Cremation Funeral Service is an independent and family owned business. We offer several cremation options. Please review the options listed below, and then contact us with any questions you may have.
All of our cremation options include the following services:
- Basic service of funeral director and staff.
- Transfer of deceased to the funeral firm.
- Sanitary care.
- Dressing and placement in casket or alternate
container as selected.
(Dressing is excluded on direct cremation.)
- Completion of all cremation authorizations and
- Cremation authorization from next of kin or the proper agent.
- Filing of death certificate and ordering of certified copies of the same.
- Cremation Permit from Vital Statistics.
- Sheltering of deceased prior to cremation.
- Completion of federal forms for Social Security
and Veteran’s Benefits (as applicable).
- Assistance with newspaper notices.
All direct cremations include an alternative container (except Option 8). If another casket is selected on direct cremation, we will subtract the price from options 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Note: All options do not include crematory, cemetery, or clergy fees. Please contact us for option pricing. Payment is required at time of arrangements.
Full service cremation includes an evening of public viewing and service the next day. The service may be held at the funeral home or at the place of worship. Embalming is required due to public viewing and time prior to disposition. A casket may be purchased. At the end of the funeral service, family and friends are dismissed and the deceased is transfered to the crematory. After the cremation, the cremated remains are brought back to the funeral home to wait for final disposition from the family. An urn is frequently required by cemeteries for either burial or entombment. (If service is held at place of worship, a hearse is available for an extra charge.)
Full service cremation with a public viewing or visitation one hour prior to service. The service may be scheduled for either day or evening. All other services are the same as Option 1.
Public viewing followed by cremation and then a graveside service. This includes embalming and all other preparation of the deceased. A casket may be purchased for viewing. After the cremation, a graveside committal service will be arranged. An urn may be required.
Memorial service at the funeral home with private family viewing prior to cremation. No embalming.
Direct cremation with alternative container with a memorial service at the funeral home.
Direct cremation with alternative container with a graveside service.
Direct cremation with alternative container. No viewing.
Direct cremation simplicity plan. A casket or an alternative container is required for cremation.
These options can be added, but are not included, in options 1-8:
- prayer cards
- newspaper notice
- registrar book
- name plate
- acknowledgement cards
We offer a variety of payment plans and a commitment to serve you within your wishes and within your means.
Burial trust accounts are available which pay a high rate of interest to help offset inflation. Our burial trust accounts comply with nursing home, adult home, Medicaid, (Social Service) and supplementary social security (SSI) in New York State .
Regardless of where death occurs, contact us. We will immediately arrange for proper care, transportation, and every other service necessity, from any distant point.
Cremation is the second most common form of disposition in the United States . The percentage of cremations to deaths in the United States and Canada has increased steadily during the last two decades. In other countries, such as England and Japan , cremation is the most common form of disposition.
What is Cremation?
The deceased body is exposed to open flame, intense heat and evaporation, reducing it to bone fragments in two to three hours. There are several options for containing the remains.
Many states require a two day waiting period between the time of death and cremation. The waiting period provides the time necessary for your funeral director to file for required permits and receive proper authorizations. Families frustrated by the delay should try to remember that a person’s identity or cause of death can be lost forever without great attention to these matters prior to cremation.
Why choose Cremation?
Cremation is selected for many reasons ranging from religious beliefs or ethnic customs to cost. Most families electing cremation are believed to do so simply because of personal preference.
What is the Cremation Process?
Crematories generally require containment of the body in an appropriate casket or other acceptably rigid container. Your funeral director can explain the specific requirements of crematories in your area. The containerized body is not removed or disturbed after it arrives at the crematory, and is placed in a furnace or retort. The cremation process exposes the body to open flame, intense heat and evaporation, reducing it to bone fragments in two to three hours.
What happens after Cremation?
Depending upon arrangements made by the family, cremated remains are placed in a temporary container for transport or in a more permanent container such as an urn, and returned to the funeral director or a family member.
There are a variety of options for the final disposition of cremated remains. Urns or other containers may be placed in a niche at a columbarium, a structure or room designed to contain cremated remains. Families may elect to bury the urn in a family plot or cemetery or keep it in another place of personal significance, such as the home.
Subject to some restrictions, cremated remains can be scattered by air, over the ground, or over water. Some cemeteries provide areas for scattering and may provide a space where families can place a commemorative plaque or other memorial. We can advise you about allowable practices for your community.
Regardless of the disposition option selected for the cremated remains, families should choose one that best fits their emotional needs.
Grief Tips Booklet
Our gift for you and your family! We have prepared a special booklet to help you during this sad time. To view our “Grief Tips" booklet, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3+. Please note that due to copyright restrictions, you will not be able to print or copy this booklet.
Grief Tips Booklet (PDF file