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71-41 COOPER AVENUE, LENDALE, NY 11385
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This firm is owned by a ervice Corp. International,
1929 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019, 713-522-5141
From One Legacy
TO AN THER
Th e Management and staff of
Morton Funeral Home/
is proud to announce the
affi liation of
Robert A. Taylor Jr.
with our fi rm aft er the
closure of the
Peter J. Geis Funeral Home.
For more than a
century, both of
our fi rms have
served the greater
respect and a
dignifi ed personal
service. In the
twilight of his career,
Mr. Taylor wishes
to remain active in
without the day-to-day responsibilities. Th at is why he is joining us at our
facility which off ers spacious chapels, private parking and highly-skilled
professionals who have also been part of the community for decades.
We feel privileged to be of service to families who have entrusted the
care of their loved ones to the Peter J. Geis Funeral Home and the Taylor
family. If you have any questions regarding this matter please call us.
We’re sure you’ll feel at ease with our staff , facility and integrity.’
663 Grandview Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385
We are now Greater Ridgewood’s largest and oldest
independently-owned and operated funeral home.
Away from home
Whether you’re a snowbird
going to a warmer climate
to escape winter weather
or you’re traveling on a business trip,
it’s wise to prepare for the unexpected.
Accidents happen. People fall victim
to new or existing medical conditions.
Death is always an overwhelming event,
especially so when it occurs away from
home. That’s why it is wise to carry a
wallet-sized card listing the names of
your next-of-kin, the telephone number
of your funeral director and stating
whether any funeral prearrangements
have been made. Most travelers wouldn’t
dream of leaving home on an extended
trip without carrying along copies of
prescriptions, yet how many think to
include personal information that would
facilitate their fi nal arrangements if the
Robert Ruggiero, a licensed New York City
funeral director, offers these suggestions
to help cope with death away from home.
Don’t leave the body. The most frequent
response by family members
experiencing a death away from home
is to hurry home to begin funeral
However, most deaths that occur
while traveling are sudden and require
an investigation by the local medical
examiner’s offi ce and police department.
The family member traveling with
the person who remains available to
the authorities at the place of death will
expedite the return process.
If a person has died and family is not
with the deceased, survivors should not
fl y out to the place of death.
Wi th today’s technology, there’s a
good possibility that if identifi cation is
required, survivors can save time by staying
home and requesting another means
to accomplish the necessary procedures.
Appoint your hometown funeral director
as the “point person.” Allow him
or her to select the means of returning
your loved one home. Your family funeral
director is familiar with the necessary
procedures to ease the process for you.
If the death occurs overseas, the
U.S. State Department’s Bureau of
Consular Affairs in Washington, DC
(202-647-5225) or the local Embassy
can provide emergency assistance for
Americans traveling overseas who
encounter a tragedy of this nature.
For more information visit the Bureau
of Consular Affairs website, https://
Any expense will ultimately be the
responsibility of the bereaved family
but because of the State Department’s
intervention, there may be no immediate
upfront expense in most cases.
For more information, you might
want to call your family funeral director
before leaving home.
Courtesy of NYS Funeral Directors