My name is Jessica Alcaraz. I would like to express my disappointment with Sunnyside’s cemetery. I have relatives buried in this cemetery. Most recently my grandmother, Casimira Torres, was buried there Dec. 22, 2018, alongside my grandfather, Juan Torres.

I most recently visited the cemetery this week. It was visually disgusting!

I understand the staff has to work the lot for ongoing burials. However, where is the respect for our loved one’s resting places?

The day of my grandma’s funeral I noted that there was flat headstone that was run over and sunken in. It is still in that condition with tire marks all over it. Almost like someone peeled out on it. Mostly recently there are tire marks all over the burial site closest to the onsite office. It’s really sad how much this business take/charge for their service and yet disregard the sanctity of tomb.

There is obviously no clean-up. Because the tombstone I saw disturbed on 12/22/18, still looks the same. That stone reads Enrique Pinela. Who knows if his relatives know the condition of his resting place?

I would just like to call attention to this situation and hopefully bring some change from the owners of this cemetery. Or those that may be contracted to care for the grounds. They are doing a poor job.


Jessica Alcaraz, M.S.W.

Social worker

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