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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Aaron P. Schaefer age 42, of Fairview, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Erie on May 13, 1971 the son of Geraldine “Geri” Mezzacapo of Fairview and the late Dennis L. Schaefer who passed away in August of this year. Aaron graduated from Fairview High School and went on to serve in the United States Marine Corp. He worked for many years at his father’s business Denny’s Auto Wrecking. Aaron enjoyed fishing, water sports, playing dominos and darts and loved all of his pets. He loved spending time with his friends who meant the world to him. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant brother Bryan. In addition to his mother he is survived by a daughter, Nadine Schaefer, a cousin who was like a brother to him, Brian Mezzacapo and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 W. 26th Street on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until the time of sharing at 8:00p.m. Military Honors will be observed.
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