Obituaries

Gottfried Muller
B: 1943-12-30
D: 2018-11-10
View Details
Muller, Gottfried
Henry Brown
D: 2018-11-05
View Details
Brown, Henry
Stephanie Anderson
B: 1918-04-25
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Anderson, Stephanie
David Hatch
B: 1941-01-19
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Hatch, David
Jean Frank
B: 1926-04-19
D: 2018-10-27
View Details
Frank, Jean
Robert Wilkinson
B: 1944-05-11
D: 2018-10-26
View Details
Wilkinson, Robert
Frank Pantola
B: 1927-11-20
D: 2018-10-24
View Details
Pantola, Frank
Geraldine Quick
B: 1932-09-02
D: 2018-10-23
View Details
Quick, Geraldine
Betty DeGroat
B: 1932-04-11
D: 2018-10-23
View Details
DeGroat, Betty
Ida Brooks
B: 1934-05-18
D: 2018-10-23
View Details
Brooks, Ida
Jo Anne Pagano
B: 1946-12-30
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
Pagano, Jo Anne
Dianne Lodor
B: 1941-03-14
D: 2018-10-20
View Details
Lodor, Dianne
Barbara Morgan
B: 1924-10-09
D: 2018-10-19
View Details
Morgan, Barbara
Sidney Miedema
B: 1939-04-06
D: 2018-10-17
View Details
Miedema, Sidney
Margaret Stanley
B: 1914-01-26
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Stanley, Margaret
William Coble
B: 1941-08-20
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Coble, William
Jean Omerso
B: 1931-09-29
D: 2018-10-08
View Details
Omerso, Jean
William Parker
B: 1941-06-03
D: 2018-10-07
View Details
Parker, William
Paul Cornelius
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Cornelius, Paul
Jennie Nolan
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2018-10-05
View Details
Nolan, Jennie
Gene Nelson
B: 1942-11-21
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Nelson, Gene

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
25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526

Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at 315-824-2417 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".