Traditional Burial: This type of service is when arrangements are made to have a visitation and funeral ceremony, followed by burial or entombment at the cemetery.
Direct Burial: This service is when arrangements are made to inter or entomb the deceased in a cemetery without having any ceremony or visitation.
Traditional Cremation: While very similar to traditional burial, the difference is that following the funeral, the deceased is transferred to the crematory instead of the procession going to the cemetery.
Direct Cremation: Direct cremation is selected when no ceremony or visitation is desired. It is most often the least expensive option offered.
Memorial Service: This is a service without the body present. A visitation, burial or cremation may or may not have preceded the memorial service.
With any service selected, there are many ways to personalize and memorialize your loved one. We assist our client families in personalizing a funeral service, and tailor it to the lifestyle and personality of the life that was lived. As no two people are exactly alike, no tribute to a life that was lived should be the same as another.
• Our comfortable arrangements office and adjacent product selection room provide customization and personalization choices and options unequaled in Western Pennsylvania.
• Our Funeral Resource Center increases family comfort levels and helps eliminate some of the stress associated with making arrangements.
We have memory boards and tables available for every family. This is a system which allows you to position photographs and other keepsakes or memorabilia on display for family and friends to see. Since it’s inception at our firm, this has been warmly received and utilized at a majority of the services we conduct.
• We offer personal assistance with filing for various Veterans’ Benefits. Our staff can determine eligibility and file the necessary paperwork for you to receive entitlements. Every honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Armed Forces is entitled to a United States Flag to be presented to the next of kin at the conclusion of the funeral service. Often times our funeral home is able to secure an honor guard to present the flag. (va.gov also vba.gov)
• We notify the Social Security Administration and assist in applying for benefits. SS will pay a benefit of $255 to a surviving spouse or dependant child. Other benefits may also be available, and we can advise. (ssa.gov also medicare.gov
We will assist in filing for life insurance proceeds, pension and/or other survivor benefits and can take an assignment of a policy to cover funeral expenses.