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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Bryan James Blezow, age 21, of Wyckoff, NJ. Born on March 28, 1994, Bryan was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of many in his short life. His smile could light up a room and he was happiest spending time with family in Long Beach Island, attending Camp Acorn every summer, watching the Rangers with his Dad and brother, and enjoying all kinds of music - especially listening to his sister play guitar. Bryan graduated in June from the Norman Bleshman School in Paramus, NJ, where he enjoyed all of the activity and interaction with his classmates, teachers and therapists - and had a particularly close bond with his one-on-one aide of 16 years, Donna Hegel. Bryan is survived by his loving parents, Susan and David of Wyckoff and was the beloved big brother to Matthew and Julia. He also leaves behind his grandparents Kathie and Jack Groh of Sarasota, FL, and Norman and Marilyn Blezow of Rockaway, NJ, and his aunts, uncles and cousins. While we will miss Bryan more than words can say, the lessons he taught us in unconditional love will live forever. Family will receive friends at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ on Monday, September 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 and a funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10am at Most Blessed Sacrament in Franklin Lakes, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations to Camp Acorn, P.O. Box 1383, Paramus, NJ 07653 would be appreciated.
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