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Edward Pridemore
B: 1957-12-22
D: 2017-12-03
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Pridemore, Edward
Sidney King
B: 1968-01-10
D: 2017-11-30
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King, Sidney
Janie Claiborne
B: 1934-05-05
D: 2017-10-26
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Claiborne, Janie
Betty Hause
B: 1931-05-21
D: 2017-10-09
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Hause, Betty
Welton Baker
B: 1938-04-09
D: 2017-10-09
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Baker, Welton
Jack Short
B: 1946-02-09
D: 2017-10-06
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Short, Jack
Walter Kufera
B: 1943-06-10
D: 2017-09-28
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Kufera, Walter
Helene Bowers
B: 1928-01-13
D: 2017-09-23
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Bowers, Helene
DeSean McNair
B: 1998-03-03
D: 2017-09-16
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McNair, DeSean
Robert Yeakle
B: 1940-09-23
D: 2017-08-23
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Yeakle, Robert
Dorothy Stubbs
B: 1942-05-31
D: 2017-08-16
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Stubbs, Dorothy
Floyd Nicholson
B: 1945-03-31
D: 2017-07-09
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Nicholson, Floyd
Douglas Railing
B: 1958-11-06
D: 2017-07-03
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Railing, Douglas
Mary Kinsley
B: 1920-08-20
D: 2017-06-22
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Kinsley, Mary
Joyce Hessong
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2017-06-20
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Hessong, Joyce
Francis Davies
B: 1944-08-20
D: 2017-06-14
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Davies, Francis
Jamerrill Claiborne
B: 1991-03-15
D: 2017-06-11
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Claiborne, Jamerrill
Elaine Kallmyer Roane
B: 1927-08-21
D: 2017-06-08
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Kallmyer Roane, Elaine
Downey Harshman
B: 1924-09-02
D: 2017-06-08
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Harshman, Downey
Bruce Reed
B: 1956-09-23
D: 2017-05-31
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Reed, Bruce
Maurice Shoemaker
B: 1954-01-07
D: 2017-05-26
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Shoemaker, Maurice

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305 N. Potomac St.
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 739-1414
Fax: (301) 733-6369

Planning Guide & General Price List


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These prices are effective April 1, 2017 and are subject to change without notice. The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customers. You may choose only the items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services and overhead If legal or other requirements mean you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.
 
(301) 739-1414 Office
(301) 733-6369 Fax
(240) 707-0334 Mobile
 
 

Our Story

Our funeral home has been in existence, in one form or another, since the 1830's. The present location was once the Carson family home, a prominent jeweler in Hagerstown. The Gerald N.
Minnich Funeral Home was a successor to first, the C.M. Suter and Sons Funeral Home established in 1831 by Charles M. Suter. In 1899, Charles M. retired and his two sons, Charles E. and Frank S. Suter became the new owners at the present location on North Potomac Street. In 1949, the fourth generation began operating the funeral home when the brothers' nephew,
Charles M. Rouzer, assumed management. The funeral home later took on the name Suter-Rouzer Funeral Home. In 1974, Gerald N. Minnich purchased the funeral home and was
required to change the name to the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home. In 2001, the funeral home was purchased by Bryan K. Kenworthy. After faithfully serving the families of Hagerstown for 12 years and spending almost 30 years in funeral service, he and his wife, Jackie, decided to retire and pursue other interests.
In 2012, Tim and Jennifer Harman purchased the funeral home, renaming it to reflect the current ownership. The Harman Funeral Home itself is the fifth oldest funeral home in the United States. We are proud of the long tradition of serving families of Hagerstown and surrounding communities.

 

 

Our Future

Although we are deeply rooted in the traditions of the past, we are committed to offering families the finest in service and merchandise offered with today's consumer in mind. We proudly offer each family an online tribute, the Book of Memories, which allow the families we serve to have a permanent memorial for their loved one to share photos, condolences, and a place to preserve memories for generations to come. Use our complimentary reception area to gather with family and friends after a Celebration of Life, Funeral Ceremony or Memorial Gathering. Bring your own food and refreshments, or allow us to recommend catering options matched to your personal preferences. Our lounge provides your family and friends a place to refresh with complimentary beverages.
Connect with us at www.harmanfunerals.com, on Facebook @harmanfunerals, Instagram 'harmanfuneralhome' or on Twitter @harmanfunerals.
 
