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Service Packages

BURIAL OPTIONS

If you've chosen to have your loved one buried, you may want the casket present at the service. Many people choose to hold a viewing prior to the service. Whichever option you choose, we will work with you to ensure that you have every opportunity to bring family and friends together to say a final goodbye before the burial.

The service packages listed below reflect what most of our client families select. The fees for most of the items included have been discounted below what is listed in our General Price List.

There are no merchandise or third party charges included in our service packages. These items may include a casket selection, a cemetery outer burial container, flowers, clergy costs, obituaries, or death certificates.

Other memorial remembrance items may or may not be included depending on the service plan selected. Such items may include a DVD Memorial Tribute, prayer cards, a register book, personalized bookmarks, candles, jewelry, or a crucifix.

Please feel free to call or visit if you would like a personal conversation to help you with your decisions.

 

Visitation with Body Present Followed by the Service & Burial the Following Day at $4,695



This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius, embalming, dressing and casketing, use of facilities and staff for up to a one or two day visitation, funeral ceremony or services in our funeral home or another facility on the following day, hearse for service, lead vehicle if necessary, a committal service, a visitor’s register book, prayer cards, thank you cards, a Memorial Tribute DVD, a memorial candle or a crucifix for inside the casket, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include a casket, outer burial container and any/or all cash advances such as cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates.

 

Visitation with the body present followed by a service and burial, All on the Same Day at $3,995


 

This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius, embalming, dressing and casketing, use of facilities and staff for one day of visitation, funeral ceremony or services in our funeral home or another facility, and interment, all on the same day, hearse for service, lead vehicle if necessary, a committal service, a visitor’s register book, prayer cards, thank you cards, a Memorial Tribute DVD, a memorial candle or a crucifix for inside the casket, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include a casket, outer burial container and any/or all cash advances such as cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates.

 

Direct Burial or Graveside Service Only at $1,495



A graveside service is a funeral service held at the grave site at a cemetery.

This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius, dressing and casketing, hearse for service, a committal service if desired, a visitor’s register book, prayer cards, thank you cards, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include a casket, outer burial container and any/or all cash advances such as cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates, personalized memorial items such as a Memorial Tribute DVD, and a Memorial Candle.

In this case it is a stand-alone event. This charge does not include: embalming, use of facilities or staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to interment.

 

The Green Burial Plan Only at $1,995



According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), a not-for-profit trade group representing funeral service professionals, a green burial occurs when "the body is buried, without embalming, in a natural setting; any shroud or casket that is used must be biodegradable, nontoxic, and of sustainable material; traditional standing headstones are not permitted. Instead, flat rocks, plants or trees may serve as grave markers."

NFDA adds that green burial "may also simply mean burial without embalming, in a biodegradable casket without a vault, when permitted by a cemetery."

This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius, a biodegradable shroud, hearse for service, a committal service, and if desired, a Memorial Tribute DVD, and a Memorial Candle, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include any/or all cash advances such as cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates.

In this case it is a stand-alone event. This charge of $1,995.00 does not include: embalming, a casket, use of facilities or staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to interment. If embalming using fluids consistent with green burial standards the fee would be added to the $1,995.00. If the cemetery requires a bio-degradable casket, the fee will be added to the $1,995.00.

Green Cemeteries to consider are:

  1. Penn Forest Cemetery in Verona
  2. St. Francis of Assisi green burial section, in a quiet meadow behind Holy Savior Catholic Cemetery off Bakerstown Road in Pine and Richland Townships
  3. Or any other cemetery offering Green Burial

 

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Traditional Funeral Options with Cremation

The term "Traditional Funeral Service", when referring to a cremation, mean those services in which the body will be present, just as though there was to be a casket burial. There are many different variations; the deceased may be present in a ceremonial casket for a visitation and a funeral service, followed by the cremation. If the urn is to be buried a graveside service may be scheduled at a later date.

If you choose cremation, we strongly recommend that you hold a memorial service to help you and your loved ones in the healing process.

The fees include professional services, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of newspaper notices if desired and handling of floral tributes if any.

The service packages listed below reflect what most of our client families select. The fees for most of the items included have been discounted below what is listed in our General Price List.

There are no merchandise or third party charges included in our service packages. These each would be an additional fee if selected. They may include the Medical Examiner fee ($30.00) , the crematory fee ($250.00, cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates ($9.00 each)

Other memorial remembrance items may or may not be included depending on the service plan selected. Such items may include a DVD Memorial Tribute, prayer cards, a register book, personalized bookmarks, candles, jewelry, or a crucifix.

Please feel free to call or visit if you would like a personal conversation to help you with your decisions.

 

Visitation with the Body Present Followed by The Funeral or Memorial Service the Following Day at $4,695



This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius, embalming, ceremonial casket for use at the visitation, dressing and casketing, the use of facilities and staff for up to a one or two day visitation, funeral ceremony or services in our funeral home or another facility, hearse for service if necessary, lead vehicle if necessary, a committal service if desired, a visitor’s register book, prayer cards, thank you cards, a Memorial Tribute DVD, a memorial candle or a crucifix for inside the casket, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include any/or all cash advances such as the Medical Examiner fee, crematory fee, cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates.

 

Visitation with the Body Present Followed by The Funeral and Cremation the Same Day at $3,995



This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20 mile radius, embalming, ceremonial casket for use at the visitation, dressing and casketing, the use of facilities and staff for one day of visitation, with a funeral ceremony or services in our funeral home or another facility, all on the same day, hearse for service if necessary, lead vehicle if necessary, a committal service if desired, a visitor’s register book, prayer cards, thank you cards, a Memorial Tribute DVD, a memorial candle or a crucifix for inside the casket, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include any/or all cash advances such as the Medical Examiner fee, crematory fee, cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates.

 


 

Direct / Immediate Cremation Options

The term "direct cremation" refers to a cremation without those services in which the body will be present. It is common for a Memorial or Celebration of Life Service to take place independently of the cremation itself. The urn may or may not be present for such services.

 

Visitation with Urn Present and a Memorial Service at $1,495



This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20-mile radius, the use of facilities and staff for one day of visitation, with a funeral ceremony or services in our funeral home or another facility, all on the same day, a committal service if desired, an urn. a visitor’s register book, prayer cards, thank you cards, if desired, a Memorial Tribute DVD, a Memorial Candle if desired, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, preparation of obituaries and handling of floral tributes. Other items to be considered may include any/or all cash advances such as the Medical Examiner fee, the crematory fee, cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates.

 

Direct Cremation / Immediate Cremation at $695.00



This package includes the basic service of the funeral director and staff, transfer of the deceased to the funeral home within a 20-mile radius, the use of the preparation room for up to 24 hours, attention to all details including filing of forms with government offices, and preparation of obituaries. Other items to be considered may include an urn, any/or all cash advances such as the Medical Examiner fee, the crematory fee, cemetery fees, newspaper fees, clergy costs, flowers, certified copies of the death certificates, personalized memorial items such as a Memorial Tribute DVD, or a Memorial candle.

 


 

Green Cremation Plan at $1950*



The Cremation Plan includes cremation, Graveside service; services of the funeral director, transportation, one certified death certificate and a biodegradable urn

*Does not include visitation or cemetery fees.

 

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