What We Do | Oahu Cemetery Association

Unique Ownership & History

UNIQUE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE

O’ahu Cemetery is unique in that it is  owned by our Niche, Plot & Crypt owners.  The Niche, Plot and Crypt owners essentially own both O’ahu Cemetery and O’ahu Mortuary.
O’ahu Mortuary is a wholly owned subsidiary of O’ahu Cemetery.  O’ahu Cemetery and O’ahu mortuary are governed by our Volunteer Board of Trustees and Director respectively. 

O’ahu Mortuary is operated in support of O’ahu Cemetery.  100% of O’ahu Mortuary’s net income flows to O’ahu Cemetery, a Non-Profit 501(c)(13) organization, in support of it’s two missions:

1.       Maintain Historic O’ahu Cemetery in perpetuity for the benefit
of its Plot, Niche and Crypt owners
2.       Provide affordable end of life care to Hawaii’s residents.

Essentially, when Plot, Niche and Crypt owners at O’ahu Cemetery utilize the services of O’ahu Mortuary they are:

1.       Perpetuating the care of their family members who are
interred at O’ahu Cemetery
2.       Helping to keep the cost of end of life care the lowest
in the State of Hawaii for the benefit
of themselves, family members
and Hawaii’s residents.

O'ahu Cemetery Celebrated it 175th Anniversary in 2019
Founded in 1844, Oahu Cemetery & Crematory reflects
the rich history of the rural cemeteries of the 19th century. Oahu Cemetery preserves the historic elements of a time when cemeteries became, not only places of mourning, but also places for those wanting to experience the peacefulness and serenity of a beautiful park.

Oahu Cemetery & Crematory provides families with exceptional settings for the permanent memorials of their loved ones This setting in historic Nuuanu Valley is a perfect place for families to return, year after year, in remembrance and honor.

Sometimes one family member wants to be buried and another wishes to be cremated, yet they want to be together. Because we know this to be a common wish, Oahu Cemetery Association makes it simple for families. We can easily arrange for a common burial of both your loved ones in the same plot.

We would be honored to guide you through the cemetery grounds, explore your perspectives, and make suggestions. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands; but our expertise can certainly guide you.

Oahu Cemetery Association provides families with exceptional settings for the permanent memorials of their loved ones. With acres of rolling green lawns, majestic willow trees, lakeside vistas, and a cremation water garden, Oahu Cemetery Association is a perfect place for families to return, year after year, in remembrance and honor.

Sometimes one family member wants to be buried and another wishes to be cremated, yet they want to be together. Because we know this to be a common wish, Oahu Cemetery Association makes it simple for families. We can easily arrange for a common burial of both your loved ones in the same plot.

We would be honored to guide you through the cemetery grounds, explore your perspectives, and make suggestions. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands; but our expertise can certainly guide you.

Ground Burial

Ground Burial

Traditionally, in-ground burial has been the choice of many families. We provide families with in-ground burial options, including large family estate lots, multiple space lots and single grave spaces. Depending on the needs of the family, there are several areas throughout the cemetery to choose.

Cremation Options

Cremation Options

Oahu Cemetery Association maintains a variety of facilities for the interment of cremated remains.  Family members may be present to initiate the cremation process. We have a full selection of urns for placement in our columbarium niches or ground plots and urn gardens. For those families who desire it, we’re also able to combine in-ground burial for both casketed and cremated remains. 

Cremation niches are available in our columbarium or our outdoor small in-ground lots accommodate up to 24 urns.

We also provide a large variety of headstones for families to choose from.

Mausoleum & Columbarium

Mausoleum & Columbarium

Mausoleums and Columbariums allow for above ground entombment in either community buildings or specially designed family structures. At one time the advantages of mausoleum entombment were available only to royalty, the famed or the very wealthy. Well-known mausoleums include the Taj Mahal, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Egyptian Pyramids. Mausoleum and Columbarium property is now affordable to most everyone.

Our columbarium has an ample supply of cremation niches available for your choosing.  Note that owning a niche at O'ahu Cemetery qualifies you as an owner of historic O'ahu Cemetery.  See Unique Ownership & History above.

The existing mausoleum and columbarium at Oahu Cemetery Association is a community mausoleum with crypt space for single caskets, and cremation niches which can hold one to eight cremations urns. Families may opt to have a glass front on the niche, which allows them to place a photo or personal memento in the niche. This memento may be placed at the time of service or later at the convenience of the family.

Our experienced staff can help you arrive at the perfect decision for you, and your family. Call us at (808) 538-1538 to discuss the wide variety of permanent memorialization options, or contact us via the contact form.