 

Traditional Service Packages for Burial or Cremation

The packages below are a helpful way to plan a funeral ceremony, they offer a significant cost savings as compared to arrangements selected on an itemized basis. These packages are offered with the selection of a casket from our funeral home. These are package offerings, and as such, there can not be any substitution for items not used. These packages do not include cash advance items, including, but not limited to, Clergy Offering, Cemetery Charges, or other third-party expenses.
 

Package One: Two Day Traditional Service

A complete funeral service including one day visitation.
$4,725.00 plus cost of casket selected from our funeral home.
This traditional service includes basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer from place of death to the funeral home, embalming (or refrigeration for up to five days); other preparation of the deceased; facilities and staff for visitation/viewing/vigil service; facilities and staff for funeral ceremony (or equipment and staff for off-premises funeral ceremony); hearse, transportation of
flowers. The total itemized value of this package is $5,125.

 

Package Two: One Day Traditional Service

A complete funeral service with visitation hours prior to service.
$4,385.00 plus cost of casket selected from our funeral home.
This traditional service include basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer from place of death to the funeral home, embalming (or refrigeration for up to five days), other preparation of the deceased, facilities and staff for visitation/viewing/vigil service, facilities and staff for funeral ceremony (or equipment and staff for off-premises funeral ceremony), hearse, transportation of
flowers. The total itemized value of this package is $4,785.
 
 

Package Three: Graveside Service Only

This limited service includes a simple graveside service at cemetery.
$3,995.00 plus cost of casket selected from our funeral home.
This service includes basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer from place of death to the funeral home, embalming (or refrigeration for up to five days), other preparation of the
deceased, equipment and staff for graveside service at cemetery, hearse, transportation of flowers. The total itemized value of this package is $4,355.
 

Package Four: Visitation Prior To Cremation

This limited service includes visitation at funeral home followed by cremation.
$4,705.00 including cost of ceremonial casket selected from our funeral home.
$3,995.00 plus cost of alternative container selected from our funeral home.
This service includes basic services of funeral director and staff; transfer from local place of death to the funeral home; embalming (or refrigeration for up to five days); other preparation of the deceased, staff and facilities for viewing/visitation/gathering at funeral home, memorial package, DVD tribute, transportation to crematory and crematory fee. The total itemized value of this package is $5,105.
 

Package Five: Visitation & Ceremony Prior to Cremation

This limited service includes visitation and ceremony at funeral home followed by cremation.
$4,905.00 including cost of ceremonial casket selected from our funeral home.
$4,155.00 plus cost of alternative container selected from our funeral home.
This service includes basic services of funeral director and staff; transfer from local place of death to the funeral home; embalming (or refrigeration for up to five days); other preparation of deceased including dressing, casketing, and cosmetic application; staff and facilities for viewing/visitation/gathering same day as funeral ceremony, printed memorial package, DVD tribute, transportation to crematory and crematory fee. The total itemized value of this package is $5,305. If any portion of package four and five are held off premises, please add $350.00 for each use of our hearse and driver.

 

Package Six: Cremation & Memorial Service

This limited service includes private family viewing, cremation prior to gathering and ceremony.
$3,600 including cost of cloth covered alternative container selected from our funeral home.
$3,325.00 plus cost of alternative container selected from our funeral home.
This service includes basic services of funeral director and staff; transfer from local place of death to the funeral home; washing, disinfecting, required refrigeration, dressing, casketing, and
cosmetic application, staff and facilities for private family gathering prior to cremation, transportation to crematory and crematory fee, facilities and staff to conduct memorial service, printed memorial package, DVD tribute. The total itemized value of this package is $4,000.
Add a graveside committal service to package six for $175.00 (does not include cemetery charges, clergy honorarium, etc.)
 
 

