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 C. (Pops) Kennedy, 91, of Links Dr. passed away the morning of April 18, 2012 at Jameson Hospital. Born in Castlewood, Pa. on April 9, 1921, Paul was the son of the late John C. and Estella Houk Kennedy. He married the former Dorothy Bruno and she preceded him in death on April 10,1967. He then married the former Margaret Paul and she preceded him in death on October 28, 1987. Paul was U.S. Army veteran and served during the European Theater of WWII while stationed in southern France. Paul was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. He retired from the US Steel Corporation Ellwood City Tube Mill after thirty four years working as a Melter Helper. Paul was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp #125, United States Steel Workers of America, Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a avid reader and enjoyed yard work and gardening. Paul's family and friends meant everything to him and he cherished the times he spent with them. He is survived by two daughters, Carol Richards and husband Dennis of New Castle; Michelle Griffin and husband John of Columbia, SC; two brothers, John Kennedy, Donald Kennedy, both of New Castle; a sister, Betty Geneviva of Ellwood City; two grandchildren, Paul Richards and wife Joanna, Kristian Richards and wife Keira and three great-grandchildren, Kathy Richards, Chloe Richards and Delilah Richards. In addition to his parents and spouses, Paul is preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Kennedy, Clair Kennedy, Merle Kennedy and four sisters, Catherine Baker, Anna Nene, Margaret Miller and Thelma St. John. Visitation is Friday from 5PM to 8PM at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 941 S. Mill St. Services will be held on Saturday morning at 11AM at the funeral home. Rev. James Hockenberry, pastor of Harmony Baptist Church will officiate. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military rites at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Graceland Cemetery.
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