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Dane Smith
B: 1919-10-29
D: 2018-08-15
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Smith, Dane
Mathias Fritz
B: 1978-07-04
D: 2018-08-09
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Fritz, Mathias
Vincent Cipriani
B: 1936-07-07
D: 2018-08-09
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Cipriani, Vincent
Ilse Irizarry
B: 1925-03-07
D: 2018-08-08
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Irizarry, Ilse
Charles Katalenas
D: 2018-08-07
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Katalenas, Charles
Randall Provick
B: 1960-07-10
D: 2018-08-07
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Provick, Randall
Cruzita Peralta
B: 1920-05-08
D: 2018-08-06
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Peralta, Cruzita
Gilbert Cornier
B: 1940-01-03
D: 2018-08-04
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Cornier, Gilbert
Ethel Harder
B: 1925-01-24
D: 2018-08-03
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Harder, Ethel
Charlie Holt
B: 1940-02-12
D: 2018-08-02
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Holt, Charlie
Brook Giambalvo
B: 1966-10-08
D: 2018-08-01
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Giambalvo, Brook
Karen Huber
B: 1948-04-06
D: 2018-08-01
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Huber, Karen
James Santistevan
B: 1957-04-28
D: 2018-07-30
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Santistevan, James
Jeanni Malacara
B: 1963-03-30
D: 2018-07-29
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Malacara, Jeanni
Martha Trail
B: 1928-11-17
D: 2018-07-28
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Trail, Martha
Barbara Nesse
B: 1954-10-11
D: 2018-07-27
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Nesse, Barbara
Morris Pitts
B: 1921-12-20
D: 2018-07-26
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Pitts, Morris
Douglas Moas
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2018-07-24
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Moas, Douglas
Edward Tomiczek
B: 1943-01-07
D: 2018-07-21
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Tomiczek, Edward
Joseph Nielsen
B: 1971-06-22
D: 2018-07-14
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Nielsen, Joseph
Mary Ellen Schacherer
B: 1937-11-04
D: 2018-07-14
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Schacherer, Mary Ellen

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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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