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What If I Want a Memorial Service With Cremation

Published: March 6, 2020 by P. Savage, CFSP

What If I Want A Memorial Service With Cremation?

March 6, 2020

Not many people know the difference between a funeral and memorial service. With a funeral, the body is traditionally present and the casket takes center stage. A memorial, on the other hand, offers friends and family members more flexibility since the body does not need to be present. Those who choose cremation over burial traditionally hold a memorial in honor of their loved ones. 

Savage Family, Funeral & Cremation providers is our area’s leading provider in cremation. At our facility, we offer grieving families the opportunity to remember a loved one through cremation and memorial planning. Here is what to consider when planning a memorial service. As you read through this list, keep in mind that any of these can be personalized based on the life that person led. This can help make the event even more meaningful. 

We help families keep costs down by using Rental Caskets, which provide options for a family that would still like to hold calling hours with a final viewing.

Event timing: Since the body does not need to be present, there are fewer limitations on the location or time of the service. For example, you can hold a memorial several weeks after the body has been cremated so family members who live further away can make arrangements to be present. 
Display: Though you can decide whether the cremated remains are present at the service, some families like to display them on an altar with photos and special mementos from their life. 
Written and spoken words: Obituaries are a timeless tradition, allowing the local community to know when someone has passed and where the memorial will be held. Eulogies, on the other hand, are spoken works celebrating the life of the deceased. Both are wonderful ways in which to say a meaningful goodbye. Both obituaries and eulogies can be used to say goodbye. 
Music: To set the mood and provide comfort to mourners, memorial events rely on music. You may want to create a complete playlist of songs the deceased enjoyed or music that reflects their interests and personality. If preferred, close family members can sing or play instruments during the service. 
Other media: There are many forms of media, such as video compilations or slideshows, that allow memorial attendees to relive special moments in the life of the deceased. Try to pair fun and meaningful photos and videos together. Best of all, these compilations can be digitized and shared among friends and relatives afterward. 

A memorial service can be stressful and emotional, so an itinerary may help each person understand their roles, such as speakers and musicians. Make sure everyone is on the same page about their portion so the even can run as smoothly as possible. 

Reach Out To the Savage Family

At Savage Funeral Service, our staff offers three Life Celebration services for residents of New Milford, Hallstead, Great Bend, Montrose, and the surrounding areas. Each area is designed to create a memorable experience to honor the life of your loved one. From cremation urns and jewelry to pre-planning cremation services, our goal is to make preparations simple during this difficult time. Contact one of our directors at our 24-hour answering service today. We have been serving clients in New Milford since 1983.

What If I Want a Memorial Service With Cremation

Published: March 6, 2020 by P. Savage, CFSP

What If I Want A Memorial Service With Cremation?

March 6, 2020

Not many people know the difference between a funeral and memorial service. With a funeral, the body is traditionally present and the casket takes center stage. A memorial, on the other hand, offers friends and family members more flexibility since the body does not need to be present. Those who choose cremation over burial traditionally hold a memorial in honor of their loved ones. 

Savage Family, Funeral & Cremation providers is our area’s leading provider in cremation. At our facility, we offer grieving families the opportunity to remember a loved one through cremation and memorial planning. Here is what to consider when planning a memorial service. As you read through this list, keep in mind that any of these can be personalized based on the life that person led. This can help make the event even more meaningful. 

We help families keep costs down by using Rental Caskets, which provide options for a family that would still like to hold calling hours with a final viewing.

Event timing: Since the body does not need to be present, there are fewer limitations on the location or time of the service. For example, you can hold a memorial several weeks after the body has been cremated so family members who live further away can make arrangements to be present. 
Display: Though you can decide whether the cremated remains are present at the service, some families like to display them on an altar with photos and special mementos from their life. 
Written and spoken words: Obituaries are a timeless tradition, allowing the local community to know when someone has passed and where the memorial will be held. Eulogies, on the other hand, are spoken works celebrating the life of the deceased. Both are wonderful ways in which to say a meaningful goodbye. Both obituaries and eulogies can be used to say goodbye. 
Music: To set the mood and provide comfort to mourners, memorial events rely on music. You may want to create a complete playlist of songs the deceased enjoyed or music that reflects their interests and personality. If preferred, close family members can sing or play instruments during the service. 
Other media: There are many forms of media, such as video compilations or slideshows, that allow memorial attendees to relive special moments in the life of the deceased. Try to pair fun and meaningful photos and videos together. Best of all, these compilations can be digitized and shared among friends and relatives afterward. 