Casket Price List

Effective April 1, 2017
 
Aegean 32oz. Copper, Velvet Interior  $5,278
Embassy Solid Cherry, Velvet Interior  $4,238
Sacrament Maple Veneer, Velvet Interior  $3,517
Courtland Solid Oak, Rosetan Crepe Interior  $2,547
Woodhaven Pecan Veneer, Velvet Interior  $2,780
Hartwick Hardwood Veneer, Sierra Interior  $2,695
Rosette Hardwood Veneer, Crepe Interior  $2,483
Trenton Hardwood Veneer  $2,393
Silver Sapphire Stainless Steel, Velvet Interior  $3,432
Tapestry Rose Stainless Steel, Velvet Interior  $3,300
Blue Mist Stainless Steel, Velvet Interior  $3,300
Silver Claret 18ga. Steel, Velvet Interior  $3,056
Ruby 18ga. Steel, Velvet Interior  $2,976
Golden Midnight, 18ga. Steel, Velvet Interior  $2,976
Sierra 18ga. Steel, Velvet Interior  $2,828
Star Quartz 18ga. Steel, Sierra Interior  $2,589
Platinum 18ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $2,690
Neopolitan Blue 18ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $2,572
Pearl 18ga. Steel, Sierra Interior  $2,473
Primrose 18ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $2,300
Auburn Sunset 18ga. Steel, Velvet Interior  $2,234
Royal Plum 18ga. Steel, Woven Interior  $2,065
Indigo Blue 18ga. Steel, Woven Interior  $2,065
Cottage Rose 18ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $2,065
Cortez Gold 20ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $1,805
Heirloom Pewter, 20ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $1,805
Sand 20ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $1,805
Misty Rose 20ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $1,524
Revere Silver 20ga. Steel, Crepe Interior  $1,524
Libra Wood Veneer, Crepe Interior  $1,520
Apollo Blue 20ga. Steel, Light Blue Crepe Interior  $1,138
Cloth Covered, Crepe Interior  $995

 

Disclaimer of Warranties: Harman Funeral Home, PA makes no representations or warranties regarding caskets and alternative cremation containers listed above. The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with outer burial containers sold are the written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof. Harman Funeral Home, PA hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, related to the caskets and alternative containers, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
 
 

Outer Burial Container Price List

Effective April 1, 2017
 
Wilbert Bronze Triune Double Reinforced concrete, bronze lined $3,700
Wilbert Copper Triune Double Reinforced concrete, copper lined $3,700
Wilbert Stainless Triune Double Reinforced concrete, stainless lined $3,180
Wilbert Cameo Rose Double Reinforced concrete, stainless lined $2,980
Wilbert Venetian Single Reinforced concrete, Marbelon lined $1,980
Wilbert Continental Single Reinforced concrete, Strentex lined $1,620
Wilbert Monticello Single Reinforced concrete, Strentex lined $1,440
Monarch Vault Single Reinforced concrete, Asphalt lined $1,255
Grave Liner Bare concrete liner $ 950

 

Disclaimer of Warranties: Harman Funeral Home, PA makes no representations or warranties regarding outer burial containers listed above. The only warranties, expressed or implied, granted in connection with outer burial containers sold are the written warranties, if any, extended by the manufacturers thereof. Harman Funeral Home, PA hereby expressly disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, related to the outer burial containers, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
 
 
 

Itemized Services

Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff $ 2095.00

This fee for the basic services of the funeral director and staff includes conducting the arrangement conference, planning the funeral, obtaining the necessary permits, creating and placing the death notice, obituary notice and online obituary, creating video tribute. This fee for our basic services and overhead will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving remains.)
 

Embalming

Except in certain special cases, Embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, that does not require you to pay for it.
Embalming $ 695.00
Embalming - tissue donation $ 950.00
 

Preparation and Care of Remains

Dressing, Casketing, Cosmetic Application $ 350.00
Washing & Disinfecting without embalming $ 175.00
Refrigeration of remains per day $ 65.00
 

Use of Facilities and Staff

Sheltering of remains per day (after first 48 hours) $ 65.00
Facilities & Staff for Viewing/Visitation, per day $ 595.00
Facilities & Staff for Funeral/Memorial Service $ 595.00
Visitation/Viewing same day as Funeral Service $ 795.00
Staff to conduct graveside service only $ 395.00
 

Automotive Equipment

Transfer of remains from place of death (30 mile radius) $ 325.00
Transfer of remains to/from Baltimore/Washington DC $ 475.00
Hearse - Casket Coach $ 350.00
Limousine $ 650.00
Service Vehicle/Flower Car $ 175.00
Additional mileage fee outside service radius, per mile one way $ 3.00

Tent, Chairs, Lowering Device at graveside $ 275.00
Vault Company Saturday/Sunday Service Fee $ 250.00
Memorial Package - Book, Folders and Acknowledgements $ 195.00
Church Bulletins (per 150) $ 75.00
DVD Tribute $ 100.00 - Additional copies of DVD Tribute $ 25.00
Shipping Container to meet airline requirements $ 250.00
Alternative Cremation Container (Fiberboard) $ 30.00
Alternative Cremation Container (Flat top cloth covering) $ 275.00
Ceremonial Casket - Solid Cherry or Solid Oak $ 950.00

Forwarding of Remains to another Funeral Home $3140.00

This charge includes basic services of funeral director and staff, local transfer from place of death, embalming, combination shipping container, transfer to airport. This service does not
include facilities for visitation, funeral services or shipping charges.

