You may have many questions during this difficult time. Do you
want to opt for cremation or would you prefer a burial? Is embalming necessary?
What type of ceremony or tribute is appropriate? We can help you with all of
these decisions and more.
While every situation is unique, a typical funeral with a
burial will entail embalming, choosing a casket, a viewing or visitation, a
funeral ceremony and a burial ceremony. Cremations may or may not have a
ceremony, but many do. Family may keep the ashes in an urn, bury them or
scatter them in a place that was special to the loved one. Many types of
ceremonies are possible with cremation.
Need help choosing a casket? There are a range of caskets
available in different finishes and materials. Wooden caskets come in a variety
of hardwoods with choices of furniture. Metal caskets can be steel or bronze.
There are also a variety of interiors available for you to choose from.
Urns for cremation ashes come in a variety of types depending
on the final disposition of the remains. We have urns appropriate for burial,
display and other dispositions. They come in marble, ceramic, wood and metal.
Many different styles are available in each material from traditional to
If your lost loved one was a veteran of the US military, we
offer a special Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony during which a flag is
folded and presented to the family, and Taps is played. There will be at least
two members of the armed forces participating in the ceremony.
We also wish to honor those who have been killed in the line of
duty in the armed forces, as a firefighter, police officer, or emergency
medical service (EMS) provider. For them we have a Fallen Heroes program where
we offer many traditional funeral services at no charge. Check the link on our
website for more information.
To help you through the grieving process, we offer bereavement
services, as well as many links for grief support on our website.
When it comes to funeral services, Roberts Funeral Home offers
a complete line: cremation, burials, urns, caskets, embalming, and more.
We serve all of Bradford County including Sayre, Athens,
Towanda, Canton, Troy, South, Waverly, Greens Landing, Wyalusing, Rome, and Le
Raysville. In Chemung County, NY we serve Elmira, Southport, Horseheads, West
Elmira, Elmira Heights, Veteran, Horseheads North, Chemung, Catlin, and Big