Obituaries

Marie J. Browne
B: 1932-02-13
D: 2015-08-26
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Browne, Marie J.
James E. Lyons
B: 1947-01-11
D: 2015-08-26
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Lyons, James E.
Hayat Toutounghi
B: 1927-08-27
D: 2015-08-25
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Toutounghi, Hayat
Eleanor A. Downing
B: 1925-06-29
D: 2015-08-24
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Downing, Eleanor A.
Maureen MacMillan
B: 1947-04-29
D: 2015-08-23
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MacMillan, Maureen
Ella G. Straccia
B: 1919-06-30
D: 2015-08-23
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Straccia, Ella G.
Peter T. DeSesa
B: 1929-08-01
D: 2015-08-23
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DeSesa, Peter T.
Rita M. Frost
B: 1938-04-26
D: 2015-08-23
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Frost, Rita M.
Robin Peek-Miller
B: 1958-01-10
D: 2015-08-21
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Peek-Miller, Robin
Paul J. Guarino Sr.
B: 1949-10-03
D: 2015-08-18
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Guarino Sr., Paul J.
Anna G. Dankens
B: 1924-11-07
D: 2015-08-17
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Dankens, Anna G.
Ann K. Murray
B: 1935-02-22
D: 2015-08-17
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Murray, Ann K.
Henry Cataldo
B: 1927-11-12
D: 2015-08-14
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Cataldo, Henry
Claire C. Franklin
B: 1922-07-28
D: 2015-08-14
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Franklin, Claire C.
Benjamin R. Rhodes
B: 1929-08-10
D: 2015-08-13
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Rhodes, Benjamin R.
Maureen B. Doty
B: 1945-09-23
D: 2015-08-11
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Doty, Maureen B.
John R. Carmichael, Jr.
B: 1927-12-10
D: 2015-08-11
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Carmichael, Jr., John R.
David P. Daly
B: 1945-03-09
D: 2015-08-10
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Daly, David P.
C. Bronson Crothers
B: 1961-06-11
D: 2015-08-09
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Crothers, C. Bronson
Vanda R. Owens
B: 1926-07-11
D: 2015-08-06
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Owens, Vanda R.
Martina M. Takami
B: 1984-09-27
D: 2015-08-06
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Takami, Martina M.

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Question #1What is involved in cremation?
Answer:The casket or container is placed in the cremation chamber where the temperature reaches 1,400-1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 2.5 hours, all organic material is consumed by heat and evaporation, and the bone fragments are left behind. These are known as the cremated remains, which are then carefully removed from the chamber and processed into fine particles to be placed in a container or urn for the family.

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