Bethesda, MD

Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in Bethesda, MD

Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc. has a history and reputation of excellence. Committed to providing top-quality service at an affordable price, the funeral directors there serve families from all walks of life. They offer a wide range of services and ceremonies, from a traditional funeral format to a highly personalized theater-based event.

Families must choose whether to inter or cremate their loved one. This can be a complicated decision for some families, especially if the loved one never clearly stated the means of final disposition that they preferred. We are here to help you come to the correct decision.

Once you decide this, the other points become clear. If burial is selected, then you must pick a casket, vault, cemetery and plot. We will assist you with all of these choices. Cremation has become more popular as of late. It is a convenient option to burial because you can travel with your loved one’s cremated remains if you move, and you can always have them near you. If you decide to have your loved one cremated, you can also place their inurned cremated remains in a columbarium niche, inter them or scatter the ashes.

We now feature a Direct Cremation package that comes with a simple wooden urn and 5 certified copies of the death certificate. We also offer cremation with a memorial service that can take place in the setting and at the time and date of your choosing. Some communities permit you the option of having a “green burial.” If that would be your loved one’s preference, we will help you find an alternative that is safe for the environment.

You must also decide the way in which you would like to celebrate the life of the departed. If you would like the comfort of a traditional service, you can choose the much-used format of a wake followed by a funeral service in a church or chapel. You may select a graveside service, which is a simple ceremony conducted at the cemetery with family and friends assembled at the burial site. This is perfect for those who do not desire to use a chapel, or just want a basic and respectful service. A complete service may be performed at a chosen temple or chapel where family and friends gather, and then those who would like to attend the brief interment service may proceed to the cemetery.  

Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc. also provides monument services. We serve many Jewish families, and in that tradition a grave should be marked as soon as possible. Our monuments are made of the highest quality stone, and we work closely with families to determine the inscription, text and images.