Includes (1) information about cremation and (2) websites and pages for organizations and businesses offering cremation services for human remains or providing assistance with cremation. Note that many of the mortuaries listed in the main Funeral Services section also handle cremations. Cremation Funeral Services Death Care Death Society.
Cremation is the combustion, vaporization and oxidation of dead bodies to basic chemical compounds, such as gases, ashes and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Cremation is the combustion, vaporization and oxidation of cadavers to basic chemical compounds, such as gases, ashes and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite as an alternative to the interment of an intact dead body in a coffin, casket or shroud. Cremated remains, which do not constitute a health risk, may be buried or interred in memorial sites or cemeteries, or they may be retained by relatives and dispersed in various ways. Cremation is an alternative in place of burial or other forms of disposal in funeral practices. Some families prefer to have the deceased present at the funeral with cremation to follow; others prefer that the cremation occur prior to the funeral or memorial service. In many countries, cremation is usually done in a crematorium. Some countries, such as India and Nepal, prefer different methods, such as open-air cremation.
- Cremation Category
- Antyesti - Antyesti literally means "last sacrifice", and refers to the funeral rites for the dead in Hinduism. This rite of passage is one of traditional Sa?sk?ras in the life of a Hindu. It is also referred to as Antima Sanskar, Antya-kriya, Anvarohanyya, or as Vahni Sanskara.
- Burial at sea - Burial at sea is the disposal of human remains in the ocean, normally from a ship or boat. It is regularly performed by navies, and is done by private citizens in many countries.
- Crematory - A crematory is a machine in which people's bodies or remains are burned down to the bones, eliminating all soft tissue. Crematories are usually found in funeral homes, chapels, cemeteries, or in stand-alone facilities.
- Burial in space - Space burial refers to the blasting of cremated remains into outer space. Missions may go into orbit around the Earth, to other planetary bodies, or into deep space.
- Funeral pyre - A pyre, also known as a funeral pyre, is a structure, usually made of wood, for burning a body as part of a funeral rite or execution. As a form of cremation, a body is placed upon or under the pyre, which is then set on fire.
- Death - Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, homicide, starvation, dehydration, and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury.
- Death customs
- Cremation Cremation Specialists www
Cremation and funeral facts that will provide the information consumers need to help plan for this difficult decision. Specialists. Includes a directory of United States providers. Cremation Specialists.
- Articles Cremation Info www
Articles about cremation, Info, a directory of providers and information about ash scattering. Cremation Info.
- Cremation Matthews Cremation www
Cremation equipment, Cremation, human and pet caskets and urns, supplies and services for funeral homes, veterinarians, crematoriums and those involved in death care. Matthews Cremation.
- Offers Internet Cremation Society www
Offers a FAQs, Cremation Society, details about the process and statistics. Internet Cremation Society.
- Offers Serenity at Sea www
Offers dignified scattering of loved one's ashes off the San Diego coast. Sea. Videotaping available. Serenity at Sea.
- Ash Ashes in Paradise www
Ash scattering service on the Big Island of Hawaii. Paradise. Ocean ceremony includes fresh Hawaiian orchids. Special requests are always welcome. Ashes in Paradise.
- Pre-designed MasterTouch Cremation www
Pre-designed cremation packages for funeral providers. MasterTouch Cremation.
- Provides National Cremation Society www
Provides services including cremation, Cremation Society, burial, and preplanning. National Cremation Society.
- Paid Funeral Homes Directory.com www
Paid directory for funeral related businesses. Funeral Homes Directory.com.
- Provides Funeral Packages www
Provides information and assistance with preparing a funeral package, Packages, estimated costs, and referrals to funeral directors. Funeral Packages.
- Alexa: Cremation Funeral Services
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Cremation Funeral Services
- DMOZ: Cremation Funeral Services
dmoz.org Directory: Cremation Funeral Services