In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and dignity to the families we are privileged to serve, our funeral homes, in accordance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and PA Department of Health sets out the following guidelines.
IN THE EVENT OF A DEATH:
In the event of a residential death, nursing home, or hospice house, our staff will continue to respond immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will respond ASAP to Hospitals once the deceased is released. If a death has occurred, please call the funeral home directly, our phone lines are answered 24/7. The possibility exists for delay in release in the event of a Hospital Death. Our staff is fully trained and will work in conjunction with the hospital to transfer your loved one into our care as soon as possible.
We will not be holding public viewings. We will limit viewings to immediate family members only.
DELAY IN SERVICES:
Human Remains, when embalmed, can be held by law for a period of 10 days before disposition (i.e. burial). If a deceased human being is held past 10 days, our funeral home will seek permission from the State Board of Funeral Directors. It is up to the State Board of Funeral Directors to grant to deny the delay in burial.
Public Memorial Services and Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date.
ADVANCE ARRANGEMENTS – PRE-ARRANGEMENTS:
We will not be making any advance (pre-arrangements) unless it is an emergent situation. Set the appointments for dates after April 15, 2020.
FUNERAL MASS OR SERVICE:
Any church that is operational is limiting services to family only. Please bear in mind not all churches are currently operational at this time. Graveside services are limited to a 10 person maximum.
Please be patient with us as well all proceed cautiously though this brief change in our daily life.