Obituaries

Robert Matchett
B: 1960-06-20
D: 2017-09-18
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Matchett, Robert
Margaret Armstrong
B: 1933-04-07
D: 2017-09-17
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Armstrong, Margaret
Ralph Rojas
B: 1933-06-27
D: 2017-09-14
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Rojas, Ralph
Barry Barta
B: 1948-02-21
D: 2017-09-14
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Barta, Barry
George Geary
B: 1925-08-01
D: 2017-09-12
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Geary, George
Denise Finke
B: 1948-09-12
D: 2017-09-11
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Finke, Denise
Frank Mentone
B: 1950-10-08
D: 2017-09-10
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Mentone, Frank
Joseph Palazzolo
B: 1987-07-28
D: 2017-09-09
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Palazzolo, Joseph
Robert Hodosko
B: 1943-08-19
D: 2017-09-06
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Hodosko, Robert
Barbara Day
B: 1940-10-30
D: 2017-09-05
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Day, Barbara
Ruth Knauer
B: 1928-12-15
D: 2017-09-02
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Knauer, Ruth
Joan Franek
B: 1938-03-16
D: 2017-08-28
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Franek, Joan
Marilyn Maute
B: 1946-05-02
D: 2017-08-27
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Maute, Marilyn
Kevin Conklin
B: 1966-05-20
D: 2017-08-27
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Conklin, Kevin
Jane Barry-Triano
B: 1955-02-14
D: 2017-08-20
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Barry-Triano, Jane
Carol Jane Touw
B: 1930-10-14
D: 2017-08-19
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Touw, Carol Jane
William Van Tassel
B: 1932-06-20
D: 2017-08-19
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Van Tassel, William
Edward Griffin
B: 1950-00-00
D: 2017-08-19
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Griffin, Edward
Ryan Simpson
B: 1997-09-09
D: 2017-08-16
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Simpson, Ryan
William Hart
B: 1939-03-04
D: 2017-08-15
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Hart, William
Nancy Frisbie
B: 1952-10-17
D: 2017-08-13
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Frisbie, Nancy

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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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