BURIAL IN A VAULT
An entombment is much like a burial. However, the burial takes place not in an earthen grave but rather a stone-walled room which may be above the ground (a mausoleum) or below the ground (a tomb). The casket is also somewhat different – usually this will consist of a double casket that is hermetically sealed. The aim of an entombment is to preserve the body by excluding air.
Tomb caskets can be made from metal or hardwood. In both cases they will have an airtight, inner metal layer.
If you have any further questions about entombment, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you of the options in arranging an entombment, either over the telephone or in one of our offices.
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Alternative funeral types
Urn at home
Many people find it easier to process their grief if they are able to remain close to the deceased, even after their death. In this case, you have the option of avoiding a funeral at the cemetery and keeping the urn at your home.
Infants who die during pregnancy or at birth are known as “angel babies”. We will assist if you wish to hold a funeral ceremony in Vienna for an angel baby, and we will keep the expenses of such a ceremony to a minimum.
Cremation, or incineration, is an alternative to burial. In this case, the body is placed in a wooden casket and burned.