Obituaries

Carolyn Daniels
B: 1931-10-13
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Daniels, Carolyn
Sara Babin
B: 1931-05-17
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Babin, Sara
Jean Hancock
B: 1917-12-31
D: 2017-11-25
View Details
Hancock, Jean
Elizabeth Roth
B: 1930-06-25
D: 2017-11-24
View Details
Roth, Elizabeth
Ruth Handte
B: 1908-07-18
D: 2017-11-23
View Details
Handte, Ruth
Terry Alexander
B: 1949-11-11
D: 2017-11-20
View Details
Alexander, Terry
Leonard Korman
B: 1927-01-10
D: 2017-11-08
View Details
Korman, Leonard
Glenna Cox
B: 1947-05-26
D: 2017-11-07
View Details
Cox, Glenna
Nancy Forsythe
B: 1949-04-10
D: 2017-11-05
View Details
Forsythe, Nancy
Pamela Strouse
B: 1963-12-10
D: 2017-11-01
View Details
Strouse, Pamela
Frederick Lutz
B: 1949-08-19
D: 2017-10-30
View Details
Lutz, Frederick
Dr. Barnes McCormick
B: 1926-07-15
D: 2017-10-29
View Details
McCormick , Dr. Barnes
Richard Smalley
B: 1957-03-14
D: 2017-10-27
View Details
Smalley, Richard
Richard Smalley
B: 1931-04-15
D: 2017-10-26
View Details
Smalley, Richard
Nancy Steimer
B: 1929-04-28
D: 2017-10-23
View Details
Steimer, Nancy
Mary Barnes
B: 1927-05-20
D: 2017-10-21
View Details
Barnes, Mary
William Decker
B: 1919-02-03
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
Decker, William
Darrell Musser
B: 1951-05-22
D: 2017-10-18
View Details
Musser, Darrell
Miriam Chilcoat
B: 1926-07-09
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Chilcoat, Miriam
Linda Peters
B: 1947-04-24
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Peters, Linda
Rebecca Hauser
B: 1949-10-24
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Hauser, Rebecca

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
1034 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 234-0332
Fax: (814) 234-5630

Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at (814) 234-0332 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

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.