Obituaries

Ellsworth G. Bishop
B: 1925-11-04
D: 2018-12-09
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Bishop, Ellsworth G.
Miriam Cuff
B: 1931-05-24
D: 2018-12-08
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Cuff, Miriam
Joseph Riccadonna
B: 1930-11-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Riccadonna, Joseph
Mary T. Dwyer
B: 1930-05-07
D: 2018-12-06
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Dwyer, Mary T.
Robert Brown
B: 1946-03-16
D: 2018-12-05
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Brown, Robert
Alice Pietrowski
B: 1925-12-05
D: 2018-12-01
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Pietrowski , Alice
Pao Kuan Chang
B: 1919-12-18
D: 2018-12-01
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Chang, Pao Kuan
Ann Tomko
B: 1930-11-27
D: 2018-11-30
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Tomko, Ann
Frank Wrublevski
B: 1918-11-18
D: 2018-11-30
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Wrublevski, Frank
Mary Grab
B: 1928-10-13
D: 2018-11-28
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Grab, Mary
Michael Kearins
B: 1938-11-14
D: 2018-11-28
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Kearins, Michael
Marilyn Molinaro
B: 1943-05-08
D: 2018-11-28
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Molinaro, Marilyn
Dahyabhai Parekh
B: 1935-06-12
D: 2018-11-26
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Parekh, Dahyabhai
John Dolan
B: 1928-04-11
D: 2018-11-26
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Dolan, John
Charlotte Rose Nieliwocki
B: 1937-06-15
D: 2018-11-24
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Nieliwocki, Charlotte Rose
James Saydek
B: 1945-05-31
D: 2018-11-23
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Saydek, James
Katharina Fleischer
B: 1926-03-06
D: 2018-11-22
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Fleischer, Katharina
Barbara Povich
B: 1928-10-05
D: 2018-11-21
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Povich, Barbara
Dominick Abbruzzese
B: 1923-05-31
D: 2018-11-20
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Abbruzzese, Dominick
Ethel Carchia
B: 1932-04-03
D: 2018-11-19
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Carchia, Ethel
Adeline Cella
B: 1919-12-19
D: 2018-11-19
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Cella, Adeline

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1949 -
2018

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.