Why Cremstar?

Ease and affordability
Today, funerals average around $7,000 - $10,000, and cremations more than $6,000. Even direct cremations (no embalming, expensive coffin, or traditional memorial service) average $2,000 - $3,000.

At Cremstar, direct cremations run in the hundreds, not in the thousands of dollars!

Our low base price ensures that you only pay for what you want and need...and not a penny more.

You may see one-size-fits-all pricing from traditional funeral homes that ultimately results in families paying more than required. And often these "bargain basement" prices don't include a death certificate, a cremation tray, or even the cremation itself!

Use our Cost Calculator and see for yourself.

No hidden fees
Each Cremstar direct cremation includes the following key items. Make sure when you’re shopping around that competitor quotes include each of these required components:
  • pickup of the deceased;
  • overnight storage (if required);
  • filing of state forms;
  • Social Security notification;
  • one complimentary death certificate;
  • a cardboard cremation tray;
  • the cremation process itself;
  • a basic container for the cremains;
  • online memorial at MemoryBox, the nation’s premier memorialization website and digital cemetery.

Quality and reliability
Though our prices are low, we don't ask you to sacrifice quality and reliability. Cremstar has been servicing Pennsylvania for more than a quarter of a century, is fully licensed by the Pennsylvania State Funeral Board, and maintains the highest professional standards. Together with our preferred local crematoria, the companies behind Cremstar have more than 150 years of experience in delivering quality funeral services in Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

Privacy and convenience
Arrangements made through traditional funeral homes average two 1-hour, in-person meetings, and another half hour of travel. That's 2 1/2 hours just to take care of some paperwork! Why leave your house to face upsell pressures from strangers when you can use Cremstar.com to arrange a cremation from the privacy of your own home, or wherever you happen to be in your time of need, in as little as 15 minutes online (instead of 150 minutes), with phone and chat support from our compassionate, experienced staff? By leveraging technology, we save you money and time. And, if there are siblings or other next of kin whose signatures are required, we even coordinate that entire process online.

Focus on what’s most important
We make the process simple, and handle all the details and paperwork, so that you can focus on what's most important: caring for your family and yourself, and remembering and celebrating the life of your lost loved one. If you're planning a Life Celebration event for your lost loved one, here are some helpful end-of-life Resources and Guides.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
  • By phone: (267) 469-0006, available 24/7. (Se Habla Español.)
  • By email: [email protected]
  • By chat: 7AM - 10PM Eastern Time, seven days a week; click on the round red chat button on the bottom right of the screen.

If you have an immediate need, you may always order a direct cremation at Cremstar.com 24/7 by clicking on the Order Cremation button below, and a Cremstar representative will be in touch with you shortly.

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