Obituaries

Barbara Olson
B: 1922-06-09
D: 2017-04-23
View Details
Olson, Barbara
Mary Arvey
B: 1923-07-22
D: 2017-04-22
View Details
Arvey, Mary
Raymond LaPlaca
B: 1937-05-01
D: 2017-04-22
View Details
LaPlaca, Raymond
Wilhemenia Burnett
B: 1937-07-27
D: 2017-04-21
View Details
Burnett, Wilhemenia
Stacey Witte
B: 1968-02-11
D: 2017-04-20
View Details
Witte, Stacey
Roma Weller
B: 1918-04-19
D: 2017-04-19
View Details
Weller, Roma
Elena Stepien
B: 1950-05-18
D: 2017-04-19
View Details
Stepien, Elena
Charles Trunnell, Jr.
B: 1935-08-29
D: 2017-04-17
View Details
Trunnell, Jr., Charles
Anna Howson
B: 1924-10-07
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Howson, Anna
Blossom Kislin
B: 1922-09-02
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Kislin, Blossom
Jeanette Crockette
B: 1921-12-31
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Crockette, Jeanette
Thomas Doran
B: 1926-01-25
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Doran, Thomas
Inez Berry
B: 1923-11-08
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Berry, Inez
David Pethel
B: 1965-07-08
D: 2017-04-15
View Details
Pethel, David
Darian O'Brien
B: 1995-09-27
D: 2017-04-15
View Details
O'Brien, Darian
Concepcion Elefano
B: 1925-12-08
D: 2017-04-14
View Details
Elefano, Concepcion
Ronald Bussard
B: 1963-09-22
D: 2017-04-14
View Details
Bussard, Ronald
Eleanor Mote
B: 1923-02-18
D: 2017-04-14
View Details
Mote, Eleanor
Dora Meyer
B: 1938-05-25
D: 2017-04-11
View Details
Meyer, Dora
Dorothy Emery
B: 1925-05-09
D: 2017-04-10
View Details
Emery, Dorothy
Betty Evans
B: 1932-09-15
D: 2017-04-07
View Details
Evans, Betty

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
2973 Solomons Island Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
Phone: (410) 956-4488
Fax: (410) 956-0783
Kalas Funeral Home
Compassion.Innovation.Trust

Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (410) 956-4488 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014