Skip to content

Cremation Packages

For immediate assistance, click here. To begin pre-planning, click here.
Simple Cremation: $1995

Simple Cremation: $2295

Our package charges for simple or direct cremation includes:

  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Local transfer (within 25 miles) of remains to this funeral home
  • Obtaining necessary permits and authorizations (but not the actual cost of death certificates, permits and filing fees)
  • Sanitary care and preparation of loved one for private identification.
  • Local transportation to the crematory.
  • Minimum cremation container and simple urn

*This package cannot be combined with any other package

*Third party charges may apply, please discuss with a funeral director

Memorial Service: $5515

Memorial Service: $5665 

  • Gathering of friends and family at the funeral home, church or local facility 
  • Memorial service 
  • Basic services of funeral director and staff
  • Local transfer (within 25 miles) of remains to this funeral home
  • Obtaining necessary permits and authorizations (but not the actual cost of death certificates, permits and filing fees)
  • Sanitary care and preparation of loved one for private identification.
  • Local transportation to the crematory.
  • Minimum cremation container and simple urn
*Third party charges may apply, please discuss with a funeral director

Cremation with Viewing: $7810

Cremation with Viewing: $8335

This cremation package is if you are looking to have an open casket viewing prior to a cremation. This package includes:

  • Gathering of friends and family at the funeral home, church or other local facility 
  • Funeral service 
  • Basic professional services
  • Transfer of remains to funeral home
  • Embalming; care and sanitation, Dressing and cosmetics 
  • hearse for local transportation to the crematory; funeral service for local transportation
  • Rental casket and simple urn included
*Third party charges may apply, please discuss with a funeral director

Cremation Urns, Jewelry and Keepsakes

Please visit our memorial store to browse our selection of cremation merchandise.

Reception Services: $795

Reception services can be added on to the Memorial Service, Cremation with a Viewing, Full Service Funeral and Green Burial packages.
Share food, drink and memories all in one place. 

How Cremation Works

Cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families in New Jersey. It's a more affordable option than burial, and it's a greener way to dispose of the body. But how does cremation work?

At Givnish Funeral Homes, we understand that this is an important question for many families. We offer cremation services that are respectful and reliable. We'll take care of everything from paperwork to the actual cremation process. And we'll help you choose an urn that reflects the life of your loved one.

Cremation is the process of burning a deceased body so that the remains are reduced to ashes. The ashes are then usually placed in an urn and either buried or stored in a memorial building. Some may view it as an awful means of disposition but in some religions, it is a sacred way of passing. In fact, cremation has been around for more than 2000 years.

An Overview of our Cremation Process:

  1. The body is identified, and appropriate permits and authorization will be obtained before getting cremated.
  2. The body is carefully and respectfully prepared.
  3. Depending on the service, the family may or may not opt for a funeral service (with viewing and funeral services)
  4. The body is then placed into a container (with or without casket).
  5. The container with the body is moved to the crematory or cremation chamber.
  6. After cremation, the remaining metal is removed, and the remains are ground.
  7. The cremation ashes are transferred to either a temporary container or in an urn provided by the family.

When you're ready to say goodbye, Givnish Funeral Homes will help make your final send-off as special as possible. Families in Maple Shade, Marlton, and Cinnaminson, NJ and other nearby areas trust us with their loved ones in a way that's warm, comforting, and respectful.

Cremation FAQs

1. Why Do People Choose Cremation?

People choose cremation for a variety of reasons. Some people choose cremation because it is simpler than a traditional burial. Others choose cremation because they find it to be less expensive than a traditional burial. Cremated remains are about 1/4 the weight of an average person and there is no need for a casket, so less land is needed for a cemetery. Also, most cremations do not require embalming, so it is cleaner and safer for the environment. As for others, they choose cremation because they prefer the idea of having their ashes scattered in a place that is special to them.

2. What Necessary Procedures are Taken to Make Sure that it is Your Loved One during Cremation?

The first step that crematories follow is to identify the body and make sure that necessary permits and authorizations are completed. Identification regulations vary by state, reputable crematories have strict procedures to make sure this rule is followed. The paperwork will be provided by the crematory with your authorization. It will also include information on who will pick up the remains and what type of container to use. This form will be with the body except during combustion to make sure no mix-ups occur.

3. How Do Funeral Homes Prepare the Body for Cremation?

First and foremost, any jewelry or any metallic substance is removed from the deceased. This is to avoid any unwanted spark or fire in the crematorium. Then, the body of the deceased is bathed, cleaned, and dressed before identification. There is no embalming unless you request it or if there is a funeral service. Then, the funeral home or crematory will proceed the cremation process.

4. Can You Get a Funeral Service Before a Cremation?

Yes, you certainly can get a funeral service before the cremation process. Although it is not required, many families prefer having a funeral for their deceased loved ones. This can be a private gathering between close members of the family and friends or something bigger.