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Barbara Auche
B: 1947-12-31
D: 2018-08-14
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Auche, Barbara
Robert Benson
B: 1936-05-25
D: 2018-08-12
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Benson, Robert
Anna Hauswirth
B: 1925-06-22
D: 2018-08-11
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Hauswirth, Anna
Scott Talmadge
B: 1968-10-21
D: 2018-08-10
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Talmadge, Scott
Stephen Macko
B: 1925-08-14
D: 2018-08-10
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Macko, Stephen
Christine Bennett
B: 1973-12-14
D: 2018-08-07
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Bennett, Christine
George Sisco
B: 1969-08-12
D: 2018-08-06
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Sisco, George
Daisy Matthews
B: 1944-11-20
D: 2018-08-05
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Matthews, Daisy
Joanne Geng
B: 1933-09-12
D: 2018-08-01
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Geng, Joanne
Catherine Danko
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2018-07-31
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Danko, Catherine
Cory Jennings
B: 1976-10-06
D: 2018-07-30
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Jennings, Cory
Fred Wilson
B: 1939-07-26
D: 2018-07-29
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Wilson, Fred
Peter Reynolds
B: 1956-02-14
D: 2018-07-28
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Reynolds, Peter
Nancy Wesighan
B: 1928-10-13
D: 2018-07-27
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Wesighan, Nancy
Dolores Sammis
B: 1930-12-06
D: 2018-07-20
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Sammis, Dolores
Anne Komarek
B: 1925-12-22
D: 2018-07-18
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Komarek, Anne
Edward Stoll
B: 1953-05-14
D: 2018-07-16
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Stoll, Edward
Beverly Bean
B: 1940-08-06
D: 2018-07-10
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Bean, Beverly
Orvil Jackson
B: 1942-02-17
D: 2018-07-07
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Jackson, Orvil
Robert Phillips
B: 1946-06-05
D: 2018-07-06
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Phillips, Robert
Robert Vitkosky
B: 1938-11-27
D: 2018-07-05
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Vitkosky, Robert

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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.

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