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5 03, 2021

What You Need to Know About the Cremation Process


More Americans are choosing cremation over burial, but there are still people who have qualms about the process. In an effort to educate our readers, we would like to help you learn about the cremation process. Here are some things you need to know.

Once the body is in the hands of the staff at the Cremation Society of Philadelphia, great care is given to maintain the body’s identification. We have a strict protocol in place to ensure that your loved one’s body is identified through the entire part of the process.

What You Need to Know About the Cremation Process2021-08-18T17:55:18+00:00
3 02, 2021

7 Common Questions About Cremation


One of the objectives of the Philadelphia Cremation Society is to act as a resource for people who have questions about the cremation process. Below are some of the most common questions people tend to have about the process. While we tried to provide clear answers to these questions, please know you can reach out to our staff for more information.

7 Common Questions About Cremation2021-08-18T17:55:31+00:00
11 01, 2021

How To Discuss End-of-Life Wishes with Your Parents


Are you dreading having the much-need conversation with your parents regarding their end-of-life wishes? You are not alone. This is a painful and difficult conversation for many people.

What you may not realize is that many older adults want to be asked about their final wishes. They may also like assistance with finding resources on how to create a will or trust. They may also need help finding online resources on how to pre-plan for their funerals.

Here are some tips on how to talk to parents about end-of-life wishes. We will give you ideas on how to broach these complicated conversation topics and provide you with a list of questions to ask your parents before they die.

How To Discuss End-of-Life Wishes with Your Parents2021-08-18T17:55:37+00:00
29 12, 2020

Cremation Options During COVID-19


Most of us are living different lives now than we did in the Fall of 2019. Even though COVID-19 has disrupted many of our activities, we would like you to know that Philadelphia Cremation Society is still serving families in Philadelphia and surrounding communities. This doesn’t mean that other aspects of your loved one’s funeral service won’t be affected by the pandemic.

Let’s discuss cremation during COVID-19. We’ll discuss what has changed due to the pandemic, and what has remained the same. We’ll also give you a quick overview of cremation laws that were in effect before the coronavirus was discussed daily.

Cremation Options During COVID-192021-08-18T17:55:44+00:00
28 12, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions about Cremations and Cremation Planning


People often have many questions regarding the services we provide, but they find it too hard to ask those questions over the phone or in a face-to-face interview when in the throes of grief.

Here are some of the frequently asked questions we receive regarding cremation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cremations and Cremation Planning2021-09-20T19:57:09+00:00
8 09, 2020

A Family Member Has Passed: Here’s What You Need To Do Next


The most traumatic moment in most people’s lives occurs when a family member has passed. Nothing can prepare you for this moment, even if the death was expected. 

If you recently lost a loved one, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathies. We know you probably feel lost right now. We understand how important it is for you to have access to a knowledgeable professional who knows what to do. Please consider calling the Philadelphia Cremation Society at 610-632-1191 for assistance. 

A Family Member Has Passed: Here’s What You Need To Do Next2021-08-18T17:55:56+00:00
14 07, 2020

The Cremation Process Explained


Many people find comfort in doing things the same way as their parents and grandparents did. They make peanut clusters at Christmas because “that’s what grandma always did.” Each bride in the family wears the same strand of pearls at her wedding because it is an important family heirloom. Some families even plan the same types of funerals for their deceased loved ones, generation after generation. 

You may feel uncomfortable about the idea of cremation if you come from a family that has always chosen burial as an end-of-life option, but it is not as scary as you think. The purpose of this blog is to educate you about the cremation process. We will tell you a bit about the history of cremation in the U.S. and explain the science involved in the process. We also intend to reassure you that whether or not your family has chosen cremation for their loved ones in the past, it is a loving and environmentally-friendly way to say goodbye to someone you love. 

The Cremation Process Explained2021-08-18T17:56:03+00:00