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Funeral Planning

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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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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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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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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