Veteran’s Benefits

A full list and explanation of Veteran’s Benefits can be found at http://www.cem.va.gov

A Veteran and their spouse, or dependent child, may be eligible for burial at a Veteran’s Cemetery. The two State Veteran’s Cemeteries that are closest to our funeral home are Garrison Forest Veteran’s Cemetery in Owings Mills, MD., and Crownsville Veteran’s Cemetery in Crownsville, MD. A discharge (DD214) or separation papers are required to prove eligibility for any Veteran’s Cemetery.

Information regarding Arlington National Cemetery can be found at:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil

Specific criteria are required to be met for burial at any Veteran’s Cemetery. Please visit these websites for further clarification, or contact us for additional information.

Grief Support

There are several organizations in our area who offer grief support services to anyone in the community. It is not necessary for a family to have used their hospice services, for example, to receive additional support after a death has occurred. A few local organizations are listed here;

Gilchrist Services at https://www.gilchristservices.org/grief_registration
Hospice of the Chesapeake of Anne Arundel County at https://www.hospicechesapeake.org
Stella Maris, Inc. at http://www.stellamaris.org

Loan Closet of Howard County

The purpose of the Loan Closet of Howard County is a clearinghouse of donated medical equipment for temporary use to all Howard County residents. Many residents in need of medical equipment may not be able to afford these items, or they may only need equipment for a short period of time. Others have medical equipment they no longer need. The Loan Closet brings these two communities of people together.

They may be reached at http://www.loancloset.org

Hospice Services

In 2011, Gilchrist Services opened a 10 bed inpatient center in Columbia. For detailed information please visit http://www.gilchristhospice.org/howard_county

Local Service Providers

Below we’ve conveniently provided a list of local service providers. Click the title to expand.

  • Florists
    Della Blooms
    Flowers for Life’s Events
    Dana O’Sullivan
    dana@dellabloomsandevents.com
    410-707-5799

    The Flower Basket, Ltd.
    9141 Baltimore National Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-465-5588 / 1-800-214-4950

    Raimondi’s Florist
    9631 Liberty Road
    Randallstown, MD 21133
    410-655-7700

    Wessel’s Florist
    410-465-0177 / 1-800-457-9735

    Wilhide’s Flowers

    3956 Cooks Lane
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-465-3434

  • Monuments
    Some families require assistance in purchasing a monument or marker for a gravesite. Listed below are some local monument dealers who offer reasonable prices and can provide products and services at both independently owned or corporate owned cemeteries.

    Tegeler Monuments
    5804 Windsor Mill Road
    Woodlawn, MD 21207
    410-944-0300
    Merkle Monuments
    8112 Liberty Road
    Windsor Mill, MD 21244
    410-922-4200
  • Hotels
    Below please find a list of a few local accommodations for out of town guests and family members. Please contact them directly for rates and availability.

    Courtyard Columbia
    8910 Stanford Blvd.
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-290-0002Doubletree by Hilton

    5485 Twin Knolls Rd.
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-997-1060
    Extended Stay America

    8870 Columbia 100 Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-772-8800

    Extended Stay Columbia
    8890 Stanford Blvd.
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-872-2994

    Hampton Inn
    8800 Columbia 100 Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-997-8555

    Hilton Garden Inn
    8241 Snowden River Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-750-3700

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel – Columbia East
    6064 Marshalee Drive
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    410-579-8888

    Residence Inn by Marriott
    4950 Beaver Run Rd.
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-997-7200Sheraton Columbia

    10207 Wincopin Circle
    Columbia, MD 21044
    410-730-3900Sonesta Hotel
    8844 Columbia 100 Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-964-9494

    Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center
    2700 Turf Valley Rd.
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-465-1500

  • Cemeteries
    Please note that our funeral home sells outer burial containers, which all cemeteries listed here require. Our prices are less expensive than the cemeteries. Please call for a price quote or Outer Burial Container Price List at no obligation.

    Good Shepherd Cemetery
    Ellicott City, MD
    410-922-4200
    Linthicum Chapel Cemetery

    Clarksville, MD
    410-531-3531Mt. View Cemetery

    Marriottsville, MD
    410-944-0300New Cathedral Cemetery (Archdiocese of Baltimore)
    Baltimore, MD
    410-566-7770

    St. John’s Cemetery
    Ellicott City, MD
    410-465-1800

    Columbia Memorial Park (Corporate Owned)
    Clarksville, MD
    410-997-7800
    Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
    (Corporate Owned)
    Marriottsville, MD
    410-442-5700Lakeview Memorial Park

    (Corporate Owned)
    Sykesville, MD
    410-795-8180Meadowridge Memorial Park (Corporate Owned)
    Elkridge, MD
    410-796-1144

  • Restaurants
    Aida’s Bistro
    7185 Columbia Gateway Dr.
    Columbia, MD 21046
    410-953-0500
    Alexandra’s at Turf Valley Resort

    2700 Turf Valley Rd.
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-465-1500Asean Bistro

    8775 Centre Park Drive
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-772-8300Bare Bones
    9150 Baltimore National Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-461-0770

    Cacao Lane
    8066 Main St.
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-461-1378

    Carrabba’s Italian Grill
    4430 Long Gate Parkway
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-461-5200

    Uno’s Chicago Bar & Grill
    4470 Long Gate Parkway
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-480-1400

    Double T Diner
    10055 Baltimore National Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-750-3300

    Tino’s Italian Bistro
    8775 Centre Park Drive
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-730-8466

    Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
    8308 Main St.
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-313-8141
    Kelsey’s

    8480 Baltimore National Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-418-9076La Palapa Mexican

    8307 Main St.
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-461-2985Outback Steakhouse
    4420 Long Gate Parkway
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-480-0472

    RX Catering
    1069 Maiden Choice Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21229
    443-575-6283

    Shannon’s
    9338 Baltimore National Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-461-4588

    Tersiguel’s
    8293 Main St.
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    410-465-4004

    The King’s Contrivance
    10150 Shaker Drive
    Coumbia, MD 21046
    410-995-0500

    Victoria Gastro Pub
    8201 Snowden River Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21045
    410-750-1880

    The Corner Stable
    8630 Guilford Rd.
    Columbia, Md 21046
    443-622-7181

    The Cellar at Chef Paolino Cafe
    3419 Plum Tree Drive
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    410-680-8087