7606 Old National Pk
Boonsboro MD 21713
Davis Funeral Home & Crematory
12525 Bradbury Ave
Hartzler Funeral Home
404 S. Main St.
Keeney & Basford Funeral Home
106 East Church St
Molesworth Funeral Home
26401 Ridge Rd
Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home
210 W. Main St
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
9501 Catoctin Mountain Way
Rollins Funeral Home
110 W. South St
Stauffer Funeral Home
1621 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick
40 Fulton Ave, Walkersville
104 E. Main St, Thurmont
8 E. Ridgeville, Mt. Airy
1100 Maple Ave, Brunswick
Thompson Funeral Home
31 E. Main St
Williams Funeral Home
100 Petersville Rd
- Resthaven Cremation Services
- Stauffer Crematory Inc
State Anatomy Board: 410-547-1222
The State Anatomy Board uses a body that has been donated for the purpose of medical research and education.
The Anatomy Board assumes immediate custody of the body, so there cannot be a funeral service with the body present. However, the family may elect to have a memorial service at any time.
The individual must pre-register to have his or her body donated. Next-of-kin or medical power of attorney cannot register for another person.
Cremains can be interred at a dedicated gravesite in Sykesville, MD. If they are returned to family, the cremains may not be very complete, and it may take over a year. Cremation is paid for by the State Anatomy Board.
Anatomy Gift Registry: 800-300-5433
The Anatomy Gift Registry uses tissue for the purpose of medical study.
Similar to the Anatomy Board, the Gift Registry assumes custody of the body upon death. Again, the body cannot be present for a funeral service but the family can have a memorial service at any time. Registry may be by the individual, and also by next-of-kin, before or after death. Cremains are returned to next-of-kin, sometimes within a month. Cremation is paid for by the Anatomy Gift Registry.
Emergency Assistance: 301-600-2417
Limited funds are available through Dept. of Social Services to cover funeral or cremation costs under very specific circumstances. Recipients must apply for eligibility. Do not make funeral arrangements with a funeral home prior to calling DSS. DSS address: 100 East All Saints St. in Frederick.
Crossings: Caring for Our Own at Death: 301-593-5451, or http://crossings.net
This is a resource center for after-death care alternatives, educating the family to act as funeral director. This is legal in Maryland but not in all states.
Veterans’ Benefits: 301-600-2155
Call to learn if a veteran is eligible for VA assistance with burial cost. A Veteran must have discharge papers available when making the call, and there are other factors necessary to determine qualification.
The website http://mdfunerals.org provides a great deal of information for consumers.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
This is the Maryland state agency that regulates funeral homes and crematoriums which are operated with a mortician.