National Cremation Society Clearwater, FL

Online Direct Cremation Services

Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in Florida and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. Florida residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.

    • Make arrangements on your schedule, at your convenience
    • Affordable all-inclusive packages, no hidden fees
    • 30 day money back guarantee

We have served families for over 40 years, we are here to serve future generations.

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About National Cremation Society Clearwater, FL

National Cremation Society Clearwater, FL
4945 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 536-0494
Fax: (727) 530-0421

Founded in 1973 in Pinellas County, National Cremation Society is the oldest and largest cremation company in the nation. They continue to keep up with the times by compassionately supporting both traditional and contemporary funeral arrangements. To suit more conventional observances, they offer full service visitations, burials, and religious and non-religious services in their onsite chapel. With a crematory also onsite, they specialize in cremation plans and celebration of life services. As advocates of pre-planning, National Cremation Society provides the opportunity for individuals to make provisions for these final plans, thereby alleviating the financial and emotional burden arrangements typically impose on families

It is rare for a company to become such an integral part in the lives of the families it supports.

“What we’ve actually done is build relationships over these forty years,” said Don Politano, Service Manager and Funeral Director for National Cremation Society. “Establishing that mutual trust with the local hospitals, caregivers, community leaders, merchants, and neighbors is essential when you are helping people make time of need or pre-arranged plans.” When families meet with the professionals at National Cremation Society, they have just lost a loved one or wish to make their final plans in advance. National Cremation Society has forged singular bonds with these families, as these are emotional experiences characterized by a unique vulnerability. A connection is created unlike those established between most customers and service providers.

Today, with offices across the United States, the National Cremation Society has served over 190,000 families at time of loss. Over 450,000 families have consulted with them to facilitate pre-arranged services. The organization’s sole purpose is to offer families traditional and alternative choices; at a cost much less than local funeral homes. As part of the family of firms owned by Service Corporation International, the largest provider of death care services in America, National Cremation Society is also a member of this vast network of over 1800 affiliates across America and Canada. Each one is available to support families in need and those interested in pre-planning.

We Serve Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties and offer services for viewing, visitation, and burials.

Driving Directions:

From the North (Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Pasco county):

  • Take US Highway 19 South to the East Bay Drive/686 exit.
  • After exiting, make a right turn onto East Bay Drive heading west.
  • Stay in the left lane.
  • After passing the first traffic light, make a U-turn at Newport Road onto East Bay Drive heading east.
  • National Cremation Society is on your right on the corner of East Bay Drive and Bedford Circle East.

From the South (St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park):

  • Take US Highway 19 North to the East Bay Drive/686 exit.
  • After exiting, make a left turn onto East Bay Drive heading west.
  • Stay in the left lane.
  • After passing the first traffic light, make a U-Turn at Newport Road onto Eats Bay Drive heading east.
  • National Cremation Society is on your right on the corner of East Bay Drive and Bedford Circle East.

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Contact the Clearwater office at (727) 536-0494 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474.

Dena Manis

Dena Manis - Funeral Director

Manager

Dena is the Location Manager at National Cremation Society in Clearwater, FL. Dena is originally from Poteau, Oklahoma. She is dually licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Florida and Oklahoma. She has been in the funeral industry for over 30 years. Dena enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, and is an avid University of Oklahoma football fan. She considers funeral service a rewarding and fulfilling career.



Matt Moss

Matt Moss - Funeral Director

Funeral Director

Matt grew up in northern Indiana and is a 2002 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. Matt has been serving the families of Pinellas County since 2005. He lives in Madeira Beach with his other half and their 6 dogs. In his spare time Matt enjoys estate sales and dealing antiques.



Brendan Barry

Funeral Director

Brendan is a native of Wisconsin. He attended St. Petersburg College, where he earned his Associate of Science degree in Mortuary Science. Brendan has been active in the Funeral Service industry since 1996, and has been with the SCI/ National Cremation Society for 15 years.

He lives in Clearwater with his wife of 22 years, Sara and their dog, Zeke. Spare time allows for watching Packer games, photography, fishing and spending time in the outdoors with family.



Matthew Brown

Matthew Brown

Funeral Director

Matthew Colton Brown is from the small town of Pine Knot, Kentucky, and that’s where most of his family still resides. He graduated from Mid- America College of Mortuary Service in 2013 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He worked for several years in Knoxville Tennessee as a funeral Director before moving to Florida in 2017.



