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During the month of October, as the leaves begin to fall, we ask that you Fall in Love with the BCHS Corporate Partners! Each day, we are going to feature one of our Corporate Partners who so graciously and generously support our efforts at BCHS. They care about us and they care about the animals in our community. So please patronize them when you can and thank them for being a BCHS Corporate Partner!

Today, we want to recognize Rome Inspirations (part of RRome Monument "Pittsburgh's Premier Christian Gift Shop and Specialty Boutique" located at 300 W Park St, Rochester, PA 15074. Their phone number is (724) 770-0100. Be sure to check them out!

Visit Beaver CountyBeaver County TimesWBVP-WMBAMonaca, PennsylvaniaBath FitterCabinet WorldRandy FornerBorough of Monaca, Beaver County PennsylvaniaBrighton HotdogshoppeEdward JonesHeritage Valley Health SystemPJ Dick, Trumbull and Lindy PavingPacer StudiosPhilip SafranThe Spanos Group of Raymond JamesStudio SMCBrentwood BankBeaver BoroughCovenant Financial AdvisorsIBEW Local Union 712Fort McIntosh FoundationHAP Enterprises, Inc.Patriot Home CareReno Brothers Rome MonumentThursdaysDr. Arthur Brant New Brighton, PennsylvaniaClearview Federal Credit UnionGary HavranekNoll Funeral Home Inc.WesBancoJim MarshallHutch & HomeValley Vintage MotorworksBeverly Szedny PietrandreaFarmers Building & Loan Don & Mary Olayer Black Hawk Golf CourseMichael BlackwoodEatonFernando BevilacquaSpokane OrthodonticsFront Door TavernKelly's "An Irish Pub - A Caribbean Island"Mario's WoodFired PizzeriaMario's Dockside Grille
Shout Out to Z Pub & Diner, Steckman's Memorial Studio, Backdoor Tavern, Cohill Fashions, Skullptures, Health Hut, Always Bee Originals, Rachel Marchionda - Howard Hanna Realty, Fun Fore All Family Fun Park, Mars Bank, Rome Monument, Ree's Family Restaurant, & Kiyoshi for your donations to ACPA’s 4th Annual TEE OFF for KIDS! These are just some of the amazing businesses that continue to stand with us! Together, we will make a difference in the lives of many children in need!
Rome Monuments just installed our magnificently designed marker. We pre-planned this so our children wouldn't have to deal with it, yet only add our graduation dates. From the very first conversation with Vince via google we knew we'd found the right company! From PA they designed, built and installed our marker all the way to Toledo, OH in a timely manner to boot! We are very pleased with the price, service and quality of workmanship. Way to go Rome Monuments. Hope others use you anywhere they may be live, too.
I want to thank Vince Dioguardi at Rome Monument for his kindness and tremendous generosity! Our Dad's cemetery memorial was installed, and two months later the cemetery crew damaged it significantly and beyond repair with their lawn equipment. The owner of the cemetery would not take responsibility for the damage they caused, and said it was our problem. Knowing I would not get any results from the cemetery owner, Vince stepped up and offered to replace the memorial at no cost to us. It has been replaced, and we are so grateful to Vince Dioguardi and Rome Monument! I thank you from the bottom of my heart, it means so much to me to have my Dad's memorial as it should be!
Richard Bumford is now resting in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. His headstone was designed by me with ALL my heart and soul. I would like to thank John Dioguardi, owner of Rome Monuments for his patience and for actually taking the time to listen to me. And also for introducing me to Peter Viyuk who “hand etched” Rich’s headstone-He is AMAZING! He is originally from Ukraine. Peter has hand etched Rock & Roll DJ Alan Freed’s jukebox shaped memorial stone and many more - too numerous to list - google him. Rich rests facing the river side of the cemetery and I’ve placed yellow ribbons around the trees closest to his grave if you want to visit. (Pictures do NOT do it justice)
I miss him immensely and no one should ever have to experience the hurt of loosing a child-parents are not supposed to bury their babies.
Stop by and leave a tiny rock or a flower or whatever - he would like that. Rest In Peace my son. 💕😘
Richard Bumford is now resting in Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. His headstone was designed by me with ALL my heart and soul. I would like to thank John Dioguardi, owner of Rome Monuments for his patience and for introducing me to Peter Viyuk who “hand etched” Rich’s headstone-He is AMAZING! He is originally from Ukraine. Peter has hand etched Rock & Roll DJ Alan Freed’s jukebox shaped memorial stone and many more - too numerous to list - google him. Rich rests facing the river side of the cemetery and I’ve placed yellow ribbons around the trees closest to his grave if you want to visit. (Pictures do NOT do it justice)
I miss him immensely and no one should ever have to experience the hurt of loosing a child-parents are not supposed to bury their babies.
Stop by and leave a tiny rock or a flower or whatever - he would like that. Rest In Peace my son. 💕😘
Thank you for fixing the memorial stone at Grove Cemetary.
LOOKING FOR THE squitti's headstones
Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Thank you to Chris Morgan for helping us to create the perfect memorial stone for our Charlie. It’s a very special place for our family to spend time together, especially during the holidays. We truly can’t thank you enough....
Enjoyed working with Chris and Rome Monument. I was very pleased with the photos and emblem on my son marker. Chris worked with me and Greenwood Cemetery so everything ran smooth to place this stone and marker.
I am writing on behalf of my younger brother. My elderly father recently passed away. In need of a cremation plaque for him that would match my mothers already existing plaque, I employed the help of Chris Morgan from Rome Monuments. Chris was very honest and helpful. After sending him a few photos of my mothers and grandfathers cremation plaques he was able to have a plaque made for my father that was a perfect match! Not only am I extremely happy with the product but the service rendered by Chris Morgan was outstanding! Sincerely, W***y Smith

