Kniffen O'Malley Funeral Home - Avoca | Avoca PA funeral home and cremation
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Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc.

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Thank you for visiting our website. Whether you arrived here because you recently lost a loved one, or are doing funeral pre-planning, we understand that choosing among funeral homes can be a heavy process. Know that we at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral Home Avoca wish to make your burden as light as possible. From our experienced and compassionate staff to our full range of products and funeral services, we are fully prepared to help you with your funeral arrangements.


Thinking about funeral planning can be difficult, so we are here to make it easier for you. We offer traditional funeral services and burials, as well as cremations and special ceremonies. We can host visitations and viewings for family and guests in our beautiful and welcoming reception area. For cremations we feature a number of beautiful urns that will honor the memory of your loved one for generations. For burials, choose from among our wide selection of caskets from simple to ornate and in many finishes.

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For funerals, we offer three levels of packages to match with your budget and your desires. Each level includes items to pay tribute to your loved one, such as a framed portrait, tri-fold brochure, thank you notes and envelopes. Our packages can be customized if you’d like something different, adding or subtracting items as desired.

Dealing with paperwork can seem like a monumental task when you are grieving the loss of a loved one, so we’re here to help with that as well. We will fill out social security paperwork on your behalf for your signature. If the deceased was a veteran, we’ll handle that paperwork as well for you to sign and receive your benefits for burial and headstone.

In addition to handling the paperwork for veterans’ benefits, we conduct a special Military Funeral Honors (MFH) ceremony with which to honor those who have served and protected our country. It includes two members from the military, the playing of Taps, and the folding and presentation of an American flag to the family or next of kin.

We also offer helpful services for family and friends of the deceased through our website. They may take advantage of the resources we list for local services if they are coming from out of town. Flowers can be sent directly from our website offering a great convenience for those wishing to offer condolences.

We serve all of Luzerne County including, Wilkes-Barre, Ashley, Hanover Township, Kingston, Forty Fort, Edwardsville, Plymouth, Pittston. Mountain Top, Laflin, Plains, and Bear Creek. We also serve Lackawanna County including Scranton, Dunmore, Carbondale, Old Forge, Blakely, Taylor, Archbald, Dickson City, Moosic, and Clarks Summit.

Service Guarantee

If there is any item of our professional services or facilities that you are not completely satisfied with, there is no charge for that item. We take the risk out of selecting a funeral home.

What the families we serve say...

Rynell is the BEST!!!
Everything was handled so professionally and simply beautiful. All my worries and concerns were handled for me, so I could take care of family matters.

Diane Yuschovitz

Featured Services

Send Flowers
View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support
Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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