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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What are my options with my loved one’s remains?

A: There are a variety of options to choose from ranging from simple to extravagant. - More info


Q: What exactly is cremation?

A: Cremation is the process of subjecting the body to intense heat or flame until it has been almost totally consumed. -More info


Q: When does the cremation take place?

A: In New Jersey, cremation needs to take place between 24 to 48 hours after the time of death unless the deceased is embalmed or refrigerated. -More info


Q: Is embalming required when a person is being cremated?

A: No. In most cases, it is your choice. -More info


Q: Can Catholics cremate?

A: Under the right circumstances, yes. -More info


Q: How are cremated remains transferred?

A: There are a number of issues involved in transporting cremated human remains. - More Info


Q: Does cremation attribute to atmospheric pollution?

A: Under the right conditions, no. -More info


Q: How will you know whether or not the right person was cremated?

A: Simple Cremation of New Jersey goes the extra mile to make sure that the correct person is cremated. -More info