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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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The Power of Pre-Planning Final Services

Back in the 1960’s “pre-planning” a funeral was seen as a way a funeral home could “lock-in” future clients and help establish the future of the business. To some degree it received some negative connotations, with images of greedy funeral directors upselling unneeded services to a person who only wanted…...

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Funerals and Social Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of life’s events much more challenging. Birthdays are being celebrated differently, weddings are being postponed and graduations are being cancelled or being held “virtually”. The pandemic is also having its effect on final services. Losing a loved one at any time can be emotionally…...

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The Benefits of Pre-Planning Your Funeral

The Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes family has been proud to serve Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky families for generations. We’ve seen many changes in that time, from when we were one of the first funeral services in the country to use a motorized hearse. We’ve witnessed the growth in…...

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Tips to Finding the Best Grief Counselor for You

Many who go through the grieving process try to power through it alone. This is seldom the best answer. It is one of the reasons a well-planned final service can be so valuable. It lets us know there are those who care about us and who share in our loss.…...

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