There are many options to those who choose cremation. One may
choose to have a traditional visitation and funeral, followed by
cremation and burial of the urn. Another choice is direct cremation
with an urn present and the holding of a memorial service. Thirdly,
there can be a direct cremation with no associated services at
The cost of cremation is determined by the services and
merchandise selected. We are here to assist you with the utmost
care in making the decision that best meets your personal wishes.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss costs or services in
regards to cremation options.
"Grief is universal; at the same time it is extremely
personal." -Rabbi Earl Grollman
Many families today are choosing cremation. If cremation is your
preference, you may be surprised to learn that the opportunities
for creating a unique tribute are just as numerous as they are with
Viewing or Visitation
A public viewing or visitation provides an opportunity for the
family of the deceased and his or her friends, relatives and
colleagues to come together. A visitation is often held at the
funeral home, but can take place in a church or other location.
Friends and colleagues can pay their final respects to the deceased
and offer condolences to the family. A viewing or visitation can
also be private and limited to the deceased's immediate family.
A funeral service is a formal gathering at the funeral home or
another location. One or several individuals that knew the deceased
may speak at the funeral, whereas other families choose to have a
favorite clergyperson or non-religious celebrant speak. Speeches
may offer prayers or words of wisdom, as well as remarks on the
deceased's life and character.
After cremation has taken place, families may choose to bury the
urn or place it in another permanent resting place such as a
mausoleum, columbarium, or church niche. A committal service can
accompany the placement of cremated remains in a final resting
place, and like a funeral service can include remarks offered by a
clergyperson or other individual.
A memorial service is similar to a funeral service, except the
body is not present. Many families choose to have the cremated
remains in a decorative urn present. A memorial service can take
place shortly after cremation occurs, or can take place at a later
Regardless of the services you choose, you have many options for
personalizing the service and ensuring that it truly reflects the
unique life of your loved one.