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We Offer

Tradinal Funeral Services

 

Traditional Services

 

Funerals today have one and two day visiting and or viewing with the funeral service the following day. Appropriately, visiting and funeral service may occur on the same day. Direct Burial/Immediate Burial does not include viewing or visiting. The funeral service, if any, may take place at the burial site.  We understand not every family wants the same​ type of service so we can customize any funeral service to fit each family's individual needs.

 

 

 

The ceremony can be conducted by a minister or pastor as selected by the family or recommended by the funeral director. In many cases the ceremony can be conducted by a family friend or a neutral master of ceremonies with family and friends assisting with such tasks as a eulogy, reading of a scripture verse, a poem, or the singing of a song. Churches and the funeral home can also provide musicians if desired.

 

 

 

Cremation and  Other Services

Cremation Services


There are many options available when choosing cremation. Cremation is simply an alternative to the final disposition of the deceased. Families can have a funeral service no different than a traditional service, only instead of following the service with a ground burial or entombment, the casket is taken to a crematory for cremation.

 A memorial service is a service without the remains of the deceased present. There are other options available as well. Our professional staff will provide you with the necessary information to enable you to make an informed decision.  

​Direct Cremation  (*very affordable call us at 888-673-3073)​

A Direct Cremation refers to a cremation being provided, while limiting funeral services to the removal and transportation of the deceased into our care.

 

​​Memorial Service / Celebration of Life


The ceremony can be held at our facility. The burial or cremation has taken place at a separate time. A viewing or visitation can take place if desired before the cremation or burial. The ceremony can be held in your church or other location such as a community center. The location can be up to the family, keeping in mind the number of people expected to attend. This ceremony can conclude with a burial of the urn.

 

The body would not be at the ceremony; however the urn could be present. We encourage a photo or collage of photos to be set up at the ceremony. This is also an opportunity to have a video tribute.  This can be a lasting memory to all who attend.

 

Each ceremony can display the hobbies and interests of the deceased with such items as handiwork, clothing, a favorite chair, and even their favorite car.

Personalization is very important and has been proven to be effective in the grieving process. Families are encouraged to personalize in a way that would reflect their loved one’s life and joyous memories. These celebrations can be held for anyone, no matter what the person’s beliefs or ideas may be. The deceased did not have to have been attending a church to have a Memorial Service or Celebration of Life.

 

The ceremony can be conducted by a minister or pastor as selected by the family or recommended by the funeral director. In many cased the ceremony can be conducted by a family friend or a neutral master of ceremonies with family and friends assisting with such tasks as a eulogy, reading of a scripture verse, a poem or the singing of a song. Churches and the funeral home can also provide musicians if desired. The family is also encouraged to select some favorite pieces of music to be played before, during and after the ceremony.

 

Graveside Service


Family and friends would gather at the cemetery for a ceremony that can be performed by a minister, family member, friend, or neutral master of ceremonies. The burial can be for a casket or an urn; this can also serve as the conclusion of a Funeral Service or Memorial Service / Celebration of Life.

 

 ​Immediate Disposition (Direct Burial  or Direct Cremation)  


There is no type of ceremony or gathering. The deceased is transferred from the place of death to the funeral home; the documentation is secured and registered. The body is placed in a cremation container/casket, as selected by the family.

 

 No human remains may remain unburied or uncremated in New Jersey for more than 48 hours unless embalmed or refrigerated. (N.J.A.C. 8:9-1.1)

 

 Shipping Services *We are a TSA Known Shipper.
When a person dies outside of New Jersey, we are able to assist in bringing the deceased back home in order to have the ceremony and/or interment . We work with the cooperation of a funeral director in the area where the death occurred . Any death that occurs within New Jersey we will arrange transport from the place of death, to our facility (Receive / Forward).

 

 

Death Away From Home or Out of Town

 

​When a person is from out of town and passes away in our area, we will assist in sending them back to anywhere in the world for the interment, with the cooperation of the out of town funeral director selected by the family.

 

 

Community Service

We salute all active duty Public Servants such as military personnel, police officers, fire fighters, security officers, school crossing guards, school bus drivers, public transportation drivers, sanitation workers, mail carriers and emergency medical personnel who put their lives on the line on a daily bases to protect and serve our community.  We offer a 15 % discount  on the total funeral service bill.  Should any one of these public servants loose their lives in the line of duty.  *Note  we offer a discount to ALL Veterans,  Public Servants and to families who are in need.

Notary Public Services

We offer the most reliable and accurate Mobile Notary (Notary service at your location) available in the Essex County area. With a scheduled appointment you are assured that your document will be notarized at the time and place most convenient to you.

It is often inconvenient or impossible to get to a notary. We make visits to homes, offices, hospitals, and hotels, etc. We go where we are needed. Notarization provides assurance that the signor of the document has shown valid photo ID to a notary. We check ID carefully prior to notarization, make appropriate logbook entries and affix our stamp and embossed seal. We verify or complete the notarization date and location, as notarized documents require the State and County where the notarization took place.

For your protection our notaries carry the official New Jersey State Notary Public Commission – issued to authorized notaries. We also carry photo ID – our drivers’ licenses, etc. In addition, we will provide our business card and a receipt if payment is in cash. As representatives of the New Jersey Department of State Notary Publics we take our function very seriously.

 It is rare, but there are times when we cannot notarize as requested. We require that the document NOT be signed prior to our arrival, or resigned if already signed. We cannot provide “notarization via fax” as personal appearance by the signor in front of the notary is always required. We also must decline to pre/post date document notarizations. Please understand the distinction between the document date and the notarization date. The document date is the effective date of the document and is of no concern to the notary. The notarization date is the actual date the signor appears before the notary and must be accurately reflected on the document.

We have completed many notarizations citywide. For your convenience we have obtained commissions allowing us to notarize documents in New Jersey. We can provide a very flexible rate structure to accommodate your needs. We have been contracted by the hour, by the notarization, and based on travel time. We will do whatever is legal and makes economic sense for both of us.

Give us a call the next time you need a Notary Public…. You will be glad you did….

  888-673-3073 or staff@garden-hill.com