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Sympathy Flowers & Funeral Etiquette

While some final services are designed to be far more informal than in the past, it is still prudent to remember some simple forms of etiquette during visitation and final services. While most are common sense, it is always good to have a refresher. Know the difference between a memorial…...

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Tips on Helping the Bereaved

At some point or another, most of us will find ourselves consoling someone who has lost a loved one. For most, it can be challenging deciding what to say and when to say it. We may have a fear of saying the wrong thing or even possibly upsetting the grieving…...

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Green Burial? What You Need to Know!

The funeral industry has undergone significant changes in the over 125 years that Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes have been serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. In the last 10 years alone we have seen some major shifts. One of those has been in requests for more “green”…...

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Family Cookbooks and Other Celebration of Life Ideas

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory we’ve helped generations of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky families mark the passing of a loved one in personal, thoughtful and mostly traditional ways. Many ceremonies are religious-based, and others are more reflective of the personality of the deceased. Growing in popularity…...

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Smartphone Apps Can Keep Your Brain Fit!

For many, the New Year brings resolutions of physical fitness and getting our bodies back in shape. But keeping our minds sharp is also important. This too can be done through regular activity and exercise. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps and online sites that can help us in keeping…...

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Is Cremation Right for My Loved One?

While cremation has grown rapidly in popularity over the past couple of decades, there are still many families unsure of whether cremation is appropriate for their loved one. Cremation is, of course, a very personal decision and may be based on a variety of factors. Why do we cremate the…...

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Planning a Veteran’s Funeral Services

Those who have served our country in the armed forces deserve to be recognized for their service throughout their life and particularly at the close of it. The government, in fact, provides certain benefits to veterans and their families at the time of death. These benefits, however, do not come…...

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What Should I Get Someone When They’re Grieving?

It has long been a tradition to give flowers as a sign of sympathy at the loss of a loved one. Through the years, however, more and more families are requesting other forms of recognition in lieu of flowers. In such instances, following a family’s wishes can be easy. All…...

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Why Do We Have Obituaries?

Obituaries have evolved tremendously through the years, altered by morals and trends of the day and available technology. In the United States, for example, our early limited printed capabilities kept newspapers to a maximum of four sheets. Space limitations meant early obituaries were simple death notices, listing the name of…...

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Coping With Loss During the Holidays

For those who lose a loved one near the holidays or are experiencing their first holiday without a family member, the feelings of sadness can be compounded. What was once a festive time can be more subdued and can even turn melancholy. For those experiencing a fresh loss or who…...

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