My grandfather passed away in a little over a month ago. I did not like going to visit him knowing the end was near. He was in hospice for the last few days. I don't like going to funerals, so I was lucky that it was a closed casket. Things went better than I thought. People in my family are known for going crazy during major events like this, but everyone managed to stay tame for our standards.
The only part I still cannot get over is how my aunt, who was power of attorney, postponed printing an obituary and the actual burial for almost over a about a week. I, like others, thought it would be great if his funeral was on Veteran's Day since he is/was one, but she held off for several days after because she did not want to cancel her vacation. How selfish is that!