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Emmett Holman
B: 1946-05-30
D: 2018-08-12
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Holman, Emmett
Steve Yost
B: 1954-01-08
D: 2018-08-12
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Yost, Steve
Harold Pereschuk
B: 1937-03-13
D: 2018-08-12
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Pereschuk, Harold
Ronald Benson
B: 1935-04-20
D: 2018-08-11
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Benson, Ronald
Robert Neff
B: 1966-11-04
D: 2018-08-10
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Neff, Robert
Mark Mobley
B: 1971-05-08
D: 2018-08-08
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Mobley, Mark
Donald Nuckles
B: 1945-09-16
D: 2018-08-06
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Nuckles, Donald
Gary Free
B: 1939-05-01
D: 2018-08-05
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Free, Gary
Kathy Turvin
B: 1955-04-10
D: 2018-08-04
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Turvin, Kathy
James Morris
B: 1959-09-06
D: 2018-08-02
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Morris, James
Madelyn Periard
B: 1943-03-23
D: 2018-07-29
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Periard, Madelyn
Susanna Shawler
B: 1953-06-30
D: 2018-07-28
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Shawler, Susanna
Walter Cline
B: 1931-10-04
D: 2018-07-24
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Cline, Walter
Deanna Wiley
B: 1981-03-06
D: 2018-07-24
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Wiley, Deanna
George Moore
B: 1925-12-03
D: 2018-07-21
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Moore, George
Nichole Cague
B: 1977-12-29
D: 2018-07-20
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Cague, Nichole
Roy McGowan
B: 1997-12-17
D: 2018-07-19
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McGowan, Roy
Ronny Michals
B: 1965-11-21
D: 2018-07-18
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Michals, Ronny
Otis Long
B: 1947-12-12
D: 2018-07-17
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Long, Otis
Robert Case
B: 1935-09-15
D: 2018-07-15
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Case, Robert
Mary Hines
B: 1928-11-09
D: 2018-07-11
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Hines, Mary

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305 N. Potomac St.
HAGERSTOWN, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 739-1414
Fax: (301) 733-6369
Marlene Manning
In Memory of
Marlene Elizabeth
Manning (Artz)
1940 -
2018

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.