Our Non-profit, tax-deductible status

Bayside is owned and operated by the Bayside Cemetery Association and registered with the New York Attorney General as a 501(c)(13) tax-exempt charitable organization. This non-profit category is specifically for burial grounds, and gives us the power to own and maintain the property and to sell rights to burial on it. Also, our status means that the donations we receive are tax-deductible.

As a 501(c)(13) organization, Bayside is regulated by the New York State Board of Cemeteries, which audits us and holds us to the terms of our constitution and bylaws. 

The association is managed by a board of twelve trustees elected from among the plot-owners every three years. The trustees manage perpetual care funds, the income of which is applied to maintaining the grounds and structures.

The trustees hold meetings at least twice a year in Potsdam, New York, to which all plot-owners are invited.

 
Announcements
  • Historic Bayside Photos

    Historic Bayside Cemetery images, shot by Charles Frederick (C.F.) Rogers, son of 1902-1939 sexton Frederick W. Rogers, have been donated by Lisa Huntington, granddaughter of C. F. Rogers.

  • The Pines Urn Garden

    The new Pines Urn Garden was built and partially landscaped in summer 2020.

  • Bayside in the News

    The Watertown Daily Times recently featured an article on Bayside's Fall 2020 Donor Appeal and updates on the cemetery.

  • Bayside President on Radio

    Listen to Bayside Cemetery Association President John Omohundro update the community on the latest at the cemetery as well as our fall fundraising campaign in a  B99-3 Radio interview.

  • Town of Potsdam Searchable Cemetery Database

    The Town of Potsdam has a searchable database for burials in 17 cemeteries, including Bayside.

  • Roadside Marker

    We won a grant in fall 2019 from the Pomeroy Foundation to purchase a roadside historical marker indicating that Bayside is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • A Wedding

    In October 2019, Bayside was the site of the Shirtz wedding, on a lovely blue windless day with autumn color in the trees and on the ground. It had been many years since we hosted a wedding, if ever.

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