Unpleasant, but Unavoidable: The Issue of Cost

The costs of a funeral can vary widely, as they always depend more on the personal wishes of the deceased than of next of kin. Also, it is important to remember that funeral costs are made up of many individual factors. A basic distinction is made between funeral home costs (our own services) and the costs of additional services and expenses (third-party expenses).

 

The costs incurred for a funeral include:

  • The services provided by the funeral home, e.g. the costs of the casket, casket lining, transportation of the deceased, dressing and placement in the casket, preparing the funeral service and decoration of the funeral home, casket or urn
  • Expenses for third-party services, e.g. notary copies, death certificates from the Office of Vital Records, physician expenses (examination and issuance of the death certificate), obituaries and floral arrangements
  • Administrative costs, e.g. grave maintenance, burial permit and chapel services
  • Costs associated with a burial site, e.g. stone cutters and gardeners, grave enclosures, grave markers and plants

 

It is our goal at Pelzer Funeral Home, Inc. to make the total funeral costs as comprehensive and transparent as possible. Do you still have questions?

Our staff would be honored to help you. Please call 215 467-4561 or email us at PelzerFuneralHome@gmail.com

Always There for You

You can reach us at all hours for immediate guidance and support through making arrangements.

 

Pelzer Funeral Home, Inc.
843-45 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

 

Phone: 215-467-4561

Email: PelzerFuneralHome@gmail.com

 

Or use our contact form.

What to Do in the Event of a Death?

Please immediately notify the deceased's primary care physician as soon as the death occurs.

Afterwards, call us at 215-467-4561 so we can help you take care of all the important details and provide guidance on decisions.

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