Some people think it’s OK to put the cremated body on a shelf in their closet, or on the mantle above the fireplace. But a deceased human being is a deceased human being, whether in a casket or an urn. In the United States, we bury our dead in a permanent resting place so our loved one’s cremated body is protected, in a sacred place, where the body will always be treated with dignity and respect.

At the Forest Lawn Group of Cemeteries cremated bodies may be buried in an urn or scattered in-ground, or placed above ground in a columbarium or mausoleum niche. To learn more about cremation, please click here, call us at (716) 885-1600 or use the “Contact Us” form on this website.