BOCA RATON, Florida – The Maschler Family and Garrett Jacobs, a funeral director serving Palm Beach County for over 25 years, recently purchased the Gardens of Boca Raton Cemetery and Funeral Services, a family owned and operated cemetery and funeral home combinations in Palm Beach County.
Jacobs, along with his brother Marshall, who works as chief operations officer, have been on property serving families daily since January 2016.
“Because we are family owned and operated, you receive personalized treatment from start to finish. When you call the funeral home, you speak with me about your needs. If on property or by phone for property sales, my brother Marshall is here to serve just the same. With corporate funeral homes and cemeteries, typically middle management creates distance between the consumer and decision makers. That’s not us.” said Jacobs.
Tucked away on 21 pristinely manicured acres off Military Trail between Yamato and Spanish River Blvd., the Gardens of Boca Raton Cemetery and Funeral Services is a unique property. It doesn’t face the same problems that many cemeteries in South Florida must deal with, the owners say.
“We don’t have the water table issue to be concerned about because we don’t offer any in-ground burials. The originators of the cemetery recognized the destruction and disturbance of remains in the ground and created our place to avoid that. We also don’t have the insects, the highway or rural machinery noise like other cemeteries do. Our cemetery is all indoor and air conditioned. It’s a more convenient visit for friends and family members who rely on walkers and wheelchairs.” Jacobs said.
The cemetery is undergoing a $3 million expansion due to be completed in the first quarter of 2018. The addition will include a two-level sanctuary that will seat 300 people for services and a large banquet facility for post-service gatherings. The Gardens will offer a truly unique cemetery that is a stand-out option for burial and pre-need final wishes planning in Palm Beach County, the operators say. The Gardens prides themselves on being a rare, upscale property in the center of town, they say.