Rome Monument
Life is a journey to remember....
Memorialize the journey Every life has its own unique story to tell.

For four generations, Rome Monument has been dedicated to creating personalized cemetery and cremation memorials that depict everyone’s individual journey. Our newly designed showrooms offer tranquility and a healing experience that is unmatched.

Operating as usual

12/24/2022

We appoligize for any inconvenience, but all Rome Monument locations (Rome Inspirations will re-open Tuesday Dec. 27th) are closed to spend time with friends and family and we will re-open January 2nd. If you need something urgent please email [email protected]. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

11/23/2022

In observation of Thanksgiving all Rome Monument Stores will be closed Thursday, Friday & Saturday and we will re-open Monday November 28th. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Photos from Rome Monument's post 11/22/2022

We at Rome Monument were honored to help Diana Williams create this special memorial for her husband Charlie. Groundbreaking umpire, Charles “Charlie” Williams, was the first African American umpire to work behind home plate in a World Series game in 1993.

Photos from Rome Monument's post 10/01/2022

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP! FLORIDA NEEDS HELP BAD. Chris MorganKimberly Rowse MorganRyan DaviesNicole MorganJames MillerChristy Mulcahy DioguardiVincent Dioguardi

06/28/2022
12/23/2021

All of Rome Monument's showrooms will be closed December 24th - January 2nd. Have a blessed Christmas and holiday season.

04/08/2021

As our radio commercials have conveyed to be aware of cemeteries (cemetery salespeople) "bundling" products/services at an inflated cost and then offering what a consumer perceives as a discount "good deal", we have a new tactic that has been brought to our attention.
Two families have recently conveyed to us that in their bundled contracts a $500.00 line item was placed in their contract for a product/service that they intended to seek elsewhere. The cemetery salesperson made it seem that this $500.00 was standard practice and that they would address it in the future and it could be changed.....well that is not the case.
These families have asked us to get the word out in the hopes that others will not be put in this situation in the future.
Please spread the word to your family members and friends. Even if the cemetery salesperson/representative is someone you know, it is best to do your homework and have someone else not connected with the cemetery review the contract.
Please note that the above is not indicative of the majority of cemeteries.

