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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Troy- Karen M. Loss age, 63, of Troy, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday April 8, 2009. Karen was born in Troy and was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Loss worked for over 30 years and retired from the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation Historic Preservation. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed spending time and cooking for her family. She always had a way to put her girls first. Daughter of the late Edward and Mary Stritsman. Wife of Richard M. Loss. Mother of Jodi Loss, Mandi Loss and Kaelin Loss. Also survived by her Aunt Irene Green and cousins Holly Green and Robin Benak. Special friend of Jo-Ann McCann, Michele Kramek, Mary Anne Ryan, Joan Bargovic, Linda Gulli and many others. Funeral from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer Monday morning at 8:00 and 10:00 at St. Joseph’s Church, Third Street, Troy where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Troy. A special thanks to the Minahan and Skiba families. Contribution in her memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry 416 Third Street Troy NY 12180.
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