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.
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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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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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Joseph W. Baran, 59, of Country Club Road Ashland passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at his home. Born in Ashland on November 17,1951, Joe is survived by his wife and best friend Marie DeCarlo Baran. In 15 years of marriage they enjoyed friendship and unconditional love. Joe was most happy when surrounded by his family and friends including his EXTOL family. He was an avid cyclist, world traveler and enjoyed scuba diving excursions. Joe was affectionately known for his beautiful heart and brilliant mind.
Joe was the son of Walter and Irene Baran of Ashland and brother Anthony "Tony" (Sandra) Baran of Ashland. His children and stepchildren include Joshua (Kristen) Baran of Pottsville, PA and their children Spencer and Stella Baran; John (Tiffany) Baran of Manhattan, NY; Amy Toy (Tom) Band of Glenn Mills, PA and their children Tyler, Lexxy, and Lucas Band; Stacy (James) Curran of Orwigsburg, PA and their children Victor Rivera, James and Vaughn Curran; Charles Heizenroth IV of Ashland and his children Macey and Paitra Heizenroth; Jenna (Nicholas) Reese of Norristown, PA and Anthony (Danielle) Heizenroth of Phila., PA.
Joe graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1969; Princeton University, Architecture & Urban Planning 1973; Lehigh University, Electrical Engineering 1977 & University of Pennsylvania, Systems Engineering 1980.
He was cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of EXTOL International Inc., where he was passionate about his work, and loved by all of his employees. He was the principal designer of EXTOL's software products and developed the Company's technology and Support Center in PA. Prior to EXTOL he worked for General Electric Space Division where he was responsible for both hardware and software design for the LandSat communications satellites.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Ann Church, Spring & N. Line St., Frackville, PA. Rev. Robert Finlan officiating.
Interment at the convenience of the family. Visitation Wednesday evening 6:00-9:00 P.M. from St. Ann Church, Spring & N. Line St.., Frackville, PA and Thursday
9:30-10:30 AM from St. Ann Church, Frackville,PA. Memorial contributions can be made to the Ashland Public Library,1229 Center St., Ashland, PA 17921
Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements.
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