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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MARTINO, George, J. MD, of Wyckoff, died Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. George was born in Newark, NJ on August 12, 1935. He lived in Wyckoff for the past 27 years. His medical practice of Dermatology was at the Cedar Hill Medical Center in Wyckoff. George received his BA from Rutgers University in 1957 and his MS from the University of West Virginia in 1959. He then completed his medical studies at the University of Bologna in Italy in 1966. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, the American Academy of Dermatology, the International Society of Tropical Dermatology, the Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Bergen Medical Society. George was on the staff of the Valley Hospital and the Bergen Regional Medical Center. In addition to his practice he instructed medical students at the Bergen Regional Medical Center. Surviving is his loving wife of 37 years, Jean (nee Dente), his brother Felix G. Martino and his wife Linda, many nieces and nephews, and 6 great nephews. George also leaves his brothers-in law and sisters-in-law. George was pre-deceased by his parents, George C. and Mildred (nee LaScala) Martino. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 8:45 am from the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Mass will follow 9:30 am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 52 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ. Interment will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ. Visiting is Friday, April 25, 2008, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087.
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