Death is a serious thing and it needs to be treated as such. If you look at the Requiem Mass in the Old Rite, the Divine Liturgy and the Islamic Janazah prayer, what is the one thing you find in common? A deep gravity regarding the ceremony. This idea that a man has crossed over the veil into eternity and has seen what no eye has seen or ear has heard. A deep masculine seriousness that is founded on the love of God and the proper ceremonies that honor Him.
Rest in peace, my dear friend.