Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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STEPHANIE GOTZ, 21, of HOWELL, died Tuesday, March 25, at home. Stephanie was born in Edison and had lived there before moving to Howell in 1995. She had a love for music and a talent for promoting new and up-and-coming performers such as the Jonas Brothers. Stephanie was a chiropractic assistant for Dr. Renay M. Friedman, Freehold for the past three years.
She was predeceased by her mother, Karen, in 2003; and her Pop-Pop. Surviving are her parents, Thomas and Brenda Gotz of Howell; two brothers, Christopher Gotz and Kevin Gotz, both of Howell; her maternal grandmother, Carmella Strumolo of Lakewood; three uncles, Stephen Gotz of Florida, Robert Gotz of North Carolina, and Joseph Gotz of Edison; three aunts, Valerie Mauro of Middletown, Joni Merola of East Brunswick, and Debbie Corio of Howell; four stepbrothers, David Aparicio, Bobby Aparicio, Christopher Aparicio, and Nicholas Aparicio, all of Howell; and many cousins.
Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road, Freehold Township. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Entombment to follow in Woodbridge Memorial Gardens, Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stephanie's memory may be made to the Stephanie Gotz Scholarship Fund, benefiting her brothers' education, P.O. Box 6603, Freehold, NJ 07728. For directions, information, or condolence messages to the family visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.
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