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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William “Bill” C. Rank, 92, formerly of Donora, passed away late Thursday evening, September 5, 2013, peacefully at Stow-Glen Retirement Community in Stow, Ohio. Bill was born in New Brighton, PA on August 6, 1921 to William & Mary (Spurgeon) Rank. The first of four children, Bill lived the majority of his life in Donora, before moving in February 2012 with his wife, Goldie, to Stow, Ohio to be closer to family.
Bill attended St. Fedelis Seminary and was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp as a Link Trainer Instructor. He worked at Miller’s For Men in Donora until 1959, then worked at Al Zeffiro Trucking until retiring in 1983. He was active in many civic and church organizations. He especially enjoyed his 70 years of involvement with the choirs of St. Charles and Our Lady of the Valley parishes in Donora.
Bill is survived by his sister, Sister Rose Mary Rank of Baden, PA, brother Paul (Cindy) Rank of Rock Cave, WV; son Bill (Judy) Rank of Stow, OH, John (Twila) Rank of Tomball TX; daughter Mary (Tom) Carney of Concord, OH; and daughter Anne (Mike) Simoncelli of Greensburg, PA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Goldie Rank, in January of 2013. He was also preceded in death by his brother Edward X. Rank of Indian Head, MD.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 40 Second St. Ext, Donora, PA 15033 (724) 379-6900 where prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Park Manor and Second St. Ext, Donora PA, with the Rev. Fr. Pierre Falkenhan as celebrant.
Interment to follow at Mon Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Donora.
If you would like to leave an online condolence or share a memory of Bill please go to www.massafrafuneralhome.com
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