Benefits Of a San Diego Cremation Versus a Traditional Burial

by | Jan 9, 2014 | Funeral Services

When a loved one passes away, it’s the duty of the family to fulfill their final wishes. Industry statistics show in a continually increasing number of cases, cremation in San Diego CA is the option of choice over a traditional burial. While of course it’s a personal choice for the individual and their family, there are a number of benefits to choosing cremation from your local Community Mortuary.


For those without life insurance or simply the frugal individual, cremation is vastly less expensive than traditional burial. While costs vary among mortuaries, it can be as low as $500 and go as high as $2,500. Compare this to the traditional funeral at $7,000-$10,000 and it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing this option. Gone are the need for a casket or a grave spot. Keep in mind a grave spot can end up costing as much as the funeral itself. While some people choose to bury the ashes, too, it’s not required.


In a day and age where families are far flung, it’s often difficult to have everyone fly in on a moment’s notice for a funeral. With a cremation, it’s easier for families to take their time and plan the type of farewell sendoff they want, giving family and friends time to come into town for the service. For those looking for a traditional service, cremation can accommodate this as well, since cremation can take place at any point in the funeral process. A family can choose to have the full, traditional service, including visitation prior to the service and a church funeral. Cremation can take place before or after the service. Moreover, families can choose to do the cremation privately and hold a public service whenever it’s convenient for the rest of the friends and family members.

If you’re considering a Cremation in San Diego, the staff of the mortuary can guide you in the decision, for yourself in the future or for an at-need family. If you’re the one wishing to have a cremation in the future, it’s always best to make everyone aware of your wishes, alleviating any ambiguity and relieving the family members of the stress of making a decision about what you would prefer.

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