Brooklawn Memorial Park >> Understanding Cremation

You might think a cremation service is different than a traditional funeral, but it doesn’t have to be. A funeral involving cremation can be as traditional as you like or as unique as you choose to make it. Cremation actually offers more options to families as to how, when and where they will memorialize their loved one.


To put it simply, cremation is a means by which the human body can be transformed into its most basic elements. Our goals at Brooklawn are to ensure that your loved one is treated with the respect and dignity he or she deserves throughout the entire cremation process and to protect the integrity of the cremated remains.


In order to achieve that, Brooklawn has created and adheres to a strict process:

  • Names. Every body that comes into Brooklawn is a loved person, and we honor that by using their full names, not last names, not numbers.
  • Focus. We only allow one body in each crematory process area at a time, and each family’s loved one is accompanied with a stainless steel identification medallion throughout the entire process.
  • Checks. We have built nine checks into the cremation process to ensure the correct identity of the remains.
  • Integrity. We maintain a clean facility at all times, thoroughly cleaning each unit after each cremation to protect the integrity of the remains.
  • Certification. Brooklawn certifies all its crematory staff through ongoing education with the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. David is a certified crematory counselor, administrator and operator.