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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Lawrence J. (Tracy) Gillest, 85, of 807 Pollock Avenue died the afternoon of Wednesday, July 18, 2007 in Jameson Memorial Hospital. He was born March 4, 1922 in New Castle, PA and was the son of the late Alfred and Catherine Pisano Gillest. He married the former Bernadine (Bella) Santangelo on August 18, 1945. She preceded him in death August 2, 2004.
Mr. Gillest was a retired supervisor of the aluminum department of Johnson Bronze Corp with 40 years of service. Following retirement, he worked as a machinist for Casalandra Metal Stamping.
He was a member of St. Vitus Church. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Cultural German Society. He was a golfing enthusiast, spending many years playing at Sylvan Heights Golf Course.
Lawrence is survived by four daughters Kathleen Martin & husband William of Reynoldsburg, OH, Theresa M. Gillest of S. Pasadena, CA, Bernadette Ross & husband George of New Castle, PA and Laura L. Gillest of New Castle, PA; four sisters Nettie Donofrio, Elvera Brown, Angeline Love and Loretta Zarilla all of New Castle, PA; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother Alfred Gillest.
Visitaiton will be Friday, July 20, 2007 from 2:00-4:00 PM and from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., located at 941 S. Mill Street, New Castle, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at 12:00 Noon at St. Vitus Church. A procession will leave the funeral home at 11:30 AM for the church. The Reverend Father Robert Zajdel will officiate.
Entombment will be in Parkside Cemetery Mausoleum.
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