It is important to recognize that your choices are not limited should you choose cremation as a method of final disposition. For more information, you can contact us directly or visit our Cremation Options. With any of these options, the cremated remains may be buried, scattered at a special area or placed in a memorial urn for return to the family. Any of our licensed directors can help you explore these choices and decide which option may best suit your individual needs.
Many believe they must make a choice between cremation and a funeral. In reality, cremation and a funeral are two different choices. People also believe that cremation is a less expense alternative to having a funeral. Cremation is a choice made regarding the final disposition of human remains; it does not take the place of a funeral.
When considering cremation, the underlying decision is whether one prefers to be cremated or buried. Either choice can be done in a cost-effective manner. A funeral is ultimately a decision made regarding the way in which the death of an individual is acknowledged. Funerals can be held for individuals who choose either cremation or traditional burial. The funeral service can be held in a number of places and can be as simple as one or two people meeting to remember the individual, or, as elaborate as a gathering of many people over a period of several days. If cremation is chosen, the funeral service can be held prior to the cremation or following it. Whatever you choose, it is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to plan for a cremation or a funeral.
Bekavac Funeral Homes maintain and operate Jefferson Hills Crematory: a state-of-the-art facility reflecting the level of service and professionalism expected from our family and staff. This allows our funeral home to offer to you what very few can: the fact that your loved one will be under our care throughout the entire cremation process. The cremation is performed by our funeral directors: experienced professionals who perform this task with the same respect, attention to detail, and quality as a traditional funeral. If you choose cremation as your method of final disposition, Bekavac Funeral Homes can ensure you and your family our highest level of care because we never leave the person's side.