Our Cremation Safeguards

At The Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, we provide experiences that celebrate life. We know that togetherness and having a shared, uplifting service experience with family, friends, and neighbors help healing begin.

Weirton’s Only Onsite Crematory

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home and cremation service is now the only locally owned funeral home in Weirton. We are also the only cremation service provider in Weirton that owns & operates its own crematory onsite.

Our Standards of Excellence

1) Your Loved One Is Always Cared For By Our Professionals

While every funeral home offers cremation services, you should be aware not all own a crematory and take the same care with the process. Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home has an onsite crematory and carefully designed procedures which are accountable and every step is managed by our staff.

2) Tracking System

Every step of your loved one’s care is documented in our tracking system and they will be assigned a unique identi­fication number, which is stamped into a stainless steel identifi­cation disc. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility and name of the transfer technician. Personal belongings are cataloged and placed in a secure area for their return to the family.

3) Authorizations

State law requires completion of authorization forms which we will provide to you and help you complete. In addition, we will see to it that all permits and paperwork are completed prior to cremation taking place.

4) Our Cremation Process

We only cremate one person at a time and our cremation chamber is never used for pets and animals. The metal identification tag is safeguarded during the cremation process.

5) Transfer Back To You

The only time your loved one leaves the care of our staff is when the cremated remains are transferred back your family. The number on the tag will be part of our company’s record keeping archive.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Cremation is an environmentally conscious choice, especially when considering options like Weirton Crematory. Cremation requires the burning of fossil fuels, and some older cremation facilities can use significantly more energy compared to newer ones. Even though the cremation process uses significant resources, earth-friendly cremation options can make the process more earth-friendly.

Beginning your cremation planning journey with Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services involves thoughtful consideration and open communication:

  1. Discussion with Loved Ones: Share your decision with those closest to you, as it deeply impacts how they will remember and honor your life.
  2. Understanding Cremation Options: We offer various cremation services, from traditional to direct cremation. Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services experts will guide you through each option, ensuring you find the right fit for your wishes.
  3. Professional Guidance: Our compassionate team is here to provide you with personalized advice and support, helping you make informed decisions about your end-of-life plans.

To ensure your wishes are respected and clearly communicated, consider these steps:

  1. Making Informed Decisions: After exploring options with Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services, document your specific wishes, from the service type to the final disposition of remains.
  2. Legal Documentation: Incorporate your cremation plans into your Will, and discuss your decisions with the executor of your estate to ensure your wishes are carried out.
  3. Financial Arrangements: Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services offers transparent guidance on cremation costs, including pre-payment options to secure today’s prices, relieving your loved ones of future financial burdens.

To ensure your wishes are respected and clearly communicated, consider these steps:

  1. Making Informed Decisions: After exploring options with Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services, document your specific wishes, from the service type to the final disposition of remains.
  2. Legal Documentation: Incorporate your cremation plans into your Will, and discuss your decisions with the executor of your estate to ensure your wishes are carried out.
  3. Financial Arrangements: Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services offers transparent guidance on cremation costs, including pre-payment options to secure today’s prices, relieving your loved ones of future financial burdens.

Your options for the final disposition of your ashes include scattering in a meaningful location, interment in a columbarium, or placement in an urn. Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services respects your choice and offers guidance on each option, including legal considerations and personalizing memorial services to reflect your wishes.

Opting for Greco-Hertnick funeral home and cremation services ensures you receive compassionate, personalized support from a team dedicated to honoring your legacy with dignity. Our comprehensive approach to cremation planning, from detailed consultations to customizable service options, makes us a trusted partner in creating a meaningful farewell that respects your wishes and supports your loved ones.

Below are resources that can help you make informed decisions about earth-friendly services. Please call one of our directors or email us for more information anytime or use our contact us form for more.