Types of Cremation Services

All cremation services Johnstown, PA, serve a purpose. There are different types depending on your needs. There may be a lot of mourners to be appeased. Of course, all cremation services ultimately serve the same purpose. They honor the life of the deceased and provide a space for the mourners to grieve.

The best cremation service for your family’s needs will depend on a variety of different circumstances. For example, if the deceased follow a specific religion, there may be strict cremation rituals to follow. A religious cremation service is very common. It is, perhaps, the most common type of service. After someone dies, the mourners often use religion to piece themselves together.

If you do end at a religious cremation service, make sure you go out of your way to follow the rules and expectations. You need to behave a certain way when you go to a religious ceremony. Acting in a different way might offend people. That’s the last thing that you want to do.

In addition to religious-centered cremation services, there are family-centered ones. These aren’t mutually exclusive. A family-centered service isn’t open to the public. Acquaintances aren’t invited. Only family members are at the ceremony. There are a couple of reasons why someone may want this. It could be that the deceased was a public figure and an open service would receive too much public attention. It could simply be that the family wants to be private.

A public cremation service is open to anyone who wants to attend. If you decide to host this style of service, you may be surprised at who shows up. The deceased may have touched lives that you weren’t aware of.

Yet, you should never judge a life by how many people attend the memorial service. There are quiet people with hearts of gold who are buried with little fanfare and admittedly awful people whose memorials attract thousands. You have to be prepared for a crowd or a few solitary guests if you open the cremation service to the public.

You can also host a unique or deeply personal cremation service. In this case, you don’t follow the typical guidelines. You do what feels comfortable for you. It could involve a poetry reading, a butterfly release, a nature hike. You’re free to organize the memorial however you want. Your creativity can help you feel more connected to the deceased.

No matter what kind of service you ultimately decide on, you can’t expect it to be a happy event. Your emotions may be all over the place. Even though you intellectually understand what death is, it doesn’t mean you’re prepared for it to touch your life. It’s devastating when someone you love dies, even if you expected it.

The dedicated team at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, located at 146 Chandler Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906, can help you schedule your cremation services Johnstown, PA. If you would prefer to speak with our team before stopping by, give us a call at (814) 536-1770.