Corless-Matter Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Penguins to raise funds that will benefit a program that empowers student-athletes to build confidence.

Please join us; find the link below

Are you thinking of a unique Christmas gift or want to kick off the new year with an experience? Our 2023 Ambridge Track and Field team fundraiser is happening with the help of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins are offering a special discounted rate on seats, and with each ticket sold, they will donate $10 to our program.

Ambridge Night at the Penguins Game:


We may be friends or family but we grieve in different ways.

Thankyou The Compassionate Friends, UK 🧡


We look forward to welcoming our guests tonight for our Taste of Autumn Celebration. Thanks to our neighbors at the First baptist church ambridge and Corless-Matter Funeral Home & Cremation Services, you may park in their lots for the event!

Tickets are still available at the door for $50.00/each!

See you there!



We are happy to announce the addition of Ambridge Italian Villa and their food truck to our Christmas on Merchant LIVE 2022 celebration at PJ Caul Park! Can't wait!


We believe cremation can and should be an experience. Saying goodbye to a loved one is necessary regardless of what you choose for the body’s final resting place. The grieving process starts at a funeral, celebration of life, or gathering of some sort. In planning for your own funeral, or at the time of need for a loved one, consider creating an experience for friends, families, colleagues, and neighbors to say goodbye and begin the grieving process. If you would like us to contact you to answer any questions regarding a celebration of life, let us know if you prefer communication by phone or email:


In the garden when you scatter your loved one’s cremated remains, plant their favorite flowers to personalize their memorial. In their own unique way, when the flowers bloom, your loved one is still there with you. Are you interested in reading more about cremation? Get our complimentary handout today, Cremation: Things To Consider at


"Life’s too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.” - Dr. Seuss
If you are interested in getting complimentary, inspirational grief poems, click here:


“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” - Earl Grollman
What emotions do you feel from your grief? Don’t let anyone lead you to think that there is a timeline or any organization to grief. Sometimes grief feels like fear, other times like anxiety, many times sadness, and even it feels like bittersweet moments in the present. If you are interested in getting some inspirational grief poems, click here:


Both your loved one and the team will appreciate the support. Be sure to have your loved one’s favorite snack and drink ready too. Which teams will you be rooting for?


Most airlines allow cremated remains on board as carry-on or checked baggage, but the container holding the remains must pass through the x-ray machine or it will not be allowed through security. Cremated remains can also be air-shipped as cargo but only by "known shippers." In addition, to transport remains on an airplane you must provide a death or cremation certificate for the cremated remains in order to carry them on board.
Interested in learning more about cremated remains? Get our complimentary handout today, Cremation: Things To Consider here:


Although not all veterans grieve in the same way, sometimes the unique conflict situation veterans face and their inability to take time off to grieve the loss of a fellow service member, frequently brings on specific instances of survivor guilt and traumatic grief. Survivor guilt can be very intense for veterans, in fact it is most common among veterans diagnosed with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic grief occurs when a loss is sudden, violent, and/or completely unexpected. This kind of grieving can also extend into physical pain, mental anxiety, and stress disorders. There are numerous resources available from family, friends, and organizations who stand ready to offer assistance. To learn more about veteran offerings, contact us at your convenience.


Fear is contagious, but so is joy. Try bringing a smile to someone in need today and help spread some joy by sharing or tagging them in this post!


Men and women who have served in the Armed Forces deserve special consideration. Contact us to learn more about our funeral and burial benefits for Veterans.


We believe that the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces deserve special consideration. Not only do veterans receive the standard funeral and burial benefits from the federal government, we also offer additional services for all who have bravely served. To learn more about veteran offerings, contact us at your convenience.


Children don’t always know or understand why they have to stay home. Keeping the same structure and schedule helps them stay calm and feel like not as much has changed.

Wondering how to talk to your child about coronavirus? We found this great article with some tips. Plus, some helpful tools to practice healthy habits with your children:


Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
FEMA is now accepting applications for Funeral Assistance through the dedicated call center: 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585. To learn more, visit FEMA's website here:
People who have had COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation. Please let us know if we can provide any assistance to help you or your family gather documentation to apply for reimbursement.


In the funeral profession, a celebrant is a non-clergy professional that conducts formal memorials or celebration of life services. They are dedicated to conduct meaningful services that honor and remember a life lived. They can do so without linking to religious affiliation or beliefs, or include the deceased beliefs as requested. The message of their service includes unique sharing of how the deceased lived their life, their personality and values, and even memories from family and friends. Not only do they perform the funeral service, they actually plan and oversee all funeral proceedings. A funeral celebrant is there to help you decide on any and all details as you are arranging the funeral.


The biggest motivator we've seen for planning ahead for your funeral, burial or cremation service comes from the love of your children and grandchildren. Give the greatest gift to your family and begin planning with us. We will walk you through the process in a way that's most convenient for you. Contact us at 724-266-1500 today if you'd like to start.


Staying organized is a great way to reduce the stress and confusion that can come along with estate planning AND funeral planning. It will give you and your loved ones peace of mind. Do you have any tips to get organized? Share with us by commenting below!


Did you know that today is National Grief Awareness Day? In honor of the day, we want to help to set the record straight about grief.


We take great care in answering this common question. Just like adults, children’s grieving journeys can begin at a funeral. So the short answer is yes. The long answer: We think it’s best that you share with your children as much as possible in preparation of what they will experience. Explain to them that there will be people there that are sad, and even crying. Be sure to let them ask as many questions as they can in advance. For babies, toddlers and very young children, it is up to you if you think they can participate in a visitation, funeral, celebration of life, or gathering.


This community feels like home to us, and we love being a part of it. How would you finish this sentence? Home is where __________.


As we continue to navigate through this pandemic, we want to know: What has pandemic life been for you? Whether it's Zoom work meetings, Facetime calls to family, grocery deliveries or masking up, tell us how you're doing. Any advice or resources that have helped you during this difficult time? Share in the comments below.


Our hearts go out to each and every family who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We know that the days, weeks and months following loss are difficult and stressful. Fortunately, FEMA recently announced a program to provide financial relief for those who lost a loved one to COVID-19. You can learn more about the program and find out whether you qualify for assistance here:


We get a lot of questions where people are unsure of if they can do something or even suggest something for their own funeral, or when arranging for a loved one. In fact, we wish there were more of them. When you come to us with specific questions or requests, we end up with a more unique and personalized experience for those attending the funeral. If you would like us to contact you to answer any of your questions, let us know if you prefer communication by phone or email:

About Us

The caring and experienced professionals at Corless-Matter Funeral Home & Cremation Services are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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