Obituaries

Patricia Wigand
B: 1956-06-08
D: 2019-06-18
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Wigand, Patricia
Wanda Altizer
B: 1952-10-30
D: 2019-06-17
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Altizer, Wanda
David Gerber
B: 1969-06-13
D: 2019-06-15
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Gerber, David
Francis Curtiss
B: 1931-01-04
D: 2019-06-15
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Curtiss, Francis
Linda Abrahamson
B: 1951-10-27
D: 2019-06-14
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Abrahamson, Linda
Carol Legan
B: 1939-01-06
D: 2019-06-14
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Legan, Carol
Bernice Batdorf
B: 1934-09-04
D: 2019-06-13
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Batdorf, Bernice
Howard Hedderman
B: 1931-08-17
D: 2019-06-12
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Hedderman, Howard
Autumn Manus
B: 2001-10-19
D: 2019-06-09
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Manus, Autumn
Patricia Davies-Willoughby
B: 1930-06-16
D: 2019-06-09
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Davies-Willoughby, Patricia
Richard Geyer
B: 1943-07-25
D: 2019-06-08
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Geyer, Richard
Theresa Rockocy
B: 1942-04-15
D: 2019-06-07
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Rockocy, Theresa
Doris Sullivan
B: 1923-04-24
D: 2019-06-06
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Sullivan, Doris
Richard Kovaleik
B: 1963-06-22
D: 2019-06-05
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Kovaleik, Richard
Craig Budreo
B: 1942-07-14
D: 2019-06-04
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Budreo, Craig
Linda Jenkins
B: 1942-03-06
D: 2019-06-03
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Jenkins, Linda
Mary Zielinski
B: 1927-03-22
D: 2019-06-01
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Zielinski, Mary
Christopher Hughes
B: 1976-05-21
D: 2019-05-31
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Hughes, Christopher
Garry Lipfird
B: 1954-07-21
D: 2019-05-30
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Lipfird, Garry
Malachy O'Donnell
B: 1979-10-14
D: 2019-05-28
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O'Donnell, Malachy
LaDonna Dottore
B: 1956-04-18
D: 2019-05-26
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Dottore, LaDonna

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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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