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What to Do when Death Occurs

  1. After a death has occurred, notify McComas Funeral Home by calling 410-676-4600 or any of our locations. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your funeral director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.


Cremation Options

CREMATION - OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU


In February 2012, McComas Funeral Home completed work on the new McComas Memorial Center, featured at our Bel Air location. This facility houses a crematory, as well as, a viewing room. Our facility is kept to the highest of standards and is available for your inspection at any time. Our cremation operation represents the newest and cleanest of technologies. We offer a special viewing room for those who wish to be present for the start of the cremation process and offer a special time for the family to gather prior to the cremation. 


McComas Funeral Home takes very seriously the great trust that families have placed in us when it comes to the cremation process and we believe it is the attention to detail and following strict guidelines that set us apart from other funeral homes and cremation providers. 

When you choose cremation, whether or not you chose our services or those of another firm, we strongly believe that you should ask questions and understand just what is involved in the process. We believe that these are questions worth asking and we believe you deserve thorough answers.

Below you will find our “Cremation Code of Ethics”. This is our commitment to you that attention and respect will be paid at every level of the process.

CREMATION CODE OF ETHICS

At McComas Funeral Home, the following is our commitment to the families that have placed their loved ones into our care:

  1. At all times only the highest level of respect and dignity will be practiced when handling the deceased remains.
  2. Your loved one will be transferred directly from the place of death to our funeral home.
  3. An identification band is placed on the deceased ankle upon entering the funeral home.
  4. All deceased remains will be positively identified by the authorizing agent prior to cremation.
  5. All required documents including authorization, identification, and any other applicable forms will be completed and signed prior to cremation.
  6. All deceased will be dressed in a respectful manner prior to cremation.
  7. A unique three signature process is performed by our staff to ensure the highest ethical practice to assure accuracy.
  8. Personalized crematory checklist is signed, noting date and time of each step of the cremation process.
  9. The family has the right to inspect the crematory upon request. Our “Open Door Policy’ allows you to view the crematory at 50 West Broadway in Bel Air and learn more about the manner with which we ensure cremations are conducted. 
  10. Personalized crematory checklist is placed on cremation chamber during process and identification coin is placed with deceased.
  11. No cremation will occur until after the 12 hour period following death as mandated by Maryland State law.
  12. Only one deceased remains will be cremated at a time.
  13. The cremated remains will be returned only to the person designated by the authorizing agent. 
  14. All crematory operators at McComas Funeral Home are certified by the Cremation Association of North America or another recognized authority.

CREMATION SERVICE PACKAGES

In February 2012, the McComas Memorial Center was completed. Since then we have been able to offer cremation services whereby your loved one never leaves our care.

Note: For the convenience of our client families, the following service packages are available for purchase. These packages must be taken in their entirety; there can be no reduction in price for any items in the package that are not wanted or utilized. These packages are available only with the purchase of a casket or cremation casket/container from McComas Funeral Home P.A. If a casket/container is provided by another funeral home or vendor, all selections must be made from the itemized price list. These packages do NOT include any of the following unless specifically listed: casket, urn, outer burial container, memorial package, or any cash advance items.

A. PREMIUM CREMATION PACKAGE

Two day visitation with service next day.

Includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to the funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of funeral home facilities for two day visitation (4 hours each day), funeral service next day at funeral home or church, the cremation process, and flower vehicle.

B. TRADITIONAL CREMATION PACKAGE

One day visitation with service next day.

Includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of funeral home facilities for one day visitation (4 hours), funeral service next day at funeral home or church, the cremation process, and flower vehicle.

C. ONE DAY VISITATION AND SERVICE CREMATION PACKAGE

One day visitation followed by service same day at funeral home or church with casket present.

Includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of facility and equipment for same day visitation and service at funeral home or church, the cremation process, and flower vehicle.

D. MEMORIAL CREMATION PACKAGE

One hour visitation followed by a memorial service without casket present.

Includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, care of remains with no embalming, dressing, deluxe cremation container, receiving and identification room, the cremation process, use of facilities, staff, and equipment for visitation and memorial service (without the body present).

E. OFF-SITE MEMORIAL CREMATION PACKAGE

In this package, our services and equipment are extended to assist in coordinating a memorial service off-site.

Includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, care of remains with no embalming, dressing, deluxe cremation container, receiving and identification room, the cremation process, and staff present for memorial service.

F. BASIC CREMATION PACKAGE

In this package, our services and equipment are extended to assist in coordinating a memorial service off-site.

This package includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, care of remains with no embalming, dressing, deluxe cremation container, private family gathering (30 minutes), and cremation process.

 

*Crematory requires either a cremation casket or an alternative container for cremation.



Burial Options

 

A funeral represents a purposeful opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived and to determine the impact of that meaning for the family and friends. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

It is the goal of McComas Funeral Home to help people complete the relationship with the one who has died and to provide a climate that encourages each person to give and receive emotional support. During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength.

