Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence whether the deceased will be present at the funeral, if there will be a visitation, and whether the deceased will be buried or cremated.
Among the choices you'll need to make is whether you want one of these basic types of funerals or something in between.
Traditional Chapel Service
At Ralph Schugar Chapel, the Traditional Chapel Service includes the use of our facilities (including our chapel), staff and equipment for a funeral service; the use of our facilities, staff and equipment for one hour of visitation; a procession to a local cemetery; the use of our staff, equipment and supplies for the graveside portion of the service. It is also possible to have the funeral service at a local synagogue or temple for an added fee, if desired.
This type of service is held strictly at the cemetery. Mourners gather at the graveside at a specified time. This type of service includes the use of our staff, equipment and supplies for a graveside service, and placement of the casket on the grave.
Extended Graveside Service
This type of service involves mourners gathering at Ralph Schugar Chapel and then proceeding together to the cemetery for a graveside service. The Extended Graveside Service includes the use of our facilities, staff and equipment to gather prior to the graveside service; a procession to a local cemetery; and the use of our staff, equipment and supplies for the graveside service.
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