Obituaries

John McCarthy
B: 1939-04-17
D: 2017-02-21
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McCarthy, John
Lawrence Karabaic
B: 1939-06-06
D: 2017-02-21
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Karabaic, Lawrence
Mary Coppola
B: 1920-04-22
D: 2017-02-20
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Coppola, Mary
Benjamin Hertzberg
B: 1932-05-22
D: 2017-02-17
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Hertzberg, Benjamin
Lee Hart
B: 1925-05-29
D: 2017-02-15
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Hart, Lee
Mark Shankland
B: 1957-01-20
D: 2017-02-13
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Shankland, Mark
Jean Joyner-Beazer
B: 1930-11-15
D: 2017-02-11
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Joyner-Beazer, Jean
Gino Lucadamo
D: 2017-02-03
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Lucadamo, Gino
Margaret Wozniak
D: 2017-02-02
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Wozniak, Margaret
John Bell
B: 1942-10-08
D: 2017-02-02
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Bell, John
Tracy Dunne
B: 1921-12-23
D: 2017-01-31
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Dunne, Tracy
Margery Miller
D: 2017-01-31
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Miller, Margery
Stella Oakley
B: 1922-04-07
D: 2017-01-30
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Oakley, Stella
Edward Gertz
B: 1940-12-24
D: 2017-01-26
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Gertz, Edward
Anthony Desjardin, Jr.
D: 2017-01-22
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Desjardin, Jr., Anthony
Bradamante Coletti
D: 2017-01-21
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Coletti, Bradamante
Helena Queally
D: 2017-01-20
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Queally, Helena
Donald Catalano
B: 1935-11-10
D: 2017-01-11
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Catalano, Donald
Shirley Grunenthal
D: 2017-01-08
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Grunenthal, Shirley
Jane Arco
D: 2017-01-08
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Arco, Jane
John Franco
D: 2017-01-08
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Franco, John

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Burial

This page, and the one on cremation, may be especially difficult for you, yet deciding between burial and cremation is one of the first choices you must make. It's your decision!

"Disposition" is the term used by the funeral industry to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains.

Although your initial decision for the disposition of your loved one is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each.

Whichever choice you make, your loved will eventually return to its natural elements.

Burial Choices

If your loved one is buried:

  • It can be interred (earth burial)
  • It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)
  • It can be buried at sea

Why people choose burial

Although the trend is moving toward cremation, the majority of North Americans still choose to bury their loved ones and to be buried themselves. Here are some reasons you might choose burial.

1. Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area

  • For instance, in the United States today, about 79 percent choose burial. In Canada, the rate is about 64 percent.

2. You do not like the idea of your loved one being "burned"

  • You prefer to have your loved one slowly return to the elements.

3. You want to erect a monument on the grave

  • Perhaps you want to visit the grave in the days to come, and you find a cemetery more appealing than say, a columbarium.

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial

  • Whether or not your loved is to be embalmed
  • Which kind of casket you will select
  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
  • Which cemetery to use
  • What kind of plot
  • What to put on the cemetery monument