A: Cremation is simply a process of reducing the human body to particles and bone fragments using high heat and flame. It is not the final disposition of the remains, nor is it a type of funeral service.

A: Depending on weight, cremation takes from two to three hours.

A: At the end of the cremation process, what remains are bone fragments. These bone fragments are then processed to a consistent size and placed into an urn chosen by the family.

A: Cremated remains resemble coarse sand. They range in color from white to gray. The remains weigh between four and eight pounds.

A: Regulations only require a bag or box, but Affordable Cremation Services of New York offers a variety of beautiful and affordable urns.

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