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 or casket. 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 bodies are burned down to the bones, eliminating all soft tissue. Crematories are usually found in funeral homes, chapels, cemeteries, veterinary hospitals, 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
- Offers Internet Cremation Society www
Offers a FAQs, Cremation Society, details about the process and statistics. Internet Cremation Society.
- 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.
- Comprehensive The Neptune Society www
Comprehensive cremation and sea scattering services for California, Neptune Society, Florida, New York, Oregon, Washington, Iowa and Arizona. The Neptune Society.
- Scattering Ashes on the Sea www
Scattering ashes about 1 mile off the San Diego coast. the Sea. For unattended scatterings, the ceremony is videotaped. Ashes on the Sea.
- 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.
- Non-Profit Anatomic Gift Foundation, Inc. www
Non-Profit organization offering no-cost body donation for medical science and transplantation with cost-free cremation options. Gift Foundation, Inc.. Alternative to traditional funeral arrangements. Anatomic Gift Foundation, Inc..
- US, Funeral Home Directory www
US, Home Directory, Canadian, and international funeral home directory with important information regarding funerals and cremations. Funeral Home Directory.
- Alexa: Cremation Funeral Services
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Cremation Funeral Services
- DMOZ: Cremation Funeral Services
dmoz.org Directory: Cremation Funeral Services