Obituaries

Dorothy Callander
B: 1927-09-15
D: 2017-12-16
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Callander, Dorothy
Marjorie Weiss
B: 1933-07-15
D: 2017-12-13
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Weiss, Marjorie
Howard Swatling
B: 1927-12-18
D: 2017-12-10
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Swatling, Howard
Domenick Carnevale
B: 1935-09-21
D: 2017-12-08
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Carnevale, Domenick
Rudolph Nikles
B: 1918-11-10
D: 2017-12-08
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Nikles, Rudolph
Dorothy Rehm
B: 1930-01-07
D: 2017-12-03
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Rehm, Dorothy
John Kruegler
B: 1927-10-08
D: 2017-12-01
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Kruegler, John
Charles Macy
B: 1923-03-20
D: 2017-12-01
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Macy, Charles
Charron VanDuren
B: 1955-12-04
D: 2017-11-26
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VanDuren, Charron
William Wulff
B: 1937-11-03
D: 2017-11-24
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Wulff, William
Debra Nichols
B: 1956-12-26
D: 2017-11-22
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Nichols, Debra
Phyllis Matthews
B: 1929-02-08
D: 2017-11-13
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Matthews, Phyllis
Lester Slade
D: 2017-11-12
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Slade, Lester
Kimberly Finn-Chura
B: 1966-02-02
D: 2017-11-12
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Finn-Chura, Kimberly
Pauline Lupo
B: 1936-06-28
D: 2017-11-09
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Lupo, Pauline
Thomas Herrick
B: 1964-05-08
D: 2017-11-05
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Herrick, Thomas
Andrew Lessard
B: 1963-11-30
D: 2017-11-03
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Lessard, Andrew
Gerard Chouinard
B: 1928-08-19
D: 2017-10-31
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Chouinard, Gerard
Donald Searle
B: 1943-08-26
D: 2017-10-30
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Searle, Donald
Mark Phillips
B: 1962-02-28
D: 2017-10-28
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Phillips, Mark
Shirley McCarthy
B: 1935-05-10
D: 2017-10-26
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McCarthy, Shirley

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Who You Should Call First

It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call your attending physician.

If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first. If there are no emergency services or doctor available in your area, or you are concerned or uncertain about the circumstances surrounding a death, contact your local coroner’s office or the Office of the Chief Coroner.

The other first calls you should make include:

1. The funeral home
2. Immediate family members
3. Employers
4. Your Pastor
5. Your close friends

When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:

  • To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in dealing with the body
  • To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support

Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.

The death of a loved one can make us feel numb and ineffective. If this is the case for you, and you'd like additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.