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If death occurs at home, a nursing home, or a hospital, notify Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals at 973-538-0520. Our Funeral Home staff is on call 24 hours a day and we are glad to assist you by answering your questions or addressing your concerns immediately.

When the funeral home has been notified, our staff will go to the place of death and complete the transfer of the deceased to our funeral home. We will then arrange with you a conference at your convenience to discuss the funeral arrangements.

What To Do When A Death Occurs Away From Home?

Contact Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals at 973-538-0520 day or night.

When funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, and family hearts are filled with mixed emotions, it is difficult to consider costs. Sometimes, without thinking, decisions are made in far away places that result in unnecessary expenses. To avoid the risk of this, the best practice is to contact us first and let us coordinate with a funeral home in the area where the death has occurred. This will drastically reduce the risk of your family incurring unnecessary charges.

We take charge from then on and make all the arrangements for transporting the deceased to a local funeral home for embalming and preparation for return to our funeral home. You only need contact us with some basic information and call us when you return home to set a time for an arrangement conference.

What is involved in the arrangement conference?

There are several steps to complete the funeral arrangements for either burial or cremation services. Details are completed during the meeting between the funeral director and the family. Normally this conference is at the funeral home, however it may be held within the comfort of the family's home. It is important throughout the arrangement conference for you to feel comfortable, and for you to allow us to get to know the life of the deceased, you, and your family. This conference is very important to all concerned.

Gathering Death Certificate and Obituary Information The next step is to gather information for the Death Certificate. This would include the following:
  • Name of the Deceased
  • Age
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation
  • Industry of Occupation
  • Years of Occupation
  • Years of Education
  • Name and Relationship of the Next of Kin
  • Marital Status
  • Name of Spouse
  • Name of Parents
  • Name and Relationship of Responsible Party

Once the information for the Death Certificate has been secured we will together create the obituary, which will be placed in the local newspaper, on our Web site and any out-of-town newspapers, if appropriate. The purpose of the obituary is to notify friends of the death, tell a brief life sketch, and to inform friends of service time and place. This information usually includes but is not limited to:
  • Name of spouse and place and date of marriage.
  • The names of High School and Universities or Colleges they may have attended.
  • What the person did during his or her working career.
  • Organizations, groups or clubs they may have belonged to.
  • Hobbies
  • Personal information such as "he enjoyed reading".
  • Family information such as sons, daughters, brothers, sisters etc.
  • Photographs- You may choose to include a photo of your loved one with the obituary.

Planning the Service

Our role is to provide you choices that will assist you in creating a meaningful personalized service that is unique to the needs of your family members and friends. Rowe-Lanterman has provided support to area families in arranging religious and non-religious services, both traditional and contemporary in nature in our funeral home, area churches, and other facilities and locations. It is our privilege and honor to offer our experiences and assistance in your time of need. Click here to view our Service Options.

Choosing a Casket, Urn, Vault and other merchandise

Choosing a casket, urn or vault may sometimes be overwhelming. Our role is to inform you of the differences, therefore allowing you to make an informed decision. We are pleased to provide you a wide selection of caskets, urns and vaults. Caskets are available in hardwoods such as oak, pine, and cherry. Metal caskets are created from steel, stainless steel, or bronze.

We offer a wide variety of urns made of materials such as wood, bronze, stainless steel, pewter, closinee and granite. We are able to personalize your urn with a name, dates, a scene of a favorite memory, or even a photo. Choosing a vault is also an important part of the burial process. Each cemetery has requirements regarding the use of burial vaults and we will explain cemetery fees and requirements.

If you have any questions on these items, please see our product option pages or CONTACT US.

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Rowe-Lanterman Home for Funerals
71 Washington Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
M. Vernon Rowe, Jr. Manager
NJ Lic. No. 3253
973-539-2880 Fax