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Important Documents

Imagine you have just finished dinner...

And are ready to settle into your favorite chair when the telephone rings. On the other end of the line is the familiar voice of a beloved aunt telling you that your favorite uncle died that afternoon. Would you take over the funeral arrangements the distraught voice asks? Could you come right away... see that things are taken care of organize direct? Could you? Would you?

You will try, of course. You don't know how, but you will do it. Somehow you will become a funeral expert overnight. Within the next few hours, you are about to discover that you have assumed the responsibility of 87 different tasks ... all of which must be done within a few hours or at most a few days.

Are you ready? Do you know what is involved? Do you really want to wait until the telephone rings to start learning about funerals and cemeteries?

If your answer is no, we will see that you receive FREE of charge, a copy of our "What My Family Should Know Book" a unique book that explains how to make all final arrangements far in advance of need, or a FREE copy of our "Funeral Resource Guide," a comprehensive guide to help you and your family through all final burial arrangements and the healing process at the time of death.

Preneed Emergency Record File

One of the most loving, caring things that an individual can do is leave behind details and information in regard to Pre-Planning. If you feel it is too hard to discuss funeral arrangements at this time, just think how difficult it would be for your loved ones at a time of loss.

Advantages Of Planning Your Funeral Arrangements

  •  Pre-Planning will express your wishes.
  • Pre-Planning relieves your family from making difficult decisions at a time of emergency.
  • Pre-Planning will give you and your family the security and satisfaction knowing that all the arrangements have been planned and paid for.
Preneed Emergency Record File

Preneed Emergency Record File

We have found that after receiving the information on this page, many families need better clarification of the different packages we can offer to them.  The following booklets "What My Family Should Know" and "The Funeral Resource Guide" may assist you with some of this.

Please fill in your name and address to recieve your Free copy of the "What My Family Should Know" and / or the "Funeral Resource Guide"
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General Information

Current Address

Service Information

Type of Service:


Veterans Information

At time of death, Veteran discharge papers (form #DD214) must be available for F.H. to file for Veteran benefits.

Special Instructions For My Service

Preceded in Death

Living Relatives



Grand Children



Additional Information

Pittsburgh Cremation Services

There are many reasons why you may consider cremation services when making funeral arrangements. In Pittsburgh, PA, our families are increasingly choosing cremations for their loved ones and combining them with a customized memorial service. It offers the opportunity to ensure a personalized goodbye that can be shared by family and friends. 


Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Care, we are here to provide continued assistance as you make decisions about your loved one’s final journey. By remaining attentive to your questions and concerns, we support you throughout the entire process so you feel satisfied with the type of service you are planning.

Why choose cremation?

In the United States, more than half of Americans are now choosing cremation as opposed to a traditional burial as it can offer several benefits while remaining and respectful and personal way to say goodbye.


Cremation costs can be significantly less expensive than a traditional burial, making way for the bigger purchases, such as the casket or headstone.

Cemetery Availability

Available space is becoming increasingly limited across cemeteries, which can make finding a plot more challenging and increase costs.

Environmental Considerations

Cremation causes less disturbance to the earth. You can also avoid the strong embalming chemicals for a wake, which often accompanies a traditional burial.

Freedom and flexibility

Cremation holds diverse options, including scattering your loved one’s ashes, keeping them within an urn, or even integrating them into a piece of jewelry.

Religious Leniency

Christianity, namely Catholicism, is becoming more open-minded toward the practice of cremation which is prompting more people to consider it.

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What does cremation entail?

Cremation services are handled with great care and sensitivity. The act of cremation itself is technical and detailed. The process involves the deceased’s body being turned into ash via a specialized furnace.  It is a meaningful alternative to burial that gives you the opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one through creative, personalized options. We are here each step of the way to honor the wishes of your loved one.

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How to arrange cremation in pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Whether selecting basic cremation services to more elaborate options, there are no limits to creating a personalized remembrance of your loved one. This is an important time to honor and remember their life, share memories, say goodbye, and provide closure.

There are an array of memorial opportunities that accompany cremation, including:

● Intimate visitations

● Public or private funerals

● Memorial services

● A witness cremation

● A graveside service

● And much more

Our cremation specialists are available to address any and all questions, concerns, and requests.  Contact Us 

our personalized touches

Respecting your wishes remains our highest priority. We guide you through each step of the process, including the signing of authorized documents, service charges, the entire cremation process, and returning the remains to you.

We are committed to offering a service that values and honors your loved one in the best way.

Meaningful clothing

Is there an article of clothing – perhaps a dress or military uniform – that held particular meaning for your loved one? We’ll discuss this with you during the cremation arrangement conversation. Our funeral director will provide counsel regarding the inclusion of jewelry and other valuable personal items.


Are there any keepsakes that merit inclusion within the cremation casket, or is there a cherished photograph, letter or memento you would like to include? A special touch can involve family members writing cards or letters to their loved one which can be placed inside the casket prior to cremation.


We respect the grieving process and understand there are different ways of marking someone’s passing. We welcome interested family or friends to be present or participate in some way during cremation. Our funeral director is available to answer any questions surrounding these possibilities.

A space for remembrance

Have you contemplated a resting place for your loved one’s ashes? A cremation urn can house your loved one’s remains, which can be placed within the family home or another special location. We offer a range of urns available for purchase. Speak with one of our funeral directors for further information.

We are here to listen

We are a family-run business, and we approach everything from a spirit of compassion, empathy, and respect during this difficult time.

Visit our office or contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss our cremation services. Our specialists are available to answer any questions, address concerns, provide detailed information, and to support you during the entire process.  Contact Us

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