ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – As James Hartman walked toward a monument close to where his parents are buried in Grandview Memorial Park, he told ABC27 News he was pleased repair work has started on the memorial.
“I’ve been checking on them to see the progress,” Hartman said. “I see the base is getting better now.”
Hartman in June told ABC27 of his concerns about the condition of the cemetery just outside of Annville. At the time, some of the loudest complaints were about the monument.
“A lot of the stones were loose,” Hartman recalled. “If you went up and leaned against them, they moved. You couldn’t go up the steps.”
Repair work started last week. On Monday, crews spread mortar in order to even out the steps.
Lawrence Miller, CEO of Stonemore, the company that owns the cemetery, had promised to fix the memorial. He told ABC27 that progress had been stalled for months.
Hartman said he felt comfort now that work has started.
“For that to be restored, it makes me feel like I am honoring my parents and many of the other ones that are buried in here now,” he said.