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Funerals

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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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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3D Printers Are Disrupting the Funeral Industry

Perhaps, one of the last industries one would expect technology to affect would be funerals. The fact is, however, technology is already making changes in how final arrangements are handled. This includes online streaming of ceremonies, social media, and online condolences. There is one area of technology that is having…...

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