Recommended Readings for Funeral Services

Readings are an essential way to personalize a funeral service. Some people may choose to select these readings themselves ahead of time, while other people let their family or friends choose for them. Selecting the readings for your funeral services while pre-planning is a great way to place a personal touch on the funeral, but fortunately, there are many traditional options to choose from for those who have not yet made their decision. Continue reading

Selecting Music for a Funeral

Music is a way to connect people, spark a memory, and set a mood. It’s not just for festivals or parties but can be used to set the right tone and environment at a funeral. At Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes, we know that the right music can help those who are grieving by offering comfort. Keep in mind that some songs are not appropriate for a solemn occasion, so it is important to choose songs carefully. Here are a few things to consider while selecting music for a funeral: Continue reading

Pet Estate Planning

Over 70% of households in the U.S. include a pet, therefore, it is essential to consider your pet during your funeral planning. Our pets, whether they are birds, dogs, kittens, turtles, or other animals, are considered a part of the family, so it is critical to plan for their future the same way you would arrange care for a child. Continue reading

Keepsake Urns and Jewelry

Keepsake urns and cremation jewelry are a special way to carry a part of your loved one with you wherever you go. Many of us have an emotional attachment to our families, friends, and pets, which does not leave us after they die. With a wide range of keepsake urns and jewelry options, you can continue to uniquely express your love and devotion. Continue reading

What is a Cremation Container?

Between cremation containers, cremation urns, and caskets, there are several types of receptacles that may be used during the cremation process. With so many options, many times, the differences between them can be confusing.  At Beinhauer Funeral home, we understand how personal and important this choice is, so we have put together a guide to help you through the decision-making process. Continue reading

Stockings for Soldiers 2018

The 2018 Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes 4th Annual Stockings for Soldiers Program will begin on October 15th and conclude on November 30th.  Any stockings donated after November 30th will be given to local veterans charities.  For more information, please see the flier or call Amanda at 724-969-0200.

Beinhauer Photo Booth Fundraiser Information

On behalf of Peters Township Character Counts, Shelly Belcher of the PT School District, and Jocelyn Lynch of PT Character Counts, received a check with the funds the Beinhauer Photo Booth raised during the Peters Township Community Day this summer. This donation will be used to prepare for the September 25 Kickoff event for “Rachel’s Challenge” being implemented in the Peters Township School District in the 2018/19 school year.
 
Rachel’s Challenge is a peer mentoring initiative for students, which is named after Rachel Scott, the first student to be shot at Columbine, but remembered and honored for her theory that “if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” The program seeks to make schools safer, more connected places, where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.
 
The Kickoff event for our school district will feature Rachel’s father, Mr. Darrell Scott, who will talk about his daughter’s life, death, and the impact her words can have on our community. He will speak at the South Hills Bible Chapel on September 25 at 6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

How to Care for a Gravesite

Caring for a loved one’s gravesite is a way to respect and honor the deceased, as well as a way to reflect on the times you had together. Many people visit the grave of their family members and friends to talk to them and reminisce.  Why not make the most of your time there and clean up the gravesite? We’ve put together a few tips on how to maintain a burial site. Continue reading

Ensure the safety of important personal documents before your death

Throughout your life, you’ve probably saved dozens of boxes that contained important information.  Whether financial statements for tax purposes or other personal records, you surely thought, one day, they’ll be useful.

It’s better to be safe, rather than sorry, in terms of keeping paperwork.  However, problems can arise when you need immediate access to a specific document in the event of an emergency. Continue reading