Burial Planning in Reading, PA

People do not want to burden loved ones with planning their final burial arrangements, but often struggle with how to start the conversation. We provide you with the education, resources and options to have that conversation. Empowering your loved ones and relieving the burden, when it matters most.

By starting this conversation now, you are able to…

Ease The Burden
Making the detailed decisions ahead of time can be one of the greatest gifts you leave your loved ones. If you pass with no plan in place, it can cause stress on your loved ones at an already difficult time.

Cost Effective Choices
When families are dealing with the pain of a loved one lost, making cost effective decisions is the last thing on their minds. Money can be spent on unnecessary items while the things you place value on are overlooked.

Have Your Wishes Met
Will your loved ones know your wishes on the disposition of your remains? Will there be a burial or cremation? What will they write on your epitaph? Know that your preferences will be met by choosing each detail you wish to leave for your legacy in your funeral arrangement from music choice to memorialization.

Have A Meaningful Funeral
Gathering to say farewell to a loved one has lasting effects. Preparations should not be made in haste. The ceremonial message can offer therapeutic closure to those dealing with the loss of love. The memory of a meaningful funeral can provide your loved ones a healthy start to the healing process.

Have Your Affairs In Order
Do your loved ones know the location of important documents? Are there decisions that need to be made relating to your financials arrangements? By having your affairs in order and your burial arrangements pre-planned, can be one of the greatest gifts you leave your loved ones.

At Gethsemane Cemetery, we would welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and your family to allow you to be able to begin that conversation. If you would like a personal tour of all your available options, we would be happy to meet with you at Gethsemane Cemetery. If you are more comfortable in the privacy of your own home, we would be happy to come to you. Please feel free to Contact Us and there is never any obligation.

“This is a very difficult time in our lives; Mike handled our situation with care. He showed empathy and kindness during our first meeting, at the time of our little boy’s funeral, and after. I have been to the cemetery every day since May 9th; all of the groundskeepers are pleasant. I will recognize Perry. He introduced himself to me and helped me understand where I could plant flowers. He also offered to help me clean old flowers. Everyone is very kind.”

“Mike was excellent. Earlier today when I called the office I appreciated that Karen remembered my name when transferring me to Mike. It meant a lot to me that Mike was present, kind and respectful at my dad’s graveside ceremony. His commitment to good work, compassion, and service excellence shines right through. Thank you, Mike.”

“The cemetery is a very welcoming, peaceful, sincere and loving cemetery. I am glad my dad’s final resting place is just that. It is very well kept and I would recommend this a peaceful resting place. Thank you so much for all of the sincere efforts put forth by your facility and staff in making my dad’s memorial services as sincere as they could be at a difficult time.”

“The staff at Gethsemane Cemetery was very helpful in explaining the procedures and costs up front. During a difficult time like this, it was a relief to know that we were working with very organized and professional staff. Tim was especially helpful and led us through the process.”

“This experience was not exactly a pleasant one. However, Larry was “exceptional” by his: thoroughness, his knowledge, his expertise, patient and certainly his cordial attitude. We found it very easy to handle this chore, primarily due to his total involvement.”

“The weather on the day of burial was terrible (snow and high winds). Since it was not safe for a tent, they arranged for the committal service to be in the mausoleum which was more than expected. We appreciated this very much.”