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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Michael J. Hoffman South Plainfield, NJ - Michael J.Hoffman, 55, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Born in Plainfield, Michael was a lifelong resident of South Plainfield. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather whose greatest pleasure in life was his family and friends. A successful businessman, Michael was the owner and president of Dean Equipment Furniture Co., a school furnishings company with operations in New Jersey and Tennessee. His commitment to his work and family combined with his generous nature and charismatic personality made him a success in business and in life. He was loved by all who knew him; personally and professionally. For many years, Michael was active in the South Plainfield Junior Baseball Club, coaching baseball when his sons were younger as well as serving in executive positions. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Michael is predeceased by his parents Robert and Anne, and by his brother Joseph. He leaves behind his loving wife of thirty-six years; Kathleen (Tamburri) Hoffman and by his children; sons Michael Hoffman and Robert Hoffman and his daughter and son-in-law Jeanette and Steven Issenman. He will be missed by his cherished two grandchildren; Jackson and Camryn Issenman, who were a great source of joy to him. He also leaves behind his siblings Joan Bennett and Ella Zanowic. Relatives and friends may attend a visitation on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. A family service reflecting on Michael’s life will begin around 12:30 PM. Cremation will be held private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Lakeview School, Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County, 10 Oak Drive, Edison, NJ 08837 would be appreciated.
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