National Cremation Society Phoenix, AZ

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 Arizona and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. Arizona 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 Phoenix, AZ

National Cremation Society Phoenix, AZ
4460 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 840-0335
Fax: (602) 956-2351

National Cremation is one of the oldest and largest providers of affordable cremation services in the nation. Our mission is to create new and innovative ways for families and individuals to tell their stories, honor people and preserve memories. We appreciate the opportunity to guide and assist families during a difficult time. Because we understand the challenges associated with the death of a loved one, we have simplified our process to allow you to make cremation arrangements that fit your needs. Choose National Cremation, and hand the responsibility for final arrangements over to us. We handle the cremation, associated paperwork, and transportation, with the utmost respect and care. Let us take care of these arrangements so you can take care of your family.

National Cremation Society Phoenix serves Maricopa and its neighboring counties.

National Cremation is your choice for a simple, affordable cremation by a trusted and experienced cremation provider. Whether you have an immediate need at the time of death or are preplanning cremation for a future need, our caring team is available right now to answer your questions.

Driving Directions:

We are located east of 44th Street on Thomas Road in Phoenix. Our building is located on the North side of the road. It is a stand alone building with a blue roof.

Contact the Phoenix office at (602) 840-0335 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474.

John Pavlek

John Pavlek - Licensed Funeral Director

Service Manager

John grew up in Northern Wisconsin and was a law enforcement officer for 8 years before deciding to enter funeral service.
He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1994, and attended Cypress College of Mortuary Science in California. John has 35 years experience in the funeral industry and public relations. John enjoys RVing, country dancing and the beautiful weather of the Southwest.
He has managed funeral homes in Texas, Tennessee and Arizona and is the service manager at National Cremation Society in Phoenix, Arizona.



Jeffery Marshall

Funeral Director

Jeff graduated from the Mortuary Science Program at Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. He has been a licensed funeral director/embalmer for 40 years and has lived in Phoenix, AZ the last 15 years.



Karla Rowe

Karla Rowe - Office Manager

Office Manager

Karla was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and has lived in Phoenix for the past 21 years. She has been in the funeral industry for 7 years and a team member of National Cremation Society for the last 3 years.



To contact one of our team members please call the Phoenix office at (602) 840-0335 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)
  • 1 year access to Compassion Helpline for all immediate family members

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 Phoenix office at (602) 840-0335 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

Veteran services include

  • Applying for the United States Flag
  • Applying for the Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • Applying for burial benefits
  • Scheduling burial at a national cemetery (For Veteran or Spouse)
  • Scheduling military honors at a national or private cemetery

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona
23029 North Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(480) 513-3600

For more information on planning a veteran cremation, please call the Phoenix office at (602) 840-0335 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 Society (602) 840-0335 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 Arizona 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.

Helpful Documents and Forms

Veterans

Grief Support

Donate Life


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 Phoenix office at (602) 840-0335 or fill out the contact form on this page. To reach another local National Cremation office, call (855) 469-9474..

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