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Funeral & Memorial Services

All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.

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Create Healing Experiences

In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.

Funeral Services in Buffalo, NY

Funeral Home Services

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral service or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

We offer families in Buffalo, NY; Depew, NY; West Seneca, NY and the entire Western New York area a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.

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Burial Services

If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or memorial chapel. Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home in the Western New York area.

Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.

Cremation Services in Buffalo, NY

Cremation Services

Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.

You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over

Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. At our funeral home, we want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.

Having a memorial service for your loved one will help provide you with the chance to begin the healing process. Instead of keeping the feelings of a loved one passing bottled up, you are able to grieve in a safe and supportive environment surrounded by your family and friends who are also trying to work through the grieving process. During a memorial service, you can pay your respects to the deceased, offering a special tribute to their life, which will help you remember and honor them in your way and the way they would have liked. At Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home, we help you plan memorial services that will allow you to feel a sense of closure as you say your last goodbyes, where you can share stories and fond re­membrances of the deceased.

The Daniel R. Smolarek Funeral Home will be there for you through this difficult time. Don't hesitate to contact our funeral director to learn more about our memorial and funeral services. For years, our certified personnel have continued to provide compassionate care to families throughout the Buffalo, NY; Depew, NY and West Seneca, NY region. Whether you're looking to plan ahead or you require instant assistance, our funeral home offers a full suite of services to ensure your ultimate peace of mind. We take a comprehensive approach to service, so you won't have to worry about selecting the right flowers or developing a proper obituary. Our staff will handle each facet of the planning process, ensuring you're granted the proper time to grieve with your friends and loved ones.