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Helmut Krueger
B: 1940-10-08
D: 2019-03-20
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Krueger, Helmut
Momoe Mondschein
B: 1928-05-15
D: 2019-03-18
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Mondschein, Momoe
Robert McRedmond
B: 1942-02-22
D: 2019-03-16
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McRedmond, Robert
Patricia Fasnacht
B: 1943-07-21
D: 2019-03-14
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Fasnacht, Patricia
Ronald Alexander
B: 1938-03-27
D: 2019-03-14
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Alexander, Ronald
Violet Zambernardi
B: 1922-12-09
D: 2019-03-10
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Zambernardi, Violet
Ned Witmer
B: 1929-11-17
D: 2019-03-10
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Witmer, Ned
Kathleen Meyer
B: 1942-03-19
D: 2019-03-09
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Meyer, Kathleen
Christel Wyld
B: 1940-08-11
D: 2019-03-07
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Wyld, Christel
Rhea Leib
B: 1915-02-18
D: 2019-02-28
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Leib, Rhea
Quan Chau
B: 1941-03-15
D: 2019-02-28
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Chau, Quan
Mary Harvey
B: 1946-09-27
D: 2019-02-28
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Harvey, Mary
Ina Jane Atkinson
B: 1937-06-01
D: 2019-02-26
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Atkinson, Ina Jane
Tyler Corty
B: 2001-02-09
D: 2019-02-24
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Corty, Tyler
James Brown
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2019-02-23
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Brown, James
Virginia Lerew
B: 1936-10-20
D: 2019-02-19
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Lerew, Virginia
Michael Deimler
B: 1949-09-11
D: 2019-02-18
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Deimler, Michael
Darlene Martz
B: 1935-07-12
D: 2019-02-18
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Martz, Darlene
Leroy Fisher
B: 1930-06-30
D: 2019-02-14
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Fisher, Leroy
Nancy Ressler
B: 1940-07-23
D: 2019-02-09
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Ressler, Nancy
Josephine Bricker
B: 1929-05-19
D: 2019-02-04
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Bricker, Josephine

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Richard Jones
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Richard H.
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1934 - 2018
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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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.