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Cremation Services & Packages

Cremation is an alternative to the burial process and it is chosen by many people because of religious beliefs, the desire to preserve the environment or it was requested by the person who died. Cremation is also a less expensive option in comparison to a burial. The remains are placed in a container that is combustible and placed in a special furnace called a cremation chamber or a crematory where through intense heat is reduced to bone fragments that are then crushed and pulverized to resemble course sand. The cremated remains of an average adult body will weigh about 7-8 pounds. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposition.

 


 

Cremated remains can be scattered or buried, or they may be kept with the family in a decorative urn. There are many new and different ways to dispose of ashes today, cremated remains can be placed in an artificial coral reef in the ocean, they can be launched into space or sent up in helium balloons, or they can be spun into glass pieces of art or diamonds.

Some religions welcome cremation while others forbid it. The Catholic Church had banned cremation up until 1963, and burial remains the preferred form of disposition today. In other Christian denominations cremation was historically discouraged but nowadays it is more widely accepted. In eastern religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism cremation is mandated, while in Islam it is strictly forbidden. Orthodox Jews also forbid cremation; other sects of Judaism support cremation, but burial remains the preferred option.



Direct Cremation Tribute - $1220.00

This tribute includes in person meeting with our professional funeral director and staff, at our facility. (Package does not include urn selection or third party cash advance items)

  • Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Transfer from place of death into our care
  • Transfer to our privately owned and operated crematory
  • 15 minute Private Identification
  • Alternative Cremation Container (cardboard)
  • Crematory Fee (at our privately owned and operated crematory)



Memorial Service Tribute - $1495

A cremation service allowing a time honoring a life lived. (Package does not include urn selection or third party cash advance items)

  • Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Transfer from place of death into our care
  • Transfer to our privately owned and operated crematory
  • Alternative Cremation Container (cardboard)
  • Crematory Fee (at our privately owned and operated crematory)
  • Memorial Service with 1 hour gathering within 25 mile radius



Remembrance Tribute - $1995+ (depending family selections)

Our remembrance package includes a casual atmosphere at one of our partnered facilities where we can customize the tribute with food and beverage while celebrating the life and memories of your loved one. (Package does not include urn selection or third party cash advance items)

  • Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Transfer from place of death into our care
  • Transfer to our privately owned and operated crematory
  • Alternative Cremation Container (Basic)
  • Crematory Fee (at our privately owned and operated crematory)
  • Celebration of life (1-3 hour gathering)
  • Register Book
  • Remembrance Cards or Standard Memorial Folders (150)
  • Video Tribute
  • Memorial Portrait
  • Floral Arrangement (Carnations/BB)



Traditional Cremation Tribute - $2995

Our Traditional Cremation Tribute provides a family with a traditional funeral service and a visitation at any location within a 25 miles radius. Following the visitation and funeral service your loved one would go to our crematory. (Package does not include urn selection or third party cash advance items)

  • Basic Service of Funeral Director and Staff
  • Transfer from place of death into our care
  • Transfer to our privately owned and operated crematory
  • Embalming Preparations
  • Dressing in clothing provided by family
  • Use of Ceremonial Cremation Casket and insert
  • Crematory Fee (at our privately owned and operated crematory)
  • Thirty minute Private Family Viewing
  • Funeral Service and one hour prior visitation
  • Floral casket spray (Carnations/BB)
  • Register Book

Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service
Phone: (410) 973-2434
504 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD


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