Some of you know Dave Bertenthal. He’s a Carnegie boy. Last week he was researching his family cemetery information and he found that some of his family are buried in Machsikei Hadas Cemetery. I’m not familiar with it, but I expect many of you are. Dave made a visit, and filed this report.
“This cemetery was a Galician cemetery affiliated with an unknown synagogue until 1987. I did notice some new burials as I went around the grounds. No gate as it is wide open. The old caretaker’s son is the new caretaker. He helped me find my great grandparents grave site. Attached shows the look down from top and my great grandparents stones. The cemetery needs cleaned up. I asked if they had a “roster” of people but he did not know. His father may have one. He did tell me that many of the people buried there are from Carnegie.
The address is 904 Geyer Road. You take I279 North and get off at McKnight/Evergreen exit. Turn right on Evergreen. At top of hill there is a stop sign, Turn right and follow road past cemeteries and make a left at first street which is Geyer. The cemetery is about mile on the right on a hillside. About 15-20 minutes from here.
I did recognize names as I traveled through the brush as it is over grown. Grave sites need cleaned up. The caretaker does cut grass between rows when he can.”
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