Pre-Need During Covid-19 


Covid-19 Update

For over 100 years, the Kanai Family has guided families in the Pittsburgh area through the difficult process of losing a loved one. We will remain dedicated to doing so during the current COVID-19 Pandemic that we are experiencing.
While everyone deserves a beautiful tribute, we recognize in this time of uncertainty that attending a visitation is not in the best interest of public health. In order to best protect our community and staff, we are implementing new protocols recommended by Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Federal officials as well as the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. As of March 26, 2020, and until further notice, all funeral arrangements will be handled via phone, video conference, and/or email. There will be no exceptions. Visitations will be limited to no more than 10 people of the immediate family (i.e. spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings). In order to best serve our families, live streaming options will be made available at the discretion of the family to those who are unable to attend. We kindly ask that if you are not feeling well to please stay at home. Furthermore, if someone is showing symptoms of illness, they will not be permitted to enter the Funeral Home premises. Visitations will be reserved for daylight hours only, and limited to one hour. With our traditional funeral rite being unavailable at this time, families will also have the option to hold a Memorial Service or Celebration of Life at a later date.
Additionally, after Monday March 30, all 16 Diocesan Cemeteries will be only able to offer direct interment arrangements. No family will be permitted to attend at the time of interment but will be able to visit at a later date.
While this is a worrisome time for us all, we certainly recognize that the loss of a loved one only magnifies such difficulties. Our family and staff are fully committed to showing compassionate care to help our community through it. However, we recognize the safety of our staff, community and families will come first. Amendments will be made to the above statement as new information is made available from the CDC and local, state, and federal officials.


Thank You for visiting our website. Our firm has been family owned since our founding in 1910. In our fourth generation of service We pride ourselves on striving to provide a personal and dignified service to families of all faiths and nationalities.

Our staff of dedicated professionals is available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. Our honest service and commitment to excellence have served our customers well, and you can rest assured that we can assist you in your time of need.

Whether you have come to our site for information about an upcoming service or to make arrangements for one, we hope the information you find here will be helpful.

We have added new features for your web experience with us. They include:

• Ordering flowers directly from our site
• Enhanced obituaries with a guest book
• Automatic email subscription when new notices are posted
• New ways to send condolences such as food gifts and sympathy cards

Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home
500 Greenfield Ave
| Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Tel: 1-412-521-1943

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