Obituaries

Katherine Heyd
B: 1924-02-20
D: 2017-09-20
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Heyd, Katherine
Muriel Helbraun
B: 1923-03-14
D: 2017-09-17
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Helbraun, Muriel
George Araujo
B: 1928-04-24
D: 2017-09-17
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Araujo, George
Gary Hoffman
D: 2017-09-13
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Hoffman, Gary
Lionel Lewis
B: 1949-04-13
D: 2017-09-12
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Lewis , Lionel
Sarah Warren
B: 1934-09-11
D: 2017-09-03
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Warren, Sarah
Carl Iglthaler
B: 1939-05-29
D: 2017-08-23
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Iglthaler, Carl
Marcia Speights
B: 1940-01-12
D: 2017-08-18
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Speights, Marcia
Edward Eller
B: 1927-08-27
D: 2017-08-14
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Eller, Edward
John Monten
B: 1945-09-10
D: 2017-08-11
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Monten, John
Adassa McHayle
B: 1942-03-24
D: 2017-08-03
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McHayle, Adassa
Barbara Zimmer
B: 1928-06-01
D: 2017-08-02
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Zimmer, Barbara
Antoinette Ingersoll
B: 1925-01-29
D: 2017-07-28
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Ingersoll, Antoinette
Carolyn Prokop
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2017-07-26
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Prokop, Carolyn
Timothy Fetzer
B: 1969-03-08
D: 2017-07-20
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Fetzer, Timothy
Vera Loatman
B: 1925-06-01
D: 2017-07-18
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Loatman, Vera
Edward D'Anna
B: 1925-04-22
D: 2017-07-14
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D'Anna, Edward
Audrey Halloran
B: 1924-03-10
D: 2017-07-09
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Halloran, Audrey
Dorothy Leslie
B: 1921-10-01
D: 2017-07-08
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Leslie, Dorothy
Elliott Artis III
B: 1955-05-20
D: 2017-07-06
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Artis III, Elliott
Mary Madden
B: 1934-06-13
D: 2017-06-26
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Madden, Mary

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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 914-737-0083 to begin.

Online Sources:

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