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Funerals

What is Hospice?

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what hospice is, who it is for and what services are provided you are not alone. While most of us are at least aware of hospice and may have a general idea about what’s involved, we may lack some specific knowledge about exactly what is…...

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How Life Expectancy Has Changed Through History

Most of us assume that on average, we will live longer than the generations that preceded us. Those of us in North America can take some comfort that we have the longest life expectancy in the world. On average, women will live to be 81 and men will live to…...

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The Stages of Human Decomposition

What happens when we die? While we can’t pretend to have all the answers, we can address the physical aspects of the question, especially when it comes to human decomposition. If you are uncomfortable about reading some details of the physical process of human decomposition, we would suggest you move…...

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Is It Rational to Fear Death?

The Greek philosopher Epicurus said “Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.” That may have been easy for Epicurus to say for he, after all, only believed things existed in the material world…...

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How to Leave a Great Legacy

As most of us reach the third and fourth quarters of our lives, our thinking begins to change. What once were thoughts of what we wanted to acquire or achieve, begin to shift ever so slightly to what we will leave behind. There is a realization that there is a…...

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Will This Be the Future of Burials?

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, we have a long and storied history is assisting families in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas through some of the most difficult periods in their lives. We have also been a part in the progress of modern funeral services, going…...

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Burial Options for You and Your Loved Ones

While we are responsible for difficult and challenging work at Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, one of the ways we are rewarded is in explaining the options available to grieving families when it comes to the burial of a loved one. While this may sound a bit off-putting…...

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How to Turn a Funeral into a Celebration of Life

One constant we have seen throughout our generations of service to the families of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area is the profound sadness that surrounds final services. There has been another constant through the years, however…change. Final services have changed, sometimes fairly rapidly, especially in recent years. One…...

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How Therapy Dogs Comfort Guests at Funeral Services

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, we are proud of our long legacy of assisting families in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati through some of the most difficult periods of their lives. We are also pleased to have been a part of many of the progressive advancements in…...

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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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