Aftercare Services
As part of our commitment to providing families with service and support before, during, and after a funeral, we have established a unique program that provides you with helpful information and guidance in the difficult time following a funeral.

Our dedicated and caring staff will begin by providing your family with a checklist to help remind you of items that need your attention after suffering the loss of a loved one. We’ll also provide assistance in obtaining Certified Copies of the Death Certificate, explaining Social Security benefits, and aid in applying for Insurance or Veteran’s Benefits were applicable.

Click here to view our Checklist of items that need your attention following the death of a loved one. (Adobe Reader required to view-get it here free)

Our Aftercare Program also provides:

  • A List of Local Grief Support Groups
  • Information on Senior Citizen Programs
  • A Guide to Local Community Services
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
  • Helpful Books and Pamphlets

Because we value the families we serve, the following pamphlets are offered, free of charge, as part of our extended services:

  • Children and Death
  • Losing a Child
  • Losing a Friend
  • Losing a Grandparent
  • Losing a Parent
  • Losing a Spouse
  • Losing a Sibling
  • Losing a Pet
  • Suicide
  • Understanding the Value of a Funeral Service
  • Guide to Pre-Planning
  • Questions & Answers about Cremation
  • Choosing a Monument or Marker
  • Personal Arrangement Guide

In addition to the pamphlets, the funeral home has donated a series of books and videos on the subject to grief and loss to the Public Libraries in Cranberry Township, Evans City, Zelienople and the library at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community. Please click here for a list and review of the books and videos (Adobe Reader required to view-get it here free) that were donated or Please click here to visit the Grief Resource section of Amazon.com.

Holiday Remembrance Services
Each Holiday Season the funeral home sponsors Holiday Remembrance Services in our local communities to help bring together families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

We provide ornaments personalized with the name of deceased loved ones. The ornaments are placed on a special Tree of Remembrance at the beginning of the service and returned to families at the end of the evening. Bereavement specialists discuss grief and provide practical suggestions for coping with grief during the holidays. The services conclude with a candle lighting ceremony before families gather for a time of fellowship and refreshments.

Order PA Death Certificates-PA Department of Health
(www.health.state.pa.us/vitalrecords)

Social Security Online
(www.ssa.gov)

Veteran’s Benefits
(www.vba.va.gov)

VNA of Western PA
Offers a comprehensive bereavement program available to all members of the community as well as to their hospice families. Monthly group meetings in Armstrong and Butler Counties and the Alle-Kiski Valley.
(www.vna.com/html/bereavement_support.html)

Griefshare
Support groups for people grieving the loss of someone close offering you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. This site will help you locate groups in your area and receive free daily e-mail devotionals. Watch for a group in our community sponsored by the funeral home and local churches.
(www.griefshare.org)

Compassionate Friends
Assisting families following the death of a child of any age.
(www.compassionatefriends.org)

GROWW- An Internet Community of People Dealing with Grief.
(www.groww.org)