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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.
"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. "