Cremated human remains, as so referred to as cremains, may be interred in the ground or placed in a niche or columbarium.
Cremation means a step in the preparation of human remains through a process of heat and evaporation whereby the body is reduced to its basic elements: bone fragments , not ashes.
Cremated human remains are returned in a plastic or tin non-decorative container. Often the survivors prefer to place the remains in a decorative urn before inurnment or burial.
The opening and closing fee, often referred to as the inurnment fee, is a separate charge that is not included in the cost of the burial space or niche. For interment fee information, click here.
The cost of cremation process itself and the services of a funeral director to transport the deceased and comply with Pennsylvania regulation is a separate charge not included in the price of the burial space or niche.
Generally niche units and ground space are designed to hold two
cremations. However some large niches will accommodate four
Columbarium niches in the indoor mausoleum vary
from: $1525 to $6980 per unit.
Outdoor Columbarium niches vary
from: $1950 to $2450 per unit.
Ground burial space for cremation varies
from: $800 to $1787 per space.
Cremation Benches vary from a simple bench to hold two
cremations for $2575 to a bench with a carved figure for $6950.
NOTE: There are separate regulations for the two kinds of niches.
For floral regulations for niches in a garden, click here.
For floral regulations for niches in a mausoleum, click here.