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Aileen Roman
B: 1928-12-17
D: 2017-12-11
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Roman, Aileen
Douglas Ott
B: 1963-05-24
D: 2017-12-10
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Ott, Douglas
Michael Sloane
B: 1949-09-11
D: 2017-12-09
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Sloane, Michael
Carl Squeglia
B: 1952-09-24
D: 2017-12-09
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Squeglia, Carl
Vincent Hogan
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2017-12-04
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Hogan, Vincent
Michele Bartos
B: 1947-12-16
D: 2017-11-26
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Bartos, Michele
William Sacsek
B: 1930-02-16
D: 2017-11-25
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Sacsek, William
Ida Mastroberardino
B: 1925-10-07
D: 2017-11-24
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Mastroberardino, Ida
Alice Gerstel
B: 1938-03-02
D: 2017-11-23
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Gerstel, Alice
Peter Webb
B: 1965-11-28
D: 2017-11-19
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Webb, Peter
Doris Kraus
B: 1929-03-31
D: 2017-11-18
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Kraus, Doris
Donald Blumer
B: 1946-03-03
D: 2017-11-17
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Blumer, Donald
Albert Conville
B: 1941-10-08
D: 2017-11-16
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Conville, Albert
Jan Kosmal
B: 1939-02-03
D: 2017-11-15
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Kosmal, Jan
Donice Fogle
B: 1924-11-26
D: 2017-11-12
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Fogle, Donice
Norma Shields
B: 1936-11-24
D: 2017-11-11
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Shields, Norma
Pearl McBriar
B: 1929-05-27
D: 2017-11-10
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McBriar, Pearl
Edward Bahney
B: 1955-03-06
D: 2017-11-08
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Bahney, Edward
John Hill
B: 1970-08-17
D: 2017-11-07
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Hill, John
Joseph Peterman
B: 1937-03-24
D: 2017-11-05
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Peterman, Joseph
Robert Pinkerton
B: 1954-02-18
D: 2017-11-03
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Pinkerton, Robert

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.