Obituaries

James Obst
B: 1951-01-10
D: 2017-05-26
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Obst, James
Agnes Hornung
B: 1932-10-21
D: 2017-05-23
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Hornung, Agnes
Carolyn Staples
B: 1946-06-14
D: 2017-05-22
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Staples, Carolyn
Nathan Pera
B: 1928-09-10
D: 2017-05-20
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Pera, Nathan
James Ward
B: 1957-03-18
D: 2017-05-18
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Ward, James
Grace Berchick
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2017-05-17
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Berchick, Grace
Elizabeth Allmond
B: 1930-03-17
D: 2017-05-06
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Allmond, Elizabeth
Margaret Wunder
B: 1926-12-05
D: 2017-05-03
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Wunder, Margaret
Estelle Lockyer
B: 1925-04-12
D: 2017-05-02
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Lockyer, Estelle
Charles Kilian
B: 1950-09-03
D: 2017-05-01
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Kilian, Charles
Sandra Nise
B: 1944-01-27
D: 2017-04-27
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Nise, Sandra
Erwin Raichle
B: 1946-07-15
D: 2017-04-23
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Raichle, Erwin
William Secor
B: 1942-01-14
D: 2017-04-22
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Secor, William
Grace Crosson
B: 1921-10-20
D: 2017-04-19
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Crosson, Grace
Dolores Vandegrift
B: 1922-01-11
D: 2017-04-18
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Vandegrift, Dolores
Ethel Eckelmeyer
B: 1917-02-26
D: 2017-04-16
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Eckelmeyer, Ethel
Rita Falso
B: 1926-07-18
D: 2017-04-14
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Falso, Rita
Therese Sherman
B: 1930-01-01
D: 2017-04-14
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Sherman, Therese
Joseph DiBello
B: 1932-07-15
D: 2017-04-12
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DiBello, Joseph
Bernadette Bowman
B: 1960-12-29
D: 2017-04-11
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Bowman, Bernadette
Joseph Rich
B: 1932-03-25
D: 2017-04-09
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Rich, Joseph

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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 (215) 354-0085 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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