Funeral Home Planning Services in Pittsburgh

Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional. Our simple pre-planning form is designed specifically to provide you with an alternative way of considering funeral arrangements at your time of need.

    Step 1: General Information

    Step 2: Information About the Person for Whom this Funeral Home Plan is Written

    Step 3: Desired Services

    Step 4: Final Disposition

    Pre-Arranged Funeral Plans

    We plan for our wedding, our children’s education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto, and medical insurance. Pre-arranged funeral planning is no different. Please use our arrangement planner form above to get started. For more information about our services and funeral/cremation packages, please contact our North Hills location at 412-364-0510 or our Cranberry location at 724-772-8800.

    Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to plan their own arrangements. See how Devlin Funeral Home can help.

    Benefits of Pre-Planning

    Peace of Mind

    Numerous individuals who have experienced the emotional toll of organizing a funeral immediately after the loss of a cherished individual have opted to proactively arrange their own funeral in advance. This helps alleviates the burden from their loved ones, sparing them from the weighty responsibility of making decisions during a period of mourning and intense emotional strain.

    Personal Choice

    Opting for pre-planning grants you the invaluable opportunity to dedicate time towards making practical and meticulous decisions that align with your individual standards, lifestyle, preferences, and financial means. We guarantee both you and your family that the decisions you make will be meticulously executed according to your plans.

    Lower Costs

    Allocating funds for your funeral provides a safeguard against the potential rise in funeral expenses. By securing today’s funeral costs, you alleviate yourself from future anxieties and spare your loved ones from an unforeseen financial burden. This offers peace of mind, ensuring that both you and your family are protected from unexpected expenses down the road.

    Making funeral arrangements grants you ample time to carefully explore your choices and ensure that you address all essential aspects. The following checklist will help you to make sure you’ve thought of everything when you begin creating your personalized plan.

    Funeral Planning Checklist

    Vital Statistics

    The vital statistics that you submit with your plan will include your father’s name, your mother’s maiden name, your level of education, and your social security number.


    This includes fraternal, service, or union membership, along with any special recognition you might have. In addition, all of your friends and relatives who should be notified in the event of your passing.


    If you’re a veteran, you will need to include your military service, branch rank, date of enlistment, date of discharge, name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured, and serial number.

    Whether it’s a traditional funeral service or a cremation, Devlin Funeral Home is here to provide the support you need as you commemorate the life of your loved one.

    Ways in Which You Can Plan Ahead

    How to Plan Ahead

    • Make a list of your personal preferences for your obituary
    • Select a charity to which you would like to direct donations, if applicable
    • Decide on a funeral home to use
    • Write down any specific instructions for your final services and disposition that you would like to be followed

    Vital Statistics

    This encompasses your father’s full name, your mother’s maiden name, your educational level, and your social security number.


    • This comprises memberships in fraternities, service organizations, or unions, as well as any noteworthy recognitions you may have received
    • Individuals who should be informed in the event of your passing, including friends and relatives
    • If you’re a veteran, you will also need to include the following information: military service, branch and rank, date of enlistment, date of discharge, name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured, and serial number

    Funeral Service

    • Gather personal information for your obituary
    • Choose a charity to direct donations to, if desired
    • Choose a funeral home
    • Decide between burial or cremation
    • Select an appropriate casket or cremation container
    • Choose the desired location and type of service
    • Determine if you would like to have a viewing or visitation
    • Select a floral arrangement for the service


    • Choose a clergy member or officiator to preside over the service
    • Select musicians whose talents you would like to include
    • Choose pallbearers for the service
    • Determine friends or family members to perform the eulogy, read scripture, or prepare a speech


    • Choose a cemetery for the final resting place
    • Select a burial plot, cremation plot, or mausoleum, if applicable
    • Decide between above-ground or below-ground burial
    • Select a memorial or grave marker along with the desired inscription

    Contact Devlin Funeral Home

    Remember that there’s no need to make all of the decisions right away, and that the purpose of pre-planning is to allow yourself to take the time you need when considering your options and making the choices that are right for you. For personalized assistance in creating your plan, consult one of our experts by contacting us to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

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