About Vale

Vale Cemetery, a product of the Rural Cemetery Movement, was dedicated in October of 1857 and continues providing services to this day.

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Cemetery Services

Vale provides affordable internment and creation services. We also provide green burials, one of only seven cemeteries in NY state.

Please contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs.

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Help Vale

Vale Cemetery, Inc. is a 501(c)(13) non-profit and tax-deductible organization dedicated to preserving and maintaining the beauty of Vale.

Please consider volunteering or donating to Vale and be sure to ask about our GE matching grant!

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News From Vale

January 7, 2020

The Winter 2019 "Voice of Vale" newsletter is available for download [2M PDF].

Highlights include: news and updates about the Vale Urban Farm and the addition of a third crematory...

April 3, 2019

Vale will observe Memorial Day at 10:30 A.M., Monday, May 27, 2019 with a formal ceremony at the Veterans section near the State Street cemetery entrance.

Veterans’ groups...

April 30, 2017

The Schenectady Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a ceremony to honor the Vietnam era veterans at Vale Cemetery on Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29th.

November 29, 2016

Every few years, Vale has received a used truck as a tax -deductible donation. 

A truck would be ten years or so years old and close to the end of its useful life. The vehicle is...