A niche provides a permanent resting place for a cremation urn. It can also be a transitional place of remembrance that accommodates a more mobile lifestyle as families often move from place to place. A niche offers an affordable option for housing the deceased in a traditional memorial setting. Niches are similar to mausoleum as they offer a sanctuary for visiting with the departed. Each niche can contain one or two urns and perhaps a selection of personal items that speak to the life represented therein. Niches are permanently sealed granite and engraved with the name(s) and dates of the deceased.
You may purchase a plot and bury cremated remains in a plot (grave). Cremated remains are significantly smaller than a body, Greenwood Cemetery will allow for the remains of multiple people to be buried in the same plot. We require that the urn be enclosed in a concrete cremation vault. Much like a burial vault, an urn vault is used to support the soil around the urn and ensure that the soil above and around the urn will not collapse, which ultimately serves to minimize cemetery maintenance.
In Pennsylvania, only licensed funeral directors can sell cremation. Crematories can be owned and operated privately, but the actual sale of cremation to the public must be done through a funeral director. Greenwood Cemetery and Crematorium is a privately owned, full service wholesale crematorium serving most local funeral directors. We can assist you in the selection of a funeral home based on YOUR wants and needs. We are honest, open and helpful. We will give you advice and tips on how to compare prices and services and equip you with the right terminology to easily make comparisons of funeral homes. Just call Greenwood and ask for a consultation. Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable and most of all caring.