Cremation information

Erie County Cremation Service is honored to serve those who have chosen cremation as an end-of-life decision. 

Our services are competitively priced within our community, and we could end up saving you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.


You HAVE MANY OPTIONS WITH CREMATION

If the body is cremated:

- The cremated remains can be stored by the next-of-kin in an urn
- The cremated remains can be placed in a niche within a columbarium
- The cremated remains can be buried in the ground in a plot
- The cremated remains can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum
- The cremated remains can be scattered

Option 1: Direct Cremation

- Local Transfer of Remains from Place of Death to our Facility
- Services of Funeral Director and Staff
- Secure Necessary Authorizations
- Local Transportation of Remains to the Crematory
- An Alternative Container for Cremation
- Return of the Cremated Remains to our Facility
- Release of Cremated Remains to Next-of-Kin or Informant

Option 2: Private Family Viewing (ID) with Direct Cremation to Follow

- Local Transfer of Remains from Place of Death to our Facility
- Services of Funeral Director and Staff
- Secure Necessary Authorizations
- Private Family Viewing (ID) at our Facility for up to 1 Hour
- Local Transportation of Remains to the Crematory
- An Alternative Container for Cremation
- Return of the Cremated Remains to our Facility
- Release of Cremated Remains to Next-of-Kin or Informant
With this option there is no embalming and only a very limited time, up to 1 hour, that the deceased may be transferred out of refrigeration and identified.

Option 3: Direct Cremation with Memorial Gathering to Follow 


(Body Not Present)

- Local Transfer of Remains from Place of Death to our Facility
- Services of Funeral Director and Staff
- Secure Necessary Authorizations
- Local Transportation of Remains to the Crematory
- An Alternative Container for Cremation
- Return of the Cremated Remains to our Facility
- Memorial Gathering held at our Facility with Cremated Remains placed in an Urn for visitation
- Following Memorial Gathering Release of Cremated Remains to Next-of-Kin or Informant












Option 4: Traditional Funeral Service with Cremation to Follow

(Body Is Present)

- Local Transfer of Remains from Place of Death to our Facility
- Services of Funeral Director and Staff
- Secure Necessary Authorizations
- Embalming
- Rental Casket
- Visitation held at our Facility with Body Present
- Local Transportation of Remains to the Crematory
- An Alternative Container for Cremation
- Return of the Cremated Remains to our Facility
- Release of Cremated Remains to Next-of-Kin or Informant

Contact us 

Having served WNY as the longest operating cremation service, we know cremation and can help explain the cremation process well.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions you may have and provide direction.

Call Us: (716) 824-6435


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