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FAQs

FAQs

We’ve provided a list of answers to questions we frequently receive regarding our services and other activities related to funerals. If you don't see the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us. We'd be happy to give you more information and clarify any of your concerns.

How much does Cremation cost?

How much does cremation cost?

Our most economical direct cremation cost is $700. That cost includes:
   -  Removal from the place of death
   -  Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff
   -  Temporary shelter of the decedent
   -  Cremation container
   -  Cremation process
   -  Filing of the death certificate
   -  Social security information
   -  Mandatory identification of the decedent either in person, by photograph or by digital media prior to the cremation process taking place
   -  The return of cremated remains in a temporary container or selected cremation urn

When is payment required?

When is payment required?

Payment is required before the cremation can take place and at the time of arrangements.

What types of payment are accepted?

What types of payment are accepted?

We accept all major credit cards, checks or cash at the time of final arrangements.

Is embalming required prior to cremation?

Is embalming required prior to cremation?

Absolutely not and it is against the law for a funeral home to tell you otherwise.

What is cremation?

What is cremation?

Cremation is the process of reducing human remains to bone fragments through flame, heat and vaporization (usually 1600 – 2000 degrees Fahrenheit for two hours or more). Cremation occurs at a crematory in a special kind of furnace called a cremation chamber or retort. The resulting bone fragments are further reduced in size through a mechanical process and are referred to as “cremated remains”. After processing, the cremated remains are placed in an urn or other container suitable for transport.

Can other items be given to be placed with the body and cremated with them?

Can other items be given to be placed with the body and cremated with them?

Yes. Almost any item can be cremated with the body. Batteries, glass or large items can’t be cremated with the deceased. The most common items that get cremated are pictures, letters, favorite shirts or jackets, blankets, stuffed animals, etc. None of these are recoverable after the cremation. If there is a question about an item to be cremated, it is always best to ask our funeral director.

What do cremated remains look like?

What do cremated remains look like?

Processed cremated remains are a mixture of powdery and granular substances, and are varying shades of dark gray to white in color.

What can be done with the cremated remains?

What can be done with the cremated remains?

There are many options. Cremated remains can be buried in a cemetery lot or inurned in a columbarium, kept at home, or scattered on private property. Our staff will be happy to discuss these options with you and assist with arrangements.

Is an urn required for the remains to be placed in?

Is an urn required for the remains to be placed in?

There is no law requiring an urn. Included in our cremation price is a standard container made up of cardboard. This container is suitable for transportation. Our office has affordable urns on display as well as a merchandise catalog with many other options.

Ohio & Pennsylvania Cremation & Memorial Society
Phone: (800) 262-5242
415 Robbins Avenue, Niles, OH


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