845 East 38th Street, Erie, PA  16504
(814) 452-4100

James A. Hodinko, Supervisor
Merle E. Wood, Funeral Director


845 East 38th Street, Erie, PA  16504
(814) 452-4100
James A. Hodinko, Supervisor
Merle E. Wood, Funeral Director
 
Merle E. Wood, F.D.
James A. Hodinko, F.D.
A full range of services is provided by an experienced staff, with attention to your individual needs by respecting each family's wishes.

At the Merle E. Wood Funeral Home, we can provide Traditional Funerals with Burial or Cremation,  Direct Burial or Direct Cremation, Memorial Services at a Church or at the Funeral Home and also Graveside Services.  Sharing the Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory facilities gives families being serviced by the Merle E. Wood Funeral Home an onsite crematory in addition to the traditional funeral home.

  • Traditional Funeral Services include visitation, a service and then a personal choice in disposition - Burial or Cremation.  These services can be private for your family or open to the general public, to include your friends and neighbors.
  • Direct Burial or Cremation includes your choice of disposition without any visitation or service.
  • Memorial Services include a service at the Church or at the Funeral Home; usually followed by a Direct Burial or Cremation.  A Memorial Service is the perfect way to celebrate someone whose death did not occur locally.
  • Graveside Services are simple short services held by your clergyman or by one of our Funeral Directors at the Cemetery.  These services can be private for your family or open to the general public.

There are many options for your choice of Funeral Services.  Each funeral that we arrange will be a personal experience that will meet your wishes and religious beliefs.
Pre-Planning your Funeral Services has become so important in today's society.  With pre-planning you can arrange your funeral thoughts and wishes in advance.  This gives you the chance to make the choices you would like and helps your family with stressful and sometimes difficult decisions.

Pre-Financing your Funeral Arrangement is also an important decision to consider.  This also gives you a chance to make the choices on how your funeal expenses should be paid.  An individual's Insurance Policies are used by many people as a way to cover all or part of the cost of their funeral.  At the Wood Funeral Home we also offer the option of establishing an Irrevocable Burial Trust Account at Northwest Sacing Bank, where 100% of your funds are deposited under your social security number and guaranteed to cover previously chosen funeral expenses in full at the time the funeral arrangements are needed, with any excess being returned to the famly. 

Cost is a concern with funeral arrangements; your choices should meet your financial means.  Each funeral is itemized according to your choice of arrangements and we are able to keep our costs reasonable with a high quality of service.  Contact us for pre-arrangements or pre-financing quotes.