Many families and individuals choose cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. The reasons vary and may be based on personal, religious or societal beliefs.
At Loudon Park Funeral Home, Inc., we are proud to be one of the few
independent Funeral Homes with our own private, on-site Crematory. Unlike other Crematories that serve multiple funeral homes on a daily basis, our Crematory is private. We only perform cremations for the families we serve.
difference is peace-of-mind.
Our highly trained and licensed Crematory
Operators follow the Cremation Association of North America's strict
In addition to these guidelines, we follow a 10-step process ensuring our families receive the highest level of care:
Your loved one never leaves our care and remains
under our professional care and supervision at all times. One of our
certified crematory operators will oversee the cremation. We do this to
ensure that your loved one never leaves our care.
Safeguarding personal identity To ensure security, a personal identification band is
placed on your loved one at the moment your loved one is transferred to
Unique tracking system Upon arrival, your loved one is logged into our
tracking system and assigned an identification number. This number is used
to track every phase of the cremation process. Our tracking system
includes date of arrival at our facility. Personal belongings
are labeled for their return to the family.
Planning Services We
will assist in planning a funeral or memorial service, either before or
after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of your
loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and
friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a
For families planning not to have a viewing, Maryland Law requires a
positive identification prior to cremation.
Checks and balances
Certified crematory operators will review all cremation paperwork and
permits. This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received
and have been properly documented. Once all documentation is verified, the
cremation process will begin.
Cremation log book
Immediately prior to the cremation process, your loved one is taken to the
cremation chamber and their personal identification is noted in our
cremation log book. This log shows the name of the individual, date of the
cremation, identification number.
Details during the cremation The crematory identification card is placed on the
outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process, which is
monitored by a certified crematory operator
Details after the cremation After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains
are placed into either a temporary urn or an urn of the family’s choosing
along with the individual's identification number.
Return of the cremated remains For families planning not to have the urn buried or
placed in to a niche, our staff will notify you to schedule a time for
receipt of the cremated remains. At this time we will provide a dignified
setting in which to receive the urn.