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Hugh Helmick
D: 2018-02-22
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Helmick, Hugh
Michael Pierson
B: 1981-04-08
D: 2018-02-21
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Pierson, Michael
Mary Poling
B: 1951-06-26
D: 2018-02-21
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Poling, Mary
Bonnie Van Orden
B: 1964-09-09
D: 2018-02-16
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Van Orden, Bonnie
Michael Mitchel
B: 1956-03-13
D: 2018-02-15
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Mitchel, Michael
Susan Rehn
B: 1949-07-03
D: 2018-02-14
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Rehn, Susan
Samuel Piper
B: 1965-03-06
D: 2018-02-14
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Piper, Samuel
Ralph Isner
B: 1934-08-26
D: 2018-02-11
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Isner, Ralph
Renate Reynolds
B: 1964-10-13
D: 2018-02-10
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Reynolds, Renate
Carol Mulligan
B: 1947-08-06
D: 2018-02-09
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Mulligan, Carol
Ivan Matica
B: 1944-07-02
D: 2018-02-08
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Matica, Ivan
Henry Ferris
B: 1917-01-04
D: 2018-02-07
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Ferris, Henry
Harriet Schwimmer
B: 1948-01-17
D: 2018-02-07
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Schwimmer, Harriet
Kandee Napier
B: 1949-04-12
D: 2018-02-07
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Napier, Kandee
Nancy Danver
B: 1936-04-29
D: 2018-02-05
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Danver, Nancy
Harold Gay
B: 1929-05-16
D: 2018-02-04
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Gay, Harold
Genevieve Hughes
B: 1966-08-15
D: 2018-02-02
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Hughes, Genevieve
Ruby Howell
B: 1937-09-24
D: 2018-02-01
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Howell, Ruby
Hollins Randolph
B: 1934-06-02
D: 2018-01-31
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Randolph, Hollins
John Yates
B: 1946-12-01
D: 2018-01-31
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Yates, John
Steven Bolton
B: 1951-06-03
D: 2018-01-29
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Bolton, Steven

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HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 739-5498
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Cost of Cremation in Maryland | Potomac Valley Cremation

Our Cremation Costs

At Potomac Valley Cremation Center, providing families with affordable and compassionate cremation services is our guiding philosophy.

From the moment we are contacted by a family until long after the service, our staff work diligently to ensure that everything is perfect and that all specific needs are met. No two families are identical; therefore each family we serve receives personalized and compassionate care. No matter what your cremation needs are, we look forward to helping you every step of the way.

Ranging from the very simple to the more all-inclusive, our cremation costs and packages were designed with today's families in mind. Value-driven, each offers a unique set of cremation-related services at a very affordable cost. Please note that additional fees can apply for those individuals exceeding 300 pounds, or for anyone whose cremated remains exceed a standard cremation container. We have 4 different cremation pricing that represent the most popular choices.

Direct Cremation, Maryland

 

 

 

Basic$1365

Direct Cremation with minimum fiberboard corrugated container

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Complete
$1640

Direct Cremation with cloth fiberboard corrugated container

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Memorial Plus
$3125

Direct Cremation with private family gathering up to two hours, cloth covered alternative container, washing & disinfecting, dressing & placing in alternative container

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Basic Out of State
$1625

Direct Cremation with minimum fiberboard corrugated container for deaths in West Virgina, Northern Virginia and Washington DC.

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The $1365 starting price includes basic services, local transfer of remains, transfer of remains to crematory, necessary authorizations, and crematory fee. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for visitation, viewing or ceremony, public or private prior to the cremation. All remains are returned within 7 business days. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.

Cremation Pricing Details for Service Customization

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Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff - $570

This fee for the basic services of the funeral director and staff includes conducting the arrangement conference, planning the funeral, obtaining the necessary permits, placing the obituary notice, death notice, and online obituaries. This fee for our basic services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)

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Preparation & Care of Remains

If you have chosen cremation as the means of saying goodbye to your deceased loved one, understand that there is a variety of steps required to properly take care and prepare the remains before and after the cremation takes place.

  • Dressing and placing remains in alternative container - $175
  • Washing and Disinfecting of remains - $175
  • Refrigeration of remains per day (after 48 hours) - $155
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Use of Facilities & Staff

With any funeral home or funeral service, you will be charged for use of staff and use of the funeral home facility.

  • Sheltering of remains per day (after 48 hours) - $65
  • Private Family Gathering up to two hours, no embalming - $175
  • Graveside Service Only - $395
  • Memorial Service Conducted in Funeral Home/Church - $795
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Automotive Equipment

An often over-looked aspect of the funeral planning process is organizing transportation for the various stages of death care. Our services provide transfer from the place of death, a service vehicle or utility van and a casket coach (hearse) that is available should you so choose.

  • Transfer of remains from place of death (25 mile radius) - $350
  • Transfer of remains from Baltimore Metropolitan Area - $475
  • Transfer of remains from Washington DC - $475
  • Additional fee per mile, one way - $3.50 / mile
  • Hearse (per use, per day) - $350
  • Service vehicle for document/permit procurement - $150
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Alternative Containers

Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or without and outside covering). These containers we provide are unfinished wood boxes and fiberboard boxes.

  • Corrugated Fiberboard Cremation Container - $45
  • Cloth Covered Fiberboard Flat Top Cremation Container - $320
  • Cherry or Oak Ceremonial Container with Casket Insert - $950

Extra Products and Services

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Cremation Urns
$45 - $2,250

No urn is required as remains are returned in a black plastic "temporary" container within 7 business days. We offer a number of options to elegantly hold the cremated ashes that range from $45 to $2,250. Click here to view our selection of cremation urns.

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Memorial Package
$195

We offer printed materials in a variety of appropriate designs that include 100 memorial folders, a personalized guest register and 50 thank you cards.

Prayer Cards - $45

We have a number of meaningful and moving prayers we can provide or would be happy to print a prayer of your choosing.

Immediate Return of Cremated Remains - $375

This is our expedited cremation process, which means that the cremated remains will be available 24 hours from when we receive:
  • The next of kin cremation authorization
  • The permit from the coroner (if applicable)
  • The completed physician portion of the death certificate

Witnessing cremation process in our cremation chapel - $465

Witnessing cremation is the ultimate way to say goodbye and we have a space where the family can be present as the cremation process occurs. Cremation usually takes more than two hours and also requires several more hours before the remains are available.

Mailing of Cremated Remains via USPS to 48 Contiguous States - $175

Out of town? No problem. We can take care of the details of the cremation and mail the cremated remains directly to you.

Crematory Fee - $250

This is the standard fee that covers the cost of running the crematory and is applied to all cremations.

Hand delivery of cremated remains to family home/cemetery - $175

We'll be happy to deliver within 30 miles of our location in Hagerstown. Farther away? It's just $3.50 per mile more, one way.

The $1,365 starting price includes basic services, local transfer of remains, transfer of remains to crematory, necessary authorizations, and crematory fee. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for visitation, viewing or ceremony, public or private prior to the cremation. All remains are returned within 7 business days. If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container.

Cremation in Maryland

For more information about cremation in Maryland, we urge to you to please call us (301) 739-5498 and one of our knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have.