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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Jeffrey Mark Mottern, 62, of Hummelstown, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. A direct descendant of John Harris, Jeffrey was born in Johnstown on December 28, 1951; he was the son of Delmar Q. and Elizabeth Janisak Mottern of Johnstown. Jeffrey was an attorney. He was a 1969 graduate of Richland High School, Johnstown, where he was a state champion wrestler and football player; and held the state javelin record. Jeffrey then graduated from Dickinson College & Law School. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Jeffrey was a former board member of the Humane Society, East Shore Shelter, Harrisburg, and the Hummelstown Library. Jeffrey loved all of his schnauzer dogs, especially his new baby, Xander. In addition to his parents, Jeffrey is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Susan Dunkle Mottern, whom he married on December 17, 1972; his siblings, Kathleen Mottern of Burtonsville, MD, Barbara Stephenson wife of Lester of Johnstown, and Dr. Richard Mottern husband of Nina of Fairport, NY; his sisters-in-law, Linda D. Orsini wife of Dr. Michael Orsini of Sewickley, and Beth E. Krick wife of Todd Krick of Palmyra; and several nieces and nephews. A private celebration of Jeffrey’s life will be held at the convenience of his family. Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susquehanna Service Dogs, 124 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
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