COSTA MESA: Orange County Print
  • Olive Memorial Park: 1625 Gisler Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; Phone number: 714-540-5554; Fax number: 714 540-3628. Cemetery Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flower Policy: permitted. Person to contact about grave locations: Bernard Rudnick.
  • Local funeral home and monument maker is Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Mortuary, 1625 Gisler Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Cemetery burials are indexed but have no biographical data, next-of-kin info, funeral director info, or health dept. numbers. The cemetery is active and used by the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Sephardic, and Orthodox-Hassidic communities. The suburban cemetery location is on flat land and separate, but near other cemeteries. A sign in English marks the cemetery. The cemetery is reached by turning directly off a public road. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that locks surround the cemetery. The cemetery is divided into sections by temple. Tombstones in the cemetery are datable from the 20th century. 1,000-5,000 gravestones are in cemetery, in original location, none toppled or broken. The granite and iron memorial markers are flat shaped stones and inscribed, double tombstones, sculpted monuments, and mausoleums. Some of the tombstones have bronze decorations or lettering or portraits on stones. Inscriptions on tombstones are English, Hebrew, and/or Russian. The present owner of the cemetery property is private individual(s) or corporation. The cemetery property is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. The cemetery was never known to have been vandalized. Current Care: paid perpetual care. Within the limits of the cemetery are a mortuary and a pre-burial house with a tahara (table). The vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. All Temples/Congregations in the County use the cemetery:
    Adat Ari Synagogue Beth Jacob Congregation Adat Israel
    Congregation B'nai Israel Congregation B'nai Tzedek Congregation Eilat
    Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot Temple Beth David Temple Beth Emet
    Temple Beth El Temple Beth Shalom Temple Beth Tikvah
    Temple IJC Reform Congregation Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach Temple Bat Yam
    Temple Judea University Synagogue .
    The survey was completed March 26, 1999 by Bernard Rudnick. List of all Temples in Orange County was gathered by Shmuel Fisher, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA 714/968-0395, who submitted the survey.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:50