Obituaries

Elwyn Green
B: 1939-06-01
D: 2019-06-16
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Green, Elwyn
Nancy Mead
B: 1952-12-02
D: 2019-06-16
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Mead, Nancy
Dorothy Berry
B: 1931-04-14
D: 2019-05-18
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Berry, Dorothy
Robert Sobkowicz
B: 1936-09-14
D: 2019-05-09
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Sobkowicz, Robert
Raymond Cichy
B: 1943-06-18
D: 2019-04-29
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Cichy, Raymond
Mary Vidulich
B: 1945-05-15
D: 2019-04-18
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Vidulich, Mary
Graden Murphy
B: 1936-09-13
D: 2019-04-10
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Murphy, Graden
Elizabeth Velz
B: 1928-05-20
D: 2019-04-08
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Velz, Elizabeth
Carmela Ruggeri
B: 1921-08-30
D: 2019-04-05
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Ruggeri, Carmela
Roberta Miller
B: 1954-03-09
D: 2019-03-26
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Miller, Roberta
Isabel Novak
B: 1924-09-28
D: 2019-03-22
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Novak, Isabel
Joseph Riley
B: 1952-09-16
D: 2019-03-21
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Riley, Joseph
Judith Ramirez
B: 1942-02-03
D: 2019-03-19
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Ramirez, Judith
Norman Clemons
B: 1938-08-24
D: 2019-03-14
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Clemons, Norman
Marion Bienick
B: 1934-10-03
D: 2019-03-06
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Bienick, Marion
Shirley Evans
B: 1933-03-02
D: 2019-02-28
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Evans, Shirley
Mark Alexander
B: 1947-10-22
D: 2019-02-25
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Alexander, Mark
Honorable Gene Catena
B: 1930-03-29
D: 2019-02-24
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Catena, Honorable Gene
Joseph Montesano
B: 1953-08-23
D: 2019-02-23
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Montesano, Joseph
Elena Damasco
B: 1931-12-12
D: 2019-02-20
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Damasco, Elena
Bruno Cwiakala
B: 1929-01-07
D: 2019-02-20
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Cwiakala, Bruno

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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 518-842-2810 to begin.

Online Sources:

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