Stevens Funeral Home, Inc - Patton

Joan M. Hauret

Date of Death: 6/13/2013

Joan M. Hauret, 79, Patton passed away June 13, 2013 at Altoona Regional Hospital.  She was born March 20, 1934 in St. Benedict, PA the daughter of Charles and Marie (Quinn) Volk.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her brother Larry and granddaughter Angela Hauret.  She is survived by her husband Victor H.

Bernard E. Haluska

Date of Death: 5/6/2013

Bernard E. Haluska, 70, Patton, died May 5, 2013 at Select Speciality Hospital.  Born February 4, 1943 in Spangler, PA son of the late Steve and Mary (Merskey) Haluska.  Preceeded in death by wife, Carol Ann (Luther) Haluska and brothers Louis and James.  Survived by twin sister Bernadette (Tom) Holtz, Pasadena, MD; sister-in-law Betsy Haluska, Patton and numerous nieces and nephews.  1961 graduate of Cambria Heights School.  Retired from the maintanence department of St.

Pre-Arrangement Questions

Do I have to pay in advance for my pre-arrangements?
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Should I cash in my insurance policies in order to pay for my preneed funeral arrangements?
Absolutely not! There is no reason to cash in a life insurance policy in order to prepay funeral expenses. Call us for details at (800) 944-9365.

Legal Questions

Is embalming required?
In Pennsylvania, embalming is not required by law except in certain cases.

Must I buy an "outside container," such as a crypt or vault?
Pennsylvania law does not require an "outside container". However, most cemeteries require that one is used. We provide "outside containers" at many price levels.

Funeral Etiquette

Many people wonder what is acceptable or what is expected of them when attending a visitation or funeral services. Certainly the accepted customs of dress and behavior in a funeral have changed over time, but courtesy and respect never goes out of style.

Making the Most of a Difficult Time

It certainly is helpful knowing what religious, ethnic or personal considerations you need to take into account. In all cases being respectful of the emotions of close family members will help provide comfort.

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