Susan Martin

Operations Office Manager

Susan has been with National Cremation Society for 18 years. Originally from Long Island, NY she moved to Florida in the late ‘80’s. Susan started her tenure with NCS as the Admin Assistant to the Florida Sales Manager and has worked for the last several years on the operational side of the business. Compassion and commitment to serving our families in the utmost manner are Susan’s top priority. She has been married to Dennis for 25 years and is an avid cat lover.



Robin Atkinson

Office Manager

Robin is originally from Norway, Maine she moved to Florida in 2003 and currently has been with NCS for 11 years. Robin started as receptionist and is now Office Manager dealing primarily with the Pre-Need operation. She enjoys working at the Clearwater location assisting families in a time of need.



Lisa Wheeler

Details Clerk



Joyce McAuley

Office Assistant

A true Floridian, born and raised in fascinating Florida. Joyce joined National Cremation Society in April 2011, and truly enjoys working for National Cremation Society and being able to assist our families in their time of need.



Bonnie Polger

Receptionist



To contact one of our team members please call the Clearwater office at (727) 536-0494 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

Cremation arrangements available at time of loss (no membership required)

Our cremation services include:

  • Basic services of the funeral director and staff
  • Transfer of the body from place of death to our licensed climate controlled care center
  • Use of positive identification system (a step by step procedure is followed when the body is transferred and the cremation is completed)
  • Transfer to the crematory facility
  • The actual process of cremation
  • Alternative cremation container
  • Delivering or mailing of cremated remains
  • Filing of all necessary paperwork: Cremation Permit, Certified Death Certificates, Social Security, Veterans Burial Benefits (if applicable) and help in creating and submitting an obituary (if applicable)
  • Viewings, services and celebrations of life may also be selected at the time of death arrangement

Unique Urns for all types of memorialization

  • In Ground Burial
  • Columbarium Niche Inurnment
  • Scattering Ceremonies
  • Cherished Home display

Keepsake Urns and Jewelry

  • Products designed to create a symbolic remembrance of your loved one. These items can hold a small portion of cremated remains, or just be a cherished keepsake. Personalized engraving options available.

Advance planning

  • Plan now to protect your loved ones later. Grant your family and dearest friends the time to grieve your loss and celebrate your life…instead of dealing with confusing choices during a painful time.
  • Save your family hidden charges. Your services are all arranged and paid for upfront and the cost is guaranteed. Why pay much more later when you can lock in today’s price?
  • Your pre-paid plan is protected. Your monies are placed into a state-required trust fund, held and invested for future need, in accordance with the state law. The National Cremation Society files trust fund reports with each state in which we do business.

For more information about our services, please contact the Clearwater office at (727) 536-0494 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

Assistance in Veterans Benefits and National Cemeteries

National Cremation Society can assist with Veterans Benefits and also help coordinate funeral services at any available Veterans Cemetery in the United States.

Veteran services include

  • Applying for the United States Flag
  • Applying for the Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • Applying for burial benefits
  • Scheduling burial at Bay Pines VA Cemetery, Florida National Cemetery, or any available VA Cemetery in the United States (For Veteran or Spouse)
  • Scheduling military honors

Bay Pines National Cemetery
10,000 Bay Pines Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
(727) 319-6479

Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

For more information on planning a veteran cremation, please call the Clearwater office at (727) 536-0494 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

What do I do when a death occurs?

  1. A call to National Cremation and Burial Society (727) 536-0494 is all that is needed to start the complete process, from anywhere in the world.
  2. We dispatch our professionally trained and compassionate personnel to transport the deceased from place of death to our licensed climate controlled care center.
  3. Families are contacted as quickly as possible after a death and information is gathered to initiate and coordinate the cremation.
  4. Cremation permit, disposition permit and family cremation authorizations must be completed according to Florida State Law before cremation can take place. These documents are usually completed in 2-3 business days.
  5. Once our staff has received the necessary authorizations and documents have been properly signed, the cremation will take place
  6. The cremated remains will be delivered to our office and transferred into the urn or keepsakes selected by the family. The funeral director will discuss with the family a time to release the urn. If shipping or delivery is requested, allow 1- 2 additional days.

If preferred we can complete all necessary paperwork via phone or email. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to meet with the funeral director at the office or at your home, to accommodate specific wishes.

Veterans

Grief Support

Death Certificates

Donate Life

Other Helpful Links


Please remember that if you haven’t found what you’re looking for in our resources section, National Cremation Society is just a phone call away 24/7. Contact the Clearwater office at (727) 536-0494 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

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