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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Dr. Donald D. Duncan, 74, passed away at Indiana Regional Medical Center on Saturday, January 17, 2009 after a long illness. He was the son of Dr. Leonard and Margaret Duncan born on April 11, 1934 in Pittsburgh. Dr. Duncan’s life spanned many activities and interest. He was a star athlete in high school and college and then coaching and teaching at the high school level before joining the Mathematics Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He served as a member of the U.S Army Reserve 22 years before his retirement with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Don and his wife Merrily shared a common interest of exhibiting and showing pure bred dogs. He was very proud of his Shetland Sheepdog Quill who was ranked number one in the nation. The Laurel Highlands Kennel Association Board of Directors was another activity of Don. Don loved and enjoyed his Steelers and Pens games. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Leonard Duncan. Don is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Merrily Duncan, sister in law, Silvia Duncan; niece, Suzanne Vecchio and nephew Scott Duncan and their families, Merrily’s siblings and their families, his personal caregivers; Jackie Russella, Melissa Painter and Lori Fails. Along the way Don collected “Rent a kid” and was special to many young people. He was a breakfast club regular. Friends will be received from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm, on Monday, January 19, 2009 at the Bence- Mihalcik Funeral Home, Indiana with an Informal Departure Service held at 7:30pm. . Family request the memorial contributions be made to the Mathematics Department, Indiana University Scholarship and the American Sheepdog Foundation: 500 Millstone Road, Chesapeake VA, 23322. GO STEELER!
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