Seonghwa Information and Resources

Prepared by BFC Member Care Committee, 2023

This is a collection of important and useful information on a number of important considerations for preparing for the time of passing known as Seonghwa.

This material was discussed in a Zoom call on November 17, 2023. The video from that call is below.

Most helpful is the Seonghwa Guide (part 1 and part 2) located here on the BFM website
There is a good preparation list in the part 1 document that starts on page 14 (it may appear as page 16 in the pdf).

Below are Price lists and information sheets from the following Organizations–
  • Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY
  • Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY
  • Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, Dobbs Ferry, NY
BFC does not specifically endorse these businesses. We are familiar with them, and they know our traditions. However, you have choices when considering your end-of-life plans. Prices vary, and Westchester-based services are more expensive. Feel free to research other locations and businesses to satisfy your and your family’s needs. The Seonghwa Committee will work with your direction. (NYS requires cemeteries to make their price lists available. Funeral homes advise that services can be chosen or skipped, which also affects pricing).