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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PORT ROYAL, Raymond C. “Tom” Jacobs, 71, of Port Royal died at 5:04 p.m., on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home. Born on February 18, 1942 in Port Royal, Juniata County, he was the son of the late Raymond W. and Evelyn B. (Bassler) Jacobs. On October 22, 1960, he married his surviving wife, Dorothy I. (Hepner) Jacobs, with whom he shared nearly 53 years of marriage. Surviving are his children, David C. Jacobs and his wife Tina, of Thompsontown, Randy E. Jacobs and his wife Melissa, of McAlisterville, Scott W. Jacobs and his wife Carrie, of Mexico, four grandchildren, Amanda Jacobs, Krysta Jacobs, Megan Jacobs, Austin Jacobs, and he leaves behind two great grandsons, Landon and Jordan Jacobs. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, making him the last of his generation. Raymond was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church, Port Royal. In earlier life, Raymond worked at Rae Sel for twenty-two years and during that time he worked part time for the Mifflintown Pharmacy. After which, he served as a custodian and courier for the First National Bank of Mifflintown until his retirement. “Tom” enjoyed woodworking, racing, country music and attending auctions, but his true gift was being a “people person” and talking to people, wherever he went. His dog “Snoop” was his constant companion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, October 4, 2013 from Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge Street, Mifflintown, with Rev. Kenneth Kitzmiller, officiating. Interment will follow in the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Jacobs’ memory to the Port Royal United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396, Port Royal, PA 17082 or to the Gideon’s International, Juniata County Camp No. 37147, P.O. Box 91, Mifflintown, PA 17059.
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