Obituaries

Ruth Lauritsen
B: 1913-10-12
D: 2018-06-14
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Lauritsen, Ruth
Deborah Gurski
B: 1952-03-27
D: 2018-06-13
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Gurski, Deborah
Patrick O'Dea
B: 1927-12-02
D: 2018-06-12
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O'Dea, Patrick
Margaret Atkinson
B: 1921-02-25
D: 2018-06-10
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Atkinson, Margaret
Alma Martinez
B: 1936-01-30
D: 2018-06-09
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Martinez, Alma
Ralph Cilento
B: 1944-07-21
D: 2018-06-09
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Cilento, Ralph
Joseph Frenze
B: 1949-03-14
D: 2018-06-09
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Frenze, Joseph
Morton Bolson
B: 1926-12-12
D: 2018-06-07
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Bolson, Morton
Willi Brenner
B: 1930-12-19
D: 2018-06-06
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Brenner, Willi
Irma Cannon
B: 1932-09-01
D: 2018-06-06
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Cannon, Irma
David Furick
B: 1980-06-02
D: 2018-06-05
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Furick, David
Idella Warga
B: 1915-08-22
D: 2018-06-05
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Warga, Idella
John Peduto
B: 1947-08-05
D: 2018-06-04
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Peduto, John
Satnarine Thackurdeen
B: 1959-08-19
D: 2018-06-03
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Thackurdeen, Satnarine
Margaret Minelli
B: 1944-03-12
D: 2018-06-03
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Minelli, Margaret
Philip Margiasso
B: 1931-03-01
D: 2018-06-01
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Margiasso, Philip
Angelina Vetrano
B: 1924-06-06
D: 2018-05-31
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Vetrano, Angelina
L. Jane Schlick
B: 1928-11-26
D: 2018-05-31
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Schlick, L. Jane
Manuel Amorim
B: 1955-12-09
D: 2018-05-30
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Amorim, Manuel
Walter March
B: 1924-02-20
D: 2018-05-30
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March, Walter
Judith Wright
B: 1941-06-23
D: 2018-05-28
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Wright, Judith

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

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  • What did your loved one like to do?
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