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.

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    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

    Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.

    Personal Choice

    Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

    Lower Costs

    You do not have to set aside funds, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today’s funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.

    There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details.

    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

    Funeral Service

    • Gather personal information for your obituary
    • Choose a charity to direct donations to, if desired
    • Choose a funeral home
    • Make note of any special instructions you desire for your services and final disposition
    • Choose burial or cremation
    • Select a casket or cremation container
    • Choose the location and type of service
    • Decide whether you’d like to have a viewing or visitation
    • Choose a floral arrangement


    • Choose a clergy member or officiator to preside over the service
    • Select any musicians whose talents you’d like to employ
    • Select pallbearers
    • Choose friends or family members to perform the eulogy, read scripture, or prepare a speech


    • Choose a cemetery
    • Select a burial or cremation plot, or a mausoleum, if appropriate
    • Decide between above- and below-ground burial
    • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription

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