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Personalized Services for the Deceased

You want your loved one to be remembered in a way that reflects their life. At Martin's Home For Service Inc, we will help you create the funeral service that is appropriate for the individual and situation. Trust our highly trained staff members to guide you through this process and move forward in your life. Even when the service is done, our job isn't, which is why we will follow through with you afterward.

Traditional and Immediate Services

  • Traditional services: wake, funeral service, burial or cremation after service
  • Direct cremation with memorial service
  • Immediate burial with graveside service

Custom Services Done Your Way

Let us help you facilitate the service the way you want to celebrate your loved one's life. We service all religions, faiths and beliefs as well as honoring members of our military. Pre-needs and arrangements are also available as part of our comprehensive funeral services.

Be Prepared With Pre-Need Arrangements

Pre-need arrangement packages have become increasingly popular for a number of reasons. At Martin's Home For Service Inc, we offer these comprehensive packages.

Keeping Your Affairs in Order

You make plans in advance for most major events in your life, such as your wedding, buying a car or a home, college tuition or the birth of a child. However, you may not think to plan your own funeral in advance. Don't leave this important life decision in the laps of your loved ones when you can pre-plan it yourself.

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What You Need for Your Appointment

When you pre-plan your service with Martin's Home For Service, your funds are deposited into a FDIC trust account (Choices) managed by the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association. Your funds will earn interest and the funeral home will accept the interest of the increases for final expenses.

What you need at your pre-planning appointment: 

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Select the Right Funeral Home

Choosing the right funeral home is very important and should be made the same way as when selecting any professional business. You should select a funeral home that has a good reputation in the community and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). If you are unfamiliar with your local funeral homes, ask a relative, friend, hospice, clergy person or doctor for a recommendation, or call the NFDA at 800-228-6332 for a listing of member funeral directors in your community.

You can meet with our funeral directors in advance to determine who you are comfortable with and to learn about the range of affordable services we offer.

If you need any further information from us or have questions or comments regarding your funeral service needs, complete the attached form and either fax it to 973-746-1337 or mail to:

Martin's Home For Service 
48 Elm Street
Montclair, NJ 07042

Further Information

Pre-planning is a very big decision, which is why our adviser is here to help you design a program that fits your budget, reflects your needs and is right for you. We will do everything we can to make this process easier for you and your family. However, this decision is ultimately up to you. For more information regarding our pre-arrangement planning services, contact us at 973-746-2158.

Taking Care of the Details for You

Here at Martin's Home For Service Inc, our goal is to help you and your family make it through the grieving process with as little stress as possible. Trust our experienced staff to take care of the funeral details for you. We will also tend to your loved one with quality, dignity and the utmost level of sensitivity. Our first and foremost commitment is to make sure your experience is comfortable and done to your complete satisfaction.

You are able to assign various life insurance policies for payment of funeral service, thus cutting out various expenses that are often part of this process. We will also help you fill out any paperwork you are unfamiliar with. Whatever aspects of a funeral arrangement that you are unsure of, the highly trained staff at Martin's Home For Service is here to give you the assistance and guidance you need.

Wills and Other Important Documents

Everyone's estate should be safeguarded by a properly and professionally drawn and executed will. State laws and the court will decide how your assets are treated and even the future of your children following your death. Therefore the absence of a will prevents you from making the decisions about how you want these important issues handled. Your will should be reviewed and updated every few years as necessary due to any life changes.

After your passing, your will can be probated in court. The court must approve the executor and an estate inventory will be prepared and filed. Taxes and debts must also be recognized and often an attorney or accountant may be involved in this process.

Without professional assistance in drawing up a will, there will be much more difficulty, hardship, delays and expenses at the time of death. 

Therefore we recommend you seek reliable, professional help in the preparing your will. We also recommend you to update it regularly as circumstances dictate, for important issues protecting your estate and most importantly, to protect your loved ones who are left behind.

Social Security Information

It is also important to remember your Social Security benefits must be applied for. They are not paid automatically. These benefits must be applied for within a specific time frame. You will need the following documents to claim Social Security benefits:

  • Birth certificate of applicant
  • Birth certificate of deceased
  • Birth certificate of minor children 
  • Death certificate
  • Disability proof for children of 18 
  • Funeral bill receipt
  • Marriage certificate
  • Social security card of deceased

In addition to various retirement and support payments, there are certain lump sum benefits your spouse may qualify for. Also, a widow, widower, dependent children or dependent parents may be eligible to receive benefits.

For current information about Social Security benefits and claim procedures, contact your local Social Security office or call the national toll-free number at 1-800-243-5772. You may write to your local office or to the national Social Security office at:

Social Security Administration
Baltimore, MD 21238

Information and Benefits for Veterans

If you are an honorably discharged veteran, you or your family may be entitled to a number of educational, medical and death benefits. Veterans' benefits must be applied for and are not paid automatically. There is a time limit for claiming these benefits. When filing your claim for veterans' benefits, the following documents are required:

  • Copy of veteran’s marriage certificate
  • Birth certificates of veteran’s minor children
  • Veteran’s discharge papers
  • Veteran’s death certificate
  • Receipt of itemized funeral bill for veteran

The types of benefits available and the criteria for qualification can change from time to time, so it is important to obtain the latest, up-to-date information. For more information, contact your local or regional office of the U.S. Departments of Veteran’s Affairs at 1-202-872-1151.

Additional Veterans Info available here.  »

Global Shipping or Local Transportation of Remains

Martin Home For Service can ship your deceased loved one to any foreign country with the assurance that the remains will arrive at its destination in proper condition. Our professional staff has over 40 years of experience in global shipping procedures. For this service, we will need the following information:

  • A valid passport
  • All statistical information
  • Consulate address
  • Name and address of receiving funeral home
  • Airport in foreign country
  • Funeral home in foreign country

We also provide transportation from our location in Montclair, NJ to any cemetery or facility within a 500-mile radius.

Additionally, we make house calls to come and help remove the deceased.


Our caring staff at Martin's Home For Service Inc can even assist you in going through the five stages of grief.

Download & Fill Out Our Forms:

Selecting a Funeral Home

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Pre-Arrangement & Registration Form
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