Obituaries

Anna Rogers
B: 1923-09-22
D: 2014-12-17
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Rogers, Anna
Rose Muller
B: 1912-02-12
D: 2014-12-13
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Muller, Rose
Elizabeth Alfonzetti
B: 1942-04-24
D: 2014-12-10
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Alfonzetti, Elizabeth
Yvonne Toth
B: 1926-01-03
D: 2014-12-06
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Toth, Yvonne
Walter Morgan
B: 1935-09-25
D: 2014-12-02
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Morgan, Walter
Ralph Cardi
B: 1934-04-09
D: 2014-11-29
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Cardi, Ralph
Jane Kelly
B: 1919-10-05
D: 2014-11-29
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Kelly, Jane
Thomas Ambrosio
B: 1931-09-29
D: 2014-11-23
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Ambrosio, Thomas
Anna Callaci
B: 1922-12-04
D: 2014-11-21
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Callaci, Anna
Lily Perfito
B: 1916-09-24
D: 2014-11-13
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Perfito, Lily
Virginia Tichenor
D: 2014-11-12
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Tichenor, Virginia
Richard Cowan
B: 1937-03-26
D: 2014-11-01
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Cowan, Richard
Linda Misek - Falkoff
D: 2014-10-30
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Misek - Falkoff, Linda
Jack Nasi
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2014-10-29
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Nasi, Jack
William Peck
B: 1920-01-13
D: 2014-10-23
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Peck, William
Jane Ann Dugan
B: 1923-10-13
D: 2014-10-18
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Dugan, Jane Ann
Eileen Bramswig
B: 1932-04-19
D: 2014-10-15
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Bramswig, Eileen
Richard Scarpone
B: 1953-01-12
D: 2014-10-14
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Scarpone, Richard
Raymond Kenny
B: 1924-07-14
D: 2014-10-13
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Kenny, Raymond
Joseph Gallick
B: 1949-08-02
D: 2014-10-06
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Gallick, Joseph
Dianne Weeks
B: 1941-04-10
D: 2014-10-05
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Weeks, Dianne

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Embalming

What is the purpose of embalming?
 
Embalming sanitizes and preserves the body, retards the decomposition process, and enhances the appearance of a body disfigured by traumatic death or illness. It makes it possible to lengthen the time between death and the final disposition, thus allowing family members time to arrange and participate in the type of service most comforting to them. Embalming the body enables mourners to view the deceased if they wish. The emotional benefits of viewing the deceased are enormous, particularly to those having difficulty dealing with the death.
 
Is embalming mandatory by law?
 
No. But, certain factors of time, health and possible legal requirements might make embalming either appropriate or necessary. Please note that embalming may be required if the deceased is being transported by air to another country where local laws need be observed.
 
Is embalming necessary?
 
No, but the factors of time, health and possible legal regulations and religious beliefs might make embalming prior to cremation either appropriate or necessary. As a point of information, heart pacemakers or similar devices should be removed, because they may become dangerous when subjected to the extreme heat of the cremation chamber.