Obituaries

James Delo
B: 1944-09-28
D: 2017-06-27
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Delo, James
Roberta Heintz
B: 1953-06-09
D: 2017-06-25
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Heintz, Roberta
Lawrence Halligan
B: 1948-10-02
D: 2017-06-14
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Halligan, Lawrence
Rudolph Heimann
B: 1928-09-04
D: 2017-06-05
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Heimann, Rudolph
Nancy Cizauskas
B: 1943-01-31
D: 2017-05-16
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Cizauskas, Nancy
Irene Crummy
B: 1916-03-27
D: 2017-05-09
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Crummy, Irene
Alma Dilmore
B: 1924-03-24
D: 2017-05-05
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Dilmore, Alma
Dean Metropulos
B: 1944-11-05
D: 2017-04-27
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Metropulos, Dean
Alfred Duerig
D: 2017-04-25
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Duerig, Alfred
Patrick Cummings
B: 1937-02-13
D: 2017-04-12
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Cummings, Patrick
Jean Duerig
B: 1927-02-07
D: 2017-04-10
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Duerig, Jean
Sady Murray
B: 1928-02-02
D: 2017-04-01
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Murray, Sady
Robert Stevwing
B: 1935-11-21
D: 2017-03-29
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Stevwing, Robert
Norman Stauffer
B: 1936-03-13
D: 2017-03-14
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Stauffer, Norman
Louis Mrazek
B: 1951-03-14
D: 2017-03-14
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Mrazek, Louis
Thomas Noll
B: 1932-12-06
D: 2017-03-12
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Noll, Thomas
Gaetana Zaffuto
B: 1927-06-18
D: 2017-02-24
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Zaffuto, Gaetana
Angeline Cafazzo
B: 1926-02-05
D: 2017-02-23
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Cafazzo, Angeline
Elizabeth Khoury
B: 2011-06-11
D: 2017-02-23
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Khoury, Elizabeth
Eugene Grochalski
B: 1934-08-26
D: 2017-02-05
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Grochalski, Eugene
Michael Schrauder
B: 1927-06-16
D: 2017-02-01
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Schrauder, Michael

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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 (412) 486-9086 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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