becoming a more popular choice today and we are frequently asked about
the simplest, and most affordable, way to arrange a cremation in Philadelphia.
Arranging a cremation is relatively straightforward, however there is a
mandatory 24-hour waiting period in Pennsylvania before a cremation can
be performed, and a cremation authorization form must be completed.
#1 Identify a cremation
Firstly you need to contact
a local cremation provider, crematory or funeral home. There are
around 200 funeral companies in Philadelphia, so it can be a challenging
task knowing where to start, which company to select and how to compare
cremation services. Here at US Funerals Online we conducted some
research to locate a local, family-owned business that can offer an affordable
cremation package to residents of Philadelphia. Our aim being to
help take away that stress at your time of need. If the cost of the cremation
is a concern, then Szpindor-Meyers Funeral Home, is a family-owned funeral
business that will offer you compassionate and affordable service – and
their low cost direct cremation package is just $999.00
#2 Prepare the necessary
Gather together the relevant
documentation* required to compile the death certificate and cremation
authorization form. This way the funeral home can quickly process
the necessary paperwork and obtain the cremation permit. There is,
of course, a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before the actual cremation
can be conducted in Philadelphia. A casket is not required for a
cremation in Philadelphia, but a suitable combustible alternative container
is generally used for cremation purposes. If you do wish to
have a casket, even just for the purpose of a viewing or service, your
funeral home may be able to rent you a casket.
#3 Decide upon the type
of service you require
Decide upon how you want to
receive the cremated remains. With a basic direct cremation package
a temporary cremation container is generally provided. You can choose
to select a cremation urn, if you so choose, from your funeral home.
Alternatively you can purchase a cremation urn from an Urn retailer and
transfer the remains, or choose to scatter the remains. If you wish
to hold a service before the cremation, then your funeral home will help
you to arrange this. Or if you wish, you may receive the remains
and then conduct a memorial service at a later date.
These 3 simple steps will
enable you to arrange an affordable cremation in the Philadelphia area.
* You will require the deceased’s
social security number, birth certificate, and any discharge papers for
||Expert Author: Sara
Sara is the Editor in Chief
for US Funerals Online and has been researching and writing about the death
care industry in the US for the last 5 years.
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