Obituaries

Robert Malpass
B: 1957-04-14
D: 2017-10-13
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Malpass, Robert
Kenneth Place
B: 1953-02-23
D: 2017-09-30
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Place, Kenneth
Raymond Moore
B: 1927-07-25
D: 2017-09-22
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Moore, Raymond
Victoria Kelly
B: 1948-01-04
D: 2017-09-17
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Kelly, Victoria
Edward La Barr
B: 1949-01-01
D: 2017-09-04
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La Barr, Edward
Beth Conway
B: 1950-12-16
D: 2017-09-03
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Conway, Beth
Garry Slater
B: 1951-07-05
D: 2017-08-25
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Slater, Garry
Joann Oxley
B: 1934-11-15
D: 2017-08-14
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Oxley, Joann
Charles Snyder
B: 1951-11-05
D: 2017-08-13
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Snyder, Charles
DeMarcus Lane
B: 2007-03-23
D: 2017-08-05
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Lane, DeMarcus
Kevin LaCross
B: 1961-06-25
D: 2017-07-12
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LaCross, Kevin
Karyn Welch (Schneider)
B: 1952-08-04
D: 2017-07-02
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Welch (Schneider), Karyn
George Quackenbush
B: 1950-01-30
D: 2017-06-23
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Quackenbush, George
Jeff King
B: 1968-03-29
D: 2017-05-31
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King, Jeff
Stavros Thomaides
B: 1933-10-14
D: 2017-04-30
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Thomaides, Stavros
Melissa Sleeper
B: 1960-04-21
D: 2017-04-29
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Sleeper, Melissa
John O'Brien
B: 1959-01-14
D: 2017-04-22
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O'Brien, John
John Kenney
B: 1940-08-09
D: 2017-04-22
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Kenney, John
Stephen Galusha
B: 1941-05-30
D: 2017-03-29
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Galusha, Stephen
Audrey Meineker
B: 1927-02-22
D: 2017-03-02
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Meineker, Audrey
Thomas Gizara
B: 1944-10-26
D: 2017-02-23
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Gizara, Thomas

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What to Expect

While it’s true that most people do not know what to do when a death has occurred, we believe this to be due to the simple fact that death comes into our lives less often than it did for our ancestors. After all, average life spans are significantly longer today, and our medical services vastly improved.

But there’s a downside too; we can be ill-prepared to deal with a death of a loved one.  Death can be expected, and due to a terminal illness, or old age and declining health; or sudden and completely unexpected. Either way, the death of someone you love can leave you feeling lost, alone, and unsure where to turn for guidance.  

This area of our website will guide you in the right direction. However, if you have any questions or simply wish to speak to one of our Funeral Directors to share your story and explore your options, please contact us.
 

The First Decision: Burial or Cremation
This is a major decision. We encourage all families to consider whichever option suits them best at the time of need. Here’s information to help you get the conversation started.
Selecting the Right Product
Once you’ve made the vital decision regarding burial or cremation for your loved one, you need to choose the products involved with your choice. These guidelines can help.
Planning the Details of the Funeral Service
An overview of the many aspects of service planning you will discuss during the arrangement conference, this page talks about the where, when and how of paying tribute to a love one.
Steps in Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service
Outlining the basics, this page is a fine place to start for those families faced with making final care arrangements for a loved one. Here’s where you become familiar with what’s ahead.
Creating a Legacy of Memories
It’s important to secure the memories and stories of a loved one. Learn more about why we offer the finest in online tributes and tribute videos, the Book of Memories™.
Writing Down a Life: Crafting the Obituary
An obituary serves as notification that an individual has died and provides service details. But it can be for more than that. Our guidelines will help you in writing a well-crafted obituary.
Writing and Delivering a Eulogy
Writing and delivering a eulogy is a way of paying tribute to a loved one’s memory. But it can be a challenge to write and to deliver. Our tips can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions? We’ve listed the most common ones we’ve heard here, and provided honest answers to each. If yours isn’t listed here, we invite you to call us.