Obituaries

Charles Freeny
D: 2018-11-09
View Details
Freeny, Charles
Willie Ewing
B: 1917-09-23
D: 2018-11-07
View Details
Ewing, Willie
Patricia Valentine
B: 1947-10-27
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Valentine, Patricia
William Virgil
D: 2018-10-23
View Details
Virgil, William
Sandra Brown
B: 1987-05-01
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
Brown, Sandra
Arthur Jenkins
B: 1943-03-31
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Jenkins, Arthur
Burneace Wilson
B: 1944-09-01
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Wilson, Burneace
James Buggs
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Buggs, James
Louise Jernigan
B: 1946-07-07
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Jernigan, Louise
Irvin Moore
B: 1937-04-16
D: 2018-10-05
View Details
Moore, Irvin
Joseph Abdo
B: 1942-02-16
D: 2018-09-18
View Details
Abdo, Joseph
Barbara Hall
B: 1948-09-01
D: 2018-09-14
View Details
Hall, Barbara
Christian Pratt
B: 1993-05-29
D: 2018-09-12
View Details
Pratt, Christian
William Lindsey
B: 1930-03-01
D: 2018-09-09
View Details
Lindsey, William
Emma Thomas
B: 1937-10-02
D: 2018-09-08
View Details
Thomas, Emma
Judith Bartlett
B: 1944-07-08
D: 2018-09-01
View Details
Bartlett, Judith
Oscar Shaw
B: 1939-08-05
D: 2018-08-29
View Details
Shaw, Oscar
Arthur Turner
B: 1937-10-15
D: 2018-08-28
View Details
Turner, Arthur
Christopher Barnes
B: 1973-05-22
D: 2018-08-19
View Details
Barnes, Christopher
Earnestine Vaughn
B: 1924-06-01
D: 2018-08-16
View Details
Vaughn, Earnestine
William Gallerson
B: 1933-04-15
D: 2018-08-13
View Details
Gallerson, William

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1455 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 626-798-8941
Fax: 626-798-0195

Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 626-798-8941 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.