Obituaries

Joan Gentile
B: 1938-01-28
D: 2018-12-11
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Gentile, Joan
Phyllis Graziano
B: 1924-01-07
D: 2018-12-08
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Graziano, Phyllis
Helen Marano
B: 1941-04-29
D: 2018-11-29
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Marano, Helen
Carlos Quintero Marin
D: 2018-11-29
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Quintero Marin, Carlos
Angelo Calabria
B: 1924-09-27
D: 2018-11-27
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Calabria, Angelo
Dion Elentrio
B: 1985-01-11
D: 2018-11-24
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Elentrio, Dion
Marcus Giardino
B: 1945-12-08
D: 2018-11-21
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Giardino, Marcus
Anthony Maiellano
B: 2018-09-06
D: 2018-11-21
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Maiellano, Anthony
Peter Costa
B: 1934-04-10
D: 2018-11-20
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Costa, Peter
Fernando Crudele
D: 2018-11-16
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Crudele, Fernando
Albert Davis
B: 1941-02-11
D: 2018-11-16
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Davis, Albert
John Micciche
B: 1944-06-15
D: 2018-11-16
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Micciche, John
Arthur Hare
B: 1947-06-14
D: 2018-11-14
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Hare, Arthur
Joseph Arrigo
B: 1955-05-10
D: 2018-11-10
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Arrigo, Joseph
Albert DeAngelis
B: 1948-10-12
D: 2018-11-09
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DeAngelis, Albert
Viola Degen
B: 1915-04-05
D: 2018-11-02
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Degen, Viola
Loretta Derrah
B: 1941-01-04
D: 2018-10-27
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Derrah, Loretta
April Guercio
B: 1959-06-21
D: 2018-10-25
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Guercio, April
Maryla Hilbert
B: 1955-05-22
D: 2018-10-22
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Hilbert, Maryla
Eleanor Latigona
B: 1956-11-18
D: 2018-10-19
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Latigona, Eleanor
Nicholas Zangari
D: 2018-10-15
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Zangari, Nicholas

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Alternative Cremation Options

The latest innovation in cremation is a process of alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called resomation. The process was developed in the United States in the late 1990s. The Cremation Association of North America describes the process as "a water-based cissolution process for human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure, to accelerate natural decomposition". 

Compared with traditional cremation, this process uses less energy and releases no carbon and no matter into the atmosphere. Not all regions have made the legislative changes required for funeral homes to offer this service to families and the equipment costs are more than a conventional retort. Both factors currently reduce the availability of resomation cremation services.


Sources:
Cremation Association of North America

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