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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Sally K. (Lutz) Smith, 90, formerly of Temple, passed away Sunday morning, November 21, 2010, at Golden Living Center in Exeter. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Esther (Reider) Lutz, and the wife of the late John F. Smith, who passed away in 1990. She was a member of Zion-Spies Evangelical Reformed Church and a member of the former Oley and Alsace Manor Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons: Paul L. Smith and his wife Carole of Pittsburg and John L. Smith and his wife Wendi of Reading; three daughters: Betty J. Ustaszewski and her husband Joseph of Reading, Sallie K. Fisher of Reading, and Nancy A. Lena, widow of the late Gary Lena of West Lawn; three brothers: Lloyd Lutz of Oley, Robert Lutz of Maidencreek Township, and Fred Lutz of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; five sisters: Elsie Cooper of Laureldale, Edna Schaefer of Sinking Spring, Helen Miller of Temple, Betty Dombroski of Riverview Park, and Thelma Napoletano of Temple; nine grandchildren: David Smith, Tracey Wentzel, Daniel Fisher, Kathy Boyer, Lisa Rone, John and Anthony Lena, and Amanda and Emily Smith; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert J. “Bobby” Smith, and two daughters, Mildred and Ruth Ann Smith. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:00 am from Blankenbiller Funeral Home, 423 Main St., Oley, with Pastor Merrill R. Marisseau officiating. Burial will follow in Shalter’s Church Cemetery, Alsace Township. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am prior to the service at the funeral home. Blankenbiller Funeral Home, Oley is in charge of arrangements. To send a condolence online, please visit: www.blankenbillerfh.com.
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