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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Susan R. (Beilchick) Tomasko, 91, of Heilwood, PA, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was the daughter of Michael and Kathryn (Duga) Beilchick, born on December 1, 1917 in Heilwood, PA. Susan was a member of the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alverda, PA. She was a 1935 graduate of Pine Township High School. Susan enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading, most of all she loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and liked to visit with relatives and friends. She is survived by three sons, James and wife Marilyn of East Freedom, PA; Thomas and wife Tracie of Houtzdale, PA; and Robert of Heilwood, PA; four grandchildren, Mark, Andrew, Vanessa and Amy; one sister, Christine Anderson of Winter Haven, FL; one brother, Paul of Heilwood, PA., and numerous nieces and nephews. Susan was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Tomasko, in September, 1986; sisters, Katherine Novak, Marie Franklin, Anna Ratay, and Elizabeth Klamar; brothers, Michael, John, Steve and Edward and infant sister Mildred. Friends will be received at the Bence Funeral Home in Clymer on Friday, May 8, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Ebel officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana.
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