Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Forever Legacy, premier builder of private mausoleums, has completed a mausoleum for Cecil O'Brate, creating a beautiful tribute for a beloved philanthropist. Cecil O'Brate, a business leader and philanthropist in western Kansas, has led Palmer Mfg & Tank, Inc. as Chairman and CEO for over 40 years. Additionally, Mr. O'Brate owned or led other companies, but is recognized for his outstanding philanthropy.
William Savino, Chairman and Founder of Forever Legacy remarks, "It was a pleasure creating and working on this monumental memorial. It is more than a private mausoleum; it is my honor to leave a forever legacy for Cecil and the O'Brate Family." Mr. O'Brate chose a stately mausoleum design with the stone quarried in Vermont.
The O'Brate Mausoleum in the Valley View Cemetery of Garden City, Kansas is a stunning 15'1" tall mausoleum made completely of Vermont Blue Gray Granite. Eight may be interred. The mausoleum design includes an octagonal window over the beautiful bronze doors so that any natural light will reflect the bronze wall plaque highlighting Cecil O'Brate and his positive influence on western Kansas.
Mr. O'Brate and his wife, Frances, who recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, are devoted in their support of Youthville and enhancing the lives of children with their gifts, including support of the Cowboys for Kids program, a new chapel, and a youth transition program. The O'Brates are an inspiration to others to make a difference in their community in a direct and meaningful way.
"The stunning mausoleum built for Mr. O'Brate and his family will forever carry the memory of Mr. O'Brate's accomplishments and community spirit," says Ron Browning, CEO of Forever Legacy. "It has been a privilege to build this mausoleum for the O'Brate family, knowing it--and Cecil O'Brate's legacy--will stand forever in western Kansas."
The O'Brate mausoleum is a novelty in western Kansas. Complete after 4 months of construction, the keys to the mausoleum were turned over to the O'Brate family on October 10, 2012. Construction of this elegant mausoleum ran smoothly once the city granted a variance for its size. Now, all that remains is for Mr. O'Brate's niece to finish the words to be placed on the bronze plaque, a legacy of Cecil O'Brate's civic and philanthropic contributions.