Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
General Price List

These prices are effective as of 1/1/2017 and are subject to change without notice.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York State Department of Health both require that certain disclosures be made by funeral providers on the General Price List. Although these disclosures are similar, they are not exactly the same.  This General Price List contains both sets of the required disclosures.  The disclosures required by the FTC, when different from those required by the Department of Health, are preceded by the letters "FTC."

The goods and services shown below are those we can provide our customers.  You may choose only the items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our services.  If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral services and merchandise you selected.

This list may not include prices for certain items that you select, such as cemetery charges or crematory services, flowers, and newspaper notices.  The estimated or final prices for those items will be shown on the itemized statement describing the funeral services and merchandise you selected.  We charge you for our services in buying certain items.

Your authorization is required for a funeral home to obtain custody of a body, and a body must be released promptly upon you request.

The Provider of funeral services is required to give price information in person and over the telephone.

A provider of funeral services is prohibited from representing that the deterioration of human remains can be prevented for more than a limited time by embalming, caskets, vaults or outer interment receptacles.

(FTC) "The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers.  You may choose only the items you desire.  However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our services.  If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected."

(FTC) "This list does not include prices for certain items that you may ask us to buy for you, such as cemetery or crematory services, flowers, and newspaper notices.  The prices for those items will be shown on your bill or the statement describing the funeral goods and services you selected."


ALTERNATIVE SERVICES:

The following charges for direct burial and direct cremation do not include additional items or services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select.

DIRECT CREMATION 
Prices range from $  2,950.00
which includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing of necessary authorization, basic local transportation to the crematory, an alternative container for cremation, and return of the remains to the funeral home.
to ......................................$ 2,855.00
which includes the services as described above but with the cremation container supplied by the customer.

NOTE:  The above charges DO NOT include the cremation fee. ($375.00)

(FTC) “If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you may use an unfinished wooden box or an alternative container.  Alternative containers can be made of heavy cardboard, pressed wood or composition materials (with or without an outside covering), or may be pouches of canvas or other materials.”


DIRECT (IMMEDIATE) BURIALS
Prices range from $  3,370.00
which includes the local transfer of remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing of necessary authorizations, basic local transportation to the cemetery, and an alternative container.
to:......................................$ 3,275.00
which includes the services as described above but with the alternative container supplied by the customer.

NOTE:  Direct burial prices DO NOT include cemetery charges


TRADITIONAL SERVICES
TRANSFER OF REMAINS TO THE FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT INCLUDING PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLE.
Local:  Within 20 mile radius........................................................ $ 395.00
Charge per mile beyond local range.................................... $    2.20

PREPARATION OF REMAINS:
Embalming (including use of preparation room)........................... $   795.00
Embalming of Autopsied remains............................................................ $   950.00
Embalming of Infectious Disease remains (inc PPE)...................$ 1,250.00
Embalming of Organ/ Tissue Donor Remains.................................$950.00  to  $1,250.00
(Depending on donor type)

NOTE:  In New York State, embalming is not required by law.

If you do not want embalming, you have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for embalming such as a direct cremation or direct burial.  If you select certain funeral arrangements, such as viewing or an open casket funeral, embalming may be required by the funeral firm.

(FTC) "Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law.  Embalming may be necessary, however; if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with a viewing.  If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement which does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial."


OTHER PREPARATION (Excluding Embalming)

Preparation of the remains, unless selected, is not required for direct cremation or for direct burial.
a.      Topical Disinfection (including use of preparation room)... $ 240.00
b.      Custodial Care (Charged Per Day after 24 hours)................ $  50.00
NOTE:  "Custodial Care" will not be charged on the days when embalming or other preparation of the remains occurs, visitation is held or a funeral service is conducted.
c.      Dressing/Casketing................................................................ $  120.00
d.      Cosmetology...............................................................................$  95.00
e.      Restoration............................................................................ $ 100.00/hr.


ARRANGEMENTS
The charge for our services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.  However, this charge will not be added to the cost for direct cremation, direct burial, forwarding of remains, or receiving of remains because the prices for those services include this charge.
(FTC) "This fee for our services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select.  (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)"

Basic arrangements:  including funeral director, other staff, equipment, and facilities to respond to initial request for service, the arrangement conference, securing of necessary authorizations, and coordination of service plans with parties involved in the final disposition of the deceased......................................................................................................... $ 1,995.00


SUPERVISION (FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STAFF)

Supervision for visitation: first hour................................................. $ 195.00
                         
each additional hour.................................................$ 100.00
Supervision for Funeral Service....................................................... $ 300.00
Supervision for Graveside Service:
         with public attendance............................................................. $ 150.00
         without public attendance..................................................... $ 125.00
Supervision for Memorial Service:................................................. $ 300.00
Supervision for Disinterment............................................................. $ 395.00
                   with handling of remains............................................. $ 2,000.00


