The Annual Meeting of the Members (all owners of one or more graves, crypts or niches at Fairmount Cemetery and/or Somerset Hills Memorial Park) will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at the offices of Fairmount Cemetery, 620 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107. The agenda for the Annual Meeting will include the election of two members of the Association's Board of Managers. Candidates nominated by the Board of Managers are William J. Johnson and Jacqueline L. Welsh, both of whom currently serve on the Board of Managers. Mr. Johnson is an investment manager and a principal in Xantos Partners in Madison, NJ, thus bringing to the Board considerable experience in financial matters and trust fund management; he resides in Madison NJ and is a current owner of graves at Fairmount Cemetery. Ms. Welsh is the retired Director of Development and Marketing of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills in Basking Ridge NJ, thus bringing to the Board considerable experience in sales and marketing and community relations; she resides in Bradford NH and is a niche owner at Somerset Hills Memorial Park. As provided by the Association's By-Laws, the Members of the Association may also nominate candidates for election. To be valid for consideration at this Annual Meeting, any nomination must be in writing signed by at least one Member and received by the Association (620 Central Ave., Newark, N.J. 07107) not later than April 29, 2014; the written nomination shall include a biographical description including areas of expertise and experience that may benefit the Association. The New Jersey Cemetery Act provides that if a grave, crypt or niche is owned by more than one person, a majority of its owners shall decide among themselves who shall be the authorized representative to cast the vote associated with their grave, crypt or niche; the Association will recognize any person who is present in person at the Annual Meeting with a prima facie claim to being the authorized representative. The New Jersey Cemetery Act also provides for proxy voting; a proxy is valid for no more than three years. The Association’s By-Laws require that any proxy to be valid must be in writing, signed, and dated by the Member authorized to vote, that the Member’s signature be notarized, and that the proxy holder must attend the Annual Meeting in person. A sample form of proxy is available upon a Member's request.
Founded in 1854, Fairmount Cemetery is a Victorian cemetery with many distinctive and beautiful monuments erected by families who have chosen Fairmount as their final resting place. Two beautifully designed mausoleums and countless acres offer families a wide range of choices.
As a not-for-profit cemetery, Fairmount is dedicated to serving all faiths and directing all funds to the care and welfare of the grounds and mausoleums. As you continue through these pages you will find the many notable burials and historic features Fairmount Cemetery has to offer.
Steeped in history, Fairmount Cemetery offers genealogy research services and guided tours of the mausoleums and grounds. Contact us for more information.