Making Decisions Regarding Mortuaries in Hawaii

Making decisions involving mortuaries is never an easy task; the degree of emotional difficulty is doubled when these decisions are left until the death has already occurred.

This list of current costs – from mortuaries on all islands in Hawai‘i – for cremation, burial, funeral services, caskets and cremation urns, can help to simplify the decision process.

Taking time to look at the options now, when our own death or the death of a loved one is not imminent, can help to avert the angst of facing last-minute decisions when we are least equipped to make them. Becoming familiar with some of the terminology now also demystifies the decision-making process.

Knowing your rights as spelled out under the Federal Trade Commission’s Funeral Rule will help to clear away any misconceptions about buying a casket or urn and to sidestep any sense of sales pressure.

Download the PDF file Funeral Cremation and Burial Costs (as of 01/04/2021)

Funerals & Memorials are very different these days. What are new ways to grieve, mourn, comfort and honor?

How are we supporting people in our community whose loved ones have died but are not able to go to funerals or memorials in a usual way because of the pandemic? In Hawai‘i, about 1,000 people die a month so nearly 6,000 people have died since gathering restrictions began impacting 10s of 1000s of people have not been able to grieve, mourn and comfort each other.

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