Memorial services have become very common in the United States. A memorial service is held without the remains present during service. Possibly the remains are absent from service, due to the fact of several reasons. For example, victims or soldiers that experienced a catastrophic situation in combat or accident. Possibly, the remains may have been donated to science. Another reason for a memorial service, the deceased may have passed in another country. In some instances, the family simply cannot bear to view their loved one in a casket.
A funeral is a service that marks a person's death. Our funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the deceased, from the funeral itself, to various monuments, prayers and rituals undertaken in their honor. These customs demonstrate a great variance between cultures as well as between religion affiliations within cultures. In some cultures the deceased are venerated; this is commonly called ancestor worship.
Earl L. Foster Funeral Home has been offering cremation services throughout the State of Pennsylvania for three decades. Now, more than ever an increasing number of families are choosing cremation, due to the economical as well as meaningful funeral alternative for themselves and their loved ones. Earl L. Foster Funeral Home appreciates the simplicity and value associated with cremation services. Several families seek meaningful ways to avoid the high cost of the traditional funeral services. This service provides your family with the comfort to ensure that your loved one receives proper and dignified services at the time of death.
Our services include one of three choices: a portrait, plaque or portrait blanket in remembrance of your loved one. In addition, a CD of your loved one's precious moments will be provided to the family as a special token of sympathy, compliments of Earl L. Foster Funeral Home.