Obituaries

Craig Price
B: 1958-05-17
D: 2017-11-17
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Price, Craig
Michele Fiderio
B: 1947-02-17
D: 2017-11-16
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Fiderio, Michele
Nelly Hamilton
B: 1924-10-06
D: 2017-11-16
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Hamilton, Nelly
William Randall
B: 1940-10-31
D: 2017-11-16
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Randall, William
Irene Koski
B: 1915-12-23
D: 2017-11-12
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Koski, Irene
Renata Kaval
B: 1952-12-28
D: 2017-11-12
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Kaval, Renata
Eva Miller
B: 1941-10-14
D: 2017-11-12
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Miller, Eva
Robert Suhadolnik
B: 1939-06-02
D: 2017-11-11
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Suhadolnik, Robert
William McReynolds
B: 1930-06-27
D: 2017-11-09
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McReynolds, William
Joan Kendro
B: 1961-03-04
D: 2017-11-07
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Kendro, Joan
Mirko Pavlak
B: 1938-10-27
D: 2017-11-07
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Pavlak, Mirko
Karen Gromek
B: 1952-10-25
D: 2017-11-06
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Gromek, Karen
Austin Holt
B: 1999-03-29
D: 2017-11-06
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Holt, Austin
Marina Hersh
B: 1964-11-06
D: 2017-11-06
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Hersh, Marina
Matthew Jacquemain
B: 1988-08-19
D: 2017-11-05
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Jacquemain, Matthew
Sandra Drenser
B: 1948-02-20
D: 2017-11-01
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Drenser, Sandra
Theodore Mantell
B: 1965-05-28
D: 2017-10-30
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Mantell, Theodore
James Dillhoefer
B: 1931-05-01
D: 2017-10-30
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Dillhoefer, James
John Lutton
B: 1961-09-05
D: 2017-10-29
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Lutton, John
James Hearn
B: 1929-11-21
D: 2017-10-27
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Hearn, James
Eleanor Gallo
B: 1929-06-29
D: 2017-10-26
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Gallo, Eleanor

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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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