When there is a death, it leaves an emptiness in our life. Grieving from that loss is emotional. Learning about grief and the grieving process can help you begin healing. If a death occurs, please contact us immediately – we’re available any time.
Holiday Floral & Wreath Policy
We thank you choosing Laurel Hill to be of service to your family. As you may have experienced, many things have changed due to COVID. Same is true for us here at Laurel Hill. Unfortunately, we have discontinued the floral and wreath order and placement program due to decreasing participation and rising costs. Beginning this year, the Laurel Hill staff will no longer be able to directly administer and manage your orders.
If you wish to continue the tradition of sending holidays wreaths or flowers to your loved one’s property, we ask you contact a local florist of your choice to order. We do not have a recommended florist, but you can Google our 19004 zip code and choose from one of the reputable florists listed.
Please let your florist know the following:
- Full name of the loved one who passed
- Section name and lot number – Example: Southlawn #282
- The florist is responsible for placing the arrangement on the gravesite; The florist will not be able to leave the arrangements for our staff to place
- The florist will need to come to our front desk, request a map and someone will assist them by highlighting the location on the map. Please understand we will not be responsible for any arrangements not delivered.
We are disappointed we can no longer administer this program directly and very much appreciate your understanding as we amend our operations so that you can continue this tribute to your loved ones.
Thank you for your understanding.
To navigate to a specific grave at Laurel Hill Cemeteries, use the links below or download our webCemeteries app (Android & Apple supported)
From genealogy to acquiring necessary documents, below is a list of local organizations to help you find the information you need.
Death Certificates – Vital Records
Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Vital Records provides information on acquiring birth and death certificates.
Death Certificates – VitalChek
VitalChek is a source for government-issued vital records. They offer secure online ordering, partnerships throughout the country, and quick turnaround.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Information about benefits for veterans and their families.
FUNERAL CONSUMERS ALLIANCE
Ensuring consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones. FCA offers objective facts about funeral planning so families can plan a meaningful goodbye that fits their needs and their budget.
Green Burial Council
Since 2005, the Green Burial Council has been working to make burial sustainable for the planet, meaningful for the families, and economically viable for the provider. And in that short period of time, we’ve emerged as the “gold standard” among consumers, land trusts, park service agencies as well the cemetery/funeral profession.
Offers news, a consumer resource guide, and cremation guidelines.
Main Line Genealogy Club
The Main Line Genealogy Club meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn.
Features cemetery and funeral glossaries, FAQs, consumer guides, and directory listings in Pennsylvania.
The Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES®) is the most comprehensive program for designing, developing and maintaining sustainable landscapes. The SITES rating system helps conserve, restore and create the benefits provided by healthy ecosystems. This website will go into detail about what it means for our green burial section at Laurel Hill West, Nature’s Sanctuary, to be SITES Gold Certified.
Social Security Administration
Answers questions about social security benefits, including qualifying and applying for benefits.
Grief & Aftercare – Organizations
Provides grief articles, information on publications, details on claiming benefits, making funeral arrangements, and an overview of financial and legal action steps to take when someone dies.
CaringInfo is a national consumer education and engagement program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. CaringInfo has provided millions of advance directives to individuals free of charge plus free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.
Center for Loss and Life Transition
The Center for Loss and Life Transition is an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them by providing books, articles and other resources to help with the grieving process.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Grief & Aftercare – Books
Life After Death: A Wellness Guide for the Bereaved
by Lucille Rosetti / Grief and loss affect everyone at some point during their lives. Whether the loss of someone you care about is anticipated or completely unexpected, the feelings are profound. We want to share tools to help you through this process. We understand what you are going through.
THE ORPHANED ADULT
by Alexander Levy / Incorporating his own personal experience with the accounts of others who have lost their parents, psychologist Alexander Levy examines this profound life-changing event.
UNDERSTANDING GRIEF: HELPING YOURSELF HEAL
by Alan Wolfelt / This classic resource helps guide the bereaved person through the loss of a loved one, and provides an opportunity to learn to live with and work through the personal grief process.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF: TEN ESSENTIAL TOUCHSTONES FOR FINDING HOPE AND HEALING YOUR HEART
by Alan D. Wolfelt / Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner’s need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person’s grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have.