Obituaries

Ruth Smith
B: 1947-02-08
D: 2017-03-26
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Smith, Ruth
Maryann Aglio
B: 1921-03-03
D: 2017-03-23
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Aglio, Maryann
Joy Bachman
B: 1967-09-18
D: 2017-03-15
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Bachman, Joy
Henry Motacki
B: 1925-08-26
D: 2017-03-14
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Motacki, Henry
James McCrimon
B: 1985-06-10
D: 2017-03-12
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McCrimon, James
Brian Sweeney
B: 1961-09-19
D: 2017-03-10
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Sweeney, Brian
Dorothy Sommers
B: 1942-10-03
D: 2017-03-07
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Sommers, Dorothy
Donald Zettlemoyer
B: 1937-07-18
D: 2017-03-06
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Zettlemoyer, Donald
Bobbi Greydanus
B: 1979-03-24
D: 2017-03-01
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Greydanus, Bobbi
Carl Kunkle
B: 1927-09-27
D: 2017-02-27
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Kunkle, Carl
Rev. James Ziegenfus
B: 1919-11-13
D: 2017-02-25
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Ziegenfus, Rev. James
Justin Smith
B: 1979-05-31
D: 2017-02-25
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Smith, Justin
Robert Mellott
B: 1963-06-06
D: 2017-02-22
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Mellott, Robert
Frank Carr
B: 1931-01-19
D: 2017-02-21
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Carr, Frank
Gail Counterman
B: 1952-05-10
D: 2017-02-14
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Counterman, Gail
Arthur Dressler
B: 1944-07-10
D: 2017-02-10
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Dressler, Arthur
Mary Jane Lucrezi
B: 1932-12-03
D: 2017-02-09
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Lucrezi, Mary Jane
Wayne Ramsey
B: 1966-10-28
D: 2017-02-05
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Ramsey, Wayne
Antonio Albero
B: 1947-04-20
D: 2017-02-04
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Albero, Antonio
Mary Knoskie
B: 1953-06-25
D: 2017-02-02
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Knoskie, Mary
Wilbert Kleintop
B: 1928-07-01
D: 2017-01-31
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Kleintop, Wilbert

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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 (570) 992-4768 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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