Part of funeral arrangements at funeral homes may very likely include transporting the deceased from the location where they died to another location where funeral services and burial will take place.
A lot of Americans have moved from the towns and cities where they were born and grew up to other parts of the country because of educational opportunities, career opportunities, and relationship opportunities. This migration from areas where generations of families have lived and died means that many of us will die far from where our roots are and where we may wish to be buried when we die. Therefore, arrangements will need to be made to have our bodies transported back.
As Americans, we also travel for extended periods of time for business and leisure more than citizens of any other country in the world, so it is not unreasonable that some of us will die while we are on one of these trips, and our bodies will need to be transported to the place where we want our funeral services to be held and where we want to be buried.
Finally, when we retire, we may move to a location with a climate and a pace of life that suits our vision of our golden years, but when we die, we want to return home to be buried with those family members who have died before us.
Whatever reason our bodies may need to be moved from the location where we died to the place where our funeral services will be held and we will be buried, arrangements for transportation will need to be made.
The funeral home is an invaluable resource in facilitating transportation of deceased people from the place where they died to the place where burial will occur. Your funeral director can coordinate all the arrangements to ensure that your loved one is buried where they desire to be buried.
So, when a loved one dies and they need to be transported back to the funeral home where the funeral services will take place and burial will follow, one of your first calls should be to the funeral home that will handling funeral arrangements and burial, so that they can get the transportation process under way as soon as possible.
The funeral director will need pertinent information about your loved one, so you should have it available to expedite the process. They will need your loved one’s name, social security number, permanent address and phone number, and the date and time of death.
The funeral director will also need the name, location, address, and phone number of the funeral home where your loved one currently is, as well as their primary care provider’s name and phone number.
You will also need to provide your name to the funeral director as well as your current address and phone number, your phone number, and your relationship to your loved one.
Options for transporting your deceased loved one vary by how far they are located from the funeral home that will be handling final arrangements.
Ground transportation is used if your loved one is not a great distance away from the funeral home. The funeral home may send one of their own vehicles for the pickup or they may use an approved ground carrier to transport them.
If your loved one died far away (across the country or in an international location), then they will be transported back to the funeral home by air.
For more information on deceased transportation for funerals at funeral homes, our empathetic and knowledgeable staff at Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home can assist you. You can stop by our funeral home at 483 Chenango St., Binghamton, NY 13901, or you can contact us today at (607) 722-4023.