Obituaries

Frances Berrigan
B: 1931-09-18
D: 2018-09-21
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Berrigan, Frances
James Siglin
B: 1964-04-19
D: 2018-09-21
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Siglin, James
Ruth Rowlands
B: 1926-07-27
D: 2018-09-17
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Rowlands, Ruth
Daniel Berry
B: 1949-09-06
D: 2018-09-17
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Berry, Daniel
Barbara Kliemisch
B: 1961-02-23
D: 2018-09-16
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Kliemisch, Barbara
Geraldine Wynne
B: 1946-10-26
D: 2018-09-16
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Wynne, Geraldine
Kathleen Bosma
B: 1942-07-11
D: 2018-09-16
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Bosma, Kathleen
Barbara Schellhammer
B: 1941-03-07
D: 2018-09-15
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Schellhammer, Barbara
Dee Devine
B: 1955-06-18
D: 2018-09-13
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Devine, Dee
Douglas Ricker
B: 1937-10-20
D: 2018-09-12
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Ricker, Douglas
John Rathgeb
B: 1929-01-05
D: 2018-09-12
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Rathgeb, John
Robert Kmiec
B: 1952-04-15
D: 2018-09-11
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Kmiec, Robert
Gloria Mary Sanders
B: 1953-04-22
D: 2018-09-10
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Sanders, Gloria Mary
Lillian Wesley-Hall
B: 1926-03-22
D: 2018-09-09
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Wesley-Hall, Lillian
Stacie Fiorentino
B: 1972-05-25
D: 2018-09-08
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Fiorentino, Stacie
Anne Hennessy
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2018-09-07
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Hennessy, Anne
Leslie Shauger
B: 1952-08-10
D: 2018-09-03
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Shauger, Leslie
Brenda Baxter
B: 1963-08-26
D: 2018-09-02
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Baxter, Brenda
Jerome Pushko
B: 1951-09-27
D: 2018-08-31
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Pushko, Jerome
Lois Schutz
B: 1946-08-25
D: 2018-08-28
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Schutz, Lois
Sylvia Hadowanetz
B: 1925-08-09
D: 2018-08-24
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Hadowanetz, Sylvia

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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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