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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With great regret, the family of John R. "Jack" Bauer, 55, announces his unexpected death on Monday, July 7, 2008 at his home in Goose Creek. His memorial service will be Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 o'clock in McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 100 S. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are requested to the American Heart Association, 409 King St., Charleston SC 29401. Jack was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 14, 1952 son of the late John R. and Margaret Bauer. An army veteran, Jack was a Logistics Assistance Representative for the Department of the Army. Specializing in the M1A1 tank, he was assigned to Iraq on three different occasions and earned the title "TACOM Jack" for his expertise in logistics management while in Baghdad. He also served in Bosnia during that crisis. Jack loved living and traveling in Germany and throughout Europe. A member of the Crowfield Golf and Country Club, he played often and was a woodworker and furniture restorer. Jack is survived by his wife of 33 years, Erna Bauer, three sisters, Margaret "Margie" Peck and her husband John, Susan Doman and her husband James, and Mary Ann Bauer, all of the Chicago area. Also surviving are two nieces, Lynn (Fred) Alvarez, Heather Doman, and James (Amy) Doman. Jack made many friends throughout the years with TACOM. He was especially fond of the friends he made during the 23 years he lived and worked for the U.S. Army in Germany.
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