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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Paul D. Sharon, 51, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away at home surrounded by family, Saturday, Jan. 21. He was born July 21, 1960, in Greensburg, Pa. He was the son of William J. and Hazel M. (Scherer) Sharon of Greensburg. A 1978 graduate of Mt. Pleasant (Pa.) High School, he joined the U. S. Air Force in 1983, serving in Guam before being stationed at Charleston AFB. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Laurie Hellmann Sharon; one daughter, Chelsea, of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Nina and brother-in-law Mark Wirick of Bedford, Pa.; three nephews: Benjamin, Jacob and Cameron Wirick; brother, Todd, of Pittsburgh, and nephew Joshua Sharon; mother-in-law Margaret DelVecchio; sister-in-law Robin Hellmann and niece Alexandra Opsitnick; brothers-in-law Richard Hellmann of Benicia, Ca., and James Hellmann of Baltimore, Md. He was co-owner with his longtime friend, John Petersen, of Palmetto Plumbing and Gas, Inc. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, classic cars and camping with friends and family. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 1 p.m. at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 1520 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 269 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC, 29041, the Walter N. Brownell VFW Post No. 3137, 1004 ½ Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC, 29451 or the Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center 109 Bee St. Charleston, SC 29401. The family would like to thank Hospice Care of South Carolina and the nurses at Ralph H. Johnson Medical Center and doctors at MUSC for their care and support of Paul. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.McAlister-smith.com . Arrangements being handled by McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1520 Rifle Range Rd.
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