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Dorothy Fansler
B: 1924-02-17
D: 2017-09-17
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Fansler, Dorothy
Virginia Mc Rae
B: 1923-12-23
D: 2017-09-17
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Mc Rae, Virginia
Wayne King
B: 1930-01-30
D: 2017-09-14
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King, Wayne
Helene Revenko
B: 1928-08-17
D: 2017-09-10
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Revenko, Helene
Socha Woo
B: 1936-10-30
D: 2017-09-09
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Woo, Socha
Juanita Brown
B: 1930-10-12
D: 2017-09-09
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Brown, Juanita
Shiu Chi Lo 盧少篪
B: 1932-06-15
D: 2017-09-08
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Lo 盧少篪 , Shiu Chi
Barbara Johnson
B: 1939-02-21
D: 2017-09-08
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Johnson, Barbara
Marie LeClaire
B: 1953-07-24
D: 2017-09-07
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LeClaire, Marie
Catalina Sandino
B: 1923-04-30
D: 2017-09-04
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Sandino, Catalina
James Davis
B: 1935-12-07
D: 2017-09-03
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Davis, James
Jung Suk Han
B: 1935-01-23
D: 2017-09-01
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Han, Jung Suk
Seung-Uhn Park
B: 1947-04-15
D: 2017-09-01
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Park, Seung-Uhn
Viola Gregory
B: 1926-11-29
D: 2017-08-30
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Gregory, Viola
George Estes
B: 1932-11-02
D: 2017-08-29
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Estes, George
Harry Merla
B: 1931-02-06
D: 2017-08-29
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Merla, Harry
Carroll Reynolds
B: 1934-09-06
D: 2017-08-27
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Reynolds, Carroll
Phillip Summers
B: 1946-06-03
D: 2017-08-26
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Summers, Phillip
James Jackson
B: 1931-06-11
D: 2017-08-25
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Jackson, James
Frances Katsuyama
B: 1940-02-03
D: 2017-08-21
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Katsuyama, Frances
Herman Geller
B: 1929-09-08
D: 2017-08-20
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Geller, Herman

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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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.

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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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