06/11/2020

Rome Monument Rochester location and Rome Inspirations will be without power tomorrow morning. We are being told power will be restored around Noon when the new power lines are installed. We will update here when power is restored.

04/22/2020

We had one of our past families share their photo of this Bird-Bath Cremation Memorial we helped them design last year. It's so nice to see the flowers coming in. It appears that Spring has Sprung.

10 Reasons to Pre-Plan Your Memorial 02/27/2020

10 Reasons to Pre-Plan Your Memorial

10 Reasons to Pre-Plan Your Memorial People understand the wisdom of planning ahead by taking out insurance policies and making out a will. Advance planning for a memorial is no different.

Commentary: A historian's rich life in deed 12/09/2019

Commentary: A historian's rich life in deed

Rome Monument was honored to help the family turn their sketches into a permanent and very unique memorial.

Commentary: A historian's rich life in deed Carol J. Peterson marker in Allegheny Cemetery captures what made her such a memorable figure.

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.
All Rome Monument stores will be closed Thursday, Friday & Saturday so they can spend time with family & Friends.

11/28/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving. All Rome Monument showrooms will be closed starting today through Sunday December 1. We will reopen on Monday December 2.

Photos from Rome Monument's post 11/19/2019

Pictures are worth a thousand words and these pictures depict that a memorial is artwork and that different sculptors in our industry have various degrees of skill. The below unfortunate experience of a Michigan family was brought to our attention last night.

In July, this family saw the memorial we created for the Floro family and wanted a different shaped memorial but the same sculpted Madonna of the Streets. We quoted a few different options for the family and they ultimately selected a different vendor. Below is the sad e-mail we received last night (the family's name has been blocked out on the memorial):

"I emailed back and forth with you last July regarding a memorial. Ultimately decided to go with a different vendor, but now I'm having an issue that I was wondering if you could help me with. The stone I ordered from my vendor is being made in Georgia. I received pictures of it recently (attached PDF) and while most of the stone looks good, the quality of the custom relief I requested is unacceptable. I was wondering if the stone could be shipped to you guys and you could see if your artists could "rescue" the relief. "
Rome Monument has offered the family some guidance with how to resolve this with their current vendor.

11/03/2019

Design Your Own Headstone, Submit Your Idea And Get A Price

We specialize in crafting unique, one-of-a-kind monuments and mausoleums for customers across the United States. See the monument building process - from extraction at the granite quarry to installation in your cemetery - made possible by our talented craftsmen.

Submit your design idea today and get a quote from our team: https://www.romemonuments.com/send-design-idea

A N.H. mom decorated her son’s grave with a life-sized skeleton. She says cemetery officials keep removing it. 10/29/2019

A N.H. mom decorated her son’s grave with a life-sized skeleton. She says cemetery officials keep removing it.

We're curious of your opinions on permitting a family to decorate their son's grave for Halloween. Do you agree with the family or do think cemetery should keep removing the items?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/a-nh-mom-decorated-her-sons-grave-with-a-life-sized-skeleton-she-says-cemetery-officials-keep-removing-it/ar-AAJwjsu?ocid=spartanntp

A N.H. mom decorated her son’s grave with a life-sized skeleton. She says cemetery officials keep removing it. “Sometimes you have to laugh, because there is so much to cry over!!!”

10/02/2019

Installation Video

The installation process of a headstone monument involves more than meets the eye. From ease and care in handling the stone, to careful measuring, leveling, and final cleaning, we feature every step of the process, from beginning to end. Take a look!

Feel free to comment with your thoughts, or to ask about any part of this process you may be curious about.

Learn more about the delivery and installation process on our website: https://www.romemonuments.com/monument_delivery_and_installation

Bob Plager takes Stanley Cup to brother's final resting place 09/04/2019

Bob Plager takes Stanley Cup to brother's final resting place

Rome Monument is a big sports family so this is pretty neat to see how one family celebrated their day with the Stanley Cup.

Bob Plager takes Stanley Cup to brother's final resting place Bob Plager brought the Stanley Cup to Bellerive Gardens Cemetery to make a toast to his brother, Barclay.

