When Death Occurs
At the time of death, the doctor will declare the person dead and make out a death certificate. If the deceased was a potential organ donor make sure the doctor or hospital is aware of this. If the deceased arranged to donate his body, contact the institution that will receive the body immediately as the institution will arrange for removal of the body by a funeral home that they have selected.
Otherwise, be prepared to provide the name of the funeral home you wish to use. The deceased may have chosen one from our list of participating funeral directors, if not select one. The funeral director may have a copy of deceased's pre-planning forms. If the funeral home does not have a copy of the arrangements or if a different funeral home should be called, the deceased should have a copy of the pre-planning form, at his/her home or on file with a relative, doctor, lawyer, or close friend.
Your religious leader or appropriate committee should be contacted to assist the family, and to arrange the type of memorial or funeral service desired, if this is to be done at the time that the deceased is buried or cremated.
Here is a list of some of the other things that need to be done:
Decide on time and place of funeral or memorial service if
one is to be held at this time. Remember that this service can be held
at a later date allowing more time for planning and, perhaps, at a cost
For questions about post-mortem membership,
telephone FCA at (631) 544-0383