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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John Leonard Mitrowitz (Mitch) died peacefully at his home in Tupper Lake on August 11, 2017. John was born on February 10, 1959 in Johnson City, NY to Leonard and Ruth (Chamberlain) Mitrowitz. His parents, brother Jim and father in law, James Bunnell predeceased John. Surviving John are: his wife, Theresa (Bunnell) Mitrowitz, his sons, Brian Mitrowitz (Fiancée Alicia Kettler) and Benjamin Mitrowitz, sisters, Joan (Mark) Tymeson and Judy Mitrowitz, sister in law Veronica Mitrowitz, niece Carrie Mitrowitz (Mike Pinzas), nephews Jay (Karen) Mitrowitz, Nicholas Bunnell, mother in law Margaret Bunnell, brother in law Thomas (Rose) Bunnell, sisters in law, Cynthia Bunnell and Michele (Scott) Goda, Aunt and Uncle Mary Joan and Bob Sheredy, and Aunt Eleanor Chamberlain. John also has many cousins from the Chamberlain, Gerich, Sheredy and Zmitrowitz families. His canine companions, Lucy and Greta will miss their daily walks with John.
In his younger years, John loved playing baseball for the Nimmonsburg Youth Association. He graduated from Chenango Valley High School in 1977, where he played football and baseball. He coached Little League in Tupper Lake. He attended Broome Community College and it was there that he took his first backpacking class and continued to take the backpacking class every semester that he was enrolled at BCC. He completed many hikes in the Adirondacks, he loved the mountains. When John moved to Tupper Lake he worked for Becker Construction, Gillis Construction and School House Renovations before creating his own business, JLM Carpentry. He shared his joy for creating beauty and function in the homes of his “customers” and was extraordinarily knowledgeable in so many disciplines. John made many good friends through his business and these friends will not be forgotten.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 15 from 4-6 p.m. at Stuart-Fortune-Keogh Funeral Home in Tupper Lake NY. Calling hours will also be held on Thursday, August 17 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. James Church in Johnson City NY, followed by a mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City NY. Please consider donations to the Town of Tupper Lake recreation youth baseball program, Nimmonsburg Youth Association, St. James Food Pantry or the Broome County Meals on Wheels program. Online condolences may be made at www.stuartfortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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