It can be hard to find a cremation service provider that is affordable and also offers high quality service. Cremation services are expensive, but you don't want to skimp on the quality of your loved one's final disposition.
Rochester Cremation provides affordable cremation services with no hidden costs or fees. Our staff is dedicated to providing compassionate care for each family we serve. We have been serving families in Rochester, Greece, and Henrietta, NY since 2013, so you know our team has experience! Our professional staff has years of experience dealing with grief and loss; they understand how important it is to treat every family member with dignity and respect during this difficult time.
What is the cost of cremation?
The average cremation cost in the United States is around $1,000. However, this price can vary depending on the location. In some states, such as Oregon and Nevada, the average cremation cost is closer to $2,000. The most expensive cremations can be found in New York and Massachusetts, where the average cost is closer to $3,000.
All other expenses are usually included in the cremation cost, including transportation (if necessary), an urn (optional - a family member could provide their own container instead), and a basic death certificate (no autopsy or embalming). If any additional products or services are desired beyond what is required by law, a family member can pay for those separately.
The average cost of a direct cremation which is the most affordable option has been rising steadily over the past decade and now stands at around $1,000. This is significantly higher than the average cost of a traditional funeral, which ranges from $2,500 to $8,000.
Check out below our very affordable Cremation packages. If you are interested in learning more about our services contact our office today!
A common misconception is the more you pay, the more you get. The truth is you’re paying for more markup, not more service.
We believe you shouldn’t have to pay more for cremation at a traditional funeral home. With services starting at $1285.00, our Simple Cremation charges are hundreds, even thousands less than services elsewhere.
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For those who just want cremation.
*Pricing excludes cash advance and additional services per NYS.
Simple Cremation with a Graveside Service
Includes our Simple Cremation plan with a Graveside or Committal Service at the cemetery.
Simple Cremation with a Celebration of Life
Celebrate Life Untraditionally. This plan adds a Memorial Service or Visitation at our Event Center for up to 3 Hours.
Simple Cremation with a Final Goodbye
Many families need an opportunity to say goodbye. This plan adds a private family viewing at our facility or a withessed cremation at the crematory.
Simple Cremation with a Gathering of Family and Friends
This plan includes a Celebration of Life and use of our Reception Room for a Family Gathering or Catered Event. Enjoy the whole facilty to yourselves.
Modern Day Funeral™ followed by Cremation
For those who would like to have an "open casket" viewing before a service at our Event Center. This plan adds the required preparation, staff, vehicles and casket needed for a Modern Day Funeral™
In addition to the services that Rochester Cremation offers, there are additional expenses to consider. These services are cash advance charges, simply put, third-party expenses that may be paid by us as a courtesy of your family. Cash advance items will be billed at the same amount paid by Rochester Cremation.
Common examples of cash advance items include:
Crematory Fees -
In New York State, funeral homes are not permitted to own or operate crematories, therefore we are required to use third-party crematory operators. There are three crematories in Monroe County--Rochester Crematory, White Haven Memorial Park Crematory, and Mt. Hope Crematory. The cost of cremation in NY starts at $305 for the cremation process.. Other fees apply for use of their facilities for a final goodbye, etc.
Newspaper Notices -
Most newspapers charge for printed obituaries. The costs are directly related to the amount of content in them. The average newspaper notice in the Democrat & Chronicle is approx. $200-$400 per day of insertion. Rochester Cremation provides an online obituary, including a photo at no charge.
Certified Copies of Death Certificates -
Certified copies of death certificates are issued by the Monroe County Office of Vital Records. The cost is $30 per certified copy.