Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens
Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum is a cemetery and mausoleum in Timonium, Maryland, a fashionable Baltimore County suburban community. It is located at 200 E. Padonia Rd, about two miles (3 km) east from the Padonia Road exit off Interstate 83. The 7th and 6th holes of the Longview Golf Course border much of the cemetery; the other borders are Padonia Road and a residential neighborhood. Dulaney High School is nearby and the cemetery's administrative offices are directly across the street from the main entrance to the burial park. There is another entrance leading to Gibbons Road but this is normally kept locked.
Founded in 1958 by John Warfield Armiger, Sr., the 70-acre (28 ha) cemetery was owned and managed by the Armiger family until July 17, 2007, when it was sold to Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home corporation. It averages 900 burials annually. Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens has a large mausoleum and chapel with extensive use of stained glass windows.
The cemetery has a Fallen Heroes section and memorial tableau, dedicated to police officers and firefighters from the local area who were killed in the line of duty and interred there at no charge. The cemetery holds a "Fallen Heroes Day" commemoration each May with an invited speaker.
There is also a Field of Honor surmounted by a circle of flags for deceased military veterans. Dedicated on National Flag Day, June 14, 1967, the tribute is supported by the American Legion and other veterans' groups. An annual Memorial Day ceremony with invited dignitaries attracts large crowds there.
Notables interred at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens include:
- Spiro Agnew, Vice President of the United States and Governor of Maryland
- William Donald Schaefer, Mayor of Baltimore, Governor of Maryland, and Comptroller of Maryland
- Art Donovan, National Football League player and member, Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Irv Hall, Major League Baseball player
- Pat Kelly, Major League All-Star baseball player
- G. E. Lowman, international radio evangelist
- Don McCafferty, National Football League player and coach
- Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts Pro Football Hall of Famer
Grave of Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas
- Loni Ingraham (December 26, 2007). "Funeral home owners buy Timonium cemetery". Towson Times.
- "Fallen Heroes Day". Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- "Ravens' Harbaugh among speakers for Fallen Heroes Day at Dulaney Valley". Baltimore Sun. May 1, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
- "Veterans Remembered at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens". WMAR-TV. May 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
- Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens website
- Pictures of Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens gravesites
- Famous burials
- Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens on Google Street View