Cremation Checklist

Pre-need planning

You and your family must make many decisions and gather various facts and documents when a death occurs. We realize this is a very difficult time and want you to know that our volunteers are here to help. Following information is helpful as you take care of your loved one’s final arrangements.

  • When a person is pronounced dead by the doctor, the family needs to contact the funeral home of their choice.
  • Asian Cremation USA has a web site and informative Asian Cremation USA NFP Resource Book for this purpose.
  • One may directly contact the one of our volunteers who will guide your family through the selection process of:
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The following checklist will help you remember what information about the decedent and items will be needed when meeting with a funeral arranger. To obtain death certificates, the funeral home will assist you. A doctor or coroner or medical examiner must certify the cause of death. Some information needed to complete for states vital statistic requirements:

  • Full legal name
  • Death place (city/country)
  • Death Date/Time
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Gender
  • Social Security number
  • Place of birth
  • Highest education
  • Home address
  • Date of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Occupation
  • Phone number, Fax number & Email address
  • Veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214)
  • Preferably new Clothes to put on after final ritual bath
  • Recent Photograph of the person and his favorite God/Goddess

The Death Certificate

A death certificate is a legal document signed by the attending physician indicating the cause of death and other vital statistics pertaining to the decedent. If your loved one died in an accident, the county medical examiner or coroner may prepare the form. The funeral arranger can help you prepare and file the death certificate with the state and assist you with purchasing certified copies.

The Death Certificate can be downloaded in PDF format Please click here

Determine who should be notified of death

Make a list of family members, close friends, employer or business colleagues, or anyone you believe should be notified or may want to attend the service.

Consider time constraints of having the services. The laws require a minimum of 24 hours pass between time of death and cremation. The required paperwork may take longer than this time period.