Learn About Cremation Costs, Prices, Fees and Rates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
There are certain costs associated with cremation. Many people choose cremation because they see it as a less costly, but equally respectful, alternative to traditional body preperation. However, they do so without fully understanding the cremation process and fees involved. Once you have a full understanding of these, you can make an informed decision on whether to move forward with cremation and, if so, what kind of cremation you wish to have. The primary factors that determine actual cremation costs are transportation costs, storage, the actual cremation process and the placement of the cremated remains..
The best way to learn about cremation costs, prices, fees and rates in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Western Pennsylvania is to call Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 and talk with Vince Dioguardi or Chris Morgan. Certified by the ICCFA (International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association) they are fully qualified to explain to you how the cremation process works and the costs associated with each step in the process.
The price for the cremation services provided by different Pittsburgh funeral homes and Pittsburgh crematories varies widely. As a general guideline, based on 2016 rates, a direct cremation package (no funeral service, no celebration) in Pittsburgh can start at about $700 and go to over $2,500. The fee to cremate a body is usually very low. Typically crematories charge between $175 to $300 for the actual cremation process. However, in Pittsburgh, the administration of a cremation is usually handled by a funeral home instead of a crematory. For more information about costs associated with cremation, click here or call 724-770-0100 to speak with a Certified Cremation Specialist.
According to a story published by the Pittsburgh Business Times on February 22nd, 2013, the Everest Funeral, a research and planning firm, estimates the average cost for direct cremation is $1,816. As noted in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on January 18th, 2015, Pittsburgh families are choosing cremations rather than traditional body preperation because of lower costs.
The expense for a traditional funeral service or celebration with cremation generally costs between $2,000 and $6,000. A cremation memorial costs anywhere from $75 to $50,000. Cremation urns and burial urns for ashes, available from Rome Monument, generally cost between $85 and $400. The Rome Inspirations store located at 300 West Park Street, Rochester, Pennsylvania 15074, (724-770-0173) sells human and pet cremation urns. High quality urns for human cremains cost between $150.00 and $200.00. Urns for pet, dog and cat cremains are priced between $40.00 and $160.00.
Pittsburgh residents who have received Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be eligible to receive a payment for burial and cremation services from The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. Click here to learn more about burial and cremation services payments.
For a comprehensive understanding of all costs associated with a Pittsburgh cremation, as well as burial and internment services and memorialization options, simply call us at 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Chris Morgan. They will be happy to answer all your questions.
Click here to learn more about how to find affordable cremation services. An outstanding resource for people interested in the average cost of a cremation is an article written by Debra Stang, an eHow Contributor, which was published at www.ehow.com.
The friendly staff at Rome Monument is always happy to help you learn about the cremation process and procedures, cremation burials and interment services located in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Cemetery Options for the Final Disposition of Cremated Remains:
In 2013, Allegheny Cemetery opened a hillside trail with beautiful views to provide Pittsburgh families with another option for cremated burials. Many families in Allegheny County, PA choose cremation because of the flexibility this option offers. People from Western Pennsylvania often decide to have an urn buried at a cemetery that has facilities for cremated remains months or even years after the memorial service for the deceased was conducted. These facilities may be burial spaces alongside trails, special gardens or indoor or outdoor columbariums.
In Squirrel Hill, the Homewood Cemetery maintains a beautiful lawn garden cremation garden, an indoor mausoleum and garden mausoleums for the final disposition of cremated remains. The Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh offers a Memorial Walk, private columbarium grave space, an above-ground columbarium for cremated remains, standard grave spaces that may hold up to two cremations and cemetery sites designated for cremation burials. Jefferson Memorial Cemetery in Pittsburgh offers indoor and outdoor columbarium niches for cremated human remains which are often referred to as cremains. For more information about cemeteries that provide options for the final disposition of cremated remains, call 724-770-0100 and ask to speak with Vince Dioguardi or Cris Morgan.