Obituaries

Gary Keller
B: 1944-09-17
D: 2018-11-15
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Keller, Gary
John Hoylman
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2018-11-13
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Hoylman, John
Joseph Gillespie
B: 1957-02-02
D: 2018-11-12
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Gillespie, Joseph
Jerry Miller
B: 1947-06-10
D: 2018-11-10
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Miller, Jerry
Jenny Ranallo
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2018-11-09
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Ranallo, Jenny
John Romeo
B: 1935-02-03
D: 2018-11-08
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Romeo, John
Howard Horn
B: 1937-03-07
D: 2018-11-06
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Horn, Howard
Nan Golden
B: 1919-10-11
D: 2018-11-04
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Golden, Nan
Charles Tritt
B: 1940-06-27
D: 2018-11-04
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Tritt, Charles
Barbara Miklich
B: 1947-02-24
D: 2018-11-04
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Miklich, Barbara
Olga Suponcic
B: 1922-09-09
D: 2018-11-01
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Suponcic, Olga
Daniel Oster
B: 1933-05-19
D: 2018-11-01
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Oster, Daniel
Diana Porter
B: 1963-04-20
D: 2018-11-01
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Porter, Diana
Nina Hall
B: 1934-12-23
D: 2018-10-31
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Hall, Nina
Thomas Kreczko
B: 1948-05-14
D: 2018-10-31
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Kreczko, Thomas
Michael Gibaldi
B: 1976-03-17
D: 2018-10-30
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Gibaldi, Michael
Margaret Frank
B: 1933-04-07
D: 2018-10-29
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Frank, Margaret
Richard Stark
B: 1924-08-02
D: 2018-10-29
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Stark, Richard
Craig Senger
B: 1949-09-07
D: 2018-10-29
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Senger, Craig
John Kostelnik
B: 1954-01-07
D: 2018-10-28
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Kostelnik, John
Michael Prendergast
B: 1968-11-28
D: 2018-10-28
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Prendergast, Michael

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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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