Photos from Rome Monument's post 08/03/2019

Rome is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of high quality one-crypt and two-crypt black granite mausoleums. Prices start at $25,000 with delivery and installation throughout the continental USA. Every monument we make is 100% personalized to your tastes and your specifications. You help design it, choose the font, the artwork, inscriptions, the shape and size, and the color.

Private family mausoleums are above-ground structures used for the permanent interment of an individual, couple, or family. A beautiful free-standing black granite mausoleum by Rome Monument is the ultimate architectural statement to a family's legacy and heritage.

To learn more about custom black mausoleums, visit our website: https://www.romemonuments.com/black_granite_mausoleums

07/06/2019

TED

Very interesting view on grief and loss.

"A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again. Yes, they're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."

Read our newest TED Book, “The Hot Young Widows Club,” a wise and humorous guide for anyone going through a challenging time: go.ted.com/widowsclub

06/29/2019

Victorian Lady Bench Monument

We recently delivered a gorgeous "Victorian Lady" bench monument to Lakeland, Florida for the Brown family.

This breathtaking design was ideated by our customer! Providing completely custom designs is a feature of our company that we're proud to deliver on. We search far and wide to find skilled artisans who are phenomenal in their craft.

Learn more about this project on our website: https://www.romemonuments.com/victorian_lady_sculpted_granite_bench_monument_lakeland_florida

04/29/2019

How To Choose The Perfect Headstone Saying or Epitaph

The perfect epitaph is not just meaningful words. It is an important design element that takes as much planning as the monument itself. The certified master carvers at Rome Monument use old world skills and stoneworking artistry to create unique, custom headstones and monuments. Every cemetery monument is personalized just for you…just the way you want. We are experts at lettering and engraving in a decorative fashion on cemetery markers and public monuments. Any font. Any alphabet. Any language, including headstone quotes in Spanish or Hebrew.

If you or your family are having a difficult time deciding what epitaph or wording to have inscribed on your loved one's memorial, you can see examples of popular epitaphs and look for inspiration for your own epitaph on our website. We can also meet with you for a free design consultation or discuss customization options over the phone.

For more information about epitaph inscriptions offered by Rome Monument, check out our website:
https://www.romemonuments.com/example_epitaph_inscriptions

04/22/2019

What To Do When Visiting A Grave Site: Cemetery Visitation Ideas

The cemetery visitation experience ranges widely and is dramatically different from family to family and person to person. The individual relationship with the lost loved one, the emotions you've shared, and the impact of their presence in each person's life all play a role in the processing of the dying process.

In many cases, family members want to visit the site of the memorialized, but don't know what to do when they arrive, or how they can make their time as worthwhile as possible. We developed this video in supplementation of our "Ideas For Gravesite Visitations" page to offer a few concrete suggestions of ways to bring your family and your emotional uncertainty some stability during a trying time.

For more information, visit our website: https://www.romemonuments.com/gravesite_visitation_ideas

04/17/2019

In observance of Good Friday, all Rome Monument showrooms will close at Noon on Friday April 19th. Select showrooms will be available for appointments on Saturday April 20th. The Rochester showroom is fully booked with appointments on Saturday April 20th and Saturday April 27th.

Have a Blessed Easter.

03/20/2019

What do you know about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery?

Officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery probably credits most of its notoriety from Washington Irving's famous story: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," set at the nearby Old Dutch Church Of Sleepy Hollow. The burial ground was originally named Tarrytown Cemetery when it opened in 1849, and then was renamed Sleepy Hollow Cemetery as a request posthumously granted to Irving.

The Sleepy Hollow Cemetery stretches over 90 acres, and is the final resting place of many early-20th century famous names, including the Carnegies and Rockefellers, Walter Chrysler, and of course, Washington Irving.

Today, it is a popular tourist destination and sees a large spike in visits during Halloween for haunted hayrides, cemetery tours, and more.

