Obituaries

Joanna Chatman
B: 1933-06-10
D: 2018-07-11
View Details
Chatman, Joanna
George Tomlinson
B: 1931-07-22
D: 2018-07-10
View Details
Tomlinson, George
John Boehlert
B: 1949-04-09
D: 2018-07-07
View Details
Boehlert, John
Dennis Wolf
B: 1954-10-16
D: 2018-07-07
View Details
Wolf, Dennis
Ryan Mastrome
B: 1978-12-01
D: 2018-07-05
View Details
Mastrome, Ryan
Florence Hurst
B: 1927-03-31
D: 2018-07-04
View Details
Hurst, Florence
Helen Anderson
B: 1919-10-01
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
Anderson, Helen
Thomas DiNardo
B: 1944-07-22
D: 2018-07-03
View Details
DiNardo, Thomas
Barry Bickel
B: 1946-01-19
D: 2018-07-02
View Details
Bickel, Barry
Jeffrey Hill
B: 1956-05-14
D: 2018-07-01
View Details
Hill, Jeffrey
Dorothy Parchinsky
B: 1923-02-06
D: 2018-06-28
View Details
Parchinsky, Dorothy
Wayne Inman
B: 1957-07-16
D: 2018-06-20
View Details
Inman, Wayne
Janusz Klepacz
B: 1927-08-24
D: 2018-06-19
View Details
Klepacz, Janusz
Juris Abrenietis
B: 1944-07-20
D: 2018-06-17
View Details
Abrenietis, Juris
Jerry Krone
B: 1954-10-04
D: 2018-06-15
View Details
Krone, Jerry
John McMullen
B: 1942-09-30
D: 2018-06-15
View Details
McMullen, John
Rolfe Stapenell
B: 1960-10-03
D: 2018-06-13
View Details
Stapenell, Rolfe
Lewis Knight
B: 1933-04-24
D: 2018-06-10
View Details
Knight, Lewis
James Maguire
B: 1932-10-18
D: 2018-06-09
View Details
Maguire, James
Abby Stauffer
B: 2001-06-08
D: 2018-06-07
View Details
Stauffer, Abby
Dae Bade
B: 1923-05-05
D: 2018-06-06
View Details
Bade, Dae

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.