Obituaries

Irma Peterson
B: 1923-07-10
D: 2019-04-18
View Details
Peterson, Irma
Veronica Snyder
B: 1927-01-19
D: 2019-04-12
View Details
Snyder, Veronica
Richard Russell
B: 1935-09-30
D: 2019-04-11
View Details
Russell, Richard
Gregory Wilson
B: 1958-11-12
D: 2019-04-10
View Details
Wilson, Gregory
Jean Schultz
B: 1943-01-26
D: 2019-04-04
View Details
Schultz, Jean
Gene Vrooman
B: 1934-01-02
D: 2019-04-02
View Details
Vrooman, Gene
Edith Murphy
B: 1921-08-24
D: 2019-04-01
View Details
Murphy, Edith
Constance Guilbeau
B: 1939-11-29
D: 2019-03-29
View Details
Guilbeau, Constance
Phyllis Kaiser
B: 1944-04-29
D: 2019-03-28
View Details
Kaiser, Phyllis
Norma Ollari
B: 1924-02-05
D: 2019-03-26
View Details
Ollari , Norma
Salvatore Fazzone
B: 1959-11-19
D: 2019-03-25
View Details
Fazzone, Salvatore
Janet Sangalli Hardwicke
B: 1940-07-03
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Sangalli Hardwicke, Janet
Vivian Kukulich
B: 1927-04-28
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Kukulich, Vivian
Shawn Dominy
B: 1990-05-08
D: 2019-03-19
View Details
Dominy, Shawn
Martha Kurowski
B: 1927-02-22
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Kurowski, Martha
Rose Astemborski
B: 1925-09-27
D: 2019-03-18
View Details
Astemborski, Rose
Douglas Becker
B: 1935-09-09
D: 2019-03-15
View Details
Becker, Douglas
John Pierce
B: 1933-02-11
D: 2019-03-13
View Details
Pierce, John
Dawn Schrom
B: 1936-02-08
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Schrom, Dawn
Catherine Barrie
B: 1927-06-20
D: 2019-03-08
View Details
Barrie, Catherine
Maude Wilson
B: 1918-06-22
D: 2019-03-06
View Details
Wilson, Maude

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
1614 Guilderland Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone: 518-346-8424
Fax: 518-346-2852

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.