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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Anne Frances (Szczur) Motak Age 92, formerly of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born in Johnstown on July 19, 1920, the daughter of Bartolmej and Julia (Wisz) Szczur, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Motak; her sisters, Sophia Szczur and Helen (Szczur) Skow, and her brothers, Albert Szczur and Joseph Szczur. Beloved Mother of David Motak and John Samuels; also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Marie Stigler (William) and Richard Skow (Judy), both of Staten Island, NY, and Robert Skow (Pamela) of Catonah, NY, as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. Anne was a lifelong, loyal, and dedicated member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, PA until the forced closing of the parish by the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese in 2009. She moved then to Pittsburgh to reside at St. Ambrose Tower, Spring Hill and attend St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in the Strip District. She was a long-time member of the Polish National Alliance and was involved in many Polish ethnic and religious activities. Anne was strong in her Catholic faith and proud of her Polish heritage. A celebration of the importance that these were to her will be held at Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray (724-941-3211) on Thursday, May 2 from 10 AM to noon, at which time a Catholic Blessing Service by Rev. Joseph Swierczynski, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and a harp tribute by family friend William Van Patten will be held. Anne's family will escort her to Johnstown for internment at St. Casimir's Cemetery on Friday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Anne's name to the Friends of the Steeples Project, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, 116 Market Street, Suite 4, Johnstown, PA 15901 or online at http://www.steeplesproject.org/contribute.shtml. The Steeples Project is dedicated to preserving Cambria City's vacated historic religious structures to serve as a cultural resource for future generations. Please add and view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
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