Obituaries

Barbara Chan
B: 1959-03-19
D: 2019-01-08
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Chan, Barbara
Jay Hurley
B: 1942-01-01
D: 2018-06-10
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Hurley, Jay
Luana Warren
B: 1962-04-07
D: 2018-02-15
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Warren, Luana
Antonio Choi
B: 1930-06-08
D: 2018-02-11
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Choi, Antonio
William Meyer
B: 1959-01-24
D: 2018-02-11
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Meyer, William
Cherie Kiakona
B: 1962-12-07
D: 2018-02-10
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Kiakona, Cherie
Joan Souza
B: 1938-04-12
D: 2018-02-07
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Souza, Joan
Brian Phillip Gaspar
B: 1983-05-16
D: 2018-02-07
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Gaspar, Brian Phillip
Pepito Datugan
B: 1949-02-22
D: 2018-02-05
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Datugan, Pepito
Edwin Acoba
B: 1938-01-24
D: 2018-02-03
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Acoba, Edwin
Tiburtio Pinero
B: 1939-08-11
D: 2018-02-02
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Pinero, Tiburtio
Patric Parker
B: 1968-04-19
D: 2018-01-31
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Parker, Patric
Aviu Malepe
B: 1945-05-15
D: 2018-01-30
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Malepe, Aviu
Manuele Mika
B: 1964-05-15
D: 2018-01-29
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Mika, Manuele
Josefina Macaraeg
B: 1960-02-08
D: 2018-01-27
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Macaraeg, Josefina
Jason Panui
B: 1964-03-10
D: 2018-01-26
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Panui, Jason
Irene Akiona
B: 1935-04-20
D: 2018-01-25
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Akiona, Irene
Edward Markham
B: 1947-08-23
D: 2018-01-22
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Markham, Edward
Daniel Aleki
B: 1975-09-27
D: 2018-01-21
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Aleki, Daniel
Patoa Benioni
B: 1941-04-20
D: 2018-01-20
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Benioni, Patoa
Lani Soares
B: 1952-08-05
D: 2018-01-19
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Soares, Lani

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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 808-833-8811 or Toll Free 1-800-518-5735 to begin.

Online Sources:

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