Gwen Surman

July 24, 1909 - March 20, 2012

Gwen Surman

July 24, 1909 - March 20, 2012


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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.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

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.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

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, 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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A 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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Obituary for Gwen Surman

Gwen Surman

A resident of Friends Nursing Home, Sandy Spring, MD, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Mrs. Surman was born July 24, 1909 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. The family immigrated to Canada when she was four and later to the United States. Residences in the U.S. included a series of towns in West Virginia. Later, the family moved to Washington, PA. Gwen graduated from Washington High School and then from the Washington Business School. While a resident in Canonsburg, Gwen met and married George D. Surman. In 1979 Gwen moved to Leisure World in Silver Spring, MD to be near her son. At Leisure World, she was an affiliate with the Inter-Faith Chapel. Mrs. Surman is survived by a son, George R. Surman, daughter-in-law, Rose and granddaughters, Sonja and Deborah. Friends will be welcome on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in Beinhauer-Bogan Funeral Home, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810 where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 161 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Please add or view tributes at

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