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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LUCHKO, Stephen – 87, formerly of North Haledon passed away on November 29, 2012. Steve was born in Nanticoke, PA on 9/13/1925 to Roman and Julia (nee Kanyuck) Luchko, a coal miner and homemaker. His family moved to Passaic in 1938 and after graduating from Passaic High School Steve decided to serve his country and joined the Navy in 1943. He set sail on the U.S.S. Hutchinson to the South Pacific where he gained abundant sea stories and remarkable adventures that he shared with pride his whole life-long. In 1946 Steve was awarded an honorable discharge from the Navy. In 1959 through 1986, Steve served his community as a Passaic Fireman and has resided for the past 9 years with his fellow comrades, New Jersey’s bravest, at the Firemen’s Home in Boonton, NJ. Always an adventurous soul, Steve traveled many times from coast to coast in what he considered the most beautiful country in the world, the United States of America, where his passion for fishing was enjoyed in the most amazing settings. He will also be remembered for the care he gave his backyard garden and the undying love he had for his dogs. He leaves behind his two beloved nieces, Lori Charpentier and her husband Paul of Wayne and Lynn Subick and her husband Steve of Mahwah, along with their children, Zachary and Kendall Charpentier and Braezen and Saige Subick, and his sister-in-law, Harriet Luchko of Clifton. Steve was predeceased by his wife Bertha (nee Leskowitz) in 1998 and brother Raymond Luchko in 1997. Funeral Services Tuesday at 10:00 am at Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes. Interment Laurel Grove Memorial Cemetery, Totowa. The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Steve’s memory to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home, 565 Lathrop Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005.
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