Obituaries

Nancy Howe
B: 1938-12-29
D: 2017-12-03
View Details
Howe, Nancy
Jack Huggins
B: 1929-03-16
D: 2017-11-26
View Details
Huggins, Jack
Joseph Merda
B: 1939-01-21
D: 2017-11-22
View Details
Merda, Joseph
William O'Connor
B: 1921-10-20
D: 2017-11-14
View Details
O'Connor, William
Charles Binder
B: 1940-12-15
D: 2017-11-13
View Details
Binder, Charles
Millicent Peters
B: 1920-11-11
D: 2017-11-08
View Details
Peters, Millicent
Martha Lipford
B: 1934-11-20
D: 2017-11-02
View Details
Lipford, Martha
Barbara Yarosius
B: 1943-09-04
D: 2017-10-30
View Details
Yarosius, Barbara
Cecelia Juszczec
B: 1929-06-29
D: 2017-10-24
View Details
Juszczec, Cecelia
Joseph Nieznany
B: 1921-02-01
D: 2017-10-21
View Details
Nieznany, Joseph
Delores Holt
B: 1940-01-24
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Holt, Delores
Margaret Keppi
B: 1927-08-21
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
Keppi, Margaret
Marjorie McHale
B: 1944-08-04
D: 2017-09-29
View Details
McHale, Marjorie
Morris Pitman
B: 1956-01-18
D: 2017-09-14
View Details
Pitman, Morris
Nikola Zaklanovich
B: 1926-11-29
D: 2017-09-09
View Details
Zaklanovich, Nikola
Arthur Pimm
B: 1921-09-08
D: 2017-09-01
View Details
Pimm, Arthur
Geraldine Fuson
B: 1944-01-12
D: 2017-08-24
View Details
Fuson, Geraldine
Patrick Connor
B: 1950-02-18
D: 2017-08-23
View Details
Connor, Patrick
Paul Bachtel
B: 1939-11-29
D: 2017-08-21
View Details
Bachtel, Paul
Elma Charlton
B: 1925-08-12
D: 2017-08-13
View Details
Charlton, Elma
Homer Stocker
B: 1926-11-27
D: 2017-08-06
View Details
Stocker, Homer

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
811 Grant St
Akron, OH 44311
Phone: 330-253-8121
Fax: 330-258-1660

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 330-253-8121 to begin.

Online Sources:

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