Obituaries

Christopher Homer
B: 1961-07-06
D: 2017-12-11
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Homer, Christopher
David Crust
B: 1966-12-16
D: 2017-12-09
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Crust, David
William Stiner
B: 1940-12-13
D: 2017-12-09
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Stiner, William
Janet Crater
B: 1944-06-18
D: 2017-12-07
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Crater, Janet
Sharon Moyer
B: 1946-10-03
D: 2017-11-28
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Moyer, Sharon
James Chandler
B: 1945-01-24
D: 2017-11-15
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Chandler, James
Michelle Rogus
B: 1964-04-21
D: 2017-10-21
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Rogus, Michelle
Kenneth Frazier
B: 1925-03-17
D: 2017-10-19
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Frazier, Kenneth
Alexander Karr
B: 1992-06-06
D: 2017-10-17
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Karr, Alexander
James Lowe
B: 1936-08-27
D: 2017-10-17
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Lowe, James
Helen Borger
B: 1917-04-24
D: 2017-10-12
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Borger, Helen
Connie Stiver
B: 1955-03-15
D: 2017-10-07
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Stiver, Connie
Joyce Anderson
B: 1955-01-22
D: 2017-09-26
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Anderson, Joyce
Mary Staco
B: 1923-04-29
D: 2017-09-12
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Staco, Mary
Paul Lenker
B: 1964-01-16
D: 2017-09-12
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Lenker, Paul
Roberta Firestone
B: 1941-09-24
D: 2017-09-11
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Firestone, Roberta
Jonathan Hocking
B: 1951-11-11
D: 2017-09-04
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Hocking, Jonathan
Lois Addleman
B: 1925-09-10
D: 2017-08-30
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Addleman, Lois
Lynn Dutrow
B: 1935-03-22
D: 2017-08-19
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Dutrow, Lynn
Robert Retorick
B: 1927-03-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Retorick, Robert
Jay Stauffer
B: 1925-04-16
D: 2017-08-05
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Stauffer, Jay

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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