Burial options

burial Options at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY

We believe that while a funeral is a time of sadness, it is also an opportunity to honor a life well lived.

Our goal is to help you and your loved ones share cherished memories and comfort each other during your time of loss.

We will assist you with creating a highly personalized funeral service which reflects and celebrates the life of your loved one.

The funeral arrangement process

When you come to the funeral home to make funeral arrangements, you can expect to spend approximately two hours with our staff creating a meaningful service to honor your loved one, gathering information and selecting memorial products.

We will discuss your wishes for a funeral or memorial service and plan a ceremony which reflects and honors their life. We will collect information about your loved one’s life for the obituary and official notifications.

One of the most meaningful aspects of any service is the Life Story Memorial Tribute Video, which displays photos of your loved one’s life to guests at the visitation and service. This video will also be posted on the obituary for online visitors. We will work with you on creating this video.

We will also assist you in selecting merchandise such as a casket, burial vault, a guest register for family and friends to sign at the service, memorial flowers and keepsakes.

Our staff will help you design a cemetery marker which will serve as a permanent memorial and gathering place for family and friends.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our services, so we will review all of your selections and make sure all of your questions are answered, ensuring that you can leave the funeral home with peace of mind that everything will be taken care of.

The funeral arrangement process at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY
Create a meaningful funeral at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY

Are funerals still important in this day and age?

Noted grief counselor and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt explains how a funeral ceremony or gathering can help you get off to a good start in your life after the loss of a loved one.

Video about the importance of having a funeral
Plan ahead for burial options at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY

The day a loved one dies can be one of the most difficult days of your life. In the days following, you will be faced with many decisions and tasks - over 88 of them. Some of these items include notifying clergy, relatives, the cemetery, insurance agents, planning a funeral service, selecting merchandise and flowers, coordinate schedules with out-of-town family and friends, and make financial arrangements.

Through advance planning, you can take care of many of these matters in advance. Click here to learn more.

The pre-planning arrangement process

A very special part of any funeral or memorial gathering is the Life Story Memorial Tribute Video, which is a collection of cherished photos set to music. Photos stir our memories and our emotions, allowing us to reflect and remember. The video is played at a service or visitation, and can be viewed on your loved one’s online memorials. Our staff can assist you in creating this tribute.

Grief expert and educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt explains how a memorial video can provide hope and healing in a time of loss.

Video about creating a memeorial video.
Casket selection at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY

Caskets are available in many types of materials, including precious metals such as bronze and copper, steel, and fine-quality woods such as mahogany, cherry and oak.

There are many ways in which a casket may be personalized to reflect the life of your loved one.

Decorative panels inside the casket lid can illustrate favorite pastimes, interests and special relationships. Special designs may also be added to the corner of the casket, or inside the lid.

To see a selection of caskets as well as our other services and merchandise, please go to our Online Funeral Planner.

View of large selection of caskets at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY
Vault selection at New Comer Funeral Homes Syracuse, NY

Many families ask us about the need for a burial vault. Most cemeteries require an outer burial container of some kind to protect the grave space from the settling earth and heavy machinery.

Lined burial vaults provide the most protection to the casket. An example to the right shows the impact of settling and machinery on a grave space with no vault, an unlined outer burial container, and a lined burial vault.

Vaults are available in precious metals such as bronze and copper, stainless steel and concrete.

To see a selection of vaults as well as our other services and merchandise, please go to our Online Funeral Planner.

for peace of mind select a Wilbert brand lined burial vault.

Warren J. “Ren” Newcomer, Jr. is a licensed funeral director in the states of Kansas and Ohio. Theresa Newcomer is not a licensed funeral director. Tzewei “T” Sung, Managing Funeral Director.
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