A privately owned family business offering traditional and contemporary funeral services, cremations, and pre-planning.

Cremation Prices and Informations

The famous General Trexler Estate at 1227 Hamilton Street is among the best known residences in Allentown. Filled with ornate woodwork, leaded stained glass windows, comtemporary lighting and a grand entranceway, coming to the Trexler Home is a unique experience.

If you are thinking about cremation, our home can provide many options. We can do as much or as little as you would like, ranging from a simple no-frills cremation to a full traditional funeral, in our home or other location like a church. The traditional funeral can end with a cremation instead of going to a cemetery for a burial.

We offer 3 plans, and we believe you should have everything you need already in the plan, so there is no need for expensive add-ons, even an urn. The plans offer the convenience of being all-inclusive (no extra expenses) and value, since each is discounted as a package as compared to adding all the components separately. You can call us any time and get honest, open information about prices.

Simple, Direct Cremation
$1,450, all inclusive.

If you want to arrange a very simple, no-frills cremation, here's what we can do for you. As a new funeral home business, we are pleased to offer this affordable plan as a way to establish our business in the community. 

This price includes all the necessary items: All services of the licensed funeral director, local transportation from place of death and to the crematory, a private time for family identification, refrigeration and sheltering, a rigid cremation container (for transport to the crematory), coroner's authorization, up to 2 certified death certificates, filing of all necessary permits and paperwork. This plan even includes a metal bronze-finished urn. There are no other hidden charges or taxes added.

A cremation followed by a memorial service of your choice.
$2,975

Includes everything in plan #1, plus: A memorial service with guest register book, prayer cards, clergy honorarium, an urn allowance and flower allowance.

A full-service funeral of your choice with visitation, followed by a cremation.
$ 3,940

Includes everything in plan #1 plus: embalming, dressing, casketing, cosmetics, visitation, funeral ceremony, clergy honorarium, guest register book, prayer cards, ceremonial oak rental casket.

Brief, private prayer service at the funeral home before cremation
$125 up to one hour

Clergy honorarium not included.

Cemetery Committal Service
Our Price $350.

Includes: Arrangement with your cemetery to have a burial service for the urn, our staff to organize and direct the service. Cemetery fees, clergy honorarium and outer burial container for the urn are not included. Travel beyond 25 miles incurs a mileage fee.

Add an organized procession to the cemetery for $75 extra.

BEWARE of price quotes which often do not include the coroner's fee, death certificates, a cremation container, refrigeration, urn, or other needed items which are added on later. We believe that ALL the things you need should be (and are) included in our plans.

Our in-stock urns range in price from $65 to $550.

Of course, you are able to upgrade by purchasing a different urn, more elaborate newspaper notice, more death certificates, and additional services such as burial of cremated remains if you wish. These are the most common extra-cost items.

Arrangements must be paid in full by the day of cremation for this special pricing.
* An authorized next of kin (spouse or all children or closest kin) must sign for and authorize the cremation. Our firm also requires visual identification of the decedent prior to cremation. This can be done via photo or internet if necessary.

Fortunately, cremation gives you the flexibility of scheduling services whenever convenient for you, and of course there are other special options available. We'd like to make you aware of other goods and merchandise which can be purchased if desired, including:

1. Jewelry: Special keepsake jewelry is available for those wishing to keep their loved one's close to their heart: Each pendant is hollow and able to hold a small amount of cremated remains, or perhaps a bit of hair or dried flowers from the services. This way, the jewelry is made unique and holds a special place in the family's memories.
There are many styles and materials available.

2. Special, smaller sized keepsake or sharing urns: Did you know that your loved one's cremated remains can be divided among family members, if you so desire? Smaller sized urns (priced from $65) make it possible to share with siblings or family members.

3. Interment of urn in a cemetery (in-ground or a columbarium), can be done the same day or at a later date when convenient. Some cemeteries require the use of a small vault to protect the urn from the earth.