Since every family is different and has unique needs, our funeral home knows it’s important to offer families in the Rochester, NY area an array of various cremation options.
Direct cremation is also commonly referred to as a cremation without a funeral. It's when the deceased's body is cremated right away and returned to the family with no services. There is no visitation or viewing for this service option. The ashes can be placed in a variety of containers such as an urn. Families may want this option if they are not ready to have a funeral service right away or if the deceased did not want the family to have a service at all.
For this service, the deceased will be cremated prior to the funeral service. The ashes will be placed in the container of your choice. Then, we will hold a funeral service in honor of your loved one. Funeral services often include prayer, the singing of hymns, a eulogy, and readings. Typically, the ashes in their desired container are present. Families choose this option if they do not want a viewing of their loved one’s body but still want a traditional funeral service.
When choosing a graveside service for cremation, the deceased’s body will be cremated prior to the service. Then, friends and family will gather by the deceased’s grave plot for a formal funeral service. This often includes prayer, the singing of hymns, a eulogy, and readings. At the end of the service, the deceased’s ashes will be buried — they can be buried as is or in a selected container such as an urn.
Similar to the services above, the deceased will be cremated prior to the celebration of life service. However, a celebration of life service is not necessarily the same as a traditional funeral service. It often takes place after the funeral service. This service option gives families more options for creativity and can be held in any venue of their choosing. It’s a time for family and friends to gather and share memories of the deceased.
We can help you organize a ceremony where your loved one's ashes are scattered in a location of your choice. A key point for this cremation service is finding a location that was of significance to your loved one.
White Oak Cremation | (585) 482-5272
495 N Winton Road, Rochester, NY
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