COMPLETE FUNERAL SERVICE

Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or above ground burial of the casketed remains. Caskets selected may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the material the casket is constructed of. Many cemeteries require that a minimum grave liner be used to encase the casket when earth buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.

BURIAL FUNERAL SERVICE PACKAGES

Note: For the convenience of our client families, the following service packages are available for purchase. These packages must be taken in their entirety; there can be no reduction in price for any items in the package that are not wanted or utilized. These packages are available only with the purchase of a casket or cremation casket/container from McComas Funeral Home P.A. If a casket/container is provided by another funeral home or vendor, all selections must be made from the itemized price list. These packages do NOT include any of the following unless specifically listed: casket, outer burial container, memorial package, or any cash advance items.

A. PREMIUM BURIAL PACKAGE

Two day visitation with service next day

This package includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of funeral home facilities for two day visitation (4 hours each day), funeral service next day at funeral home or church, hearse in procession to cemetery, staff present for graveside service, and flower vehicle.

B. TRADITIONAL BURIAL PACKAGE

One day visitation with service next day

This package includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of funeral home facilities for one day visitation (4 hours), funeral service next day at funeral home or church, hearse in procession to cemetery, staff present for graveside service, and flower vehicle.

C. ONE DAY VISITATION WITH GRAVESIDE SERVICE ONLY

One day visitation and graveside service only next day

This package includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of funeral home facilities for one day of visitation (4 hours), hearse, staff present for graveside service, and flower vehicle.

D. ONE DAY VISITATION AND SERVICE BURIAL PACKAGE

One hour visitation followed by service same day

This package includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, use of facilities/equipment for one hour visitation with service to follow at funeral home or church, hearse in procession to cemetery, staff present for graveside service, and flower vehicle.

E. GRAVESIDE SERVICE ONLY

This package includes our professional services of funeral directors and staff, vehicle and equipment to transfer remains to funeral home, embalming, cosmetology, dressing and arranging in casket, family gathering (30 minutes), hearse, and staff present for graveside service.



Merchandise

When planning a funeral, one of the many decisions you will make is where your loved one’s final resting place will be. Depending on whether you choose a cemetery, your home, your garden or some other location, you will need to choose an appropriate protective container. Your funeral director will match your specific needs to all available options, which may include caskets, vaults, or urns.

You may also want to purchase a permanent memorialization for your loved one. Memorializations include personalized markers, monuments and a variety of keepsakes - all crafted with care using the finest quality materials.

CASKETS

Caskets

Caskets are made in a wide variety of styles and materials. They can be made from inexpensive materials, such as pine or a composite of hardboard, and cost very little. Or they can be very expensive when made from the finest materials such as bronze or mahogany. Stainless steel and steel caskets are also popular options.

» Click here to view our caskets

 

VAULTS

Vaults

Most cemeteries require that caskets be placed in an outer burial receptacle capable of withstanding the weight and pressures of the earth above and surrounding the receptacle. Our Merchandise Selection Room provides samples of vaults and other outer burial containers for each family to preview and make their selection of choice.

» Click here to view our vaults

 

MEMORIAL MONUMENTS AND MARKERS

Monuments

Permanent memorials stand the test of time. They are a solid and visible tribute to a life that has been lived. Permanent Memorials individualize and designate a physical place where loved ones can come to pay their respects.

 

CREMATION CASKETS

Cremation Caskets

Container Options for Cremation include: Hardwood Caskets, for those desiring something more traditional; Cremation Caskets for those wanting a simple yet dignified casket constructed specifically for cremation; and Basic Cremation Containers.

» Click here to view our cremation caskets

 

URNS

Urns

Memorial Urns are permanent containers for the cremated body. We offer a wide range of styles and prices appropriate for burial, niches, scattering, keepsakes or discreet placement in a home. Your personal plans for the final placement of the urn can play an important part in your selection process. Some urns are ornately designed for display purposes while others are very basic in style. Many of the urns can also be personalized with engravings or laser designs.

» Click here to view our urns

 

URN VAULTS

Urn Vaults

Urn Vaults are protective containers in which urns are commonly placed. In many cases, where families desire to bury the urn-encapsulated remains of their loved one, cemeteries will require the use of an urn vault. Much like burial vaults for caskets, urn vaults protect the urn from being crushed, and protect the ground above them from caving in over time.

 

MEMORIAL PACKAGES

Memorial Registry Gifts

A variety of Memorial Registry Books, Service Folders and Acknowledgment Cards are available that can reflect the life and interests of the deceased.

» Click here to view our Memorial Packages



Locations

McComas Funeral Home, P.A. 
1317 Cokesbury Road 
Abingdon, MD 21009
Phone: 410-676-4600
Fax: 410-676-4031 
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McComas Funeral Home, P.A.
50 W. Broadway
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-838-4040
Fax: 410-838-1368
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Welcome to the McComas Funeral Homes Mobile Website.

We have created this site to help you access information while on your mobile device.

Please call 410-676-4600 or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

Thank you.