Is written consent needed to be cremated?
My uncle had my grandmother cremated in Pennsylvania and , I'm sure she wanted to be buried .
Yes, in Pennsylvania (and every state) written consent is necessary for someone's body to be cremated. It sounds like your uncle is your grandmother's son and next-of-kin. If he signed for her to be cremated, it implies that he and any of his siblings were in agreement.
Did your grandmother put anything in writing that said she did not want to be cremated? If not, you probably don't have any recourse. If she did, you might want to contact an attorney.
If your uncle has possession of her ashes, you might suggest to him that they be buried as you believe it was her wish. It may not be exactly the way you think she wanted it, but since her body has already been cremated, burying her ashes may bring you and other family members some peace.
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