When a loved one passes away, it’s hard to get past the loss and move on to the next steps ahead of you. However, you want your loved one to have a final service that honors their memory, so you contact a Jewish funeral home in Monroe, NJ such as Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels to make plans. Once things are in order and you move ahead with services, you also want to inform those closest to the deceased about their death. Here are a few ways in which to do that without putting any more pressure on yourself:
Call Only A Few
You will have to make at least a few phone calls, but choose those calls wisely. If it is your spouse who passed on, call your children and then let someone else take the reins and call other people based on a list you create. You are in mourning and there’s no reason why you should have to do everything. Your children can help or you can distribute the news through a good friend who is willing to make calls for you. There are some people who deserve a phone call about this particular death, but that doesn’t mean you have to make them all personally.
Start A Phone Tree
Make a list of everyone you want to have receive a call about the person’s death. Call the people who are closest to you or the person who passed yourself and then ask each of those people to in turn call a few others. You could, for example, call your aunt yourself, but have her call your cousins for you or something to that effect. That way, the news gets out to the most important people in your family without you having to be on the phone all day when you have lots of other plans to make.
Utilize The Obituary
There are some people you will want to call or inform personally, but you don’t have to call everyone yourself. There might even be people, like former co-workers or friends, who you don’t know how to get ahold of at all. That’s where the obituary can help you out. At Mount Sinai, we will publish the obituary on our website, and provide you with a convenient link to share on your social media or email accounts; we’ve found this to be most effective. If you want the obituary published in newspapers, we also can do that for you.
These are a few tips to help you spread the word when someone special to you passes on and you want to honor their memory with Jewish funeral home in Monroe, NJ. When you need help planning final services, Mount Sinai is here to serve families in Monroe, Edison, East Brunswick, and the surrounding areas. Call Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels at (732) 390-9199 to get advice on how to distribute the news about the death of a loved one. You can also set up a time to speak to our funeral director about services at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.