Obituaries

Cora Buchanan
B: 1922-09-24
D: 2018-04-18
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Buchanan, Cora
Marilyn Lavender
B: 1931-09-01
D: 2018-04-18
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Lavender, Marilyn
James Kilkus
B: 1950-09-09
D: 2018-04-17
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Kilkus, James
Dorothy Kulovitz
B: 1927-04-10
D: 2018-04-16
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Kulovitz, Dorothy
Elizabeth "Betty" DiNicola Holwell
B: 1930-07-16
D: 2018-04-16
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DiNicola Holwell, Elizabeth "Betty"
Dorothy Miller
B: 1934-06-09
D: 2018-04-14
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Miller, Dorothy
Mary LaMantia
B: 1926-05-29
D: 2018-04-12
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LaMantia, Mary
Meghan Radavich
B: 1980-11-23
D: 2018-04-12
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Radavich, Meghan
John Warren
B: 1944-03-24
D: 2018-04-11
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Warren, John
Barbara Kallquist
B: 1934-05-12
D: 2018-04-10
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Kallquist, Barbara
Stanley Gorski
B: 1939-02-20
D: 2018-04-10
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Gorski, Stanley
Dr. George DeJong
B: 1918-01-07
D: 2018-04-08
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DeJong, Dr. George
Norman Hawker
B: 1932-05-11
D: 2018-04-02
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Hawker, Norman
Herbert De Ruiter
B: 1933-04-11
D: 2018-04-01
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De Ruiter, Herbert
Nancy Stirpe
B: 1936-12-10
D: 2018-03-29
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Stirpe, Nancy
James Floyd
B: 1948-03-17
D: 2018-03-27
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Floyd, James
Joan Hanson
B: 1931-05-18
D: 2018-03-27
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Hanson, Joan
Randall Mitchell
B: 1934-04-17
D: 2018-03-25
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Mitchell, Randall
Janice Donato
B: 1947-09-16
D: 2018-03-25
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Donato, Janice
Michael Janisch
B: 1929-05-22
D: 2018-03-25
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Janisch, Michael
Beverly Wimmer
B: 1934-02-01
D: 2018-03-24
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Wimmer, Beverly

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Many contemporary families desire a celebration of the life of a loved one. Many funeral directors view this trend as a result of social contributions made by the Baby Boomer generation. As written by the National Funeral Directors Association, “[a]s baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different from previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful.” If you are one that wants a funeral for your departed that is more heart-felt and personal, please consider working with the celebration of life format.

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A traditional funeral is made up four basic elements: a visitation, the funeral service, the committal service and the repast. This series of events represent the change in social status of the deceased and the mourners, and the ritual by which a tear in the familial and social fabric is repaired. According to the online article titled “Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies” written by William Hoy, this is accomplished by including symbols of common significance meant to communicate on a level beyond words. Also needed are rituals that are performed by the group. The group is united in part to comfort each other, including through increased physical contact among its members. Recognized reading selections provide those gathered with a connection to their heritage. A helpful ceremony also includes the witnessing of the transition of the body via burial or cremation. Knowing these elements can assist you in creating a fitting celebration of life for your loved one.

 

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