Obituaries

Lawrence Scott
B: 1957-07-03
D: 2017-06-23
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Scott, Lawrence
Jack Dempsey
B: 1938-09-24
D: 2017-06-18
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Dempsey, Jack
Senator Frank Pecora
B: 1930-08-08
D: 2017-06-12
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Pecora, Senator Frank
Shirley Martinelli
B: 1935-08-01
D: 2017-06-11
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Martinelli, Shirley
Dora Marin
B: 1938-11-16
D: 2017-06-07
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Marin, Dora
Barbara Mathos
B: 1933-11-10
D: 2017-06-03
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Mathos, Barbara
Gloria Franco
B: 1926-12-07
D: 2017-05-31
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Franco, Gloria
Patricia Reilly
B: 1946-12-15
D: 2017-05-28
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Reilly, Patricia
William Kelleher
B: 1933-02-12
D: 2017-05-28
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Kelleher, William
Dorothy Korinek
B: 1935-12-09
D: 2017-05-24
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Korinek, Dorothy
Mary Owens
B: 1927-05-24
D: 2017-05-22
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Owens, Mary
Florence Mundy Stephens
B: 1925-03-08
D: 2017-05-22
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Mundy Stephens, Florence
Barbara Pryle
B: 1932-07-28
D: 2017-05-19
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Pryle, Barbara
Diane Petrick
B: 1943-08-28
D: 2017-05-16
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Petrick, Diane
William Brayton
B: 1926-03-16
D: 2017-05-14
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Brayton, William
Albert Kasmer
B: 1926-11-22
D: 2017-05-11
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Kasmer, Albert
Miriam Bell
B: 1920-03-04
D: 2017-05-10
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Bell, Miriam
George Ranallo
B: 1931-07-06
D: 2017-05-09
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Ranallo, George
Dennis Robl
B: 1947-08-03
D: 2017-05-09
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Robl, Dennis
Dalton Bacco
B: 1997-09-05
D: 2017-05-03
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Bacco, Dalton
Richard Lunden
B: 1950-12-30
D: 2017-04-29
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Lunden, Richard

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The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services typically 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 or entomb the deceased, this service includes the blessing or hallowing of the final resting place.  Most often, this is conducted at the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception/Luncheon: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall or restaurant. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more contemporary (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 (412) 793-3000 to begin.

 

 


Online Sources:

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