In every respect, Northwood Funeral Home & Crematory maintains a tradition of personal attention to our families' needs and individual desires. We offer professional direction of services, whether held in the funeral home, church, synagogue, or cemetery.
Here are some specific services and amenities we provide:
- Procuring the death certificate and burial transit/cremation permit;
- Pallbearers, when necessary;
- Arranging for your choice of music, when requested;
- Accessories for the casket, urn, flower tables, etc.;
- Writing and placing classified death notices in newspapers;
- Ordering a burial vault;
- Seeing that the burial space and tent are in readiness at the cemetery;
- Arranging for a grave marker, if desired.
Priest, minister, rabbi, reader ...
In accordance with your faith, we will consult your choice of clergy, set a convenient time and provide the necessary information for the service.
Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in the funeral practices of most religions, as well as those of the various fraternal orders. We adeptly oversee proper adherence to ceremonies and rituals. We can supply appropriate ceremonial amenities including crucifixes, prayer rails, menorahs' and altar settings for all religious denominations. If you would like to have a funeral mass in the catholic church, but do not belong to a parish, we can arrange for the use of a local church.
Of course, many of our client families choose to honor their loved one through non-religious forms of memorialization.
Floral designers are available for consultation to be sure our client family's wishes are fulfilled.
Other available services include gathering of floral cards following the service and assisting with the selection of engraved acknowledgement cards.
Government and insurance payments
We will assist you in filling out and filing forms for Social Security, veteran's and survivor benefits, insurance, etc. Of course, these matters are handled in strictest confidence.
When death occurs outside of Palm Beach County, you can rely on us to handle all details. We have contacts with other independent funeral homes across the country. We can arrange these according to your wishes. In this way we help you avoid duplication of effort, unnecessary expense, anxiety and needless travel.
We can arrange transportation for the deceased and escorts anywhere in the United States or overseas. We will also transport the casket to the airport and arrange all details with out-of-town funeral directors.
The next two pages will explain the options when considering burial and cremation. It is a breakdown of the different services offered that you may not know existed. If for any reason a question is not answered, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer it for you.