Many times, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Many decisions must be made in a short period of time and, for most families, the price of goods and services plays an important role in the choices they make. Typically, families are unfamiliar with funeral planning and have questions about how much a funeral actually costs.
As local funeral directors, Washington County families ask us this question almost daily. That being said, there is no one answer, as no two funerals are identical. The cost of a funeral or cremation service will depend on your personal preferences and the selections you make.
From the moment your loved one enters our care, our professional staff is committed to serving with compassion and dignity.
Our Signature Services Include:
24/7 availability to meet your family's unique needs.
Creative planning of a meaningful experience. This includes a personal, one on one arrangement meeting (held in person at the funeral home, at a location convenient to you or remotely via the web)
Coordination with physicians, hospice agencies, clergy, florists, cemeteries, crematory, newspapers, fraternal groups and others to make the process seamless for your family.
Acquisition and completion of necessary government forms, including death certificates, veterans benefit forms, burial or cremation permits and other required legal documents.
Assistance with filing insurance claims, obituary notices, U.S. Veterans claims and more.
While itemized prices for each of our services may be found on our General Price List, families usually want a single total cost during planning. As a result, we have created service packages for the most commonly selected Cremation and Burial services selected by our client families.
Funeral service merchandise may include caskets, burial vaults, cremation urns, keepsakes and other remembrance items your family may select. We understand that preferences vary and aim to offer selections that reflect the interests of your loved one and the needs of your family's budget.
You may browse our merchandise and learn more about the various options below
We value quality, personalization and affordability and have partnered with vendors who do, too. If you don't see a merchandise offering that meets your needs, ask us. Today, if you can imagine it, we can usually find it or create it.
Cash advance items are items that the funeral home pays to third party vendors as a convenience to the family. While some families prefer to work with these providers directly, others find it simpler to have the funeral home pay for these items and include the cost on the funeral bill.
These cash advances are not charges from the funeral home and are billed at the actual cost charged by each third party provider.
Common examples of Cash Advance items and typical costs include
Clergy (Priest, Reverend, Pastor, etc)
Customary range $100 - $200
Newspaper Obituary Notices (Observer Reporter)
Varies based on length, usually $200 to $350.
Customary range $35 - $50
Overhead casket sprays start around $300. Smaller end urns start around $150.
Grave Opening and Closing
Varies depending on individual cemetery. Costs range from $600 to $2,200
Certified Death Certificate Copies
Copies are $20 each from the state of Pennsylvania. Some things that require a certified copy of the death certificate include banks, credit unions, Veterans Affairs, mortgage lenders, pension providers, life insurance (one per company), credit cards, wills and estates, retirement.
For a deceased veteran or their deceased spouse, the government provides up to 10 certified death certificate copies at no charge. However, the processing time for these certificates is typically 60 to 90 days. Be sure to consider this when ordering certificates so that you have what you need for matters that come up prior to the arrival of veteran's copies