cremation in your future? What you need to know
to be prepared
April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On Memorial Day, people
throughout the United States will visit
cemeteries to place wreaths and flowers on the
graves of their loved ones as a symbol of their
eternal love. However, there are many people
that do not have a place to visit because their
loved ones choose cremation without a form of
a process that prepares the body for
memorialization," explained Bernard E.
Stoecklein, Jr., chairman of CMS Mid-Atlantic,
Inc., a company that provides financial,
marketing and consulting services as well as
business development processes to the cemetery
industry throughout New Jersey and New York.
"Those who choose cremation need to realize that
cremation is not an end - it is a means. It is
important to include permanent memorialization
of the cremated remains in their plans."
the Cremation Association of North America
(CANA), approximately 32 percent of the deaths
in the United States result in cremation which
means that nearly one out of every three people
International Corporation, the world's leading
provider of bronze memorialization, conducted an
independent survey to assess consumer's
preference for cremation memorialization, the
resounding response was that people wanted a
place to visit their loved ones remains.
What do the
increasing number of people who are selecting
cremation need to know to make informed
cremations can be pre-arranged just as people
pre-plan for ground burial and mausoleum
entombment. By pre-arranging for the cremation
and memorialization, people can make their
decisions free of the emotional stress that can
be present when a death occurs.
cremations you can still have a viewing as well
as a funeral or memorial service. With the aging
Baby Boom generation now making arrangements for
their parents at the time of need or
pre-planning for themselves, they are moving
away from the traditional funeral rituals for
less conventional services that have greater
meaning to them.
are many types of memorialization offered for
those who choose cremation that appeal to almost
every personality and budget. In fact, there are
more choices for cremation memorialization than
for ground burial and mausoleum entombment
- Urns are available in many styles, materials and sizes that can be
placed in cemetery niches or taken home.
- Cremated remains can be placed in columbariums or special flush bronze
ground memorials with canisters to hold the remains.
- For those who choose to scatter the remains, portions can be retained
and placed in keepsake urns or special lockets. Additionally, the
deceased's name can be listed on a scattering plaque in a cemetery's
- People concerned with the environment can choose to have their remains
placed in special containers that are placed in the ocean to create
security and peace of mind - that's one of the
key reasons we buy insurance and plan our
estates," Stoecklein remarked. "No matter if you
are among the growing group who prefers
cremation or want traditional ground burial or
entombment in a mausoleum crypt, it is important
to pre-plan so that your final wishes will be
carried out and you will spare your loved ones
difficult decisions during one of the saddest
times in their lives."