Obituaries

Anna Thurman
B: 1934-07-25
D: 2019-02-18
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Thurman, Anna
Ronald Cerutti
B: 1948-03-08
D: 2019-02-17
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Cerutti, Ronald
Colleen Thomson
B: 1955-02-02
D: 2019-02-17
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Thomson, Colleen
John Jordan
D: 2019-02-15
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Jordan, John
Gregory Bench
B: 1962-05-23
D: 2019-02-14
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Bench, Gregory
Richard Salcer
B: 1933-04-04
D: 2019-02-13
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Salcer, Richard
Susan Layman
B: 1947-04-05
D: 2019-02-11
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Layman, Susan
Cynthia Murphy
B: 1938-10-31
D: 2019-02-11
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Murphy, Cynthia
Maria Ryan
B: 1930-04-08
D: 2019-02-08
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Ryan, Maria
Thomas Ross
B: 1946-12-31
D: 2019-02-07
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Ross, Thomas
Gary Wigand
B: 1950-07-15
D: 2019-02-07
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Wigand, Gary
Wayne Remner
B: 1947-03-14
D: 2019-02-06
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Remner, Wayne
Irene Kurz
B: 1927-05-28
D: 2019-02-05
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Kurz, Irene
Rosemary Wissman
B: 1938-04-18
D: 2019-02-02
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Wissman, Rosemary
Valeria Shisila
D: 2019-02-01
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Shisila, Valeria
Albert Covelli
B: 1928-03-25
D: 2019-01-31
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Covelli, Albert
Carl Nagy
B: 1940-05-16
D: 2019-01-31
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Nagy, Carl
Harry Burkholder
B: 1949-03-18
D: 2019-01-31
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Burkholder, Harry
Charles Mormino
B: 1946-09-08
D: 2019-01-29
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Mormino, Charles
Elizabeth Lauver
B: 1939-09-04
D: 2019-01-28
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Lauver, Elizabeth
Jeffrey London
B: 1964-06-15
D: 2019-01-27
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London, Jeffrey

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Celebrations-of-Life

Many families today want a service which celebrates the life of their loved one. We introduce them to the concept of a celebration-of-life, and provide support in designing a celebration-of-life that is as unique as the life of their loved one.  In addition to reviewing the points below; if you'd like to learn more about celebrations-of-life, we invite you to read the section celebrate a life

How to Plan a Celebration-of-Life

When making arrangements for a celebration-of-life, it might help to imagine how they might answer the question, "What would you like us to do in celebration of your life?"

  • Use their favorite music as the background to the event. You could also create a mixed CD of these selections to give guests.
  • Pick a location that had meaning to the deceased. A favorite restaurant, beach, or the 18th hole of a golf course.
  • Incorporate a favorite sports team, author, vacation destination, or television show within the celebration. We've heard of celebrations-of-life where everyone was asked to wear Hawaiian shirts or team jerseys.
  • Ask everyone to share one memory of the deceased. It can be a funny moment, an observation, or a lesson learned.
  • Use photos or home videos in a slideshow or tribute video. You can also showcase photos in the room or venue.
  • If you are serving food, feature the foods or beverages they enjoyed in the menu. Eating and sharing special foods can be very comforting.
  • Display special objects of the deceased. Perhaps it's their collection of china tea cups, hand-tied fishing lures, or model trains.

Celebrations-of-life are intended to lift everyone's spirits by focusing on positive memories. And as we wrote in the above introduction, if you'd like to learn more about celebrations-of-life, we invite you to read the section celebrate a life. There you'll discover how our experience in arranging and hosting celebrations-of-life will guide you in the process. Give us a call at (440) 942-0700.

 

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