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Grace Slemaker
B: 1942-06-28
D: 2018-01-18
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Slemaker, Grace
Albert "Ed" Langmead
B: 1942-07-19
D: 2018-01-18
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Langmead, Albert "Ed"
Gretchen Schweitzer
B: 1943-03-25
D: 2018-01-13
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Schweitzer, Gretchen
Rena Plowman
B: 1925-09-20
D: 2018-01-11
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Plowman, Rena
Paula Stortz
B: 1924-04-23
D: 2018-01-09
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Stortz, Paula
Gwendolyn Smith
B: 1943-05-01
D: 2018-01-08
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Smith, Gwendolyn
Erin Duffy
B: 1976-12-03
D: 2018-01-08
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Duffy, Erin
Frances Snyder
B: 1927-04-06
D: 2018-01-03
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Snyder, Frances
John Tucholka
B: 1940-09-07
D: 2018-01-03
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Tucholka, John
Andrew Annis
B: 1926-10-27
D: 2018-01-02
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Annis, Andrew
Paul McDaniel
B: 1932-04-20
D: 2018-01-01
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McDaniel, Paul
Thelma Hess
B: 1918-10-15
D: 2017-12-26
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Hess, Thelma
Francis Rutkowski
B: 1961-11-22
D: 2017-12-19
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Rutkowski, Francis
Thomas Schluter
B: 1946-11-30
D: 2017-12-17
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Schluter, Thomas
Lewis Pearce
B: 1924-08-09
D: 2017-12-17
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Pearce, Lewis
Ruth Porter
B: 1925-11-03
D: 2017-12-14
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Porter, Ruth
Thelma Schupp
B: 1916-03-19
D: 2017-12-10
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Schupp, Thelma
Carol Sneeringer
B: 1944-02-21
D: 2017-12-01
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Sneeringer, Carol
Lorraine Zorn
B: 1937-06-23
D: 2017-11-28
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Zorn, Lorraine
Herbert Quaranta
B: 1933-04-30
D: 2017-11-15
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Quaranta, Herbert
Jerry Berlin
B: 1958-06-16
D: 2017-11-08
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Berlin, Jerry

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Paula Stortz
In Memory of
Paula Marie Stortz (Seiland)
1924 - 2018
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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.