Obituaries

Patrick Byrne
B: 1938-09-09
D: 2018-12-16
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Byrne, Patrick
Dolores Schraf
B: 1934-03-14
D: 2018-12-14
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Schraf, Dolores
Patricia Prather
B: 1937-10-24
D: 2018-12-14
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Prather, Patricia
Jeraldine Henderson
B: 1922-02-16
D: 2018-12-13
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Henderson, Jeraldine
Valentine Cawood
B: 1943-12-30
D: 2018-12-11
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Cawood, Valentine
Marion Claro
D: 2018-12-10
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Claro, Marion
Louis Vacca
B: 1917-05-31
D: 2018-12-09
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Vacca, Louis
Edward O'Connor, Jr.
B: 1953-06-14
D: 2018-12-09
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O'Connor, Jr., Edward
Ruben Dizon
B: 1938-04-10
D: 2018-12-09
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Dizon, Ruben
Sherry Clayton
B: 1949-05-06
D: 2018-12-08
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Clayton, Sherry
John Kreuzburg
B: 1942-09-15
D: 2018-12-08
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Kreuzburg, John
Joshua Taylor
B: 1986-01-14
D: 2018-12-08
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Taylor, Joshua
Barton Cannon
B: 1938-08-14
D: 2018-12-07
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Cannon, Barton
Nicos Pantelides
B: 1948-09-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Pantelides, Nicos
Kevin Minor
B: 1952-08-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Minor, Kevin
Matthew Sears
B: 1996-07-26
D: 2018-12-06
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Sears, Matthew
Dr. Donald Bouchard, DDS
B: 1936-02-27
D: 2018-12-05
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Bouchard, DDS, Dr. Donald
Steven Wilson
B: 1985-05-30
D: 2018-12-05
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Wilson, Steven
Thomas Holder
B: 1938-12-27
D: 2018-12-05
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Holder, Thomas
Margaret Williams
B: 1927-07-14
D: 2018-12-03
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Williams, Margaret
Judith Clark
B: 1953-12-21
D: 2018-12-03
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Clark, Judith

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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 (410) 956-4488 to begin.

Online Sources:

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