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Jerome Lindabury
B: 1947-03-01
D: 2019-02-21
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Lindabury, Jerome
Rian Harford
B: 1973-12-04
D: 2019-02-11
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Harford, Rian
Robert Smith
B: 1973-11-06
D: 2019-02-10
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Smith, Robert
Muriel Edmonds
B: 1940-04-07
D: 2019-02-10
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Edmonds, Muriel
Louis Sadlowski
B: 1929-03-17
D: 2019-02-09
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Sadlowski, Louis
Mary Huska
B: 1939-04-08
D: 2019-02-08
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Huska, Mary
Fleurette Puyia
B: 1933-08-16
D: 2019-02-08
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Puyia, Fleurette
David Bunnell
B: 1945-12-22
D: 2019-02-07
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Bunnell, David
Paul Kastrinakis
B: 1972-07-25
D: 2019-02-07
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Kastrinakis, Paul
Rosie Tuck
B: 1916-05-04
D: 2019-02-07
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Tuck, Rosie
Colleen Kidney
B: 1957-06-29
D: 2019-02-06
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Kidney, Colleen
Irving Harrington
B: 1936-02-14
D: 2019-02-05
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Harrington, Irving
Leon Supranowicz
B: 1928-07-24
D: 2019-01-31
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Supranowicz, Leon
Edwin Sanders
B: 1940-04-02
D: 2019-01-26
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Sanders, Edwin
Susan Bachli
B: 1958-08-27
D: 2019-01-26
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Bachli, Susan
Jonathan May
B: 1932-06-16
D: 2019-01-24
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May, Jonathan
Jeffrey DeForest
B: 1963-10-15
D: 2019-01-24
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DeForest, Jeffrey
Stefanie Huska
B: 1925-08-12
D: 2019-01-23
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Huska, Stefanie
Russel Taylor
B: 1930-09-05
D: 2019-01-19
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Taylor, Russel
Barbara Sakowski
B: 1936-04-11
D: 2019-01-18
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Sakowski, Barbara
Bernice Loveless
B: 1920-11-11
D: 2019-01-17
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Loveless, Bernice

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  • 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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