Relieving the stress of funeral planning
Our services include but are not limited to:
Arranging a discussion with your family to gather the information needed for the death certificate and obituary and to notify organizations like Social Security, employers, banks and insurance companies.
Composing an obituary with the information provided, including information about the service, the deceased and surviving relatives, and sending the completed obituary to relevant newspapers and posting it on our website.
Filling out and filing all the necessary paperwork (like the death certificate) with the proper authorities and within the stipulated time limits.
Obtaining medical certification, permits and authorizations associated with the death registration system and burial or cremation.
Obtaining certified copies of the certificate of death for your family.
Filing a statement of death with the Social Security Administration on your family’s behalf so you can claim social security benefits (if eligible).
Making arrangements with any special groups (military, fraternal, etc.) to be present at or participate in the funeral service or memorial.
Helping you file for veterans’ benefits (where appropriate) and obtaining a US Flag for the next of kin.
Helping you complete and file life insurance claims and deal with any other organizations that provide death or survivor benefits.
Putting you in touch with local reputable organizations that offer grief and crisis support.
Note: some of these services are included in the cost of the funeral. Others are subject to an additional fee.