Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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. Tesfaye Bullo Gutema was born on April 7, 1964 in Bishoftu, Shewa, Ethiopia. He was the eldest son of Basha Bullo Guttema and Mrs. Gadisse Ebssa. He attended Ketta Elementary School and Princess Tenagnwork Secondary School and passed his High School Leaving Examination with the highest honor. Dr. Tesfaye attended Addis Ababa University and received his B.Sc and Masters degree in Civil Engineering with great distinction. Dr. Tesfaye received a scholarship to study in Germany and received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the Univeristy of Kassel.
Dr. Tesfaye moved to the United States in 2003 and settled first in Los Angeles and since 2010 until his last days, he and his family lived quietly in Falls Church, Virginia. Dr. Tesfaye has worked as a Structural Engineer for the Department of Labor and the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Dr. Tesfaye died of Cancer on July 26, 2013 at the Virginia Hospital Center surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Mestawot Kebede and two daughters, Elizabeth and Lydia of Falls Church, Virginia. He is further survived by his parents and two brothers, Teshome Bullo and Getachew Bullo of Bishoftu, Ethiopia, and other relatives. His funeral service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:00am at Sacramento Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Church on Grove Street followed by internment at Hilltop Cemetery.
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