National Cremation Society Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Community Appreciation Party Planned at Clearwater Office

Community Appreciation Party Planned at Clearwater Office

Clearwater, FL October 14, 2013: America’s oldest and largest cremation service company is giving back to the families who have consistently entrusted them with their final needs. “What we’ve actually done is build relationships over these forty years,” said Donald Politano, Service Manager and Funeral Director for NCS. “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.”

Founded in 1973 in Florida’s Pinellas County, the National Cremation Society set out to offer an alternative to traditional funerals. This allowed individuals to take control of their own final arrangements with a simple pre-arranged plan, or at the time when a death occurs. Even though the National Cremation Society still offers a contemporary alternative to traditional burials, they also offer full service visitations and viewings, religious and non-religious services, and casket burials. With an onsite chapel and crematory and Funeral Directors with over 100 years combined experience, the National Cremation Society offers families professional services and compassion, at a cost much less than local funeral homes.

Today, with offices across the United States, the National Cremation Society has served over 190,000 families at time of loss, while over 450,000 families have consulted with them to facilitate pre-arranged services and to discuss their preferences for life celebration services and other unique observance innovations.

To commemorate the company’s milestone and as a way of thanking the families they have worked with through the years, the local Clearwater office is hosting a community celebration on Wednesday, November 13th from 3pm-6pm at their location at 4945 East Bay Drive in Clearwater, between Belcher Road and U.S. 19. The festivities will include group ballroom dance lessons given by Dance Forever of Clearwater; free food, gift bags for the first 100 attendees, live music, and drawings will be held for a three wheel Schwinn bicycle and hundreds of dollars in prizes donated by local merchants. Guests will also have an opportunity to register for a free pre-arranged cremation plan.

The National Cremation Society is part of the family of firms owned by Service Corporation International. SCI is the largest provider of death care services in America. This association with SCI gives NCS a network of over 1800 affiliates across America and Canada, all available to support families in need and those interested in preplanning. For more information, call 727-536-0494, or visit their website at