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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Cyril A. Zelenak, 85, of Hummelstown, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center. Born in Windber, PA, on August 17, 1924, he was the son of the late John and Anna Penko Zelenak. Cyril retired as an electrician from the New Cumberland Army Depot; and was an air craft electrician at the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown. He was an U.S. Navy and Air Force veteran having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Cyril was a member of St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Hershey. He was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1687, Hummelstown. Cyril was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed learning about history, and liked animals. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Koshute Zelenak whom he married on January 7, 1950; two sons, Stephen Zelenak of Ellicott City, MD, and Thomas M. Zelenak husband of Constance L. Speraw Zelenak of Palmyra; one daughter, Janice M. Turchin wife of Glen R. Turchin, Sr. of Windermere, FL; four grandchildren, Megan M. Zelenak of Palmyra, and Sarah E. Turchin, Glen R. Turchin, Jr. and Matthew E. Turchin all of Windermere, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Cyril was preceded in death by his twin daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Susan; by four brothers, John, Josef, Andrew and George; and by two sisters, Anna Zelenak and Mary Urban. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 8, 2010, at 11 AM in St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, 359 West Areba Avenue, Hershey. Interment with military honors will be in the Hershey Cemetery. Friends will be received for a viewing Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the Heart and Vascular Institute at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, c/o Office of University Development, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.
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