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Lawrence Sanchez
B: 1932-09-04
D: 2018-01-19
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Sanchez, Lawrence
Glen Williams
B: 1944-10-19
D: 2018-01-18
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Williams, Glen
Bernice Allen
B: 1926-04-01
D: 2018-01-18
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Allen, Bernice
Virginia Hughes
B: 1929-08-19
D: 2018-01-18
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Hughes, Virginia
Harry Windhausen
B: 1927-11-09
D: 2018-01-17
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Windhausen, Harry
Robert Price
B: 1938-08-29
D: 2018-01-17
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Price, Robert
Archie Hughes
B: 1933-12-17
D: 2018-01-17
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Hughes, Archie
Sam Doherty
B: 1997-01-13
D: 2018-01-16
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Doherty, Sam
Franklyn Gifford
B: 1940-12-31
D: 2018-01-16
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Gifford, Franklyn
Jessie McDowell
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2018-01-16
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McDowell, Jessie
Jacquelyn Owens
B: 1942-09-14
D: 2018-01-15
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Owens, Jacquelyn
Jobe Jude
B: 1934-10-29
D: 2018-01-15
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Jude, Jobe
Jack Morgan
B: 1924-07-05
D: 2018-01-15
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Morgan, Jack
Norma Battaglia
B: 1935-10-31
D: 2018-01-15
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Battaglia, Norma
Kathleen Johnson
B: 1926-01-14
D: 2018-01-15
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Johnson, Kathleen
Patty Stuck
B: 1941-03-14
D: 2018-01-15
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Stuck, Patty
Kathleen McGowan
B: 1938-10-08
D: 2018-01-15
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McGowan, Kathleen
Danny Shanks
B: 1947-08-25
D: 2018-01-15
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Shanks, Danny
John Barszczak
B: 1925-05-15
D: 2018-01-14
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Barszczak, John
Francis Berryman
B: 1925-07-05
D: 2018-01-13
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Berryman, Francis
Alvin von Seggern
B: 1927-06-20
D: 2018-01-12
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von Seggern, Alvin

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Ronald Foster
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Ronald William "Ronnie" Foster
1946 - 2018
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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.