Cremation Services for Middletown, NJ
Cremation is often thought of as something quick and inexpensive without a viewing, casket, or funeral ceremony. However, this isn’t necessarily true. There aren’t any standard expectations when it comes to cremation services. Every family is different, and John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc. offers a full range of options based upon various religions, traditions, and family needs. Our cremation services in Middletown, NJ, can range from an immediate cremation to a full-service viewing and ceremony and other individualized arrangements. The deceased’s ashes can be divided among family and friends, spread in a location of significance, buried in the ground, or entombed in a crypt or mausoleum.
Cremation with Viewing and Funeral Ceremony
Many families choose to have visitations and funeral ceremonies prior to the cremation. In this case, the body may be present in a casket for the visitation and ceremony. The only difference between this type of service and burial would be that the ceremonies would end with the cremation as opposed to the burial or entombment. The funeral ceremony allows everyone the opportunity to express condolences to the family, and families can personalize the services with photos, mementos, special music, or a eulogy. Since having the body present for the ceremony requires a casket, we offer a number of specially designed cremation caskets, including a ceremonial or rental casket.
Cremation with Memorial Service (Without the Body)
This type of service can range from an informal gathering at our chapel to the family’s home or other meaningful location to a large, carefully planned formal service at a church or synagogue. You can hold this memorial service either before or after the cremation has been done, allowing friends and family to honor the deceased’s life through eulogies, special music, floral tributes, or displays of photos and other mementos. We can help you plan a memorial service or gathering that helps express your feelings.
Immediate Cremation Services and Other Considerations
For some families, their preference is to have the cremation done without any type of remembrance services or viewing. At John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc., we can handle all of the administrative and transfer details and will work with you to ensure the arrangements are exactly as you wish. Regardless of your choice in services, there will be some decisions still left for you to make, including the selection of the cremation container, urn, and the disposition of the cremated remains. The cremation container is what the body will be taken to the crematory in and can range from a corrugated container to a traditional casket. Urns can range in materials, and many can be personalized. We also offer several “keepsake” items, ranging from miniature urns to cremation jewelry that holds a small portion of the cremated remains, depending upon what the family decides to do with them.
Selecting the Cremation Services Appropriate for You
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc. offers many types of cremation services tailored to fit various budgets and needs, so your family can select the ones they deem appropriate. No matter which option you choose, every cremation service in Middletown, NJ, is provided with family-owned and -operated sensitivity and precise attention to detail. Please contact us today to discuss the type of cremation services you wish, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a detailed list of the costs involved.