Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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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Catherine E. Koch, 77, of Freehold Township passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Catherine was born and raised in Staten Island and had lived in Howell before moving to Freehold Township in 2000. She was a waitress at Vans in Freehold and at Olde Silver Tavern, Manalapan for over 27 years. Catherine was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Freehold, a member of the B.P.O. Elks #233 in Red Bank as well as the Lakewood Elks; and she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Englishtown Post 434. She led a life well lived.
Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Bernard F. Koch in 1984. She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Koch-Lichter and her husband, Fred, of Las Vegas, NV, Rita Brandeisky and her husband, Dr. John, of Farmingdale, and Trish Saliba and her husband, Paul, of Howell; four grandchildren, Kevin, Jessica, Ryan and Kristopher; one brother, John Armstrong of Hanesville, WA; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township, on Monday, April 25, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, McLean Street, Freehold. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For information, directions or condolence messages visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.
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