Obituaries

Irene Van Gorder
B: 1915-05-08
D: 2020-04-02
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Van Gorder, Irene
Anthony Murphy
B: 1940-02-24
D: 2020-03-31
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Murphy, Anthony
Dorothy Drew
B: 1919-12-19
D: 2020-03-30
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Drew, Dorothy
Alice Van Gorder
B: 1923-09-27
D: 2020-03-28
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Van Gorder, Alice
Sandra Fisher
B: 1937-10-13
D: 2020-03-26
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Fisher, Sandra
Donald Stoll
B: 1966-07-31
D: 2020-03-24
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Stoll, Donald
Laura Pierce
B: 1932-07-28
D: 2020-03-23
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Pierce, Laura
Robert Trehou
B: 1939-05-20
D: 2020-03-23
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Trehou, Robert
Thomas Flynn
B: 1928-01-13
D: 2020-03-22
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Flynn, Thomas
Helena Geary
B: 1935-06-19
D: 2020-03-22
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Geary, Helena
Jacqueline Reich
B: 1933-04-23
D: 2020-03-22
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Reich, Jacqueline
Jeanne Jameson
B: 1952-03-19
D: 2020-03-21
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Jameson, Jeanne
William Tell
B: 1943-01-15
D: 2020-03-18
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Tell, William
Dorothy Clark
B: 1928-05-20
D: 2020-03-12
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Clark, Dorothy
John O'Connor
B: 1929-03-06
D: 2020-03-12
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O'Connor, John
Nancy Gubner
B: 1941-07-22
D: 2020-03-11
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Gubner, Nancy
Peter Shelton
B: 1938-10-11
D: 2020-03-03
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Shelton, Peter
Bernardine Yuhasz
B: 1951-06-30
D: 2020-03-03
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Yuhasz, Bernardine
Sherwin Nessen
B: 1937-12-30
D: 2020-03-02
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Nessen, Sherwin
Keith Van Orden
B: 1952-08-24
D: 2020-03-01
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Van Orden, Keith
Joan Stellingwerf
B: 1931-01-13
D: 2020-02-28
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Stellingwerf, Joan

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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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