Obituaries

Ta Trinh
B: 1947-05-01
D: 2017-10-20
View Details
Trinh, Ta
Pat Downing
B: 1922-04-10
D: 2017-10-19
View Details
Downing, Pat
Louis Schulker
B: 1941-12-16
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Schulker, Louis
David Kelly
B: 1931-04-06
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Kelly, David
Mary Weiler
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Weiler, Mary
Mark French
B: 1963-01-20
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
French, Mark
Mary Lundy
B: 1934-01-13
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Lundy, Mary
Joyce Seeger
B: 1929-08-27
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Seeger, Joyce
William Mercer
B: 1931-02-25
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
Mercer, William
Martha Dieringer
B: 1924-05-15
D: 2017-09-30
View Details
Dieringer, Martha
Thomas Grandillo
B: 1960-03-08
D: 2017-09-30
View Details
Grandillo, Thomas
Genevieve Tobe
B: 1920-09-08
D: 2017-09-27
View Details
Tobe, Genevieve
Jerima Schroeder
B: 1937-06-10
D: 2017-09-24
View Details
Schroeder, Jerima
Ann Poppaw-Jones
B: 1948-09-09
D: 2017-09-23
View Details
Poppaw-Jones, Ann
Rosemary Keefe
B: 1917-02-04
D: 2017-09-21
View Details
Keefe, Rosemary
Richard Sutter
B: 1942-02-04
D: 2017-09-19
View Details
Sutter, Richard
Bill Mote
B: 1916-11-01
D: 2017-09-16
View Details
Mote, Bill
James Grice
B: 1937-06-17
D: 2017-09-14
View Details
Grice, James
Bernard Meyer
B: 1947-02-15
D: 2017-09-12
View Details
Meyer, Bernard
Loren James
B: 1946-03-20
D: 2017-09-12
View Details
James, Loren
Dorothy Oppie
B: 1926-08-26
D: 2017-09-12
View Details
Oppie, Dorothy

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5555 Philadelphia Drive
DAYTON, OH 45415
Phone: (937) 274-1151
Fax: (937) 277-8542

Funeral Etiquette

Are you uncertain about what to do at a funeral? Have you wondered what options are available if you can’t attend a funeral? This section teaches you everything you need to know to help you do the right thing before, during and after the service.

What to Do

Offer Words of Condolence

Offering comforting words to the family is usually the easiest thing you can do. It's also something the family will appreciate and remember. If you're attending the service, offer your condolences in person or share a story or special memory about the deceased. If you can't be there, send a card or share your message using the Book of Memories online memorial tribute page.

Sign the register during the visitation

When you sign the register at the funeral home, be sure to list your name and your relationship to the deceased. The register is something the family will have forever, and they will appreciate knowing who you are and how you knew their loved one in years to come.

Send a gift to the family

Appropriate gifts include flowers, a donation to a charity (oftentimes the family will have a preferred charity), food or a service. You can send your gift to the family's home or the funeral home. Please ensure you include a signed card with your gift so the family knows who sent it.

Stay in touch with the family

Depending on your relationship with the family, you may choose to stay in touch in person, by telephone or online. The grieving process can be long and difficult. You will serve the family well by letting them know you're there for them.

What to Wear

Historically, people wore black to a funeral. Today it's acceptable to dress in a wider range of colors and clothing styles.  A good rule of thumb is to dress as you would at church or a job interview.

Have other questions about funeral etiquette? Visit our FAQ page or contact us.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.