Caskets come in a variety of materials, such as metal, wood and composite materials. Metal caskets range from bronze, copper, sterling silver, gauged steel. Wood caskets come from different species of trees, walnut, cherry, pine, poplar, maple, just to name a few. Composite material caskets are made from veneers, plastics or other materials blended together. All caskets serve the same purpose, it is your preference as to what will give you peace of mind.
Outer Burial Containers/ Vaults In Pennsylvania, there is no law that requires you to purchase an outer burial container, the requirement is made by the cemetery.
Outer burial containers are for the most part made from concrete, but some are made from plastics. They all serve the same purpose, it is your preference that makes your choice. Concrete is a porous material, therefor cannot be waterproof, if you would like a waterproof outer burial container you would need to choose one that is line with other materials, such as plastic, copper, stainless steel, or bronze.
Urns also come in a variety of materials, steel, bronze, copper, marble, stone, wood, plastics or composites to name a few. There are urns that are used for display, scattering urns, biodegradable urns and keepsake urns. Again personal choice is what will give you peace of mind.
We at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home offer over 40 different styles of prayer cards, over 100 different prayer options for the back of the card, we will always put a prayer, poem and or picture, that you want on the back, if that is what you desire.