Who is Heritage Cremation Provider and how do they operate?
Heritage Cremation Providers (also known as Legacy Funeral Service) are NOT licensed funeral directors or even a funeral home or crematory in Pennsylvania. They are registered in Colorado which is the only state that does NOT require a funeral home or a funeral director to have a license. (Which means anyone can open a funeral home in Colorado with no training or education.) They handle the inquiry from a family and coordinate cremation services by doing trade services through Pennsylvania funeral homes. Their pricing is misleading and there are many complaints in which families are quoted a lower price and then asked to pay a much higher final price. The worst part is that they NEVER handle the deceased’s body.
Don’t take my word for it, Here are the complaints and legal actions.
The company has had so many complaints about its level of service that the the Better Business Bureau has ranked it as a grade D.
And the two men behind the company???
Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Damiano and Joseph Damiano have been personally in trouble.
We are not at all like Heritage.
We are fully licensed as a facility in Pa. Our staff is fully licensed, certified and educated. We handle each cremation in our privately owned crematory and make our own transfers. Should a family have a death in an area outside of the range our personal staff can handle, we use only vetted licensed staff in that area to handle your loved one. Ultimately your loved one will be brought to our facility.
License numbers for verification: Corey Strauch FD and Supervisor FD015100
If you would to like to discuss this further or find out about the cremation packages we offer please feel free to contact us.