If you live in Westchester County, NY and want a completely customized headstone by a third generation memorial and mausoleum company, visit our website and see how we can help:
https://www.romemonuments.com/headstones/westchester-ny

romemonuments.com 03/19/2019

Rome Monument

Have you ever seen Andrew Carnegie's memorial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery?

Westchester County in New York is home to some of the most well-known cemeteries and burial grounds in the world, including those in the renowned Sleep Hollow Cemetery- where steel industry titan, founder of Carnegie Steel Co., and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, and his wife, Louise Whitfield, lay to rest.

Considering the substantial wealth of the Carnegie estate in the early 20th century, you may be surprised to know that Andrew Carnegie's headstone is a relatively simple Celtic cross design - a style that is growing in popularity today - with a short epitaph of him and his wife. In front of the cross is a slightly raised bevel headstone depicting where Andrew and Louise are located.

To see headstones we've installed in cemeteries in Westchester County, NY, learn more about the area, or get information about our offerings to Westchester County customers, visit our website:
https://www.romemonuments.com/headstones/westchester-ny

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02/06/2019

Angels On Monument Headstones And What They Mean

Have you ever visted a cemetery and wondered what the various depictions of angels means?

In this video, you have all of your questions answered. See some of our angel headstone designs and learn was the various depictions and positions of heastones signifies.

See our angel headstone designs here: https://www.romemonuments.com/angels_designs

01/21/2019

How Rome Monument Crafts Personalized Custom Headstones

Rome Monument has designers and artisans on staff who will create a monument just for you. For four generations, Rome Monument has been creating memorials and monuments using a variety of artistic styles for families in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Western Pennsylvania.

Along with your personal epitaphs and inscriptions, your designs are skillfully hand etched, laser etched, engraved, or carved into your monument.

We take pride in our promise to deliver exactly what you imagine and make it come to life. Your family deserves it.

01/01/2019

Happy New Year! We're so grateful that our family business has been gifted with the honor of crafting the symbols for family legacies across the nation.

Here's to a new year filled with more joy, memories made, and quality time spent with family and friends throughout!

12/26/2018

As we approach Christmas Eve, we wanted to wish all of our wonderful customers, employees, family, friends, fans and everyone in between a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday! May the time you spend with your family this season be filled with joy and laughter.

~ Rome Monument ~

12/19/2018

As a reminder of how seriously we take the "custom monument design company" handle, we want to share a project for a family from 2011.

Lynne and Anthony Calabro shared a hobby of photography. They also shared a workplace- and she was the photo lab manager of the pharmacy Lynne and Anthony owned together. When Rome Monument was asked for a custom monument of a camera, the perfect symbol of their legacy, we were lent Anthony's camera - seen here - and went to work.

Out of a solid block of jet black granite, our craftsmen hand carved and polished this masterpiece to perfectly memorialize the love for one another and passion for photography the Calabros shared. Our team, and the family, were completely satisfied with the result.

This piece was installed at the Irwin Union Cemetery in Irwin, PA. Read more about this on our website:
https://www.romemonuments.com/Camera_Monument_Jet_Black_Irwin_Union_Cemetery

12/05/2018

High Quality Mausoleum Design And Construction Overview

In this video, Rome Monument shows you how to tell the difference between high quality mausoleum and low quality mausoleum design and construction. In addition to a superior, professional design, the quality of a mausoleum depends on such factors as the reputation of the granite quarry, the quality of the granite, foundation, base course, side walls, roof and joints, among other construction elements.

Through detailed CAD drawings, followed by architectural renderings, we fine-tune the mausoleum design plans so that our skilled monument craftspeople can present you with a mausoleum your family will absolutely love! Once designed and constructed, the mausoleum is delivered, assembled and installed in the cemetery of your choice.

See more on our website:
https://www.romemonuments.com/mausoleums

11/28/2018

We're thankful that Rome Monument has seen so much recent success operating as the premier designer and provider of Mausoleums for families across the United States. We'd like to show you one of our recent designs that we loved, to share how much we've grown as a company over the years, and show you what we can offer you and your family to memorialize your legacy.

