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Isabella Bailey
B: 2012-08-24
D: 2020-03-29
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Bailey, Isabella
Thomas Busher
B: 1948-02-18
D: 2020-03-28
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Busher, Thomas
Kevin Holaus
B: 1959-06-05
D: 2020-03-27
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Holaus, Kevin
Irene Adkins
B: 1933-03-07
D: 2020-03-26
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Adkins, Irene
Joan Starr
B: 1944-02-23
D: 2020-03-25
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Starr, Joan
Ernest Willis
B: 1937-12-17
D: 2020-03-22
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Willis, Ernest
Steven Sisson
B: 1961-08-01
D: 2020-03-22
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Sisson, Steven
Shaun Eshelman
B: 1981-05-15
D: 2020-03-16
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Eshelman, Shaun
Paul Kovach
B: 1941-07-27
D: 2020-03-15
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Kovach, Paul
Rita Zehe
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2020-03-14
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Zehe, Rita
Linda Taraba
B: 1946-10-22
D: 2020-03-13
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Taraba, Linda
Mary Grantham
B: 1952-07-25
D: 2020-03-12
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Grantham, Mary
John Wilson
B: 1928-07-29
D: 2020-03-10
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Wilson, John
Thomas Lauer
B: 1957-02-20
D: 2020-03-09
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Lauer, Thomas
Debra Gandolf
B: 1959-01-29
D: 2020-03-08
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Gandolf, Debra
Bradley Kushlan
B: 1954-06-30
D: 2020-03-08
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Kushlan, Bradley
Kathaleen Young
B: 1947-05-27
D: 2020-03-07
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Young, Kathaleen
Nancy McGuire
B: 1946-11-30
D: 2020-03-07
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McGuire, Nancy
Richard Sherwood
B: 1943-10-08
D: 2020-03-06
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Sherwood, Richard
John Forsberg
B: 1933-11-13
D: 2020-03-05
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Forsberg, John
Beverly Sapatka
B: 1934-12-29
D: 2020-03-05
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Sapatka, Beverly

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A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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