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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Desmond Marcus Schantzer, 21, of Reinholds, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011 at his residence. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Mark and Deborah (Grevin) Schantzer, with whom he resided. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help RC Church, Ephrata and was an active member of the Denver Volunteer Fire Co. A 2007 graduate of Cocalico High School, Desmond had attended the Willow Street Career and Technology Center during his senior year and was currently a student at Universal Technical Institute in Exton. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycling, horseback riding and 4-wheeling. Desmond presently worked as a diesel technician for Cumberland Trucking in Ephrata and previously worked at the Cloister Car Wash in Reading. In addition to his parents, Desmond is survived by his sister, Danielle E. Schantzer, companion of Josh Mertz of Denver; his nephew, Degen Mertz of Denver; his paternal grandparents, Claire and Bernard Schantzer of Coatesville; his maternal grandmother, Patricia Grevin of Reinholds; and his godparents, Darlene and Terry Sayers of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David Grevin. A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut Street, Denver followed by funeral services at 2:00 PM Burial will take place in the Swamp Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Desmond's memory may be made to the Denver Volunteer Fire Co., 425 Locust Street, Denver, PA 17517. Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.
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