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Our Facilities

We pride ourselves on the functionality and appearance of our facilities. We are constantly updating and improving our premises and equipment to keep our facility within the highest of professional standards.

Whether it is our Chapel, Visitation Rooms, or Reception area, the layout of our funeral home in Bethlehem allows us to accommodate a broad range of services. Our facilities can support everything from very large assemblies to the smallest of quaint gatherings.

The funeral or memorial service is an important opportunity to pay tribute to someone you loved. It is a time for relatives and friends to gather tell stories, to share memories, to acknowledge your loss and support one another. We are open-minded in providing a more personal arrangement to suit your needs and reflect the life of your loved one.

We've worked hard to make the surroundings as comforting as possible, for you during this difficult time.

Our large coatroom provides plenty of space to leave coats and sweaters during a visitation or service.

Front of James Funeral Home
The Front View of James Funeral Home and entrance to the parking facilities in the rear..

Another View of Front of Funeral Home
Another view of the front of the James Funeral Home looking south toward Market Street.

Arrangement Office
Our arrangement office carries a selection of caskets, urns and vaults, as well as jewelry, keepsakes and memorial items displayed in non-threatening and easily visible display modules.  This makes the selection process easier and gives the family an opportunity to view a sample of the different types of merchandise we have to offer.  If you do not see something that you feel is within your budget, is not appealing to the eye or you want to see what else there is that we offer, please ask your funeral director for assistance.  We have catalogs that have photos of other merchandise that you might feel better fits your circumstances and needs.

Please Ask our funeral directors about our all inclusive funeral packages.  These packages are meant to help you in selecting a funeral or cremation service that fits within your budget.

Chapel Seating Area
Our Chapel has ample seating for small and large services.  Our homelike setting, comfortable furniture and wide isles provide comfort and ability to arrange room to your requirements.  Three over flow ares also provide space for additional seating for very large gatherings or services in the funeral home.

Front of Chapel
The front of out Chapel is flexible and can be arranged or set up for a tradition service with a casket or rental casket or set up for a memorial service with or without the ashes present.  A plain Cross or Crucifix is usually displayed on the rear wall depending on a family's religious tradition or no religious imagery need be displayed.   A prayer rail (also knows as a kneeler) is usually in place for most services to accommodate those families who have friends of the Catholic, Lutheran or Eastern Rite Faiths to offer a prayer, but this may be omitted if a family requests.  Floral displays are usually placed throughout the Chapel and the adjoining sitting rooms.  The Chapel can also be set up to accommodate those of the Jewish faith as well.  

Reception area
Chairs are usually set up in the front of the Chapel for family to greet friends during the visitation.  

Central Hallway
The Central Hallway connects all of the service rooms of the funeral home including the sitting room to the right, Chapel front entrance to the Left and arrangement office and sitting room to the right past the clock.

Rear Entrance from Parking lot
Handicapped / Wheelchair accessibility from the rear parking lot entrance.

Parking Facilities
There is plenty of parking in our large parking lot as well as on street parking on Center street.  Our part time staff will assist you in placement of your car in a funeral procession or direct you to over flow parking when necessary.  The parking lot can be accessed from Center Street at the front of the funeral home or from School Street to the rear (School Street is a small street off Broad Street and runs along the side of Grace Deliverance Baptist Church.  

Rear foyer and lobby
The rear foyer and lobby from the parking lot entrance.  This entrance is also handicapped accessible.  Please ask any of the funeral home staff if you need assistance.

Front Lobby
Our front lobby greets visitors who enter from the front door.  Recently the building itself was dedicated to Daniel Snyder, Harlan Hinkle and John Lunsford. These three former owners of the funeral home are responsible for its reputation of Reverence, Dignity and Respect that the firm has become know for.  Their portraits now grace the front lobby in their memory.

Book of Memories

The pinnacle of memorialization, any family member or friends can take advantage of this free services by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.


Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

It can be difficult to find the right words, so we have hand-picked a collection of sympathy and remembrance gifts that will be cherished.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

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(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street
(610) 867-4617 James Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC
527 Center Street