Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Human Remains Shipping in NJ


Are you looking for Human Remains Shipping in NJ? Bergen Funeral Service Inc. offers Human Remains Shipping in NJ as a way to reconnect families during this difficult time. As an all-faiths funeral company with extensive experience in funeral customs, ceremonies, memorials and religious prayers, we can help you not only reunite families, but also perform burial rites specific to your religion or culture
Making funeral arrangements is always difficult since people are rarely in the right frame of mind to plan anything after the death of a loved one. It can be even more difficult if the person has passed far away from their home or birthplace. There is a lot to know about mortuary shipping.

Here are some things that you should know about domestic and international funeral shipping:

Many people in America are descended from immigrants, and it may seem difficult to get them back to their place of origin so that they can rest with their family members. This creates the need for expedient mortuary shipping services. However, since the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center, there is a need to be extra careful with what is allowed to ship on airplanes. To expedite this process, the Department of Homeland Security created the Known Shipper Program to be administered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Funeral homes that get known shipper status are allowed to schedule flights with the local airlines in order to prevent delays from occurring. Many funeral homes are also TSA Certified Screening Cargo Facilities. This will allow them to screen human remains, further speeding up the shipping process.
Mortuary shipping can be costly, and it is important that you do not overpay. The average price starts a little upwards of $1,000 depending on where you are shipping to. Some funeral homes may charge up to $10,000 to ship to certain locations. Make sure that you find an experienced funeral home that does not overcharge you.

Keep in mind that shipping cremated remains is much less costly than shipping a dead body. A cremation will cost approximately $1000, and remains can be carried onto an airplane. They must be transported in a temporary container that can pass through an x-ray and airport security.

If you need to make an international transport, many funeral homes will act as an international funeral shipping provider. This means that they will take care of all of the tough work. This includes all of the phone calls, paperwork, and permitted acquisitions. They will deal with the receiving parties and even provide translators when required.

The entire process of making funeral arrangements is long and tiring, especially in the state of mind that you will likely be in after the passing of a loved one. It is important to find a funeral home that will respectfully take care of all of these aspects.

For more information about Human Remains Shipping in NJ by Bergen Funeral, call us today at (800) 262-7901.

Bergen Funeral Service - Your trusted source for Human Remains Shipping in NJ.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Funeral Home in NJ

At Bergen Funeral Service, our team at our funeral home in NJ understands how difficult a loss can be, and approaches funeral arrangements with compassion and dignity. Whether you're in immediate need, or pre-planning memorial services, our compassionate and professional funeral home staff will help you make informed funeral arrangements. At Bergen Funeral Service, we will patiently speak with you about your many available options, while always remaining respectful of the wishes of your loved one, your family, and your finances. Our professional funeral directors are familiar with most religions’ funeral customs and special arrangements, and can work with you to ensure that your family’s religious views are honored.

Our funeral home in NJ is one of four locations within the New York/New Jersey Metro area. Our chapel provides a tranquil setting with audio and visual capabilities that creates a truly unique funeral service for a loved one. Our chapels are large enough to comfortably accommodate many friends and family if a large service is requested. Our state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment can provide meaningful memorial presentations to pay final respects and speak to a life cherished. When you discuss a loved one’s final wishes with us, we can begin arranging photographs, keepsakes, and other media to create a considerate funeral service in our neighborhood funeral home in NJ. We have the means to carry out full religious services, viewings, and burial services.

We provide the following services:

We will provide all of our services with the patience, professionalism, and care required to carry out a memorable service. For more information about our funeral home in NJ, call us today at (800) 262-7901.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Funeral Service in NJ


Bergen Funeral Service, Inc. has the capability to carry out your loved one’s final wishes, whether they include a large service or none at all. When we speak with you to determine meaningful funeral service in NJ to honor your loved one’s life, please inform us of any special accommodations that we must make to respect your family’s beliefs and wishes.

Planning the funeral of a loved one can be one of the most difficult things you encounter in this lifetime. The level of emotion and grief in conjunction with the enormous details upon which to be decided can result in even greater turmoil. But, unfortunately, no matter how we're feeling, there are certain arrangements that we must make including funeral burial services. In this case, it is essential to work with a reputable funeral home that will compassionately walk you through the process of making final arrangements.

