Cremation

Basic Cremation

Our Basic Cremation package includes the services necessary, legally and practically, to complete the cremation process.

Includes:

  • Taking the deceased into our care
  • Identification (required by state)
  • Authorizations (required by state)
  • Pre-cremation container
  • Transportation to crematory
  • Cremation Process
  • Writing and placing of newspaper notice
  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Basic use of facilities
  • Obtaining certified copies of the death certificate
  • Continuing care service

Further options and services can be added at an additional cost
Traditional Cremation

Traditional cremation refers to holding a funeral service or visitation with the loved one's body present. It is a complete customary funeral followed by cremation.

Includes:

  • Taking the deceased into our care
  • Identification (required by state)
  • Authorizations (required by state)
  • Embalming and other preparation of the body
  • Choice of memorial package (guest book, print materials, acknowledgement cards)
  • Writing and placing of newspaper notice
  • Ceremonial rental casket
  • Visitation for family and friends
  • Funeral service at our funeral home or another location
  • Cemetery arrangements
  • Pre-cremation container
  • Transportation to crematory
  • Cremation Process
  • Services of funeral director and staff
  • Use of facilities
  • Obtaining certified copies of the death certificate
  • Continuing care service
  • Luncheon room (when available)


Options

We offer a variety of options and additional services that can be added to our Basic Cremation package. These services include:

  • Cemetery arrangements
  • Memorial or remembrance service at our funeral home or another location
  • Family viewing prior to cremation
  • Family attendance at the crematory
  • Memorial package (guest book, print materials, acknowledgement cards)
  • Luncheon room (when available)

For questions, a free information package, or to meet with a funeral director, please call us at (216)382-4500 or email us at info@mahermelbourne.com.

Merchandise

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Urns

Urns are an important aspect of cremation to many people, as they can portray the personality and interests of the deceased. We offer a broad selection of urns, keepsakes, and cremation jewelry.

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Urn Vaults

Many cemeteries have strict requirements on which type of urns can be buried on their properties. Some urns, such as those made of Cultured Marble, are usually allowed to be buried directly in the ground. Others, however, require what is known as an Outer Burial Container, or an “Urn Vault” to fulfill cemetery requirements. These vaults provide an additional layer of protection between the elements and the urn. Urn Vaults also provide peace of mind to families, providing the knowledge that their loved one's remains are fully protected.

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Memorial Packages

We offer a broad selection of customized print materials including guest books, prayer cards, memorial folders, obituary bookmarks, and thank you cards. A package of these items is included with our Traditional Cremation service.

Headstones

We will put you in contact with a local and reputable monument company that we are an agent of. They will guide you through the process of choosing, designing, and ordering a headstone or monument.
Continuing Care

Although the days surrounding the loss of a loved one can be difficult, there are the days following that loss which can also prove almost unbearable. At Maher-Melbourne, we recognize and address this issue with our continuing commitment to aftercare…caring for you, after your loss.

  • We assist families with obtaining grief recovery resources.
  • Benefits Assistance: We assist with veterans and Social Security benefits along with filing insurance benefits claims. For Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, we will file for your benefits. This is included in our services without additional cost.

Payment

We accept personal checks, official checks, insurance assignments, cash, Visa, Master Card and Discover.

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