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Funeral Planning

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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Why Life Insurance Is Such a Good Idea

  At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes, we consider it part of our service to make a challenging experience more comforting. From your first contact with us through following up on services, our caring staff will help you through this difficult time. We have found that there are two things;…...

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Why “Celebrations of Life” are Growing in Popularity

We often get inquiries from families who are struggling with the fact that a loved one wanted a “party” and not a traditional wake in the event of their death. The family’s struggles come from the fact that they are grieving, yet want to honor the wishes of their family…...

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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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The Multiple Purposes of a Funeral Service

Some people, when pre-planning a funeral service for themselves, will fail to realize the full purpose of a funeral service. They may not want friends or family to be inconvenienced with an extravagant funeral service. They may not want funds spent or “wasted” on a funeral. They may not even…...

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Preparing for a Funeral Checklist

Planning is a useful and beneficial process throughout our lives. We may make plans for a wedding, plans to have children and plan for their education. We make plans to buy a house or plan for retirement. Yet for many, planning for their own funeral may be something they are…...

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How to Financially Prepare for a Funeral

One of the most thoughtful ways you can help your family after your death is to pre-plan your final arrangements. Pre-planning doesn’t necessarily mean you have to prepay for your funeral, but it is also valuable to be financially prepared. Here are some ways you can get better prepared. Get…...

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Checklist for Choosing a Funeral Home

Years ago, families chose funeral homes based on their religion, long-standing family relationships or because they were “the neighborhood” funeral home. As time passed and as families became more mobile, they became less committed to a specific funeral director. Today, it is quite common for us at Fares J. Radel…...

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We Are Here to Help 24/7

One of the aspects you can take comfort in when you need Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes and Crematory is that we will be there. In fact, we’ve been there for you for more than 125 years. In 1878, John Radel entered the funeral service after helping a neighbor with…...

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