Obituaries

Gertrude Cummings
B: 1923-11-12
D: 2018-10-17
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Cummings, Gertrude
Joannis Kyriacou
B: 1926-01-12
D: 2018-10-17
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Kyriacou, Joannis
Dermott Hickey
B: 1941-02-18
D: 2018-10-13
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Hickey, Dermott
Leo Gibson
B: 1936-10-12
D: 2018-10-11
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Gibson, Leo
Marilyn Cook
B: 1941-07-04
D: 2018-10-11
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Cook, Marilyn
Robert Thomas
B: 1947-08-04
D: 2018-10-09
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Thomas, Robert
Richard Bond
B: 1947-05-10
D: 2018-10-09
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Bond, Richard
Frank Lucente
B: 1941-10-29
D: 2018-10-08
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Lucente, Frank
Elizabeth Winburn
B: 1930-06-07
D: 2018-10-08
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Winburn, Elizabeth
James Stevens
B: 1938-06-19
D: 2018-10-08
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Stevens, James
Timothy Miller
B: 1955-11-13
D: 2018-10-05
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Miller, Timothy
John Royse
B: 1933-08-08
D: 2018-10-05
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Royse, John
Eugene Ripka
B: 1952-02-01
D: 2018-10-04
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Ripka, Eugene
Gregory Shults
B: 1934-08-25
D: 2018-10-04
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Shults, Gregory
Diosdado Sabal
B: 1937-12-08
D: 2018-10-04
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Sabal, Diosdado
Edna Cole
B: 1940-05-20
D: 2018-10-03
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Cole, Edna
Colleen Jaroszek
B: 1942-07-15
D: 2018-10-02
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Jaroszek, Colleen
Betty Gilman
B: 1937-03-31
D: 2018-10-02
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Gilman, Betty
Jeffrey Parnell
B: 1959-12-08
D: 2018-10-02
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Parnell, Jeffrey
Helen Fullem
B: 1926-08-14
D: 2018-10-02
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Fullem, Helen
Francisco Curiel, Jr.
B: 1943-04-04
D: 2018-10-01
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Curiel, Jr., Francisco

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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