*Simple Cremation includes County Permit Fee's in Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon Counties, and crematory Fee's, Within 20 miles of FH, If over 250 Lbs there are additional fees (+175 up to 300 lbs +275 300-400 lbs.). Death that takes place in a county that is not listed above can either increase or decrease your total fee's. (Monroe County permit fee is an additional $25.00). If death takes place in a residence please add +$175 for additional staff required to facilitate the transition.
***IMPORTANT NOTICE, PLEASE BE ADVISED WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CAUSE UNNECESSARY TRAUMA AND OR UNDERTAKE ANY SURGICAL PROCEDURES OUTSIDE OF THE EMBALMING PROCESS. PLEASE ENSURE THAT VALUABLES ARE REMOVED PRIOR TO YOUR LOVED ONE BEING RELEASED TO OUR CARE. WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO REMOVE VALUABLES PRIOR TO CREMATION, HOWEVER IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT MUTILATING REMAINS, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU.
****PACEMAKERS AND ANY OTHER ELECTRONIC IMPLANTED DEVICE MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO CREMATION (THIS WILL BE FACILITATED BY THE FUNERAL HOME STAFF)
As more people are choosing cremation, funeral service professionals are striving to give consumers a true sense of what their many options are for a funeral service. Often funeral directors find that people have a preconception that they have fewer choices for a ceremony when selecting cremation for themselves or a loved one. Therefore, they request direct cremation and deny the surviving friends and family an opportunity to honor them with a memorial service. In actuality, cremation is only part of the commemorative experience. In fact, cremation can actually increase your options when planning a funeral. The following information is meant to help you build an understanding of what cremation is, allowing you to make an informed decision when arranging a funeral for yourself or a loved one.
Cremation is becoming increasingly popular, especially among the baby boomer generation. Among the many reasons for this growing trend is the breadth of options cremation provides for a final memorial service.
Cremation gives people the flexibility to search for types of tributes that reflect the life being honored. But this doesn’t mean that aspects of traditional funeral services have to be discarded. Even with cremation, a meaningful memorial that is personalized to reflect the life of the deceased could include:
- A visitation prior to the service;
- An open or closed casket;
- Special music;
- A ceremony at the funeral chapel, your place of worship or other special location; and
- Participation by friends and family.
Commonly, cremated remains are placed in an urn and committed to an indoor or outdoor mausoleum or columbarium; interred in a family burial plot; or included in a special urn garden. Cremation also gives families the option to scatter the remains. This can be done in a designated cemetery garden or at a place that was special to the person. Today, cremated remains can even become part of an ocean reef or made into diamonds.
We are pleased to offer dignified cremation services to the Lehigh Valley as well as Easton, Reading, Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Whatever you choose, cremation or burial, traditional services or contemporary celebrations, we are here to help.