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The Multiple Purposes of a Funeral Service

Some people, when pre-planning a funeral service for themselves, will fail to realize the full purpose of a funeral service. They may not want friends or family to be inconvenienced with an extravagant funeral service. They may not want funds spent or “wasted” on a funeral. They may not even…...

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Preparing for a Funeral Checklist

Planning is a useful and beneficial process throughout our lives. We may make plans for a wedding, plans to have children and plan for their education. We make plans to buy a house or plan for retirement. Yet for many, planning for their own funeral may be something they are…...

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How to Choose a Crematory

If you or a loved one has made the decision to be cremated, there is yet another important decision to be made. That is who should handle your final arrangements. Choosing a crematory is critical in ensuring your wishes are carried out in a dignified manner that you can depend…...

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How to Financially Prepare for a Funeral

One of the most thoughtful ways you can help your family after your death is to pre-plan your final arrangements. Pre-planning doesn’t necessarily mean you have to prepay for your funeral, but it is also valuable to be financially prepared. Here are some ways you can get better prepared. Get…...

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Checklist for Choosing a Funeral Home

Years ago, families chose funeral homes based on their religion, long-standing family relationships or because they were “the neighborhood” funeral home. As time passed and as families became more mobile, they became less committed to a specific funeral director. Today, it is quite common for us at Fares J. Radel…...

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Ashes, urns and Amazing Options

Final services have certainly changed throughout the years. What were once, solemn, stoic, quiet gatherings have progressed to meet the individual’s and family’s needs. Families have taken on the responsibility of more personalized services, making them unique celebrations of a person’s life. This seems to be more meaningful to all,…...

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We Are Here to Help 24/7

One of the aspects you can take comfort in when you need Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory is that we will be there. In fact, we’ve been there for you for more than 125 years. In 1878, John Radel entered the funeral service after helping a neighbor with…...

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Understanding Funeral Benefits for Veterans

Many families are unaware of the benefits that are available upon the passing of a loved one who was a veteran. Fortunately, our staff at Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory are aware of what benefits are available and how you can go about accepting them. The U.S. Department…...

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What Happens in the Cremation Process

While cremation becomes a more popular choice in planning final arrangements, we get an increasing amount of questions regarding what all is involved in the process. While some people prefer not to know details, others would like to know as much as possible. If you have ever wondered about the…...

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