Funeral Service Options

Whatever you choose, some sort of service is expected from family and friends of the deceased. Clark Associates Funeral Home is here to help create a unique and memorable service that people will remember fondly for years to come. 

When Death Occurs

No matter if a death is sudden, or if it something that was a long time coming, the loss of a loved one makes us feel emotional and overwhelmed.  No amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the loss of a loved one.  When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering.

Burial Service

Traditionally, a burial service involves a visitation, followed by a funeral service in a church, or other place of worship.  The casket is typically present at both these events, and it is your decision on whether to have the casket open or not.  You have the option of having the remains interred (earth burial), or it may be entombed in a crypt inside a mausoleum (above ground burial).

What is Cremation?

Cremation (using fire and heat) is the process by which the body of the deceased is reduced to its basic elements. Cremation is permitted for Catholics as long as it is not chosen in denial of Christian teaching on the Resurrection and the sacredness of the human body.

Jewish Heritage

There is a wide divergence in the practices and benefits provided for those who are Jewish. As a Funeral Home we offer our services to all Jewish denominations and we are dedicated to the principle that we will not attempt to impose any particular ritual or observance on any family.

Eulogies & Obituaries

Giving a meaningful, moving eulogy can be a nerve-wracking situation for even the most accomplished public speaker, but it need not be.  How can you summarize somebody‚Äôs life in a few short minutes, while being both somber and funny at the same time?

Funeral Etiquette

Like everything in society, funeral etiquette and what is expected of you has evolved over time.  As always common sense and good discretion is the best guide to proper funeral etiquette.  Here are a few dos and don'ts of funeral etiquette.

FAQ

A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation.  A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life.