Gravestone Guardians of Ohio
Welcome to Gravestone Guardians of Ohio. We are very dedicated to the preservation of tombstones and grave markers. We work with the latest techniques in the cleaning and repairing of tombstones. We offer a wide ranging list of services to suit the needs of family, cemetery, and community for the purpose of documenting and preserving the monuments to those who came before us. “These People Should Not Be Forgotten” They are our loved ones and our personal links to the past. We wouldn’t have the freedom we do without these people who came before.
“You can judge the character of a town by the way their cemeteries look.”
What We Are About !
We believe ALL cemeteries MATTER !
So many cemeteries need all the help we can muster to make them places we can ALL be proud of.
Let US help YOU find the way to organizing a restoration in your area of the world. Together WE can make a difference !
We believe in involving YOU & by doing that, together WE can ALL make a difference !
Gravestone Guardians of Ohio offers classes in tombstone & cemetery restoration.
Please call us today to set up a class in your local cemetery & enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done that helps to preserve a little history in your corner of the world.
419 – 689 – 9403
What People Are Saying About Us !
We Care Very Much When It Comes To Those Who Have Served Our Country Proudly !
If you represent or are a member of a veteran’s organization such as, The American Legion, The VFW, or The AMVETS, we desperately need your help to raise awareness, education, & most of all, money to support veteran tombstone restoration in your community’s.
Please contact us so we may work together to restore veteran grave markers by organizing fund raisers at your post or hall. Our hope is to get each group to adopt at least “1” veteran tombstone. There are roughly 80,000 Civil War vets buried in Ohio alone. Most have marble govt. tombstones, & most of them are only in need of a good cleaning & resetting.
A tombstone like this can be cleaned & reset for $100.00, barring any unforeseen complications. Rates will vary depending on travel distance & changing gasoline prices. We are very reasonable & are happy to work with your group as best we can to save cost on both our ends. 419 – 689 – 9403
ALL Gave Some, & Some Gave All.
Tombstone cleaning is done with top quality non-acidic products recommended by the Association of Gravestone Studies and other qualified tombstone preservationists. Mold, lichen, moss, and other organisms are cleaned away to leave the stone in the most restored condition possible. Common ‘handy-man’ cleaning techniques such as bleach and wire brushes can damage the stone and are never used.
Gravestone Guardians of Ohio uses only top quality restoration products & materials in the field of tombstone preservation repair. This provides the strongest, permanent, and aesthetic repairs in the field. Specially formulated epoxies provide the strength for most repairs, cracks and chips and can be filled with lime mortars to color match the stone. Depending on the break, and the weight and thickness of a tablet style stone, nylon pins are used with the epoxy when repaired. This provides a permanent stability to the stone and will never rust.
It would be our honor to bring back the dignity to your ancestor’s tombstone that they deserve, with a preservation minded restoration that all will be proud of for many years to come.
SAVING YOUR FAMILY’S HISTORY – ONE TOMBSTONE AT A TIME
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 419-689-9403.
Mark – The Gravestone Guardian
Our Schedule @ A Glance
Please Refer To The Calendar On The Right For More Details
& To Sign up For Events. Just “CLICK” On The Highlighted Date
Presentation – St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio 6:30 February 11th Presentation – Marietta, Washington County, Ohio 1:00 April 20th Presentation – Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio 6:30 April 24th Presentation – Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio 1:00 May 4th Presentation – Springfield, Clark County, Ohio 11:30 May 11th Presentation – Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio 2:00 May 19th Speaking Engagement - Barnesville Rotary Club Barnesville, Ohio May 21st
New York Was A Very Successful Restoration Job & Class & Will Become An Annual Event!
Restoration Work – Upper Western New York State, May 30 & 31st Presentation – Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio 3:00 June 9th Presentation – Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio 6:30 June 12th
Belmont County Classes Were Canceled Due To Lack of Support. We Will Try Again!
Classes – (Class 1) – Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio Union Cemetery 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM June 14th Classes – (Class 2) – Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio Union Cemetery 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM June 15th Classes – (Class 3) – Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio Union Cemetery 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM June 29th Presentation – Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio 7:00 June 18th
This Work In Michigan Was With The DAR & Was A Very Successful Two Day Restoration & Will Now Become An Annual Work Period!
Restoration Work – Lapeer County, Michigan Friday June 21st
Presentation Was Given Just Prior To The Class
Presentation – Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan Friday June 21st
Michigan Was A Very, Very Successful Class & Will Now Become An Annual Event!
Classes – Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan 9:00 – 5:00 Friday June 22nd Presentation – Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio 7:30 July 1st Presentation – Chillicothe, Ross County, 7:00 Tuesday July 9th
Presentation – Newark, Licking County, 2:00 Sunday November 3rd