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.
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James Scott Whitmer, born March 17, 1934, passed away on October 18, 2013.
James is survived by his loving wife Lynn; daughters Mary Ellen Thompson, Jamie Sue Whitmer, Jane Talbot; sons Robert Whitmer, Ted Whitmer, and their mother, Judith Whitmer; step-son Michael Van Buren; step-daughter Stacy Van Buren; grandchildren Mathew Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Joshua Mitchell, Abby Mitchell, Christopher Van Buren, Stephen Van Buren, David Van Buran, Jonathon Van Buren, Mark Van Buren, Sara Van Buren, Christopher Whitmer, Nicholas Whitmer, Bryan Whitmer Curtis Whitmer, Grace Thompson, Julia Thompson and great-grandchildren Alex and Colton Whitmer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Whitmer and his sister, Jane Fister.
Born in Northumberland, PA, James was a graduate of Mansfield College in Mansfield, PA. James was a teacher and coach at Flagler Palm Coast High School, prior to his years at FPC he taught civics at Athens High School, Athens, PA, where he also was the head football coach, leading the team to consecutive league championships during a brief but stellar coaching tenure. James was also elected mayor of Athens, PA, was a volunteer fireman, and a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens, PA. James was a competitive runner, canoeist, and long-distance bicyclist, making several trips of more than 1,000 miles.
Memorial services will be help on October 23, 2013, at 2:00 pm at Calvary Christian Center in the chapel with Pastor James Raley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in James’ memory to the National Parkinson Foundation; Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
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