Obituaries

Theodora Williams
B: 1946-05-27
D: 2019-09-18
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Williams, Theodora
Felix Zykoff
D: 2019-09-15
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Zykoff, Felix
Virginia Nardiello
B: 1926-09-11
D: 2019-09-15
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Nardiello, Virginia
Lolita McStay
B: 1930-09-28
D: 2019-09-14
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McStay, Lolita
Jason Vasquez
B: 1982-07-12
D: 2019-09-14
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Vasquez, Jason
Virginia Van Vlack
B: 1927-07-21
D: 2019-09-13
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Van Vlack, Virginia
Jane Szala
D: 2019-09-13
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Szala, Jane
Florent Fontana
B: 1938-08-07
D: 2019-09-13
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Fontana, Florent
Fernando Caserta
B: 1954-05-30
D: 2019-09-12
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Caserta, Fernando
Patricia McGowan
B: 1941-04-27
D: 2019-09-10
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McGowan, Patricia
Walter Wierzbicky
B: 1929-09-25
D: 2019-09-10
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Wierzbicky, Walter
Jerry Augone
B: 1940-09-08
D: 2019-09-10
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Augone, Jerry
Jean Ring
B: 1936-06-09
D: 2019-09-08
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Ring, Jean
Thomas McManus
B: 1954-12-03
D: 2019-09-07
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McManus, Thomas
Paula Ortiz
D: 2019-09-07
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Ortiz, Paula
Dorothy Owen
B: 1937-03-07
D: 2019-09-06
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Owen, Dorothy
Maureen Weisner
B: 1959-10-16
D: 2019-09-05
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Weisner, Maureen
Eufemia Macabinlar
B: 1945-09-16
D: 2019-09-05
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Macabinlar, Eufemia
Joseph Agunzo
B: 1921-09-19
D: 2019-09-01
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Agunzo, Joseph
Bruce Galotto
B: 1948-07-29
D: 2019-08-31
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Galotto, Bruce
Prattana Kostrna
B: 1963-04-03
D: 2019-08-31
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Kostrna, Prattana

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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 845-221-2000 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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