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Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

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Peace of Mind

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At Metropolitan Funeral Service it is our firm belief that the family's choices decide the cost of a funeral. We provide a wide range of options to allow each family to make the choices that are best for them. We are flexible, to accommodate the special wishes of the families and take care of all details.

Our firm is committed to a team approach to efficiently provide dignified professional funeral services to families, to exercise “One High Standard of Service” in listening, caring, and counseling those families, to take pride in providing personalized and sympathetic services to all families.

Metropolitan Funeral Service is known for our distinctive qualities that demonstrate our personal service, peace of mind and pleasant memories.  They include:

  • We are “relationship-driven”
  • We are privately owned
  • The owner is a part of daily operations
  • We are an “in-house” and “on-staff” funeral homes operation
  • We provide services through a self-contained computerized system
  • We provide pre-need counseling without fees as a community service
  • We offer a pre-need funding program that satisfies families needs
  • We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to initial calls
  • Our markers, when available, are provided at comparable rates
  • We support local causes, churches, and civic organizations
  • Ours is a very rich legacy of being a pillar in the community since 1966
  • Our facilities and equipment are modern, clean, and easily accessible to all
  • We realize that the economy has changed over the last few years and many families worry about the price of a funeral; so we endeavor not to turn a family away for lack of funds. 
  • We painstakingly pay attention to detail in order to make your loved one look as original as possible through our embalming services
  • Confidentiality of information is highly regarded
  • We do the paperwork for insurances, Social Security, Veterans Affairs, etc.
  • We are: one high standard of service - two outstanding locations

From facilities and equipment, to the services of our staff, to selected merchandise, Metropolitan Funeral Service gives you the freedom to choose what is right for you and your family. You will not be charged for services and items you do not receive. We supply you with a complete list of all services and charges on our General Price List. It is a part of the "High Standard of Service" we are dedicated to providing.
We understand that every family is different. Influences such as religious and cultural traditions, costs concerns and personal preferences make each funeral or memorial service as unique as the person who is being honored. The following is an overview of the different types of services that we provide. One of our funeral directors will discuss the many other options and details that make each of our services a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.

Traditional Service

A traditional funeral service includes a viewing or visitation, a formal funeral service (at the funeral home, local church) and the necessary automotive equipment, such as a hearse to transport the body to the funeral site and cemetery. It is customary to purchase items such as a memorial register book, memorial folders and acknowledgement cards. Floral tributes are often displayed and you are encouraged to bring in photographs and other memorabilia to further personalize the service.

Graveside Service

A graveside service is held at the burial site. This service may be limited to the immediate family or open to all.

Memorial Service

A memorial service is conducted without the body present and can vary in ceremony and procedures. It can be held at the funeral home or at a location of your choice. In order to create a memorial service that is as unique as your loved one, we encourage you to help personalize the service with memorabilia, photographs and other personal items.

Cremation Services

We offer a variety of cremation options to fit your needs, ranging from basic direct cremation (without visitation or services) to customized cremation services with visitation and a funeral or memorial service.

Metropolitan Funeral Service has a complete line of services including: pre-need, at-need, cremations, and worldwide shipping. When the need arises, call or visit one of our two locations and receive courteous, informative, and personalized service. The philosophy of the staff is, “Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories”.

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Peace of Mind

Metropolitan Funeral Service Offers Peace of MindWe understand that life is different for everyone and a person's life is special. For this reason, Metropolitan Funeral Service is committed to help you celebrate your love ones life, and to help you heal after your loss through personal service, peace of mind and pleasant memories.

Further, we understand that you are facing difficult decisions during your time of loss. Thus, we offer a one-stop service for you. Metropolitan Funeral Service is your caring provider for all your funeral needs.

Steps 1 - 5

Step 1 ~ The Arrangement
Step 2 ~ The Ceremony
Step 3 ~ The Final Disposition
Step 4 ~ The Repass
Step 5 ~ Aftercare

Step 1 ~ The Arrangement Conference

The Arrangement Conference is the meeting between you and a member of Metropolitan Funeral Service to discuss creating a meaningful personalized funeral service for your loved one.

During the conference, important information will be gathered for the service and you will be assisted in choosing personalized products for the service and the options of Entombment, Interment or Cremation.

Metropolitan Funeral Service offers an enormous selection of products: Caskets, Flowers, Register Book, Burial Garments, Obituary, Funeral program, Cemetery Plots, Vaults, Urns, Thank You Cards, Headstones and more to ensure a personal service.

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Step 2 ~ The Funeral or Memorial Ceremony

The funeral or memorial ceremony acknowledges and affirms the unique life of the person who passed. The ceremony is customized to celebrate the life of your loved one. A personalized eulogy may be delivered by a clergy person, a family member or a friend. Several family members and friends may also be requested to share special memories or to read from a favorite book. The ceremony will be customized o suit the life that is being remembered. If you wish for a favorite song to be sung, then we will gladly assist you. We still ensure that the ceremony is a celebration of life and comforting to the family and friends.

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Step 3 ~ The Final Disposition

The final disposition is the final opportunity to say goodbye. The final disposition may also include accompanying your loved ones to their final resting place, in the mausoleum, burial, or even dispersion of their ashes. Accompanying your loved one to their final resting place brings a necessary feeling of finality and allows everyone to share any final memories or goodbyes.

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it into future generations."

- Shaw

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Step 4 ~ The Repass

The RepassThe repass is an informal gathering for everyone to share. The repass may include a receiving line, a reception with light hor d'oeuvers, formal dining, any final dedication or memorabilia dispersion. The repass allows family and friends to comfort and support each other. Family members and friends may spend the time sharing more memories, crying and laughing together. This time allows the transition back to living again and demonstrates the continuity of life.

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Step 5 ~ Aftercare

AftercareAftercare is a tremendous outreach to grieving individuals to provide emotional support, locating resources, and moving them through the grieving process. In addition to the fore mentioned, aftercare is most vital for making referrals to other resources or medical help for those dealing with complicated grief. There are four tasks a healthy griever must accomplish according to author J.W. Worden: 1. to accept the reality of the loss; 2. to work through the pain of grief; 3. to adjust to an environment in which he deceased is missing; and 4. to emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life. We are prepared to help you accomplish these tasks effectively.

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