December 22, 2014

Planning for Funeral

BASIC SERVICES OF FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF

Services included, but not limited to: (1) responding to the initial request for service; (2) conducting the arrangement conference; (3) preparation of biographical and statistical data; (4) examination of financial settlement options; (5) preparation and filing of papers, permits and authorizations; (6) coordination with those providing other services; (7) preparation and placement of obituary notices; (8) retention and care of remains prior to commencement of post-death activities; (9) overhead expenses relative to our facility and operations, such as occupancy, administrative and equipment costs.

This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

EMBALMING (including use of preparation room and sanitary care) Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial. If you choose to have an embalming performed, the decedent may be embalmed at a location other than this registered mortuary. No human remains may remain unburied or uncremated in New Jersey for more than 48 hours unless embalmed or refrigerated.

Standard embalming
Autopsy embalming

OTHER PREPARATIONS OF THE BODY
(including use of preparation room but excluding embalming)
Dressing, casketing and cosmetizing
Sanitary care (topical disinfection with out embalming)
Hairdresser
Contempory Cremations

PACKAGED SERVICES AVAILABLE
Our Contemporary Cremations provide an opportunity for family and friends to gather and celebrate a life lived. All three options below include the following services.
-Basic Services of funeral director and staff
-Placement of Obituary Notice (newspaper charges will apply).
-Guidance in filing life insurance forms, if needed.
- Sheltering remains for up to 48 hours.
-Local transfer of deceased from place of death to funeral home.
-Transfer to crematory in hearse.
-Minimum cremation container(cardboard).
-Retrieval of cremated remains within 7 days of cremation.
-Cremated remains placed in sheet bronze urn.
-Memorial package(includes acknowledgement cards, prayer cards, register book and crucifix.
Sheltering of remains for up to 48 hours. Local transfer of deceased from place of death to funeral home. Transfer to crematory in hearse.

Memorial Service at Church:
-Sanitary Care
-Memorial Ceremony held at Church (local)
-At conclusion of ceremony, cremated remains will be presented to the family
Memorial Service at Funeral Home
-Sanitary care.
-Memorial ceremony
held at funeral home.
- At conclusion of
ceremony, cremated remains will be presented to the family
Evening Visitation and Next Day Funeral Ceremony:
-Embalming.
- Dressing, casketing and
cosmetizing for
visitation.
-Two hour evening
visitation for family and
guests at funeral home.
-Funeral ceremony the
following day at funeral home (coordination of clergy).
-Rental casket- Oak with crepe interior.