Death Away From Home

When a death occurs away from home, the entire situation grows even more complex. That’s when the professional services of your hometown funeral director become even more valuable. Contact us immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if a death occurs away from home. We are both your advisor and your agent, working with other professionals long-distance, and coordinating the many services required.

We belong to a nationwide association of funeral directors, which greatly enhances our ability to efficiently coordinate the legal and practical details of a death away from home, and may even save you money by dealing with us directly. We will assist you in:

  • Transferring the deceased from the place of death.
  • Preparation of the deceased for transporting to the home area.
  • Providing a transportation container.
  • Arranging for all required documents and permits in the city where death occurred.
  • Arranging for airline transportation.
  • Transporting the deceased to the airport and ensuring the deceased is shipped properly.
  • Beginning arrangements or services.
  • Notifying newspapers to keep local residents informed.
  • Arranging for cremation where the death occurred and transportation of the cremated remains back to the home area.

International Death

If a family member dies while outside the United States, the U.S Embassy will come to your assistance. An Embassy official in the country where the death occurred will be contacted, and he or she will contact the State Department in Washington, D.C to notify the next of kin. You will also need a funeral home of that country to help assist you as well.

You should immediately contact us when a death occurs abroad. We are well versed in the procedures for returning the deceased to the United States and have worked with various countries. Although it may be difficult, you will need to understand that this process may take a few weeks, or even longer, depending on which country the death occurred. We will do everything possible to expedite the process for you.