In the past, many of our families have shared letters, photos and personal notes showing your sincere appreciation for the service you have received across all of our businesses. We love to hear from you! You are welcome to leave your comments here on our website as well. (Please use the contact form for all other inquiries.)
We lost our dear cat Kacy to stomach cancer this week. A companion that has been by my side more than half my life, I was careful choosing end of life and post-end care. Phil was straight to the point, and made sure we knew every choice we had for Kacy, and treated her and us with the utmost respect through the process. I can't tell you how thankful I am that you were there for us in our time of need! Kacy came home with us the same day we brought her in, and we have a beautiful memorial urn that matched parts of her coat.
I have had to use the services here for pet cremation twice. I drive from 2 states away and would not trust my beloved babies to anyone else. Philip is not only very professional, he is extremely compassionate and caring. You know he is taking as good of care of your beloved pet as you would yourself. He handles them very gently, as if they were his own pets. He will also let you watch the process, so you can rest assured. He even called a few days later to inquire how I was doing and to ask if I felt he took good care of my babies. I hope not to have to use this service again anytime soon. But I know when the time comes, hopefully many years from now, I will call on Philip and Oak Crest again. Philip, you are truly an amazing individual. And you helped make a difficult, painful thing a little bit easier. Thank you
We lost our 16 year old cat,Stitches,today. Phillip made this process much less painful.He is kind & warm and speaks with genuine compassion. I spoke with him the day before her passing to make sure of the process.Even then, he treated me as if I was the most important client he had. It was so comforting to be able to have Stitches back with us in a very short timeframe. We recommend OakCrest for all of your pets and their end of life care.
I recently lost my beloved 14 year old cat Dotty. Her passing did not come as a complete surprise, though that did not make it any easier nor had I even started considering final arrangements for Dotty. I had never dealt with the passing of a pet and found myself at a complete loss when the time came. I reached out to OakCrest due to their close proximity to my home and was immediately connected with Phil. I cannot thank him enough for his kindness and compassion as well as willingness to walk me through next steps and options. Phil truly made a very difficult time as positive and manageable as possible. I would highly recommend Phil and OakCrest to anyone finding themselves in need of cremation services.
We lost our Hannah, the best dog anyone could ever wish for, early on a Saturday morning, while traveling through Pittsburgh. Besides the awfulness of losing her, it compounded our sorrow at the thought of having to leave her remains behind, hundreds of miles away from our home. Oakcrest answered our call, and saw to us right away, with great delicacy and empathy. If not for Oakcrest, we would not have been able to bring her home with us that very day. We will always miss her little wet nose and enthusiastic kisses, but the grief was less unbearable with the help of your services.
I was so sad when my little Lily O' Day passed away. She was my little girl, my Best Friend, my family. There is no Springtime without her -- I so loved her. And I prayed to find a place that I could trust to care for her body. During my first call to Phil, I knew he was the best professional I could trust with my pet. Phil is very patient and will take the time to calm any fears you may have. It is a difficult work that he does, and he does it with great care and compassion. I highly recommend Phil and would give him an A+ for every aspect of his work. I cannot say it enough -- Thank You, Phil, for your kindness and your 'Wonderful Work'. Blessings, Jan
I just want to thank you... You took care of Felix 2 yrs ago. Then you took care of my clients need today. I'm so grateful of your kindness.. My heart goes out to you. You helped me and her grieve in the right way.
I lost my 28 year old son to murder. It took my husband and I a few months to figure out exactly what we wanted to do in regard to burying our son. We cremated him because his death was so unexpected and I could not just bury him in the cold of February. I wanted time to plan my son's interment.We were put in touch with Corky, who handled our son's headstone with every professional insight he could offer. I opted to have my son's picture on his headstone. I had favorites, but Corky let me know what pictures would work best. He honored my request for a few personal things inscripted on my son's stone. I have to say, I get a ton of compliments on that headstone. As long as my sons friends and family feel welcome when they go sit with him, I am happy. Within a year of losing my son, I lost my canine companion of almost 15 years. Again, Donatelli came though. Phillip picked up my beloved Belle from home and took her to Oakcrest where she was cremated. Another tough loss for me. Donatelli's were a comfort for me in two of the most trying times in my life. I cannot say enough, except Thank you for being there.
One of the most difficult things to do is to say goodbye to a loyal friend and to know that they will be treated with the utmost care and love once their time on earth is over. I was so relieved to find OakCrest and to contact Philip Donatelli. His warmth and open concern left me at ease that my faithful friend would be taken care of without any concerns. When we took our Westie to him everything was handled empathetically and professionaly and I was relieved to have Chubbs back very quickly. And having a verification that it was truly our precious pup returned within hours was so reassuring . Philip gave us the time to grieve, the information we needed for what to expect from his services and the costs and also the emotional support and space when we needed it. Thank you Philip Donatlli and OakCrest for making a difficult situation a less stressful one.
Professional, empathetic, sensitive, genuine, and prompt. Our beloved pet and family member, Murphy, recently crossed the rainbow bridge. We requested Oakcrest Crematory provide the services for his remains. We had read positive reviews and found that our experience echoed the other positive reviews. We felt the company was incredibly caring and sensitive to our needs and requests during such an emotional time. We highly recommend Fred Donatelli/Oakcrest Pet Crematory to those who have the unfortunate task of caring for the remains of their beloved furry friends after they cross the rainbow bridge.
Philip is my hero. I was so devastated with each one of my baby kitties that went home to Heaven. They weren't babies but they were my babies. Philip gave me kindness and gentle consideration on every conversation that he had with me during each tragic time. I have beautiful urns for all of my kitties. Thank you Philip. God bless you and your family. Angela Mazzarese.
I want to thank Phillip for making us feel so comfortable leaving our little ferret in his care for cremation. This is such a difficult time and Phillip spoke with such compassion and professionalism throughout the whole process, making it just a little bit easier to make it through this difficult time. I cant thank you enough for your service and care. I will certainly recommend you to anyone who may need this service. Thank you.
I've had 2 pets cremated by Phil within the last 2 years. Both times it was traumatic for me and both times Phil had made me feel at ease with the care he took with my pets, the concern he had for me and the time he took answering questions when I wasn't always thinking straight. Losing a pet is never easy but Phil made the heartache an easier process to go through.
I am impressed with their ability to customize any monument with any image. The quality and the craftsmanship is really quite impressive. Overall, my family and I are very happy with the service we received.