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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Mary L. Stauffer, 74, of Middletown, entered into rest on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at The Middletown Home. Mary was born on December 9, 1938 in Middletown and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Stella Snyder Cleland. She was of the protestant faith and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Allen V. (Sam) Stauffer; sister, Gloria Cleland; two brothers, Alfred and William Cleland. Mary is survived by three daughters; Judy A. wife of Randy Lerch of Middletown, Patricia L. Dice of Rheems, PA, and Karen L. Stauffer companion of Brad Desjardins of Middletown; two sons Allen V. (Sam) Stauffer Jr. companion of Tina Rhinesmith of Hummelstown and Kevin E. Stauffer of Middletown; five brothers Barry L. Cleland, Pete husband of Mary Cleland, Leroy P. Cleland, and George Cleland all of Middletown and Harry husband of Sue Cleland of Steelton; three sisters, Jean D. wife of John Valatic of Middletown, Esther C. wife of Paul Alleman of Blain, and Tina M. Cleland of Harrisburg; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A tribute to Mary's life will be on Friday May 3, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown with the Rev. Willie Caraballo officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillsdale Cemetery, Londonderry Twp. Viewing will be from 12:00- 1:00 P.M. Friday, at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow at the Royalton Senior Center 101 Northumberland St. Royalton PA 17057 Condolences may be sent online at www.matinchekanddaughterfuneralhome.com
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