Obituaries

Joseph Colegrove
B: 1932-06-10
D: 2017-04-27
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Colegrove, Joseph
Bernice Yeary
B: 1929-01-05
D: 2017-04-27
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Yeary, Bernice
Anne Krause
B: 1923-03-25
D: 2017-04-27
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Krause, Anne
Benjamin Steele
B: 1929-08-27
D: 2017-04-27
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Steele, Benjamin
Gina Lapsevich (nee Meeks)
B: 1965-06-06
D: 2017-04-25
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Lapsevich (nee Meeks), Gina
Jimmy McCoy
B: 1948-11-27
D: 2017-04-23
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McCoy, Jimmy
Martin Prendergast
B: 1937-05-25
D: 2017-04-22
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Prendergast, Martin
Lois Carlson
B: 1930-10-16
D: 2017-04-21
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Carlson, Lois
Jeffrey Farley
B: 1969-10-18
D: 2017-04-20
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Farley, Jeffrey
Frances Coberly
B: 1942-12-31
D: 2017-04-18
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Coberly, Frances
Barbara Sapp
B: 1949-01-13
D: 2017-04-17
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Sapp, Barbara
Margaret Burke
B: 1932-09-23
D: 2017-04-15
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Burke, Margaret
Christopher Campbell
B: 1989-09-19
D: 2017-04-15
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Campbell, Christopher
Maria Albrecht
B: 1926-10-14
D: 2017-04-15
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Albrecht, Maria
Maria Guerrieri
B: 1914-07-22
D: 2017-04-14
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Guerrieri, Maria
Andrew Lesso
B: 1936-05-15
D: 2017-04-12
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Lesso, Andrew
Edward Rozance
D: 2017-04-12
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Rozance, Edward
John Francis
B: 1952-08-01
D: 2017-04-11
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Francis, John
Margaret Miller
B: 1957-09-25
D: 2017-04-11
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Miller, Margaret
Rosemary Lennon
B: 1924-06-25
D: 2017-04-11
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Lennon, Rosemary
Kathleen O'Neill
B: 1954-06-06
D: 2017-04-08
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O'Neill, Kathleen

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Your First Visit With The Funeral Home

A loved one dies and now you face doing something you've never done before. You need to go to afuneral home to make the funeral arrangements. Not only are you emotionally affected by the death, you're anxious and need to know what to expect when you arrive.

You should know that we strive to make your experience with us as easy as possible. Here's how:

  • We've put a lot of work into making our funeral home a pleasant place to spend time. That means our interior design is pleasing, the rooms are spacious yet cozy, and the furniture is comfortable.
  • Our staff is professional yet personable. We believe that when you leave, you will consider us more than funeral directors. You can can trust us to compassionately care for your loved one and for your family.
  • We've streamlined the funeral arrangement process. As families' needs and wishes change, so do we. We have developed the easiest and most efficient way to get through the process.
  • Our team is trained to handle all the details. From filing insurance, social security or veterans administrative paperwork, to greeting your guests, to everything else that requires our attention.

Exactly What Happens at the Funeral Home?

While every family is different, we can outline the basics of what to expect on your first visit to our funeral home.

  • When you come through the front door, you will be greeted warmly by a staff member. Names will be exchanged and hands shaken in cordiality. Some words of comfort will be offered.
  • Once informed of the reason for your visit, you will be directed to the funeral director's office and asked if you would like some refreshments.
  • Before the funeral arrangement conversation goes very far, you will be given a copy of our General Price List, Casket Price List, and any other appropriate price-related documents. This is done to ensure compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's Funeral Rule.

The funeral director will then ask you a number of questions. The conversation is intended to do two things: 1.) Share accurate biographical details of the deceased to assist the funeral director in completing relevant paperwork, and 2.) come to an agreement about the plans for the funeral, memorial service, or celebration-of-life.

Clearly State the Facts

When it comes to properly completing death paperwork and writing a detailed obituary, accuracy is everything. When you share your loved one's biographical details, bring documentation for the following:

  • The deceased's full name
  • Their Social Security / Social Insurance number
  • Parents' names
  • Spouse and children's names
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Marital status
  • Educational history
  • History of military service
  • Work history
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Church affiliation
  • A list of organizational and club memberships
  • A recent photograph

Naturally, if you're unable to find any of this information before our meeting, you can always call us later to share whatever is missing.

Planning for the Funeral Event

The second step in the funeral arrangement conference is planning a meaningful ceremony to pay tribute and celebrate the life of your loved one. In order to facilitate things, we ask that you bring:

  • Pre-arrangement papers, if applicable
  • Clothes in which to bury or cremate your loved one
  • Cemetery property information, if applicable
  • A list of preferred charities for memorial donations, if applicable
  • A list of pallbearers, if applicable
  • Desired musical and readings selections

There are two more things to bring as well: your memories and your creative thinking. After all, we will be guided in planning your loved one's funeral, memorial service, or celebration-of-life by your stories, personal perceptions, and insights into their character and lifestyle.

In the End

Our time together will take only as long as you need it to take. While the time you spend with us can be very intense and emotionally-draining, you'll be among people who really care about your welfare. We will support you throughout the funeral arrangement process, in any way you need. If you have any questions or concerns, call us today at (440) 942-0700 to learn more about what to expect when you come to our funeral home.

 

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