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Peter T. Ludwin
B: 1945-09-05
D: 2017-11-10
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Ludwin, Peter T.
Robert J. Boskoski
B: 1925-11-11
D: 2017-11-08
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Boskoski, Robert J.
Pearl E Steele
B: 1916-03-24
D: 2017-11-07
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Steele, Pearl E
John H. Miller, II
B: 1952-08-20
D: 2017-11-03
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Miller, II, John H.
Edwin H. Zielinski
B: 1928-10-29
D: 2017-10-30
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Zielinski, Edwin H.
Karen L. Ciccotti
B: 1962-12-05
D: 2017-10-28
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Ciccotti, Karen L.
Shirley E. Ozga
B: 1930-06-13
D: 2017-10-26
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Ozga, Shirley E.
Paul A. Zissis
B: 1953-08-14
D: 2017-10-26
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Zissis, Paul A.
Salvatore P. Vaccaro, Jr.
B: 1950-09-25
D: 2017-10-24
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Vaccaro, Jr., Salvatore P.
Germaine Jones
B: 1931-06-09
D: 2017-10-20
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Jones, Germaine
Maria Younespoor
B: 1926-08-02
D: 2017-10-19
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Younespoor, Maria
Joseph T. Yuniskis, Jr
B: 1957-09-03
D: 2017-10-18
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Yuniskis, Jr, Joseph T.
Edward W. Kelly
B: 1937-09-20
D: 2017-10-16
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Kelly, Edward W.
Wladyslawa Urbanowicz
B: 1932-11-11
D: 2017-10-13
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Urbanowicz, Wladyslawa
Barbara Seidman
B: 1962-02-23
D: 2017-10-12
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Seidman, Barbara
Helen Louise (Whipple) Allen
B: 1923-03-06
D: 2017-10-11
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(Whipple) Allen, Helen Louise
Edward Chanko
B: 1919-09-11
D: 2017-10-09
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Chanko, Edward
John B. Melecsinsky
B: 1933-06-20
D: 2017-10-06
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Melecsinsky, John B.
Daniel LaPenta
B: 1928-09-22
D: 2017-10-03
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LaPenta, Daniel
Eleanor M. Vasile
B: 1922-07-31
D: 2017-09-28
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Vasile, Eleanor M.
Agostino Apruzzese
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2017-09-25
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Apruzzese, Agostino

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You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.