Monday, February 24, 2014

Cremation Services

In these tough economic times, many people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. Because medical bills seem to be exponentially increasing over the years, many people are trying to save their families from accruing more debt. Reducing mortuary costs by $500 or $1000 has become more and more important in the long run to many people.
Cremation was all but taboo thirty years ago where only 15% of Americans opted for the process. Now Americans are choosing cremation 41% of the time. The percentage was on a steady increase through the years, but a recent study has shown that the increase has accelerated during the economic downturn. The other rationale for cremation is that the process allows relatives and friends more time to gather from afar for a traditional memorial service.
Unemployment, the loss of retirement funds, and lack of insurance have all caused Americans to look into cremation as a more viable solution for mortuary services. There is also more freedom of choice what to do with the remains after the cremation service. Urns come in an amazingly wide variety that can be buried in a family plot, or kept at home. There is also the option to scatter the remains in various natural parks, at sea or even in space.
Bergen Funeral Service, a full service funeral company, offers many options for cremation and burial. We are an non-denominational company and familiar with all religious and cultural customs and ceremonies.

Bergen Funeral
232 Kipp Ave
Hasbrouck HeightsNJ 07604

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mortuary Shipping Information

The Known Shipper Program is a service that allows funeral homes to ship human remains domestically and internationally. To become a known shipper, there are several requirements a funeral home needs to fulfill. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) enlisted the program to ensure that funeral homes adhere to a strict set of security measures that come with shipping human remains.
Each airline and country may have different requirements for shipping remains but the general requirements are all the same and must be completed before the remains are shipped. All documents must be notarized and the deceased's passport must be shipped to the receiving funeral home.
Similar requirements need to be met if the remains of the deceased are cremated. The urn must be packed in a wooden crate and contain two copies of the death certificate, two copies of the cremation certificate, and the non-contraband affidavit.

A reliable funeral home needs to have a strict understanding of mortuary shipping to become a known shipper. Bergen Funeral Service has been a known shipper with the TSA since the implementation of the system. If you have any questions about mortuary shipping information or any of the mortuary services that we provide, please contact us and speak with one of our funeral directors today.

Bergen Funeral Service

Monday, February 10, 2014

Funeral Shipping Service Company

It is always difficult to deal with the death of a family while making arrangements for their funeral. That is why the funeral directors at Bergen Funeral Service Inc has experienced funeral directors that can help you through every step, making this process go by as quickly and as smoothly as possible. We are a non-denominational funeral home and are familiar with funeral customs and traditions of different cultures around the world.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc is a funeral shipping service company, that provides international, and domestic mortuary shipping. We have known shipper status which permits us to schedule flights with the airlines and have quick and easy access to all three of the local area airports.

Here is a list of some of the different terms and parts of a funeral service:

  • Visitation. This is also referred as the viewing or wake. This is where people come to pay their respects and see the departed one last time.
  • Funeral. This is the memorial service that is oftentimes accompanied by a religious service and a eulogy.
  • Burial Service. This is the procession to the graveyard where the deceased will be buried.

If you would like any more information on any of our services, including mortuary shipping, contact Bergen Funeral Service Inc.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc
232 Kipp Ave
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
P: 201.343.7900

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Brooklyn Funeral Homes

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a difficult time. Our Bergen Funeral Service funeral home in Brooklyn NY offers quality services with directors who are professional and familiar with all religious funeral customs. Our staff emphasizes warmth and care to all of the bereaved that come to us. We offer several burial arrangements including traditional services, graveside services and immediate burial.
  • Traditional Service – The funeral service includes a floral tribute, photographs and other memorabilia to commemorate the life of the deceased. Our state of the are video and sound equipment are offered to enhance the service.
  • Graveside Service – The funeral service is held at the cemetery, where friends and family meet for a brief service. This option is for those that choose not to have a viewing or a full funeral service.
  • Immediate Burial Service – This option is for those that do no wish to have a viewing.
  • Cremation Services – Our Brooklyn funeral home also offers cremation services. With cremation we offer the same services as burial with full visitation and ceremony. Or you may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea, and even stars.
Bergen Funeral Services
2009 Mermaid Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11224
P: 718.373.0880