Neptune Cremation Service at Milmont Park – William Rafferty, Jr., Supervisor
800 West Mac Dade Blvd. Suite A
Milmont Park, PA 19033
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Places to Scatter Ashes in Pennsylvania
Just south of Forksville and surrounded by the Loyalsock State Forest, the 780-acre park is mountainous, full of foliage and diverse wildlife, and has some great areas for boating in the mountain steam. The best times to visit for scenic views are in June, when the mountain laurels bloom, and in October, for fall foliage. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources describes the park as “virtually in a class by itself.”Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, there are no state laws controlling where you may keep or scatter ashes. Ashes may be stored in a crypt, niche, grave, or container at home. Cremation renders ashes harmless, so there is no public health risk involved in scattering ashes. Use common sense and refrain from scattering in places where they would be obvious to others.
Pennsylvania Cremation FAQs
What happens when you can't afford funeral services in Pennsylvania?
The state of Pennsylvania offers burial benefits to those who are already receiving assistance through Social Security or who are eligible for cash benefits through the Department of Human Services before death. Nursing home residents who have received state or SSI assistance since 1973 are also eligible. The program is administered through county Human Services offices.
What is state cremation rate?
Pennsylvania cremation rate is 51-60%, according to 2020 CANA Annual Report.
What veterans’ benefits are available in Pennsylvania?
The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a fixed amount toward funeral expenses; a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or marker; a United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); and an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of the veteran’s service.
How many funeral homes are there in Pennsylvania?
There are 1798 funeral homes in 735 cities of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania State Facts
State nickname: Keystone State, Quaker State
State motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence.
State animal: Whitetail deer
State bird: Ruffed grouse
State tree: Hemlock
State flower: Mountain Laurel
Bonus fact 1: The Philadelphia Zoo was the first public zoo in the United States and was founded by Benjamin Franklin.
Bonus fact 2: The polio vaccine was created in Pittsburgh in 1955. Children in the city were the first to be given the new vaccine.
Bonus fact 3: Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Washington County, Pennsylvania, is the oldest-known site of human habitation in North America dating back 16,000 years.
Bonus fact 4: The world’s first commercial radio station, KDKA, began broadcasting in Pittsburgh on Nov. 2, 1920. The first programming was announcing the presidential election results.
Bonus fact 5: The Warner Brothers got their start leasing the Cascade Theater in New Castle from 1906-1907. They borrowed chairs from the nearby funeral home, but had to return them (and thus were not able to show films) when someone died.