A memorial service can be stressful and emotional, so an itinerary may help each person understand their roles, such as speakers and musicians. Make sure everyone is on the same page about their portion so the even can run as smoothly as possible. 

Reach Out To the Savage Family

At Savage Funeral Service, our staff offers three Life Celebration services for residents of New Milford, Hallstead, Great Bend, Montrose, and the surrounding areas. Each area is designed to create a memorable experience to honor the life of your loved one. From cremation urns and jewelry to pre-planning cremation services, our goal is to make preparations simple during this difficult time. Contact one of our directors at our 24-hour answering service today. We have been serving clients in New Milford since 1983.

What If I Want a Memorial Service With Cremation

Published: March 6, 2020 by P. Savage, CFSP

What If I Want A Memorial Service With Cremation?

March 6, 2020

Not many people know the difference between a funeral and memorial service. With a funeral, the body is traditionally present and the casket takes center stage. A memorial, on the other hand, offers friends and family members more flexibility since the body does not need to be present. Those who choose cremation over burial traditionally hold a memorial in honor of their loved ones. 

Savage Family, Funeral & Cremation providers is our area’s leading provider in cremation. At our facility, we offer grieving families the opportunity to remember a loved one through cremation and memorial planning. Here is what to consider when planning a memorial service. As you read through this list, keep in mind that any of these can be personalized based on the life that person led. This can help make the event even more meaningful. 

We help families keep costs down by using Rental Caskets, which provide options for a family that would still like to hold calling hours with a final viewing.

Event timing: Since the body does not need to be present, there are fewer limitations on the location or time of the service. For example, you can hold a memorial several weeks after the body has been cremated so family members who live further away can make arrangements to be present. 
Display: Though you can decide whether the cremated remains are present at the service, some families like to display them on an altar with photos and special mementos from their life. 
Written and spoken words: Obituaries are a timeless tradition, allowing the local community to know when someone has passed and where the memorial will be held. Eulogies, on the other hand, are spoken works celebrating the life of the deceased. Both are wonderful ways in which to say a meaningful goodbye. Both obituaries and eulogies can be used to say goodbye. 
Music: To set the mood and provide comfort to mourners, memorial events rely on music. You may want to create a complete playlist of songs the deceased enjoyed or music that reflects their interests and personality. If preferred, close family members can sing or play instruments during the service. 
Other media: There are many forms of media, such as video compilations or slideshows, that allow memorial attendees to relive special moments in the life of the deceased. Try to pair fun and meaningful photos and videos together. Best of all, these compilations can be digitized and shared among friends and relatives afterward. 

A memorial service can be stressful and emotional, so an itinerary may help each person understand their roles, such as speakers and musicians. Make sure everyone is on the same page about their portion so the even can run as smoothly as possible. 

Reach Out To the Savage Family

At Savage Funeral Service, our staff offers three Life Celebration services for residents of New Milford, Hallstead, Great Bend, Montrose, and the surrounding areas. Each area is designed to create a memorable experience to honor the life of your loved one. From cremation urns and jewelry to pre-planning cremation services, our goal is to make preparations simple during this difficult time. Contact one of our directors at our 24-hour answering service today. We have been serving clients in New Milford since 1983.

Making a Decision About Cremation

Published: March 5, 2020 by P. Savage

 

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Making a Decision About Cremation

Making decisions about your final resting place isn’t always easy. There are a wide range of considerations, and you may wish to consult with family in the process. That said, this is also an incredibly personal decision that often comes down to how you feel about various options. If you or someone you know is looking into cremations in or near Susquehanna county or Broome County, rest assured that there are local professionals available to make your decisions easier. Difficult though they may be, such decisions certainly shouldn’t weigh on you for an extended period of time. That is especially true when it comes to cremation. What should go into such a decision, and how should it be made? Is cremation right for you? How will you know? Here are a few items to think about before discussing your decision with a funeral director.  

