Cremation Services Near Pottstown, PA
For cremation services near Pottstown, PA, get in touch with Lutz Funeral Home. Cremation is a dignified and affordable alternative to traditional burial, and we are available to assist you in making all arrangements in keeping with your traditions and financial means.
Lutz Funeral Home has been family owned since our inception in 1884, and we are proud to be the first choice for hundreds of families each year in Montgomery County, Berks County, and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge in the industry and embrace traditional values, diversity and innovation in honoring the spirit and life of each person we serve.
Cremation, as you may know, is the accelerated reduction of the remains to ash, traditionally through the process of heat and fire. The decision to be cremated is a personal one. Everyone should find out what is involved in cremation and discuss the choice with other family members to be sure they are comfortable with the decision.
If your loved one already decided that cremation would be preferable to a traditional burial service, there are several factors to consider.
Why an On-Site Crematory is Beneficial
Due to the significant financial investment, government regulation, and requirement for skilled staff and extensive training, many funeral homes contract with third-party crematories to perform cremation services off-site, often in cemeteries or industrial type warehouses.
At Lutz Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on operating our own private, on-site crematory. Our funeral directors are licensed by the State of Pennsylvania and certified to perform cremations to ensure that all aspects of the cremation process are controlled and supervised.
The advantages of choosing a funeral home that owns and operates its own crematory include:
Experienced staff accountable directly to you
Facilities are available for your inspection
Integrity of the cremation process
Services can often be performed in a more timely manner
Your loved one is always in our care
In the state of Pennsylvania, there is a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before a cremation can be performed. Cremation is an irreversible act. For that reason, every we treat every cremation with the highest level of care.
Lutz Funeral Home understands the traditions of all faiths and backgrounds. Whether you decide on direct cremation or wish to have a funeral service before cremation or a memorial service after cremation, we can help.
Direct cremation simply means that the deceased is collected after death and transferred directly to Lutz Funeral Home for cremation. No funeral services are conducted before direct cremation, but a memorial service or celebration of life can be conducted by the family once the cremains are returned to them. This is the simplest and least expensive means of disposition.
Another option is to conduct the cremation after a traditional funeral service is held for your loved one. This means that there will be embalming expenses and a rental casket or purchase of a cremation casket to consider.
The funeral, memorial service or celebration of life you plan for your loved one can be as unique as you would like it to be. Many families find it helpful to think about the personality, interests, and achievements of their loved one when deciding how best to commemorate their life.
Handling Cremated Remains
Cremated remains, also called cremains, can be buried in a cemetery plot or cremation garden, inurned in a columbarium, kept at home, or scattered.
We can advise you about different ways to memorialize a loved one using the cremated remains, including the creation of art glass objects. We also offer a wide selection of cremation keepsake jewelry and can recommend firms in the area that specialize in scattering the cremains.
If you are interested in cremation services near Pottstown, PA, get in touch with Lutz Funeral Home at 610-376-7121. We monitor all aspects of the cremation process and will ensure that everything is handled properly and with the utmost care.