Obituaries

Robert Trepeta
B: 1933-01-11
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Trepeta, Robert
Elizabeth Brubaker Jacobs
B: 1941-04-29
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Brubaker Jacobs, Elizabeth
Dorothy Smith
B: 1925-05-23
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Smith, Dorothy
Thomas Doheny
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
Doheny, Thomas
Thomas Faia
B: 1938-12-16
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
Faia, Thomas
Qadan Trievel
B: 2015-07-05
D: 2017-10-03
View Details
Trievel, Qadan
Oscar Barker
B: 1925-06-18
D: 2017-10-02
View Details
Barker, Oscar
John Spiegel
B: 1941-06-14
D: 2017-10-01
View Details
Spiegel, John
David Jacobs
B: 1929-03-06
D: 2017-09-30
View Details
Jacobs, David
Myron Mosley
B: 1958-09-08
D: 2017-09-29
View Details
Mosley, Myron
Mark Finch
B: 1953-04-26
D: 2017-09-27
View Details
Finch, Mark
Georgiana Connor
B: 1928-01-02
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Connor, Georgiana
Marjory Stevens
B: 1929-09-10
D: 2017-09-22
View Details
Stevens, Marjory
Douglas Sanders
B: 1949-08-28
D: 2017-09-20
View Details
Sanders, Douglas
Helen Shannon
B: 1928-12-29
D: 2017-09-19
View Details
Shannon, Helen
Debra Wewer
B: 1960-01-28
D: 2017-09-08
View Details
Wewer, Debra
Kathleen Lerner
B: 1948-03-25
D: 2017-09-06
View Details
Lerner, Kathleen
Anthony Denning
B: 1992-03-11
D: 2017-09-05
View Details
Denning, Anthony
William Kelly
B: 1936-03-25
D: 2017-09-04
View Details
Kelly, William
Dorothy Berstler
B: 1943-08-21
D: 2017-09-03
View Details
Berstler, Dorothy
Palma Novello
B: 1936-05-17
D: 2017-09-01
View Details
Novello, Palma

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries

344 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Fax: (215) 348-0680
Email: info@varcoethomasfuneralhome.com

344 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 348-8930
Fax: (215) 348-0680

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.

We are pleased to provide bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, or contact us here.