First, are you comfortable with the idea of cremation itself? For some, the idea of a deceased body being subject to extreme heat may be distressing. That may not sound entirely rationale, but objections to cremation are perfectly understandable nevertheless. You should know that the process is extremely professional and generally only lasts around three hours. The furnace in which the body is placed is carefully monitored and generally controlled by way of computer programming. That may not address everyone’s concerns, but it can certainly alleviate a few. You should also rest assured that bodies are carefully identified before cremation and that there is virtually no risk of a mix-up. The entire process is taken very seriously and a number of important safeguards remain in place from start to finish.  

Some are also concerned about whether or not cremation is consistent with their religious views. Some religious factions may still object to cremation, but it is and has been widely practiced around the world for some time. Some Christian communities were previously concerned about cremation due to beliefs in the resurrection of the body. The vast majority of those communities no longer object to cremation.   

Those thinking about cremation may wonder what will become of their remains. Of course, wishes to this effect can and should be clarified in advance whenever possible. If you are thinking about the possibility of cremation already, you may as well consider the range of possibilities when it comes to your cremated remains. They may be buried, interred, scattered, kept at home or otherwise used in a more creative fashion (jewelry, tattoos, tree planting, etc.). Again, there are no right or wrong answers here.   

Much ultimately depends upon what you and your family are comfortable with. At the very least, cremation should not be scary. It is widely practiced in the United States, now every bit as frequently as traditional burial. If you are seriously looking into cremations in the Pennsylvania or New York area, consider reaching out to Savage Funeral Service. We look forward to working with you and your family in a caring and professional fashion, meeting your needs and answering any questions you may have in the process. Feel free to visit us or place a phone call to (570) 465-2335.

Making a Decision About Cremation

Published: March 5, 2020 by P. Savage, CFSP

 

Making a Decision About Cremation

Making decisions about your final resting place isn’t always easy. There are a wide range of considerations, and you may wish to consult with family in the process. That said, this is also an incredibly personal decision that often comes down to how you feel about various options. If you or someone you know is looking into cremations in or near New Milford, PA, Hallstead, PA or Great Bend, PA, rest assured that there are local professionals available to make your decisions easier. Difficult though they may be, such decisions certainly shouldn’t weigh on you for an extended period of time. That is especially true when it comes to cremation. What should go into such a decision, and how should it be made? Is cremation right for you? How will you know? Here are a few items to think about before discussing your decision with a funeral director.  

First, are you comfortable with the idea of cremation itself? For some, the idea of a deceased body being subject to extreme heat may be distressing. That may not sound entirely rationale, but objections to cremation are perfectly understandable nevertheless. You should know that the process is extremely professional and generally only lasts around three hours. The cremation retort in which the body is placed is carefully monitored and generally controlled by way of computer programming. That may not address everyone’s concerns, but it can certainly alleviate a few. You should also rest assured that bodies are carefully identified before cremation and that there is virtually no risk of a mix-up. The entire process is taken very seriously and a number of important safeguards remain in place from start to finish.  

Some are also concerned about whether or not cremation is consistent with their religious views. Some religious factions may still object to cremation, but it is and has been widely practiced around the world for some time. Some Christian communities were previously concerned about cremation due to beliefs in the resurrection of the body. The vast majority of those communities no longer object to cremation.   

Those thinking about cremation may wonder what will become of their remains. Of course, wishes to this effect can and should be clarified in advance whenever possible. If you are thinking about the possibility of cremation already, you may as well consider the range of possibilities when it comes to your cremated remains. They may be buried, interred, scattered, kept at home or otherwise used in a more creative fashion (jewelry, tattoos, tree planting, etc.). Again, there are no right or wrong answers here.   

Much ultimately depends upon what you and your family are comfortable with. At the very least, cremation should not be scary. It is widely practiced in the United States, now every bit as frequently as traditional burial. If you are seriously looking into cremations in the Pennsylvania, area, consider reaching out to Savage Funeral Service. We look forward to working with you and your family in a caring and professional fashion, meeting your needs and answering any questions you may have in the process. Feel free to visit us or place a phone call to (570) 465-2335.

 
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