Choosing Cremation Doesn't Mean You Have to Omit Funeral Services
Traditional or contemporary funeral services can be held before cremation.
Funeral Services - YES
Cremation - YES
Contrary to what you may have heard - choosing cremation does not mean that you can't have a funeral service as well. Holding a traditional or contemporary funeral service before cremation is an important first step to begin the healing process. Whether a traditional or contemporary service, studies show that funeral services are of value.
A survey of Pennsylvania funeral homes revealed that 93% of the families served held some type of funeral service, including those who had selected cremation as the final disposition. Families in Pennsylvania realize the importance of funeral services that:
Answering Your Questions About Cremation
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"The funeral ritual is unsurpassed in providing a
good beginning for the healthy grieving process."
Therese A. Rando, Ph.D
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