Obituaries

Joseph Chaplek
B: 1916-03-08
D: 2017-10-18
View Details
Chaplek, Joseph
Marian Bryant
B: 1933-03-27
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Bryant, Marian
James Godfrey
B: 1932-05-08
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Godfrey, James
Arthur Thornton
B: 1929-07-04
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Thornton, Arthur
Carl Roy
B: 1957-03-19
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Roy, Carl
Joseph Fisher
B: 1926-04-24
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
Fisher, Joseph
Agnes Linehan
B: 1933-12-19
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Linehan, Agnes
Cliff Winslow
B: 1945-03-09
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Winslow, Cliff
Roscoe Bain
B: 1929-05-12
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Bain, Roscoe
Mark Whitcher
B: 1957-10-21
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Whitcher, Mark
June Kelly
B: 1937-06-17
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Kelly, June
Louise Graves
B: 1926-06-26
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
Graves, Louise
Sandra Wilkins
B: 1946-04-02
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Wilkins, Sandra
Victoria King
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
King, Victoria
Zachary DuPrey
B: 1998-08-14
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
DuPrey, Zachary
Robert Labshere
B: 1961-01-30
D: 2017-10-03
View Details
Labshere, Robert
Frances Poole
B: 1928-08-07
D: 2017-10-02
View Details
Poole, Frances
Richard Rozell
B: 1929-11-30
D: 2017-09-29
View Details
Rozell, Richard
Darcie Carpenter
B: 1951-04-04
D: 2017-09-28
View Details
Carpenter, Darcie
Edward Skellie
B: 1961-01-03
D: 2017-09-25
View Details
Skellie, Edward
Irene Walkup
B: 1957-03-09
D: 2017-09-24
View Details
Walkup, Irene

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
82 Broadway
M.B. KilmerFuneral Home
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: 518-747-9266
Fax: 518-747-7548

Burial Services

People often confuse not having traditional earth burial as not having a funeral.  Even if a family chooses cremation over traditional earth burial, they can still have a meaningful memorial service. 

Cremation or Burial

This is one of the major decisions that needs to be made when a death occurs and it usually depends on a variety of things.  If the family has traditionally chosen burial in previous generations, they may decide to choose earth burial as the family might own plots together in a local cemetery.  Furthermore, a family may not like the idea of cremation and opt for burial.  There are certain costs associated with burial.  Some of them include casket selection, plot within the cemetery and headstone in the cemetery.  Each cemetery is governed by their own board of directors therefore prices and guidelines differ from one cemetery to the next.

"Disposition" is the term used by the funeral industry to describe the final handling of the deceased's remains. Although your initial decision for the disposition of the body is between burial and cremation, there are several variations on each. Whichever choice you make, the body will return to its natural elements.

Burial Choices

  • It can be interred (earth burial)
  • It can be entombed in a crypt within a mausoleum (above-ground burial)
  • It can be buried at sea
 

Reasons For Choosing Burial

  1. Burial is traditional within your family, religious group, or geographical area. 
  2. You do not like the idea of the body being "burned"
  3. You prefer to have the body slowly return to the elements.
  4. You want to erect a monument on the grave
  5. Perhaps you want to visit the grave in the days to come, and you find a graveyard more appealing than say, a columbarium.
 

Decisions You Must Make If You Choose Burial

  • Whether or not the body is to be embalmed
  • Which kind of casket(or coffin) will house the body
  • Whether to buy a casket, rent one, or build your own
  • Whether or not the cemetery requires a vault or grave liner
  • Which cemetery to use
  • What kind of plot
  • What to put on the gravestone

 

 

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.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime Logo