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When Is it Okay to Move On from the Death of a Loved One?

It is a question we may ask ourselves when alone, in the privacy of our own homes. We may seek the advice of close friends, family or other loved ones. Following the death of someone close to us, “When is it okay to move on?” The Five Stages of Grief…...

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Signs to Look for When Selecting a Funeral Home

Traditionally, funeral homes were selected by families because they had served the family for generations or because they were noted for catering to a certain religion. While many still select funeral homes based on their religion or relationship with the family, that paradigm is shifting. Families are more mobile today.…...

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Why a Grief Support Group May Help You

It is frequently said every individual grieves in their own way. We are, after all, unique and we have unique relationships with those around us. We react to loss and death differently. That is not to say grief is SO unique that it can’t be shared. In fact, grief support…...

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The Origin of Obituaries

We’ve all known at least someone who has responded to the question “How are you doing today?” with “Well, my name wasn’t in the obituaries this morning, so I guess I’m alright.” It seems the older we get, the more we are prone to read the daily obituaries, if not…...

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Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World

Historically, cemeteries have been used for far more than burial grounds. They have been utilized as parks, picnic and meeting grounds and a source of pride and beauty for the communities in which they were placed. Families would come to celebrate birthdays and holidays in cemeteries leaving decorations and flowers…...

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Famous United States Burial Sites Open to the Public

Some are memorialized through monuments, others by simple headstones. Many of those who came before us have left their life’s work in music, poetry or in motion pictures as their legacy. Many of these burial sites are open to the public right here in the United States. Here are just…...

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Is It Okay to Play Happy Songs at Funerals?

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, we have seen seismic changes in funerals over the generations our family has been honored to serve the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. We have been proud to be a part of many of those changes, starting with being one of…...

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Staff Member Spotlight: Gus the Grief Therapy Dog

As part of our continuing efforts to introduce you to our staff of caring professionals, we will occasionally feature a Staff Member Spotlight, highlighting one of our team members. Here, we would like to introduce you to Gus. Gus is one of the newest members of the Radel family and…...

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How to Use Technology to Preserve Your Legacy

We are living through a time where tradition, law and technology are struggling to keep up with each other. It is impacting every area of our lives, and even deaths. Today, you may be just as likely to hear about the death of a friend or associate from social media…...

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What’s Best? An Open or Closed Casket?

Once a family has decided they would like to have a visitation at final services, the next decision will be whether that visitation will include a closed or open casket. Like just about everything else involving a funeral, this is a very personal decision. You should not feel pressured into…...

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