​Decedent Affairs / Military Funeral Honors Officer

CWO Jessica Cramer

(757) 686-4116

When a shipmate or Coast Guard retiree dies, Coast Guard personnel have always nobly assisted the bereaved family by making funeral arrangements and helping the next of kin obtain any compensation entitlements they may be due.  The core elements of the funeral honors ceremony, which will be conducted are:



  • Flag Folding
  • Flag Presentation
  • Playing of Taps

The following States/Counties are assigned to the below:

Pennsylvania (divided into three sections, D5 assigns for following counties, mainly to Sector Del Bay):

PA Counties: Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, York

New Jersey: (divided into two sections, D5  assigns for following counties):

New Jersey Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem, Union

POC’s for Units/Locations out of D05 AOR:

Pennsylvania (divided into three sections; remaining counties below):

Base Cleveland:
PA Counties: Armstrong, Butler, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren

Base St. Louis: 
PA Counties:
Allegheny, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland

New Jersey (divided into two sections; remaining counties below):

All of D1 Boston: 
New Jersey Counties:  Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Warren


Burial At Sea Requests: Please click on the link below for Burial At Sea request procedures and who to contact to request a Burial At Sea.  As a reminder, do not mail any remains until you have been contacted by the unit who will be performing the Burial At Sea.