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Cremations

8 Questions You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask a Potential Funeral Director

Planning a funeral is an emotional time. It is one of the reasons pre-planning is such a good idea. Whether you are pre-planning or making arrangements in real time, there are some questions you should not hesitate to ask a potential funeral director. How long have you been in business?…...

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Grief Relief: You Have Options

We all experience grief in our individual ways. Even when death is anticipated, the final realization can be overwhelming. At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes, we fully understand the challenges of handling grief. Our caring staff is ready to help you with the tools and resources to assist you through…...

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Social Media and the Affect on Announcing the Death of a Loved One

There was a time when people wouldn’t learn of the passing of a relative or friend until long after a burial. Communications improved with the invention of the telegraph when messages could then be communicated long distances and then sent by a paper transcription delivered to an individual. Of course,…...

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Where Did Funerals Come From?

Funerals have always held a fascination for some people. Funeral traditions around the world range from the macabre to the celebratory. There is actually a National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas that showcases the history of funerals in this country. But funerals were carried out long before the…...

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Funeral vs Cremation: What’s Best for You?

More people than ever are choosing cremation over a traditional funeral and burial. There are positive and negatives aspects to both, so which is right for you? Since you can’t reverse the cremation process, it is important you consider them carefully. Religion While cremation is now widely accepted by most…...

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How to Choose a Crematory

If you or a loved one has made the decision to be cremated, there is yet another important decision to be made. That is who should handle your final arrangements. Choosing a crematory is critical in ensuring your wishes are carried out in a dignified manner that you can depend…...

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Ashes, urns and Amazing Options

Final services have certainly changed throughout the years. What were once, solemn, stoic, quiet gatherings have progressed to meet the individual’s and family’s needs. Families have taken on the responsibility of more personalized services, making them unique celebrations of a person’s life. This seems to be more meaningful to all,…...

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What Happens in the Cremation Process

While cremation becomes a more popular choice in planning final arrangements, we get an increasing amount of questions regarding what all is involved in the process. While some people prefer not to know details, others would like to know as much as possible. If you have ever wondered about the…...

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A Helpful Guide to Understanding Cremations

At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory, we consider it our mission to provide dignified final services no matter what the financial situation is of the families of which we serve. Whether there is a traditional service and burial or a cremation, we want to assure you our professional…...

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