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A pre-arrangement will guarantee that rational decisions can be made ahead of time without the usual urgencies when death takes place. Click for details on setting up a pre-arrangement..
Abel Funeral Services is the leader in Arizona for cremations. We have our own state of the art facility in Phoenix so there is no "middle man" involved. Click for Cremation details.
We are honored by the families that have trusted us over the years. This is a responsibility we do not take lightly and for a long time we have dreamt of being able to offer these families the funeral home they truly deserve.
Our facility has been planned with the needs and comfort of these families in mind. In fact, the 12,000 square foot facility was recently completely remodeled. It includes a chapel seating 200 that can also accommodate smaller groups of people.
Abel Funeral Services was founded in 2002 by Michael Litchey, a dedicated Arizona Funeral Director. His passion was helping families in need. After just two short years of hard work, Michael passed away on Christmas day, 2004. His wife, Michelle, continued as manager until 2006 when Spencer and Meghan McBride purchased the firm.
Spencer is the fourth generation of his family to serve others through funeral service. His commitment, compassion and experience bring stability to our firm. Meghan, an Arizona native, is dedicated to each and every family we serve. In the short time that Abel Funeral Services has been in the Phoenix community, we have grown by leaps and bounds each and every year. As we serve more and more families, we continue to make improvements to our facility and give back to our community.
"Peter, the funeral director, was extremely helpful in working with us as we prepared for my mother's cremation. After preparing the remains we asked him to help fit the ashes into an urn with a small opening. He was very honest letting us know that the remains may not all fit. Fortunately, they all fit which made our family feel all the more comfortable. He was an outstanding representative for your family owned establishment. "
"I can't say enough good things about the staff there and especially Peter. He made a very sad time easier by his caring and helpful ways. Everyone is so thoughtful and just plain nice. I would recommend Abel Funeral Services to anyone and be assured they would be pleased. Thank you again. "
"Every person I interacted with at Abel was wonderfully professional and personal. I want to especially recognize Peter who was as helpful as could be. Jose was absolutely amazing at our home. Thank you so much. "
"These people are just amazing! They truly care about the family in a day when people don't care about anyone. The wonderful people at Abel proved they do care and they were very sympathetic to the family situation. Not only did they treat mom's body with complete respect and dignity, but they also bent over backwards helping in every way to make sure our time of grief was not compounded by a huge, unmanageable financial burden. They explored every option they could to help us. In short, the folks at Abel made this experience as easy as possible. Thank you all for such a gentle touch . It's nice to see there are still people in this world that Care so much. "
"Edith, I would like to thank you on behalf of myself, my cousin, and his family for your professionalism and concern and support in the time of the loss of my uncle. Your sincere concern was greatly appreciated. I was so impressed by the services and all the staff there at Abel Funeral Services. You made a very difficult time much easier on my cousin and his family. My Uncle's arrangements were truly something he wanted and I am sure is very thankful for. God bless you all and take care. "
"Thank you Peter for making a difficult time easier and smooth. You answered the many questions and concerns we had. I am glad we chose Abel to handle the funeral and very happy with customer service given by Peter. Again, thank you. "
"I just would like for the owner to know that Peter has taken very good care of me and my family during this time. Thank you very much for everything. "
"We chose to use them for the cremation and I can't be more pleased with the service and respect my family was given. We left there feeling that we had made the right choice. I would highly recommend Abel Funeral to any family who has to deal with the loss of someone close."
"I have used Abel Funeral Home 2 times this year. They have always done exactly what we asked. The person who helped me was very compassionate and kind. I was very glad the nurse referred them to us. Thanks again to Abel for the kindness they showed our family..."
"I got the basic direct cremation and paid for it without a single sales pitch. They were as empathetic as I would hope and I had zero sales pressure. They were just a really kind group of people providing me a service nobody wants to have to subscribe to in the most professional way they could.
I appreciate my experience here so much."
"Abel Funeral Home did not pressure us about anything when we told them our wishes for our father's cremation and service. Brian was helpful and he listened to what we wanted. There was no hard sell, the arrangements were perfect, and my father was honored as a Veteran of the Korean War at the National Memorial Cemetery. Death is inevitable and it's nice to know all funeral homes are not all about the money."
"We had a wonderful experience with Abel Funeral. The facility was perfect for our service and the staff was always helpful. They made the process easy for our family and accommodated all of our wishes. We were most happy with how quickly everything was handled and the price was extremely reasonable. We will definitely be recommending them to others. "