Supervision for services at facility other than funeral home
OR supervision in church with no prior visitation or service at funeral home...................... $ 275.00


FACILITIES:

Visitation:          First day or any part thereof................................ $ 275.00
                           Second day or any part thereof........................ $ 175.00
                           Third day or any part thereof.............................. $ 175.00
                           Preview/Family Identification............................ $ 175.00
Funeral Service with prior visitation................................................... $ 350.00
Funeral Service immediately following visitation.................... $ 250.00
Memorial Service only................................................................... ...............$ 400.00
Prayer Service (just prior to Mass)....................................................... $ 250.00
Refrigeration per day......................................................................................$  50.00

FTC COMBINATION STAFF & FACILITIES CHARGES DISCLOSURE:

        Use of facilities & staff for 1 hour visitation/day............... $ 375.00
         Use of facilities & staff for funeral service.......................... .$ 500.00
         Use of facilities & staff for memorial service.......................$ 700.00
         Use of equipment & staff for graveside service................$ 425.00


LIVERY:

         Rosewood Coach:  Local within 20 miles............................................. $ 495.00
                           $2.20/mile thereafter
       Hearse: Local within 20 miles..................................................$ 375.00
                           $2.20/mile thereafter
        Limousine:  Local within 20 miles....................................... $ 175.00

                           $2.20/mile thereafter
        Passenger Car:  Local within 20 miles............................. $  95.00
                           2.20/mile thereafter
        Clergy / Lead Car:  Local within 20 miles......................$  95.00
                           2.20/mile thereafter
        Pallbearer Car:  Local within 20 miles................................$ 150.00
                           2.20/mile thereafter
        Flower Car:  Local within 20 miles....................................... $  95.00
                           2.20/mile thereafter
        Service/Utility Vehicle:  Local within 20 miles............$ 250.00
                           2.20/mile thereafter


MERCHANDISE:
         Caskets and alternative containers:
        (A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home)
                          Prices range from:............................................... $  575.00
                           to:............................................................................ ........$ 33,500.00

The Federal Trade Commission prohibits the provider of funeral services from imposing any additional fee or surcharge to consumers who obtain a casket elsewhere.

         Outer interment receptacles:
        (A complete price list will be provided at the funeral home)
                          Prices range from:............................................... .$   1,175.00
                           to:..................................................................................... $ 11,500.00
Burial Clothing:
                          Prices range from:......................................$  75.00
                           to:........................................................................ ..$ 200.00

Cremation Urns:
                          Prices range from:.................................... $  75.00
                           to:....................................................................... $ 3,000.00


ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND MERCHANDISE:

Use and set up of equipment for visitation (in alternative facility:........................................................................................... $ 275.00

Visitation other than at funeral home per day or portion thereof:............................................................................................$ 350.00


The prices in this section may include a charge for our services
in buying these items.
        Register Book............................................. $        45.00   to   $ 145.00
        Printed Memorial Cards (per 25)........................................... $  15.00
        Printed Prayer Cards (per 100).............................................. .$  60.00
        Acknowledgement Cards (per box of 25).......................$  10.00
        Cross / Crucifix..................................................................... $  20.00
        Hairdressing........................................................................... .$  60.00
        Funeral Programs (per 100)..........................................$  80.00
        Memorial Packages............................................................$      225.00   to   $ 125.00
              Includes:  Register Book, 100 Prayer Cards, 50 Acknowledgement Cards
       Temporary Grave Marker.......................... $        45.00   to   $  25.00
        Vault Company Equipment.....................$      190.00   to   $ 135.00


LIMITED SERVICES:

FORWARDING REMAINS TO ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME:
This charge includes the transfer of the remains to the funeral home, staff services, securing necessary authorizations, local transportation to point of shipment, and a minimum shipping container.  The charge does not include shipping charges or additional items of services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select............................................................................$ 3,610.00

Transportation beyond local point of shipment will be billed either as livery or common carrier charges depending upon the forwarding location.  Local point of shipment is up to 20 miles.


RECEIVING REMAINS FROM ANOTHER FUNERAL HOME:

This charge includes basic transportation of the remains to the funeral home and/or place of local disposition, staff services, and securing necessary authorizations.  The charge does not include additional items of services, merchandise, facility use, and livery that the customer may wish to select......................................................................................................... $ 2,915.00
Transportation beyond a local place of disposition will be billed as livery charges.  Local place of disposition is up to 20 miles.


CASH ADVANCES:  Services and merchandise provided as cash advance items will be billed at the same amount paid by the funeral firm.

CASH ADVANCE ITEMS SHOULD BE PAID PRIOR TO THE FUNERAL.

- Cemetery and/or Crematory
- Death Certificate Transcripts
- Clergy Honoraria
- Public Transportation
- Newspaper Notices
- Telephone Charges
- Church or Facility Fees
- Musician Fees

- Any questions relating to the charges for services or items listed in this General Price List- can be explained by a licensed funeral director to help better understand options related to individualized service arrangements