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 Ann Porter, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away on Saturday August 17, 2013 in the Harrisburg Hospital. Born on September 2, 1941 in New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Zubeck) Boltash. Mary Ann was a graduate of Perth Central High School, NY, and is a US Army Veteran. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Oberlin, and a former member of the Olivet Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg. She had worked as a crossing guard in Harrisburg, for Hardees in both Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg, the Goodwill Store in Harrisburg, and was for Meal on Wheels. She enjoyed making crafts and knitting scarves and clothing for her friends and family. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca A. Farence and her husband Ricky, of Duncannon; three sons, Robert J. Porter and his wife Fran, of Denver, CO; Donald S. Porter and his wife Tammy, of Halifax; and William S. Porter and his wife Christina, of Harrisburg; a sister, Beverly L. Higgs and her husband George, of Newburgh, NY; two brothers, John C. Boltash and his wife Donna, of Camp Hill; and Nicholas S. Boltash and his wife Maggie, of Broadalbin, NY; ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren with one more on the way, and three nephews. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mary Ann will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday August 21, 2013 in the Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 301 Market St., Dauphin, PA. A visitation with the family will be held in the church on Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Burial with military honors will be private and held at the convenience of the family in St. John’s Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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