At the Cremation Society of Berks County, Inc., we understand the level of trust you are placing upon our staff. It is normal to have questions or concerns about our processes of handling your loved one after their death. Many Reading area funeral homes do not have on-site crematories, which means the deceased must be transferred several times during the cremation process, sometimes to a crematorium outside of Berks County.
At the Cremation Society of Berks County, Inc., we have our own crematory on-site in Reading, PA. It is operated by the same caring staff that handle every step in the process, from removal to family contact. All of our crematory operators have attended training to become certified operators. Once we take your loved one into our care, they will remain in our care every step of the way until the cremated remains are released to a designated person.
We have a multi-step verification process for continuous identification tracking. Each step of the process is documented and identifying paperwork/metal tags follow your loved one the entire time. If you have questions about the process, we encourage you to call us to set up a time to visit our facility. We will talk with you about what to expect and, if scheduling allows, we can give you a tour of the crematorium and explain all elements of the crematory area. We want you to be comfortable with our facility and our staff.
We respect your religious or cultural beliefs and will do our best to accommodate any special requests as much as funeral home policy and state/federal law allow.
We are full-care cremation specialists, providing each family the highest level of:
Courteous, professional service. Our dedicated staff will take care of all details, including prompt filing of required permits and notifications so your loved one's cremation will not be delayed.
Respectful care of the deceased and timely completion. Your loved one will be attended by certified crematory operators, each of whom has been trained to provide both compassionate care and conscientious attention to detail throughout the cremation process.
Safekeeping and prompt return of cremated remains. We know it's important for families to know their loved one will be coming home as soon as possible. We will notify you as soon as the ashes become available and safeguard the urn until you are ready to receive them.