by Bill Batson
According to former Oak Hill caretaker Luke Conroy, “cemeteries are for the living.” Seated in the first floor office of this house, where he oversaw these hallowed grounds and met with family members, Conroy found his true vocation. “I realized that I was there to help families work through their grief to seek wholeness,” says Conroy who followed a spiritual path that took him from Oak Hill to St. Ann’s Church, where he is now a Deacon.
On Sunday, May 1, Conroy will conduct a walking tour of Oak Hill. The tour meets at the cemetery entrance gate on Route 9W behind Nyack Hospital at 2p. A donation of $5 per person is payable at the start of the tour.