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While almost all funeral homes offer cremation services, the George P. Kalas Funeral Home is unique in offering this service at our own crematory. Located in our Edgewater facility, we are the only funeral home in the Annapolis area that offers an on-site crematory. This gives our clients the extra assurance that their loved ones are always under our constant care and attention. Our onsite crematory also saves our clients the fee other funeral homes charge for transporting to an offsite crematory. Families also have the option of witnessing the cremation - an especially important tradition in certain faiths – at no additional cost.
Like traditional funerals, services involving a cremation can be tailored to your specific preferences. For example, you may choose one of the following options:
A direct cremation without any public event
A cremation following a traditional visitation in our funeral home
A cremation before or following a memorial service in our chapel, your place of worship or another site of your choosing
The only limitations are the ones you put in place. We will work with you to design a remembrance as distinctive as your loved one.
What is Cremation?
Even now, when cremation is fast becoming the preferred alternative to burial, people still come to us to learn more about the cremation process. If you have ever asked "what is cremation", this page was written for you.
Our Cremation Options
Do you think cremation is right for you, or a loved one? We provide a selection of cremation options designed to meet your financial and emotional needs.
Why Choose Cremation
If you're curious about why more families today are choosing cremation, this page details the various reasons and looks closely at costs.
The Cremation Process
Cremation has been around for centuries but there have been many changes in the process over the last half-century. Today, families can choose either traditional cremation or alkaline hydrolysis.
Choosing a Cremation Provider
It is recommended that when you are arranging for a cremation, it be done prior to immediate need. This gives you the benefit of making arrangements without the pressure of time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you struggling to answer the question "what is cremation"? Are you curious about what's involved in making the cremation decision; or wonder if you can be involved in your loved one's cremation? This is the right page for you.