Cremation Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For families who choose it for their loved ones, we offer Cremation Services.
Planning a cremation for yourself or a loved one is a personal and unique journey. At Goldsteins Funeral Home, we provide cremation services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whether you want to plan ahead for your own cremation or you have recently lost a loved one, we can meet your family’s needs. There are many ways to arrange cremation services, and we can help you explore your options.
Some of the options we offer include:
- Funeral services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with viewing, followed by cremation
- Funeral services with urn, after cremation services
- Simple cremation services with no funeral
At Goldsteins’, we have three locations in the Philadelphia, NJ area, and our professional funeral directors can help you plan a cremation that honors your loved one’s wishes and memory. Losing a loved one is one of the toughest times in life, and we can be with you every step of the way. Contact us for more information on our cremation services.
With interfaith marriage on the rise and Jewish people choosing alternative options such as cremation, we offer these services for families.
What is Cremation?
Cremation involves the process of using fire or heat to transform a body into ashes. After the body is transformed into ashes, the family may scatter the ashes in a place of significance to the loved one, may place the ashes in an urn and bury the ashes in a cemetery, or place the ashes in an urn in a place of the family’s choosing. Cremation as a funeral choice goes back to the Neolithic era, and has been practiced by the Persians, the Romans, and the Hindus, and also in modern times. Today, cremation is selected for many reasons. Some families want a simple and cost-effective funeral process. Some enjoy that cremation does not require a faith-based service. Others choose cremation and incorporate faith-based traditions. For example, cremation is sometimes used in Jewish funerals and in Catholic funerals. Others want to scatter the remains of their loved ones in a place of significance, and cremation makes this possible.
Funeral Home & Cremations in Philadelphia, PA
Goldsteins’ Funeral Home in Philadelphia, PA offers funeral services and cremation services. Our professional funeral directors can assist you in planning a memorial service and funeral for your friend or family member in a way that will respect their traditions and their wishes. We will walk you through the process of getting an officiant such as a member of the clergy to conduct the memorial service. You may also wish to have some members of the family or close friends speak, share a story or a poem that was particularly meaningful. Memorial services can be similar to a traditional funeral service or completely different depending on what you feel is an appropriate way to commemorate a life. We can help you choose flowers or photo displays that we can set up at the entrance to the chapel. Cremated remains can also be entombed at a cemetery or you can choose to have an urn or several urns made. Whatever your funeral needs, Goldsteins Funeral can assist you with cremation services and can help you with planning a meaningful funeral for your loved one. Contact Us for your Cremation arrangements with our dignified staff