness, and respect for all human life, we offer a peaceful resting place where the beauty of nature intertwines with the essence of simplicity.
Monthly Removal of Decorations: Please be aware that during the first week of every month, we will be removing decorations and tributes from the graves. We kindly request that you collect any tributes you wish to keep before this period.
Visiting Hours: Friends Southwestern Burial Ground is open for visitors 365 days a year. The vehicle gate welcomes visitors from 9 in the morning until 5 in the evening.
Mask Requirement: In consideration of the safety of our staff and those who have their loved ones interred with us, we kindly ask all visitors to wear masks.
Location and Contact Information
Address: 236 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, PA 19082
Office Number: 445-345-0270
Office Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Green Burials: A Dedication to Simplicity and Sustainability
At Friends Southwestern Burial Ground, we are dedicated to the practice of green burials, honoring the Friends' tradition of simplicity. We offer options for simple, green burials—whether in a shroud or an untreated casket. Our commitment to simplicity extends to our practices and regulations.
Inclusivity & Respect for Traditions
We welcome individuals of all traditions and practices that align with Friends' values. Our cemetery is a space where diversity is celebrated, and respect for all human life is paramount. We do not require a headstone, but if desired, it must conform to our regulations—a flat marker in the Islamic sections and a 'Quaker style' stone elsewhere on the grounds.
In our ongoing dedication to greenness, we will be removing all plastic and non-natural items from graves. This effort aligns with our commitment to creating a sustainable and environmentally conscious burial ground.
At Friends Southwestern Burial Ground, we offer more than a final resting place; we provide a haven of simplicity and respect, guided by the principles of the Friends' tradition. Whether you seek a serene environment for reflection or a final resting place in line with green burial practices, our cemetery welcomes all who resonate with the Quaker values of simplicity, openness, and respect for life.
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