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.
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Avron “Al” Douglas Gershen, 69, of Grants Pass passed away Friday August 5, 2011 at his home.
A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, August 11th at 1:00 PM at Edgewater Christian Fellowship 101 Assembly Circle, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526 with Pastor Mark Skudstad officiating.
Contributions in lieu of flowers: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association 1 Billy Graham Parkway Charlotte, NC 28201-0001
He was born on September 12, 1941 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania to George and Edythe Gershen. Al received his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Northridge Polytech in Southern California. He worked most of his life as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.). On May 26, 1983 in Northridge, California he married Kathleen Holmes who survives. Together they moved to Grants Pass in 1992 from Van Nuys, California. He enjoyed music plying the steel guitar, lead guitar and bass guitar. He also enjoyed electronics, stamp collecting, photography and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife survivors include 4 stepchildren Patti Garcia, Gloria Garcia, Suz Montemayor and James Garcia; brother Eugene Gershen; eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
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