Cremation is on the rise in Reading & Berks County, Pennsylvania and more families are choosing to cremate their loved ones for various reasons. Below we have provided information regarding our cremation costs and average prices.
It's important to realize there is no standardized cremation cost in the Reading area; every crematory, funeral home, or cremation provider offers cremation services and products at differing price points (depending on their location in Berks County and the services they offer).
The cost of cremation services in Reading commonly ranges from $1495 (Cremation Society of Berks County is among the lowest in the area), to $4000 plus, when contracted through most funeral homes. Certainly, while cremation prices differ depending upon the area served; commonly cremation will cost you far less than that of a traditional, casketed burial.
The price you pay for a cremation, will cover transfer of the decedent from place of death, the cremation arrangements, and the completion of all the necessary paperwork. However, you can incur additional charges above and beyond this amount, for things like:
Certified copies of the original death certificate ($20 per copy)
Newspaper obituary notices (Reading Eagle Obituaries Minimum Price - $370)
Disposition of the cremated remains through scattering or burial
Purchase of an alternative urn