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203 East 201st Street,
BRONX, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 733-9114

When Death Occurs

Several things need to be considered when a death occurs. The order in which things need to be done usually depends on whether the death occurred at a residence, a public place, a care center, or in a hospital.

Today a large number of people choose to be at home with Hospice or a Home Health Care provider assisting the family until the death occurs. Usually the family will notify Hospice of the provider and Hospice will notify the proper people in the correct order. They will contact the physician, the Medical Examiner's office, and if necessary they will call the funeral home. In New York City, with Hospice or a Home Health Care Provider involved, the Medical Examiner will not need to come to the residence to review any information.

If Hospice or a Home Health Care Provider is not involved, but the person is under a physicians care, and family or friends are present, the family may want to call the funeral home directly. 911 will need to be called and the police department will come to the residence. The police will then have their normal investigation that they will need to follow through with before calling the funeral home. After the police receive approval from the Medical Examiner, the funeral home can remove the deceased from the residence.

If the death occurs in a residence and no one is there at the time of death, the police will need to be notified and respond to the residence before the deceased is removed from their home.

If the death occurs in a hospital or care center, the name of the funeral home may be left with them, and the institution will notify the funeral home at the time of the death. The funeral home will respond and at the next practical time, review matters with the family.

If in any case the death should occur and you are not sure of who to notify or what to do, you may call your funeral home and they will assist you in notifying the proper agencies.

There are several other questions that you may have in regards to the death of your loved one, such as, “do I have to have embalming?”, “do I need to purchase a casket?”, “what about cemetery arrangements?”, “does the family have a minister?”, “do we want cremation, visitation, ...?” By contacting John J Fox & Sons Funeral Home, we will be able to help answer your questions and assist in making the appropriate plans. However, one of the best ways to make sure that all of your questions and desires are taken care of is to make pre-arrangements. This is as simple as outlining your wishes to having all of the details written down and the financial arrangements prepaid. Please contact one of our staff to learn more or visit our page in Planning Ahead.

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Obituaries & Tributes

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

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

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(718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Email: troemmelt@johnjfox.com
(718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Email: troemmelt@johnjfox.com
(718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Email: troemmelt@johnjfox.com
(718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Email: troemmelt@johnjfox.com
(718) 733-9114
203 East 201st Street
BRONX, NY 10458
Email: troemmelt@johnjfox.com