Obituaries

Raymond Harmuth
B: 1959-06-07
D: 2019-08-14
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Harmuth, Raymond
Norman Smilnyak
B: 1929-07-09
D: 2019-08-14
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Smilnyak, Norman
Vaughn Finney
B: 1947-03-18
D: 2019-08-09
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Finney, Vaughn
Dennis Weston
B: 1938-09-28
D: 2019-08-07
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Weston, Dennis
Raymond Spotti
B: 1928-11-07
D: 2019-08-07
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Spotti, Raymond
William Benard
B: 1934-01-28
D: 2019-08-05
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Benard, William
Paul George
B: 1930-01-28
D: 2019-08-05
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George, Paul
Nancy Loden
B: 1939-11-05
D: 2019-08-03
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Loden, Nancy
Harold Zeigler
B: 1943-03-05
D: 2019-07-26
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Zeigler, Harold
Albert Fages
B: 1935-11-17
D: 2019-07-23
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Fages, Albert
Frederick Snatchko
B: 1936-12-21
D: 2019-07-22
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Snatchko, Frederick
Robert Cinna
B: 1936-11-23
D: 2019-07-21
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Cinna, Robert
William Randour
B: 1939-10-25
D: 2019-07-14
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Randour, William
Jill Nixon
B: 1966-11-27
D: 2019-07-11
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Nixon, Jill
John Maroni
B: 1936-05-20
D: 2019-06-29
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Maroni, John
Janet Spirik
B: 1940-12-27
D: 2019-06-29
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Spirik, Janet
Patricia Lewis
B: 1929-12-20
D: 2019-06-27
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Lewis, Patricia
Candace Cheroke
B: 1984-09-04
D: 2019-06-27
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Cheroke, Candace
Margaret Sartori
B: 1962-02-18
D: 2019-06-22
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Sartori, Margaret
Nancy Battista
B: 1937-09-02
D: 2019-06-15
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Battista, Nancy
Felicity Partin
B: 1936-03-29
D: 2019-06-10
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Partin, Felicity

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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 (724) 926-2800 to begin.

Online Sources:

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