McCANDLESS, Pa. - Channel 11’s Vince Sims immediately started looking for answers after we were alerted that several veterans’ gravestones in Allison Park were covered in concrete and asphalt.
Sims reported that huge piles of concrete and asphalt had been dumped over a hillside, and eventually fell on veterans' tombstones at the Duncan Manor Veterans Cemetery just off Duncan Road next to the Duncan Plaza.
“Everyone deserves a well-kept final resting place,” Army veteran John Dolan said.
Dolan told Sims he does what he can to keep up the cemetery that dates back to the 1920s.
“That’s being disrespectful,” Dolan said about the tombstones.
Sims reported that the debris was coming from the Royal Manor Apartments that sit above the cemetery. New owners took over the complex in early October and are doing major renovations, according to the property manager.
The property manager immediately made calls to the owner of the apartments and said the paving company will handle to problem.
“What you’ve shared with me is something that should be investigated immediately, and it will be,” McCandless Township Manager Toby Cordek said Tuesday when Sims showed him the gravestones.