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OUR PRIVATE, secure, ON-SITE CREMATORY in chambersburg, pa

The Cornelius Family continues a tradition of personal care by investing back into the community. We are proud to offer the most modern state-of-the-art cremation facility located in Chambersburg.

Even though all funeral homes advertise cremation services, most people are surprised to learn that the cremation process itself is subcontracted to third parties. This will not happen when you call us in your time of need. 

What does this mean to you?

  • Your family member never leaves our care. We personally handle the disposition of your loved one through the entire cremation process. This offers an assurance to families since we handle the entire process from start to finish.
  • We respect cultural and religious diversity and work closely with the family's clergy or cultural leader, to make sure that religious guidelines are strictly followed.
  • We cremate only one individual a time. We never preform pet cremations.
  • Your loved one will be held in our climate-controlled area until the time of service or final disposition

Our facilities:

  • Your comfort was our upmost concern when designing facilities
  • You will find our facilities clean, well-maintained, dignified and secure
  • You can inspect our facility if you wish as we have an open-door policy. For your family’s peace of mind, you may also witness the cremation process, if desired.
  • Our crematory is operated by carefully trained and licensed staff. We strictly adhere to a Cremation Code of Ethics.
  • Our state-of-the-art equipment is maintained at the highest possible standards and is environmentally safe.

We offer exceptional support through the entire cremation process. In order to ensure the highest level of service, we have developed an easy-to-follow 10-Step Identification, Security and Control Cremation Process. We believe this process will provide your entire family peace of mind.

Our Chambersburg Crematory services all of Franklin and Cumberland Counties and all surrounding communities. 

10 Step Crematory Identification cremation Process

5-STEPS Prior to Cremation

1. Wrist identification band is placed on deceased at the place of removal.

2. Protective container is labeled when deceased is placed into refrigeration.

3. Deceased is logged into crematory logbook with date and time into placed refrigeration at our cremation facility in Bethlehem.

4. Personalized crematory checklist is dated, time punched, and signed when deceased is placed into refrigeration.

5. Metal identification coin showing personal file number is attached to the paperwork.

5-STEPS During and After Cremation

1. Deceased is removed from refrigeration unit located on -site and noted in crematory logbook. Log shows date and time of cremation and crematory operator’s initials.

2. Personalized crematory checklist is dated, time punched, and signed immediately before and immediately after the cremation takes place.

3. Personalized crematory checklist, metal identification coin, and wristband are placed on door of crematory chamber during the cremation process.

4. Personalized crematory checklist, metal identification coin, and wristband are placed on processing machine following cremation process.

5. Metal identification coin that shows personal file number and wristband from deceased is heat sealed plastic bag containing cremated remains.

Proud member of The cremation association of north america(CANA)

Code of Cremation Practice

In the practice of cremation, we believe:

  • In dignity and respect in the care of the deceased, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of life;
  • That a Cremation Authority should always be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect ;
  • That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of crematory staff members, any of whom must not, by conduct or demeanor, bring the crematory or cremation into disrepute;
  • That cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization;
  • That the dead of our society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors.

Can I witness the cremation at your crematorium in chambersburg?

Our crematorium in Chambersburg has unique guidelines regarding familial participation in the cremation process. We offer witness cremation as a service, allowing a small number of family members to watch the initial stages of the cremation process. We can accommodate families wishing to have a certain degree of participation in the cremation process . If you're interested in witnessing or participating in your loved one's cremation, please speak with one of our funeral directors.

are you ready yo talk about your cremation options?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, Contact Us to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

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