Obituaries

Robert Miller
B: 1940-06-27
D: 2018-11-13
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Miller, Robert
Isabelle King
B: 1928-08-17
D: 2018-11-11
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King, Isabelle
Elaine Spielman
B: 1956-07-02
D: 2018-11-03
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Spielman, Elaine
John McNeill
B: 1934-10-15
D: 2018-10-23
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McNeill, John
June Smeltzer
B: 1926-06-03
D: 2018-10-20
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Smeltzer, June
Catherine Caffarelli
B: 1936-03-07
D: 2018-10-17
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Caffarelli, Catherine
Patricia Schnell
B: 1928-12-01
D: 2018-10-12
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Schnell, Patricia
Maurice Diluzio
B: 1959-07-14
D: 2018-10-10
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Diluzio, Maurice
Henry Hox
B: 1941-02-25
D: 2018-09-27
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Hox, Henry
Michael Gavaghan
B: 1982-11-30
D: 2018-09-25
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Gavaghan, Michael
Dennis Evans
B: 1948-07-25
D: 2018-09-20
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Evans, Dennis
Sr. Angela Power
B: 1918-05-09
D: 2018-09-12
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Power, Sr. Angela
Edna Fierraro
B: 1944-06-21
D: 2018-09-12
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Fierraro, Edna
Diane Clift
B: 1940-04-08
D: 2018-09-12
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Clift, Diane
Beverly Heine
B: 1935-10-22
D: 2018-09-11
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Heine, Beverly
Louis DeLuca III
B: 1960-07-18
D: 2018-09-09
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DeLuca III, Louis
Elenita Kloton
B: 1929-11-24
D: 2018-09-09
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Kloton, Elenita
David Burns
B: 1969-08-07
D: 2018-09-06
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Burns, David
Jennifer DeMarco
B: 1961-02-25
D: 2018-09-03
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DeMarco, Jennifer
Francis Pascal
B: 1940-04-27
D: 2018-09-02
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Pascal, Francis
Joseph DiMento
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2018-08-29
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DiMento, Joseph

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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 610-583-4400 to begin.

Online Sources:

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