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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Edward C. "Ed" Rivers, 77, of 57 Montgomery St., Ilion, formerly of Putts Hill Road, Mohawk, Prospect Street, Herkimer and Prindle Apartments, Ilion, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 9, at St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital, New Hartford. He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Syracuse, the son of Kenneth and Pansy (Gokey) Rivers. Educated in Utica, he enlisted in the United States Army on Oct. 29, 1945, serving in the European Theater. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 19, 1947, receiving the Victory and Occupation medals. He was a member of the Herkimer VFW and Mohawk and Ilion American Legions. On Aug. 31, 1957, he married Evelyn Marcewicz in Mohawk. She predeceased him on Aug. 25, 2000. Ed enjoyed life to the fullest. No matter what hardships life brought him, he always had a smile. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He especially enjoyed the daycare program and staff at Mohawk Valley Nursing Home. He was known as "Mr. Ed" to the children who visited daycare. He was an avid Braves fan and loved collecting owls. Ed was a wonderful father and grandfather who will be truly missed by everyone, especially his loving family. Survivors include his daughter and future son-in-law, Naomi Loiacono and Jay Warner, with whom he resided; his son and daughter-in-law, Vincent and Freda Rivers of Jacksonville, N.C.; five cherished grandchildren, Vincent Jr. and wife Frances Rivers, Ruth and Timothy Rivers and Emily Loiacono; great-granddaughter, Felicia Rivers; his brother and sister-in-law, Harley and Helen Rivers of Liverpool; his sister, Helen Hewitt of St. Regis Falls; his brother-in-law, Richard Marcewicz; his sister-in-law and husband, Mary and Richard Fehrman; his very special friend, Jean; several nieces, nephews and cousins and two special faithful dogs, Toby and Rusty. Family and friends are invited to visitation on Thursday, Jan. 13, from 10-11 a.m. at the Applegate and Day Funeral Home, 102 West St., Ilion. Ed's funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. following visitation at the Applegate and Day Funeral Home. Interment with full military honors will follow in Mohawk Cemetery. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Jennifer at the daycare program, Herkimer County Public Health Nursing, especially Carmen and Judy, and Dad's doctor and the staff at Faxton-St. Luke's ICU, especially Brad, "Christmas" Carol and Loretta. Memorial contributions may be made to Herkimer County Public Health Nursing or the American Cancer Society. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For directions to the funeral home, click the facilities link above.
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