Obituaries

Gennaro Merola
B: 1933-06-19
D: 2018-06-16
View Details
Merola, Gennaro
Kaitlyn Bernhardt
B: 2002-12-20
D: 2018-06-15
View Details
Bernhardt, Kaitlyn
Julia Del Negro
B: 1928-06-20
D: 2018-06-09
View Details
Del Negro, Julia
Concetta Ammatuna
B: 1930-10-26
D: 2018-06-07
View Details
Ammatuna, Concetta
Maria Ruscitti
B: 1919-04-17
D: 2018-06-03
View Details
Ruscitti, Maria
Harriet Weidler
B: 1943-04-06
D: 2018-06-02
View Details
Weidler, Harriet
Maria Cosenza
B: 1954-08-18
D: 2018-06-02
View Details
Cosenza, Maria
Vincent Marinello
B: 1928-01-05
D: 2018-06-01
View Details
Marinello, Vincent
Angelina Franzo
B: 1938-02-26
D: 2018-05-29
View Details
Franzo, Angelina
Fanney Zaffiro
B: 1918-10-06
D: 2018-05-26
View Details
Zaffiro, Fanney
Milton Paul Lazides
B: 1924-08-26
D: 2018-05-19
View Details
Lazides, Milton Paul
Rose Vitarelli
B: 1918-01-01
D: 2018-05-19
View Details
Vitarelli, Rose
Maria Guarnieri
B: 1962-02-04
D: 2018-05-18
View Details
Guarnieri, Maria
Arthur Santa Maria
B: 1940-02-27
D: 2018-05-12
View Details
Santa Maria, Arthur
Donald Phelan
B: 1973-07-17
D: 2018-05-11
View Details
Phelan, Donald
Nicholas Stathakos
B: 1927-05-04
D: 2018-05-10
View Details
Stathakos, Nicholas
Elisabetta Mora
B: 1925-02-18
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Mora, Elisabetta
Evelyn Ragona-Voda
B: 1921-09-03
D: 2018-05-04
View Details
Ragona-Voda, Evelyn
Lorraine Rizzo
B: 1948-07-29
D: 2018-05-03
View Details
Rizzo, Lorraine
Vincenzo Russo
B: 1926-01-05
D: 2018-04-27
View Details
Russo, Vincenzo
Maria Mangone
B: 1922-05-15
D: 2018-04-26
View Details
Mangone, Maria

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1401 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Phone: (718) 331-8000
Fax: 718-621-9713

Ash Scattering Services

For families who have chosen cremation for a loved one, the next decision involves what to do with the remains. Some choose to keep the cremated remains in their home, have them placed in a columbarium niche at a local cemetery, or scatter the ashes in a meaningful place.

Ash Scattering

Cremation provides families with more time to arrange where and how to scatter the ashes. While there is no policing agency overseeing scattering, there are some basics you should know:

  • If you plan on scattering ashes on private property, it's smart to receive written permission from the owner.
  • Public parks require that you obtain a scattering permit.
  • There are no regulations regarding ash scattering on uncontrolled public lands; you need to use your own judgment.
  • You should not scatter ashes within 100 yards of public roads or trails.
  • The cremation container must be disposed of separately and in an environmentally-safe manner.
  • Scattering ashes in inland waters is governed by the Clean Water Act so it's important to obtain a permit from the agency that oversees waterways.
  • Ash scattering at sea must be done at a minimum of three nautical miles from the coastline.
  • Any flowers or wreaths used in the ash scattering ceremony held at sea must decompose. No plastic flowers or other non-decomposable items should be left behind.
  • For ash scattering done at sea, the Environmental Protection Agency requires that you notify the regional office in writing within 30 days after the event.

How to Scatter Ashes

Cremated remains bear little resemblance to ashes; they look and behave a lot like small-grained gravel. However, there are some fine-grains mixed in so be sure to check the wind direction before scattering into the air or a body of water.

The technique of trenching is another option. Dig a small trench in the location of your choice, place the remains (or a biodegradable urn containing the ashes) within, and cover with soil.

Raking is another technique used. Pour the remains on the surface of the soil and use a rake to mix the ashes.

You may also wish to check out our selection of scattering urns prior to making plans for your ceremony. Should you need advice on how to design a meaningful ceremony, feel free to call us at (718) 331-8000.