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Planning Your Own Funeral Reception

Many people initially fear that planning their own funeral service and reception may be a bit depressing or somber. They are surprised to realize that it can be comforting, rewarding and even uplifting. As the planning process progresses, they begin to understand just what a powerful gift this can be…...

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A Helpful Guide When Planning a Funeral

Pre-planning final services is becoming a more and more common practice. While decades ago it may have been viewed as a ‘sales tactic’ for some funeral homes, more and more consumers are embracing the benefits of pre-planning. They are acknowledging the value that planning, in advance, has for both the…...

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Grieving: Where To Turn In Your Time of Need

At Fares J. Radel, we understand what a difficult time it is for family and friends when a loved one passes. Even when a family member’s death was anticipated it still makes for a challenging time. Deaths that occur suddenly from an accident or suicide can be even more difficult…...

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A Helpful Guide to Understanding Cremations

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, we consider it our mission to provide dignified final services no matter what the financial situation is of the families of which we serve. Whether there is a traditional service and burial or a cremation, we want to assure you our professional…...

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Religious Funeral & Cremation Customs Around the World

In the United States, our traditional funerals have remained pretty much the same for over 100 years. A family contacts a funeral director, the body is embalmed, viewing hours established, services held, and finally the body is buried in a cemetery. This process began changing in the 1960’s with the…...

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Celebrate Life with a Reception Style Memorial Service

We have witnessed the shift firsthand. More and more families are moving away from final services that are dark and gloomy. They are in search of personalized services. Ones that provide more of a celebration of life for the life of the departed and the lives of those who remain.…...

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How to Select a Funeral Home

How families chose funeral homes in the past was far different than it is today. Once the American funeral industry began to take hold, after the Civil War, many furniture makers used their skills in making caskets and began getting involved in arranging funeral ceremonies. As the practice of embalming…...

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Pre-Planning Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Pre-Paying

Some people avoid pre-planning their funeral services because they may not have the funds on hand to pay for them. They may even be skeptical of pre-planning, wondering if their family will still be left with additional “costs of inflation” after their deaths. The reality of pre-planning a funeral may…...

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How do you want to be Remembered?

As we age, we begin to transition from “what do we want to do”, to “what do we want to have” and then to “what do we want to leave behind”. There is even a more profound question to be asked. That is the question of how we want to…...

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The Growing Popularity of Cremations

There is no question cremations are growing in popularity across the nation and the world. While in the 1960’s the percentage of cremations was below 5%, in 2015 that percentage is expected to reach close to 50%. By 2030, industry experts expect that to increase to 70%. That is a…...

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