Cremation Services

Many families are choosing cremation as an alternative to burials more often than they did in the past. Many families will move many times during their lifetime and do not have a “hometown” anymore. Also cremation is now accepted as a choice of disposition by the Roman Catholic Church. Some people believe that cremation offers more options than a traditional burial – flexibility in timing, format of the service, and cost. We’d like to discuss each of these options with you.


Timing – Cremation does offer additional time between the death and the final burial or scattering of cremated remains. But sometimes this additional time can actually prolong the grieving and create extra heartache. However, for some families, the extra time may give relatives time to travel, plan services and arrange for a special memorialization.


Services - Cremation can occur at any point in the funeral process. Some families choose to have a full funeral service with a visitation and a church/funeral home service. Other families have a public or private visitation prior to cremation. They may later hold a public memorial service when it is convenient for the family. Just as with our traditional funerals, we at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home will work with you to create the kind of experience you would like to have.


Cost – The cost of a cremation, just like the cost of a burial, will vary greatly. Often cremation will provide a more economical choice compared to traditional burial services, though some arrangements will cost the same or more than burial. Each service is unique and entails its own costs and considerations.


At the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, we understand the importance of gathering people together to have time to remember and share special memories. We feel that whether you choose a traditional burial or cremation, that you make time to remember the life lived by your loved one.

Please call us at 607-797-4612, if you have any questions about cremation.

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