The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority.
At Bedle Funeral Home, our foundation has always been service and support during difficult times. While these current challenges are unlike anything any of us have experienced in the past, we want to assure you we remain focused on your safety and providing first class, responsible service as we get through this together.
To assist with our community’s efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we continue to monitor and follow local and state laws and guidance as it relates to gatherings and all other mandated and suggested precautions from our local and state leaders. We also monitor, and advise you remain aware of, the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):
March 22, 2020
In this ever-changing climate, where information and guidelines are always changing, we are here to answer your questions. In response to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107, the following guidance has been put forth for New Jersey funeral home operations. (Please rest assured that funeral homes and services remain available 24/7 to care for the needs of our communities)
“In order to curtail community-spread and provide for adequate social distancing, all residents are ordered to remain in their residences and not gather publicly. All public funeral gatherings, viewings or ceremonies therefore should not be conducted in any funeral home, place of worship, cemetery or crematory until further notice. Only immediate family should be permitted to privately identify, participate in a non-public viewing and/or abbreviated service and witness the final disposition (if the individual cemetery or crematory permits).”
Since a gathering of no more than 10 people is permitted, please be mindful that this includes one funeral director and a celebrant/officiant/clergy member, if any. We are still able to take prompt and efficient care of your loved ones, 24/7. Burial, cremation, entombment, donation may still take place in the immediate time frame, with the recommendation that public commemorations are postponed until the order is lifted. While we ride this out together, here are some of the ways we have adapted our practices to provide un-interrupted and seamless services to the families we are honored to serve:
•Ability to coordinate all arrangements with family members via teleconferencing with our funeral directors
•Coordination of prompt and secure e-signatures for all legal documents that require review and signatures
•Though public services will be limited/postponed, we can honor your loved ones and celebrate their lives immediately with the creation and sharing of their life stories and photo tributes, all in the digital environment
•Family and friends who cannot gather at this time may express their memories and condolences on our online guest registry
•Streaming/recording abilities for the limited immediate services
We care deeply for the health and safety of you, our communities, the families we serve and our dedicated staff. We are all in this together as we serve each other and keep each other safe. Please reach out to us at any time if you need guidance, have any questions or needs - we are here for you. Stay safe, we love you!
You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.