Welcome to Ithaca Cremation Service

If death has just occurred please call 607-274-7544

Ithaca Cremation Service was created to provide families in, and around, Tompkins County an affordable cremation service to care for their loved ones. If a death occurs outside of a facility that does not have holding capabilities we would be serving the following counties   Tompkins, Tioga, Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, and Cayuga. If death occurs within a facility  that has holding, outside of these counties,  we can serve your needs as well .

Our goal is to make this process as stress free as possible.

You can rest assured, that every person that comes through our doors is treated with the same dignity and respect.  



Full payment is expected when services are rendered. Our charges for Direct Cremation are $1400.00 with an additional $350.00 crematory fee. The total combined cost is $1750.00 There are potential additional costs, for example: removal outside of Tompkins County ($350.00),  or removal of a pacemaker ($100.00).

‚ÄčIthaca Cremation Service does NOT process Life Insurance Policies, Trust Accounts, Pre-Plan accounts, or personal bank accounts.  We do not work with the Department of Social Services in regards to payment. We are a cash only business and payment is due when services are rendered.  This is another way we are able to keep our costs low.

For Deaths occurring in Pennsylvania, at Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Sayre the funeral home charges are $1800.00.  This includes the additional $350.00 for the removal, and the required $50.00 coroner fee for Authorization to Cremate. There is an additional $350 crematory fee.Total combined cost is $2150.00There are potential additional charges; such as   removal of a pacemaker, etc.

NOTE: The cremation process takes a minimum of one week.

We do not guarantee a time frame at all; so if you are planning a service, we suggest you wait until you receive the cremains of your loved one to schedule

    Our cost includes the professional services of:

-Removal of the deceased from the place of death 

 -Obtaining the necessary authorizations

-Filing of the death certificate with the county Registrar

-Notify Social Security of the death 

-Transportation to the crematory

-Receiving cremated remains from the crematory


For more information on Veteran benefits, obtaining certified copies of the death certificate, and submitting an obituary to the newspaper, check our Resources tab

*Please be advised that the cremation process takes a minimum of one week*