Obituaries

Alline Edwards
B: 1938-05-07
D: 2017-05-23
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Edwards, Alline
Joseph Osborne
B: 1932-02-03
D: 2017-05-21
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Osborne, Joseph
Dorothy Springer
B: 1922-09-19
D: 2017-05-21
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Springer, Dorothy
Irene Arguelles
B: 1930-12-22
D: 2017-05-20
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Arguelles, Irene
Paul Antola
B: 1944-05-03
D: 2017-05-14
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Antola, Paul
Bruce Leyland
B: 1951-05-02
D: 2017-05-10
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Leyland, Bruce
Thomas Bock
B: 2002-01-19
D: 2017-05-07
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Bock, Thomas
Winnie Schoelier
B: 1965-01-06
D: 2017-05-07
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Schoelier, Winnie
Robert Bouma
B: 1926-09-08
D: 2017-05-05
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Bouma, Robert
John Killoy
B: 1934-08-15
D: 2017-05-03
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Killoy, John
Mary Fuca
B: 1929-07-13
D: 2017-05-01
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Fuca, Mary
Marion Van Althuis
B: 1935-06-18
D: 2017-04-27
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Van Althuis, Marion
Tiffany Zavros
B: 1991-11-10
D: 2017-04-27
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Zavros, Tiffany
Michael Lebron
B: 1924-01-22
D: 2017-04-26
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Lebron, Michael
Lucy Drew
B: 1913-12-09
D: 2017-04-23
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Drew, Lucy
Thomas Tierney
B: 1936-08-15
D: 2017-04-21
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Tierney, Thomas
Margriet Carrico
B: 1942-11-05
D: 2017-04-21
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Carrico, Margriet
Rose Elliott
B: 1933-06-20
D: 2017-04-20
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Elliott, Rose
David Bryan
B: 1980-12-14
D: 2017-04-20
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Bryan, David
Darlene Gindhart
B: 1965-02-22
D: 2017-04-19
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Gindhart, Darlene
Alicia Montello
B: 1991-11-01
D: 2017-04-19
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Montello, Alicia

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (973) 827-7050 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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