Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message 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, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities 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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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DE GUZMAN, Francisco "Frank" U., Jr., MD, devoted husband and beloved father, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at the age of 68. Born in Manila, Philippines, he lived in Westchester, NY before moving to Mahwah in 1983. Dr. De Guzman was the Attending Internist / Cardiologist at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus. He also had a private practice in Mahwah with his wife, Dr. Virginia Hughes de Guzman. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church of Wyckoff. He is survived by his beloved wife Dr. Virginia H. de Guzman to whom he was married for 33 years. He is also survived by his three loving children; Christina de Guzman Haas and her husband Martin of Munich, Germany, Elizabeth de Guzman Chan and her husband Howard of San Jose, CA, and Mark de Guzman of Cliffside Park. He is also survived by his six siblings; Perfecto de Guzman of Paramus, Nenita de Guzman of Jersey City, Benjamin, Silverio and Roberto de Guzman, and Leticia Bernardo of Manila, Philippines. Visitation is on Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Monday, 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff. Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, 9 AM at the funeral home followed by a 10 AM mass at St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff. Entombment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center "For Colon Cancer", P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106, would be appreciated. For online memorial contributions, visit www.mskcc.org. For directions to the funeral home, visit VPFH.COM
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