Gladys U. Evertsen

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Gladys U. Evertsen, 93, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on November 27, 2017. Cremation Services of Lancaster (717) 273-6283 Continue reading

Carmelo Figueroa Burgos

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Carmelo Figueroa Burgos, 71, of Lancaster, passed away on November 26, 2017. Cremation Services of Lancaster (717)273-6283 Continue reading

Mary Denlinger

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Mary H. Denlinger, 75, of York, PA, Passed away on November, 13, 2017. Cremation Services of Lancaster 717-273-6283 Continue reading

Robert W. Riley

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Robert W. Riley,  52, of Columbia, passed away on October 25, 2017. Cremation Services of Lancaster 717-273-6283 Continue reading

Theodore R. Tatro

Theodore R. Tatro, 68, of Millersville, PA, passed away October 30, 2017 at Hospice Community Care, Mt. Joy. He was the husband of Dale L. Tatro, the son of the late Theodore E. and Lucile Tatro, and the brother of Bonnie Tatro of OR and Susan (Thomas) Christian of MN. Ted enjoyed his retirement and took great pleasure in his summer job as an usher for the Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball Team. Ted was also a veteran of the US. Navy where he was a second class petty officer radioman from Continue reading

Henry H. Huber

Henry H. Huber 5/16/1925 – 10/23/2017 Henry Harrison Huber, aged 92, passed away while he slept at his home along the shore of the Susquehanna River. With only a few absences, he was a life-long Columbia resident.  Henry was the son of the late A. Etter Huber, Sr. and Elizabeth (Copeland) Huber.  He was predeceased by brothers David C. Huber who was killed during WWII at Leyte, Philippines and A. Etter Huber, Jr. and by sisters Cora M. Rineer and Grace E. Manual.  He was also predeceased by Continue reading

Lillian Roerig

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Lillian Roerig, 85, of Lancaster, passed away on September 26, 2017.  Cremation Services of Lancaster. (717) 273-6283 Continue reading

J Lamar Denlinger

J. Lamar Denlinger 66 of Lititz passed away Monday July 31, 2017 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy after a lengthy illness.  Born in Mount Joy, he was the son of the late Raymond & Dorothy Denlinger.  He was the loving husband of Joan (Girvin) Denlinger of 44 years.. Lamar was employed as a landscaper before his illness.  He was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Lancaster.  He enjoyed cooking and flower gardening. Surviving in addition to his wife is a brother Robert, Continue reading

Why should I prearrange my funeral or burial?

When you plan ahead, you will be able to compare the many options available. You will be able to compare the services, the products and the prices among different companies. You will have the opportunity to make an informed decision about your funeral and cemetery arrangements, and the form of memorial you prefer. You will be able to make choices that are meaningful to both you and your family, and you will gain peace of mind knowing your family and friends will be relieved of the emotional and Continue reading

How can I help a child deal with the death of a loved one?

Children grieve just as adults do. Any child old enough to form a relationship will experience some form of grief when a relationship is severed. Adults may not view a child behavior as grief as it is often demonstrated in behavioral patterns which we misunderstand and do not appear to us to be grief such as "moody," "cranky," or "withdrawn." When a death occurs children need to be surrounded by feelings of warmth, acceptance and understanding. This may be a tall order to expect of the adults Continue reading

What happens during the cremation process?

The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber, where the temperature is raised to approximately 1400 degrees to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately, 2 to 2 1/2 hours, all organic matter is consumed by heat or evaporation. The residue which is left is bone fragments, known as cremated remains. The cremated remains are then carefully removed from the cremation chamber. Any metal is removed with a magnet and later disposed of in an approved manner. The cremated remains are Continue reading

Is embalming necessary for cremation?

No. It is your choice. It may depend on such factors as whether the family selected a service with a public viewing of the body with an open casket, or to enhance the deceased's appearance for a private family viewing; if the body is going to be transported by air or rail, or because of the length of time prior to the cremation. (Source: ICCFA FAQs: http://consumer.iccfa.com/faq) Continue reading