Receiving of Remains from another Funeral Home $2520.00

This charge includes basic services of funeral director and staff, transfer casketed remains from airport, sheltering and care of remains, and hearse transfer to local cemetery.

Immediate Burials $2895.00 - $8620.00

This charge includes basic services of funeral director and staff, local transfer of remains, sheltering of remains, dressing & casketing of remains and transfer to local cemetery. This
service does not include embalming, facilities for visitation or funeral service, cemetery charges or merchandise.

Immediate Burial with casket provided by client family $2895.00
Immediate Burial with minimum casket provided by funeral home $3890.00
Immediate Burial with casket purchased from Funeral Home (plus cost of casket) $2895.00

Direct Cremation $2195.00 - $6614.00

This charge includes basic services of funeral director and staff, local transfer of remains, identification of deceased at funeral home, transfer of remains to crematory, death certificate
procurement, assistance with obituary placement, washing and disinfecting in lieu of embalming, dressing and casketing, identification process in our visitation room for members of immediate family, and expedited cremation process. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for public visitation, viewing, or ceremony (public or private) prior to cremation. If you
want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or composition materials (with or
without an outside covering). The containers we provide are unfinished and finished fiberboard boxes, as well as solid hardwood and veneer cremation containers.

Direct Cremation with alternative container provided by family $ 2195.00
Direct Cremation with minimum fiberboard corrugated container $ 2225.00
Direct Cremation with Memorial Service at Funeral Home/Church $ 2820.00
Direct Cremation with cremation container purchased from Funeral Home (plus cost of container) $ 2195.00
Urns range in price from $ 45.00 to $ 2,250.00. See urn price list for details.
Witnessing cremation process in our Cremation Chapel $ 450.00
Mailing of cremated remains via USPS to 48 contiguous states $ 125.00

 

Payment Policy

In order to continue to serve all families with the care and professionalism expected of us, the following forms of payment are acceptable and expected prior to scheduling services:
Personal Check - Cash
MasterCard - Visa - American Express - Discover
Insurance Assignments*
Pre-Paid Funeral Trust Accounts
 
*We utilize a third-party insurance processing company, Beta Capital, to process and fund the purchase of goods and services through the funeral home. Their charge for this convenience is 3.5% of the proceeds paid. To use this method of payment, insurance policies must be in force, assignable to the funeral home, and must not be in force for less than two years.
 
 

Cash Advance Items

Our funeral home is pleased to offer the families we serve the ability to make a single payment for funeral goods and services, as well as items required from third party companies. The funeral home will disburse the funds to obtain these items on your behalf. These items include, but are not limited to:
Clergy Honorarium or Church Offerings
Soloist - Organist
Newspaper Notices
Certified Copies of the Death Certificate
Cemetery opening and closing fees
Florist charges for family tributes
Postage and handling fees - Courier fees for documents
Crematory fees
 
Certified copies of the death certificate are routinely needed for:
Estate and probate process
Insurance Companies (each company will require one copy)
Motor Vehicle Administration (to transfer title of motor vehicles)
Real Estate transactions
Banks - Stocks - Bonds - Retirement Benefits
The original death certificate is retained by each state, and copies are readily available for reorder. Each state sets the fee for each certified copy requested. We would be happy to obtain these copies your behalf, should you require additional transcripts.

 

Florists that routinely provide floral tributes to the families we serve:

Charles A. Gibney Florist
662 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-4778

Ben's Flower Shop
1509 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 791-0155

Kamelot Florist and Gifts
201 West Side Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-9112


Lodging convenient to Hagerstown:

Hampton Inn Hagerstown
1716 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 739-6100
 
Homewood Suites by Hilton
1650 Pullman Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 665-3816

Courtyard by Marriott
17270 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 582-0043
 

Local restaurants convenient to our firm providing great service:

28 South
28 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(240) 347-4932
28south.net
 
Schula's Grill & Crab House
11205 John F. Kennedy Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 714-1397
schulasgrillandcrab.com

Schmankerl Stube
58 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-3354
schmankerlstube.com

 

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