Personalization isn't just about honoring your loved one's individuality. It also allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honored. We work closely with you and your family to get to know your loved one's life story so we can make their services as personal as possible.

Life Tribute Videos

We'll create a one-of-a-kind Tribute Video by combining family photographs, music of your choice, and professional effects to share your loved one's special journey during the service. This video also is available as a DVD and meaningful keepsake after the ceremony is over.

Keepsake Candles

Honor your loved one with these personalized glass candles. We'll customize your candle so you can take it home and have a little bit of warmth and light in your time of grief. They're easy to refill, so you can keep them for years to come.


Live music is an elegant and calming enhancement to any funeral, wake or memorial service. The soothing sounds of the harp, flute, cello or violin serve to calm the bereaved and peacefully celebrate the life of the deceased. Any combination or individual services are available. Vocalists also are available. You may even choose to bring in some form of recorded music as well. We will provide the necessary equipment for your convenience.

Bag Pipes

People of all denominations and backgrounds have bagpipe music at their funeral or memorial. Perhaps the best way to incorporate bagpipe music is to have a piece played at some point during the course of the service. Graveside services are greatly enhanced by the sound of a lone piper; the space outdoors usually allows for the piper to stand at a respectful distance.

Balloon Release

This is a meaningful way to bring closure to a graveside service. Family and friends each release a balloon into the air quite often with a prayer. Releasing balloons can symbolize many things such as sending prayers and messages to Heaven, the soul taking flight to Heaven, or a sign of letting go of grief.

Floral Tribute

This dried flower tribute, which is made locally, is made by using flowers from the funeral service. Flowers from the casket spray, family pieces, and other floral tributes are dried and then made into a one of a kind wall-hanging. It provides the family with a lasting keepsake that can be displayed in their home for years to come.

Memory Boards

These boards offer the family an opportunity to share photos with others. The Memory Board can be displayed during the visitation, service, and any gathering after the funeral. By placing photos on the Memory Board, it allows a family to reminisce about past memories.

Life Symbol Corners

These Corners allow the family to customize certain caskets with a design of particular significance. The lasting image will remain a permanent memorial to the family as a remembrance and a keepsake.


Thumbies are a totally unique and personal keepsake that family or friends can cherish forever. A thumbprint of the deceased is taken and cast into a gold or silver mold. The back can then be engraved, creating a lasting memorial that can be worn as a necklace, a tie tac, cuff links and so much more.

Dove Release

Symbols of peace and bearers of love, white memorial doves carry comfort to those who need comfort, and lift happy memories above a sad day as they begin their journey home. Sincere smiles arise from children and adults as downy white doves fly up toward the sky and spirits are uplifted. White funeral doves deliver stoic tranquility to encircle a funeral service with honor and dignity in a fitting tribute. Each white dove release is made meaningful as we tailor the release for your cherished loved one.

Military Honor Guard

The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is a way to show the nation's deep gratitude to those who have faithfully defended our country in times of war and peace. The ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration that a grateful nation can provide to a veteran's family.


Radel Funeral & Cremation Services
Phone: (513) 451-8800
650 Neeb Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45233

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