My dad passed away. He wasn't very religious and didn't want us to spend any money on a big funeral. He wanted to be cremated. We planned on having his ashes scattered at sea and maybe have a reception or service later at our home. I called around a lot when he was sick. Spoke to a bunch of people. Prices were all over the place. A lot of ""cremation clubs"" and other sort of shady places came up in my search. A lot of funeral homes as well. I didn't know most funeral homes were crematories too. Most places were the same, said the same thing etc. But the pricing was all over the map. A lot of places had no where to go. They kept pushing for an ""in home "" visit. Honestly I don't want strangers in my home , no offense. I also want to see the place. You would be suprisd to find out how many of these places don't actually have a location, Anyway, this funeral home was local to us and were very accomodating in regard to my availability. They were very knowledgeable and made sure that I understood what was going on. It was pretty painless but California certainly requires a lot of paperwork before you can cremate. These folks did exactly what we wanted and the price was pretty darn good to. No complaints and I recommend them.
Pros: Professional, inexpensive