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John Ackerman
B: 1976-10-24
D: 2020-05-28
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Ackerman, John
Timothy Wolfe
B: 1958-05-25
D: 2020-05-25
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Wolfe, Timothy
John Derbyshire
B: 1953-06-03
D: 2020-05-25
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Derbyshire, John
Robert McLean
B: 1929-11-13
D: 2020-05-23
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McLean, Robert
Alan Gale
B: 1942-10-10
D: 2020-05-23
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Gale, Alan
Kenneth Dob
B: 1949-09-05
D: 2020-05-22
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Dob, Kenneth
John Davis
B: 1944-12-29
D: 2020-05-18
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Davis, John
Richard Wetzel
B: 1937-08-24
D: 2020-05-17
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Wetzel, Richard
Margaret Cooper
B: 1935-12-02
D: 2020-05-16
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Cooper, Margaret
James Branagan
B: 1956-07-03
D: 2020-05-15
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Branagan, James
Harold Paugh
B: 1944-05-22
D: 2020-05-15
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Paugh, Harold
Margaret Perkowski
B: 1959-12-28
D: 2020-05-14
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Perkowski, Margaret
Evelyn DeGroot
B: 1930-04-21
D: 2020-05-12
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DeGroot, Evelyn
Alvan Monzo
B: 1962-03-15
D: 2020-05-10
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Monzo, Alvan
Anne Zayacz
B: 1923-09-05
D: 2020-05-03
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Zayacz, Anne
Richard Farley
B: 1941-06-04
D: 2020-05-02
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Farley, Richard
Margaret Struck
B: 1939-05-08
D: 2020-04-27
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Struck, Margaret
Robert Prochaska
B: 1941-09-20
D: 2020-04-27
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Prochaska, Robert
Judith Gustofson
B: 1947-10-08
D: 2020-04-26
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Gustofson, Judith
Frederick Crawn
B: 1934-10-03
D: 2020-04-24
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Crawn, Frederick
Robert Weller
B: 1965-09-07
D: 2020-04-22
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Weller, Robert

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Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

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We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at (973) 827-7050 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

 

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