Obituaries

Lillian "Sue" Gondeck
B: 1944-02-01
D: 2017-08-20
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Gondeck, Lillian "Sue"
David Kilpatrick
B: 1985-10-26
D: 2017-08-20
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Kilpatrick, David
Rose Marlowe
B: 1922-09-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Marlowe, Rose
James Baitsholts
B: 1952-07-01
D: 2017-08-19
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Baitsholts, James
Doris Salmonsen
B: 1923-05-18
D: 2017-08-18
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Salmonsen, Doris
Howard Amann, Jr.
B: 1946-02-11
D: 2017-08-17
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Amann, Jr., Howard
Joseph Cato
B: 1925-02-20
D: 2017-08-16
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Cato, Joseph
Desadiro Sidello
B: 1925-10-02
D: 2017-08-16
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Sidello, Desadiro
Ruth Gardner
B: 1948-06-30
D: 2017-08-16
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Gardner, Ruth
Michael Lamb
B: 1938-04-08
D: 2017-08-14
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Lamb, Michael
Robert Scott
B: 1928-06-18
D: 2017-08-13
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Scott, Robert
Elizabeth Sim
B: 1963-01-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Sim, Elizabeth
Ruth Bradner
D: 2017-08-13
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Bradner, Ruth
Marian Semmens
B: 1924-07-26
D: 2017-08-12
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Semmens, Marian
Brian Howe
B: 1988-09-28
D: 2017-08-08
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Howe, Brian
Clementine "Tina" Badaracco
B: 1919-05-17
D: 2017-08-04
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Badaracco, Clementine "Tina"
Arlene Dittmar
B: 1947-01-31
D: 2017-08-04
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Dittmar, Arlene
Robert Tomak
B: 1937-09-29
D: 2017-08-04
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Tomak, Robert
William Pauli
B: 1964-02-08
D: 2017-08-01
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Pauli, William
Debbie Conley
B: 1958-10-22
D: 2017-07-28
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Conley, Debbie
Eunice Henson
B: 1928-11-13
D: 2017-07-27
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Henson, Eunice

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Ideas for an Affordable Cremation Ceremony in Syracuse

Every day, we hear stories about how people are struggling to find meaningful ceremonies to honor a loved one who has been cremated. Somehow they think that cremation means there can be no remembrance service, or commemorative event – and that’s simply not true.
 
A cremation service or ceremony simply sets aside time to celebrate the personality and accomplishments of someone you loved. And, it gives comfort and support to those left behind. It can take place prior to the cremation, or afterwards. It can also be part of a scattering ceremony.
 
Here are some popular places to hold an affordable cremation ceremony in Syracuse:
 
  • The Beach
  • A Lake
  • A Local Park
  • The Family Backyard
  • A River or Creek Side
  • At Home
  • A Favorite Restaurant
  • A Golf Course
  • Onboard a Boat
 
The cremation ceremony you create should be full of experiences: sights, sounds, word, music; good food, and good friends. You could incorporate:
 
  • A photo slideshow of your loved one's life
  • A playlist of favorite songs
  • A time for guests to come forward to tell stories: they could light a candle or incense before or after story or offering has been shared.
  • Scattering the ashes during the ceremony
  • Distributing ashes in small containers so that guests take a memento to keep
  • Placing ashes in biodegradable balloons, to be released as a group
  • Placing small amount of ashes in floatable, biodegradable structure, to be released into water
  • Arranging for a dove or butterfly release
  • Gathering friends for a blessing of a garden or special spot in honor of your loved one
  • Blessings of various faiths or spiritual practices
 

Is the Time Right for You to Plan an Affordable Cremation Ceremony in Syracuse?

 
Perhaps you aren’t yet ready to plan such an event. And that’s okay – in fact, choosing cremation has given you the time you may need to feel ready to take this on.
 
Yet, we encourage you to have some cremation ceremony gathering at some time – whether now or in the future – to commemorate your loved one’s life. When you’re ready, call us at (315) 637-3214 to explore your options for an affordable cremation ceremony in Syracuse.