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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Robert Joseph Curfman passed away in Denver, CO on October 13, 2004. He was born in Maryville, MO on August 27, 1920 to Roy J. and Edith (Petty) Curfman. He attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, OH. Upon graduation he attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, Conservatory of Music, receiving a Bachelor Music Education degree and then received a Master of Arts in Music from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. He studied Library Science at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.He enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserve, was assigned to special duty Locator File, Headquarters, Classification and Assignment Section. He served in this capacity for two years in England, France, and Germany. After military service, he taught music in Wyoming, Illinois, Michigan, and at Baker University in Kansas.He authored three books on genealogy: The Petty-Pettis Genealogy, the Paddock Genealogy and The Curfman-Kurfman-Corfman-Korffmann Genealogy. He designed a coat of arms for the descendents of Johann Philip Korfman of Alzey and Stein-Bockenheim, Rheinhessen, and it was registered in Germany.He had articles published in prestigious genealogical publications including: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; The American Genealogist; Forebears; The Colonial genealogist; The Augustan Society; The Genealogical Society of Vermont, and was a member of the fellowship from the Augustan Society, First Class Honora Causa for outstanding contributions to the field of genealogy and genealogical research. He did major research at the Genealogical Section of the Denver Public Library.Based on previous research at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., while at Colorado College he designed a clavichord and later designed and directed construction of a harpsichord.He composed several pieces of music including compositions for voice, organ, piano and stringed instruments. Some of his poetry he set to music.He requested no services be held. His ashes will be interred at Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, MO. He is survived by sister, Virginia L. and brother, John "Jack" Curfman of Fort Collins, CO, cousins, Janet (House) McKie of Redondo Beach, CA, Gertrude (Curfman) Yeary of Overland Park, KS, Joel B. Hayden of Farmington, MA and Jean (Hayden) Guarnaccia of Shelburne, VT. He was preceded in death by his parents, several aunts, uncles and cousins.Memorial contributions may be made to the Genealogical Department of Western History, Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204.
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