What Happens After Cremation?

Many people think that cremation is the final thing they need to do when a death occurs.  However, something needs to be done with the cremated remains after the cremation has taken place.

Here are some options for you to consider:

BURIAL – Cremated remains may be interred in any cemetery.  Some cemeteries have specific sections dedicated to the burial of cremated remains.  Still other cemeteries will allow the burial of cremated remains on the same grave as a traditional full-body burial.  Each cemetery has its own regulation regarding this.

INURNMENT – Some cemeteries offer niches where cremated remains may be interred. Some churches also offer columbaria, in which they inter cremated remains.  Ft. Custer National Cemetery offers both earth burial and burial in the Columbarium wall for our veterans and their spouses who have selected cremation.

SCATTERING – Scattering may take place on your private property or with the permission of someone who owns or has responsibility for another piece of property or waterway.

KEEP AT HOME – Many people choose to keep an urn at home for a period of time. While this is an option, it often proves to not be a permanent option as eventually future generations of family members question what needs to be done with the cremated remains.

KEEPSAKES – Some families choose to share some of the cremated remains in small keepsake urns or in the chamber of a piece of jewelry.  

We are able to advise you with any of these choices. Please let us know how we can best be of service to you.