Funeral burial services include everything from the coming together in memoriam and prayer to the burying of the deceased. Planning a funeral service completely depends on cultural and religious preferences of the deceased and their family. While some families choose to have a viewing followed by a service at the funeral home, others will hold a funeral at a house of worship. Still, others choose to hold a memorial service following the burial in a place special to the deceased.
Included in the details of these funeral burial services are a number of choices including a person to lead the service, flowers, music, and even photos if you choose to honor the deceased in this way.
Of course, following - or in some cases, prior - to a service is the burial of the deceased. Burial customs vary enormously depending on culture. While some are buried in family cemetery plots, others are entombed in mausoleums. Still, others choose to be cremated and their ashes spread in a particularly special place.

There are those instances where the arrangements of funeral burial services are handled by the deceased prior to their death. Having very definite ideas on what they want, they leave detailed instructions on how they wish to be honored. In this case, it is incumbent on the family to simply put into motion the decisions already made by their loved one. In other cases, it is necessary for the family to arrange funeral burial services on their own. While overwhelming, it does not need to be confusing. Ultimately, the most important thing is to reflect the unique personality of the deceased. And in so doing, you will honor their life and their memory.

Our professional funeral staff has helped our neighbors create truly meaningful funeral service in NJ since 1962, and we are proud to serve our community with such delicate decisions. Our staff will help guide you through this difficult process with grace and dignity. If you have any questions, or are in immediate need of our services, please don’t hesitate to call Bergen Funeral Service Inc. at (800) 262-7901.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Cremation Service in NJ


At Bergen Funeral Service Inc, we have noticed that the number of people choosing cremation has increased significantly in the past few years, yet cremation is a long-standing tradition that remains largely unchanged. Traditional or contemporary cremation service in NJ are often planned before or after the cremation process.

Cremation is the process of reducing a dead body to its natural elements by subjecting it to intense heat and vaporization. This incineration of the body takes place in a cremation chamber of a crematorium.

The cremains obtained consist of skeletal remains and dried bone fragments that are further pulverized to get a fine powder of uniform consistency.

In some cultures, particularly in Japan and Taiwan, the cremated remains are not required to be pulverized as they are used in a bone-picking ritual performed before the final interment.
Besides, Hinduism requires burning of the body on a pyre or pile of wood as to induce a spirit of detachment in the departed soul.

Cremations can be performed with or without funeral ceremonies and viewing/visitation. People usually opt for direct cremations when simple, quick and inexpensive cremations are required because direct or immediate cremations do not include funeral and memorial services.
At times, families prefer to have a memorial service for the loved one after the cremation. These ceremonies help the relatives and representatives of the deceased express their sorrow and cope with the grief.

Types of Cremations

Cremations can be of different types, depending on the way you prefer to dispose of the cremated remains of your loved one. You can scatter the ashes into the air, over land, or water.
You may scatter the ashes on private property (with the owner’s permission), a public park (check the local laws beforehand), or at a place that held great significance in the life of your loved one. Besides, you can bury the cremation remains, or keep them in your home.

Methods of Scattering the Ashes

It means that you simply toss the cremated remains on the wind (cast downwards). Make sure you check the direction of the wind before following this method. You may involve a group in this activity and ask everyone to take turns and scatter the ashes partially.

As the name suggests, this method involves digging a shallow trench in the soil, pouring the ashes in the hole and then cover it with soil.
You may consider lighting candles in the area and decorate it with mementos. Trenching can also be done on a beach so that the tide may wash the remains of your loved one back to the sea.

In this method, the ashes are poured evenly on loose soil and then raked into the ground. This procedure is usually followed while disposing of the cremated remains in a scattering garden after holding an ash-scattering ceremony. You may ask your funeral director to help you find a scattering garden in your area.

Form a ring on the ground around an object like a tree, or a group of candles, hold the cremation urn close to the ground and pour the ashes on the ring (you may dig a trench on the ring). Another similar way to dispose of the ashes is to pour the remains in a particular shape such as heart, star, etc.

Water scattering
You may disperse the cremated remains into a lake, sea or ocean directly or in a water-soluble cremation urn that floats for a few minutes and then slowly sinks or dissolves.
Consider tossing flower petals and wreaths into the water as a tribute. You can record the navigational coordinates of the site if you want to visit this place again in the future. Certain states do not allow scattering the ashes in a freshwater body.

Aerial scattering
This method requires a professional to cast the ashes from a private plane at a specific location. You may have to pay an additional fee if you want to board the plane and witness the scattering. Otherwise, most professionals provide photos and certificates listing the date, time, and location of scattering.

Besides, there are options like helium balloon scattering, “Holy-land” ash scattering, cremation fireworks, making a memorial reef, creating cremation glass or diamond, and so on.

If you have any questions about any of the cremation service in NJ that we provide, please call Bergen Funeral Service Inc at (800) 262-7901.