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.
Cremation is when the deceased’s body is placed in a cremation container and then incinerated, leaving ashes behind. Families then receive their loved one’s ashes and can choose to bury, scatter, or keep them. Typically, the ashes are held in a container such as an urn.
There are several reasons why you may choose a cremation service. Some reasons include religious or personal beliefs, desire to be more environmentally friendly, and the cost. Although cremations services typically cost less than burial services, that shouldn’t be a sole deciding factor. You should choose whatever funeral service type is right for you and your loved ones.
Cremation is a process that transforms the remains of a person who has passed away into “ashes” using intense heat. The deceased is placed in a container made of wood or heavy cardboard. The crematorium operater places the container into the crematory chamber which is essentially a large furnace. The heat ignites the container and the body begins to dry out. The temperature in the chamber can rise to about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The cremation process consists of several stages that can take up to 3 hours depending on the size and weight of the deceased and type of casket or container.
The cremation process consists of five basic steps:
Not only can you have a visitation and funeral service with cremation, we strongly encourage you to do so. Every life deserves to be remembered, and a service gives family and friends the opportunity to honor their loved one’s life and begin their grief journey.
Cremation services can take place before or after the cremation, and you also can choose to hold a visitation before the cremation occurs.
There are several cremation service types you can choose from, including:
Depending on your desired final disposition, there are several ways to personalize cremation services, including:
With our array of personalized options, there is an option for every family’s wants and needs. Our staff is confident we can help you plan a cremation service that truly pays tribute to your loved one.
Visit our funeral home or contact us for more information about cremation in Rochester.
White Oak Cremation | (585) 482-5272
495 N Winton Road, Rochester, NY