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Ralph Mahoney
B: 1926-06-12
D: 2017-05-24
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Mahoney, Ralph
Penny Nicholson
B: 1950-11-18
D: 2017-05-21
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Nicholson, Penny
Rose Nardi
B: 1948-08-27
D: 2017-05-20
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Nardi, Rose
Charles Pannier
B: 1933-10-21
D: 2017-05-10
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Pannier, Charles
Mary McCreery
B: 1932-10-20
D: 2017-05-10
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McCreery, Mary
Bernice Wagner
B: 1919-08-12
D: 2017-05-06
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Wagner, Bernice
Howard Rauch
B: 1930-09-30
D: 2017-05-01
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Rauch, Howard
James Archer
B: 1947-07-22
D: 2017-04-29
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Archer, James
Lois Haworth
B: 1928-10-07
D: 2017-04-28
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Haworth, Lois
David Wolfe
B: 1968-02-13
D: 2017-04-27
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Wolfe, David
Donald Brown
B: 1939-06-11
D: 2017-04-23
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Brown, Donald
William North
B: 1934-12-07
D: 2017-04-19
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North, William
Tarcella Hendershot
B: 1936-02-09
D: 2017-04-17
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Hendershot, Tarcella
Luke Arnold
B: 1948-02-17
D: 2017-04-15
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Arnold, Luke
Margaret Frum
B: 1924-12-14
D: 2017-04-12
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Frum, Margaret
Frances Bawn
B: 1931-02-25
D: 2017-04-07
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Bawn, Frances
George Stokes
B: 1932-10-05
D: 2017-04-01
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Stokes, George
Theresa Righter
B: 1956-07-04
D: 2017-03-30
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Righter, Theresa
Dirk Bosgraf
B: 1974-12-21
D: 2017-03-23
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Bosgraf, Dirk
Leona Stark
B: 1941-04-20
D: 2017-03-19
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Stark, Leona
James Arnold
B: 1924-05-31
D: 2017-03-19
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Arnold, James

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • 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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