This 16-crypt mausoleum was built and installed by Rome Monument in 1987 in the St. Vitus Cemetery in New Castle PA to memorialize the Beshero family. The St. Vitus Catholic Cemetery is located at 2699 Old Pittsburgh Road New Castle, PA 16101.

Mausoleums purchased through Rome Monument can be customized in any way you can possibly imagine, and we can deliver and install your concept right where you want it. To see more information on custom family mausoleums, check out our website:

https://www.romemonuments.com/mausoleum_construction_company_standards?fbclid=IwAR3mY9J7JoNXYBJW9wmy2aPzB2SEuL2phKx1LFF6w5y2aQTITq8buVsnXvA

11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all the families we've served, the employees who work so hard every day, and all the friends we've made throughout the years!

We've been honored to help memorialize so many family legacies in our history. Have a great day with your friends and relatives on this special day.

11/16/2018

Karen Lewis

Thank you so much for the kind words and it was a pleasure working with you.

Rome Monuments just installed our magnificently designed marker. We pre-planned this so our children wouldn't have to deal with it, yet only add our graduation dates. From the very first conversation with Vince via google we knew we'd found the right company! From PA they designed, built and installed our marker all the way to Toledo, OH in a timely manner to boot! We are very pleased with the price, service and quality of workmanship. Way to go Rome Monuments. Hope others use you anywhere they may be live, too.

mentalfloss.com 11/03/2018

13 Secrets of Tombstone Engravers

Rome Monument is privileged and honored to have been interviewed by MentalFloss on the topic of engraving tombstones and operating in the monument industry- a deeply complex, yet fulfilling line of work.

What was the most surprising detail you learned from this article?

mentalfloss.com Dealing with death all day isn't as depressing as you might think.

10/29/2018

See Inside Large Mausoleums Built for Famous Americans

This video, produced by Rome Monument, showcases large fancy mausoleums designed and built as monuments for the entombment of famous Americans. View pictures of the free-standing stone buildings and look inside these famous family mausoleums. Find out how these famous tombs and interment spaces were designed and constructed, how much it cost to build these historic mausoleums, and what it costs to build a beautiful private family mausoleum in 2018.

10/29/2018

How to Order Angel Themed Cemetery Monuments from Home

This video shows you examples of custom designed angel-themed cemetery monuments for sale by Rome Monument. It also explains how you can order or purchase a completely customized angel monument from a Rome Monument Showroom in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, or from your home anywhere in the United States. Once designed and handcrafted, the monument is shipped directly to your home or installed in the cemetery of your choice.

To see our gallery of angel themed monuments, go to:
https://www.romemonuments.com/angel_shaped_monuments

Videos (show all)

Design Your Own Headstone, Submit Your Idea And Get A Price
Installation Video
Victorian Lady Bench Monument
What To Do When Visiting A Grave Site: Cemetery Visitation Ideas
How To Choose The Perfect Headstone Saying or Epitaph
Angels On Monument Headstones And What They Mean
How Rome Monument Crafts Personalized Custom Headstones
High Quality Mausoleum Design And Construction Overview
See Inside Large Mausoleums Built for Famous Americans
How to Order Angel Themed Cemetery Monuments from Home
Cemetery Monument And Headstone Photos And Prices
Watch Rome Monument Build A Family Mausoleum

Location

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300 W Park Street
Rochester, PA
15074

General information

Rome Monuments has various locations throughout the Pittsburgh area:

Rome Monument Moon Twp.
6103 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108

East Suburban Memorials
630 Lincoln Highway,
East McKeesport, PA 15035

Nelson Memorials
630 Lincoln Highway,
East McKeesport, PA 15035

Processing Facility
2080 Pennsylvania Avenue
Monaca, PA 15061

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm

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William Murphy Funeral Home William Murphy Funeral Home
349 Adams Street
Rochester, 15074

The William Murphy Funeral Home page is available to the public for a quick reference guide and con

Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services
502 Adams Street
Rochester, 15074

We are a family owned and operated funeral home for more than 45 years, also owning and operating our crematory for over 25 years.