We welcome the chance to speak with you about the choice of a direct cremation and how it affects you and your family. In order to receive the best possible service, we suggest you ask all the funeral homes and cremation firms you consider the following 4 questions:
Do you have anyone on staff who is a specialist on cremation? (Daniel Simone is certified by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) as a cremation specialist and has attained Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) status.)
What is your relationship with the crematory that you use? (Unless owned prior to 1952, New Jersey funeral homes are not permitted to own crematories.)
Will my loved one’s remains be taken to the crematorium alone or with the remains of other people? (We bring your deceased to the crematory ourselves and without any other human remains.)
How can you be certain that the cremated remains I receive belong to my loved one? (We encourage you to meet with a funeral director at the crematory if you would like to visit.)
Perhaps other companies will be less expensive than us in arranging a direct cremation, but you should also consider the quality level of their services. You may request a price list from all funeral homes and cremation organizations under your consideration. The Funeral Rule of 1984 set up by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mandates that a funeral home give you a copy of an itemized and honest list of their costs for you to keep without charging you a fee or obliging you to an agreement. The General Price List must be provided and it is for your retention. We provide you with an urn to hold your loved one’s remains while many other firms will attempt to persuade you the purchase one. Also, they may charge you with an extra fee for allowing you to identify your loved one at the crematory. With us, you are free to visit the crematorium and make sure that you are getting the correct cremated remains.
We are available to come to your home to arrange for the direct cremation and obtain signatures in most counties of New Jersey. The areas we travel to are Bergen County, Burlington County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County and Warren County. We are now available to provide services to clients who pass away in New York City, Nassau County or lower New York State region. The cost is slightly higher for a New York death. Please call if you are uncertain if you live within our area of service.
We also arrange for visitation and memorial services, perhaps within your community. Please speak with one of our licensed funeral directors to discuss the details.
We are part of the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association (NJSFDA) and will place pre-paid funeral funds with Choices, which is the New Jersey Prepaid Funeral Trust Fund. This trust fund remains in your name until the time of need and earns a competitive rate of interest. Should you decide to pre-fund your cremation with us, we guarantee our price which means that the costs for our services will never increase.