Mattie Stoltzfus
B: 1925-08-01
D: 2018-03-23
View Details
Stoltzfus, Mattie
Elsie Bowman
B: 1931-01-07
D: 2018-03-22
View Details
Bowman, Elsie
Dawn Reiter
B: 1960-04-26
D: 2018-03-22
View Details
Reiter, Dawn
Marian Zimmerman
B: 1930-12-10
D: 2018-03-21
View Details
Zimmerman, Marian
Catherine Stauffer
B: 1922-01-14
D: 2018-03-21
View Details
Stauffer, Catherine
Audrey Hanlon
B: 1935-04-01
D: 2018-03-21
View Details
Hanlon, Audrey
Paul March
B: 1942-12-01
D: 2018-03-20
View Details
March, Paul
Elva Sensenig
B: 1945-09-15
D: 2018-03-18
View Details
Sensenig, Elva
Floy Baker
B: 1928-07-31
D: 2018-03-18
View Details
Baker, Floy
Annett Hughes
B: 1934-06-11
D: 2018-03-18
View Details
Hughes, Annett
James Chubb
B: 1931-10-25
D: 2018-03-16
View Details
Chubb, James
Lillian Martin
B: 1941-10-29
D: 2018-03-13
View Details
Martin, Lillian
Annette Tice
B: 1937-09-13
D: 2018-03-12
View Details
Tice, Annette
Earl Weaver
B: 1922-07-26
D: 2018-03-10
View Details
Weaver, Earl
Paul Newswanger
B: 1933-06-28
D: 2018-03-08
View Details
Newswanger, Paul
Karen Winey
B: 1944-08-11
D: 2018-03-07
View Details
Winey, Karen
Elizabeth Reeser
B: 1934-05-25
D: 2018-03-06
View Details
Reeser, Elizabeth
Carol Martin
B: 1964-04-02
D: 2018-03-05
View Details
Martin, Carol
Anna Martin
B: 1916-12-29
D: 2018-03-04
View Details
Martin, Anna
Anna Palmer
B: 1930-02-05
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Palmer, Anna
A. Clare McCarrick
B: 1933-06-17
D: 2018-03-01
View Details
McCarrick, A. Clare


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

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 717-354-0444 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.