Obituaries

James Pizzuto
B: 1956-10-12
D: 2018-05-24
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Pizzuto, James
John Riggs
B: 1930-06-18
D: 2018-05-22
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Riggs, John
James Puskar
B: 1937-08-06
D: 2018-05-22
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Puskar, James
Elizabeth Walls
B: 1931-06-29
D: 2018-05-22
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Walls, Elizabeth
Umberto Diano
B: 1940-02-24
D: 2018-05-21
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Diano, Umberto
Bernard Nowicki
B: 1938-05-20
D: 2018-05-17
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Nowicki, Bernard
Ernest Smith
B: 1945-12-07
D: 2018-05-17
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Smith, Ernest
Martha Petriga
B: 1940-11-16
D: 2018-05-08
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Petriga, Martha
Barbara McClinton
B: 1943-05-18
D: 2018-05-04
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McClinton, Barbara
Darren Lange
B: 1981-02-07
D: 2018-04-29
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Lange, Darren
William Fallon
B: 1930-07-02
D: 2018-04-27
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Fallon, William
Stephen Rohrer
B: 1947-02-27
D: 2018-04-24
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Rohrer, Stephen
Agnes Chappell
B: 1929-06-21
D: 2018-04-23
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Chappell, Agnes
Elinor Soxman
B: 1933-11-07
D: 2018-04-22
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Soxman, Elinor
Susan O'Donnell
B: 1940-01-15
D: 2018-04-22
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O'Donnell, Susan
Joseph Levitsky
B: 1970-04-15
D: 2018-04-19
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Levitsky, Joseph
Andrew Newmaster
B: 1946-06-27
D: 2018-04-18
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Newmaster, Andrew
Betty Bachorski
B: 1932-10-08
D: 2018-04-15
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Bachorski, Betty
Melrose Pryts
B: 1935-07-11
D: 2018-04-01
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Pryts, Melrose
Stanley Chopski
B: 1925-12-28
D: 2018-04-01
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Chopski, Stanley
Eugene Hilinski
B: 1928-02-01
D: 2018-03-31
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Hilinski, Eugene

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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