Obituaries

Ray Daub
B: 1942-01-02
D: 2018-01-17
View Details
Daub, Ray
Pauline Shirk
B: 1928-12-11
D: 2018-01-16
View Details
Shirk, Pauline
Clarence McCoog
B: 1938-08-08
D: 2018-01-15
View Details
McCoog, Clarence
David Horst
B: 1925-12-31
D: 2018-01-11
View Details
Horst, David
Daniel Martin
B: 1932-11-09
D: 2018-01-10
View Details
Martin, Daniel
Reuben Weaver
B: 1922-10-19
D: 2018-01-10
View Details
Weaver, Reuben
Carl High
B: 1944-06-28
D: 2018-01-09
View Details
High, Carl
Margaret Mast
B: 1921-04-11
D: 2018-01-09
View Details
Mast, Margaret
Laban Martin
B: 1932-11-15
D: 2018-01-07
View Details
Martin, Laban
Robert Simon
B: 1919-04-21
D: 2018-01-07
View Details
Simon, Robert
Nathan Miller
B: 1978-07-26
D: 2018-01-06
View Details
Miller, Nathan
Gary Schwetz
B: 1956-03-26
D: 2018-01-05
View Details
Schwetz, Gary
Rhoda Zimmerman
B: 1965-03-05
D: 2018-01-04
View Details
Zimmerman, Rhoda
Margaret Weir
B: 1922-12-15
D: 2018-01-04
View Details
Weir, Margaret
Esther Martin
B: 1937-07-25
D: 2018-01-01
View Details
Martin, Esther
Alta Brubaker
B: 1926-11-26
D: 2017-12-31
View Details
Brubaker, Alta
Janine Toth
B: 1970-10-12
D: 2017-12-30
View Details
Toth, Janine
Edith Weinhold
B: 1922-01-12
D: 2017-12-27
View Details
Weinhold, Edith
Dorothy Harner
B: 1921-10-17
D: 2017-12-27
View Details
Harner, Dorothy
Mabel Petersheim
B: 1923-04-05
D: 2017-12-26
View Details
Petersheim, Mabel
Arlene Sommers
B: 1952-03-30
D: 2017-12-26
View Details
Sommers, Arlene

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
145 West Main St.
Supervisor: R. Fred Groff III
New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: 717-354-0444
Fax:

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 717-354-0444 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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.