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Florence Piontkowski
B: 1923-11-11
D: 2017-10-18
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Piontkowski, Florence
Daniel Buckwalter
B: 1963-04-13
D: 2017-10-12
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Buckwalter, Daniel
Gloria Styer
B: 1939-03-29
D: 2017-10-09
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Styer, Gloria
Linette Polito
B: 1947-08-30
D: 2017-10-07
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Polito, Linette
Charles Brynan
B: 1926-07-17
D: 2017-10-03
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Brynan, Charles
Helen Farr
B: 1972-01-10
D: 2017-10-02
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Farr, Helen
Mary Pool
B: 1933-02-22
D: 2017-09-29
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Pool, Mary
Joseph Ondra
B: 1925-09-23
D: 2017-09-28
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Ondra, Joseph
Michael Rickert
B: 1949-08-11
D: 2017-09-28
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Rickert, Michael
Roxanne Freed
B: 1954-09-07
D: 2017-09-27
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Freed, Roxanne
Leon Bitting
B: 1941-03-13
D: 2017-09-23
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Bitting, Leon
Francis Gray
B: 1962-12-03
D: 2017-09-21
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Gray, Francis
William Solivan
B: 1954-02-21
D: 2017-09-21
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Solivan, William
Thomas Mergen
B: 1937-01-30
D: 2017-09-20
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Mergen, Thomas
Herbert Wolf
B: 1937-01-17
D: 2017-09-18
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Wolf, Herbert
Marvin Underkoffler
B: 1929-10-29
D: 2017-09-15
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Underkoffler, Marvin
William Breunig
B: 1942-03-20
D: 2017-09-14
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Breunig, William
Dolores Reppert
B: 1933-07-25
D: 2017-09-13
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Reppert, Dolores
Robert Effinger
B: 1931-04-30
D: 2017-09-12
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Effinger, Robert
Georgina Schmoyer
B: 1930-02-23
D: 2017-09-07
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Schmoyer, Georgina
William Utley
B: 1942-03-06
D: 2017-09-07
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Utley, William

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222 Washington Street
East Greenville, PA 18041
Phone: 215-679-9589
Fax: 215-679-9024
Sharon Stevens-Samios
In Memory of
Sharon M. Stevens-Samios (Simon)
1962 -
2017

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.