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Celebrating Life

Even the smallest touch can make a big difference in personalizing your funeral services. There's no right or wrong when it comes to celebrating your loved one and honoring their life, accomplishments, and individuality.

 

Honor What Made Them Unique

Personalization isn't just about honoring your loved one's individuality. It also allows family and friends to feel connected to the services and the life being honored. A memorable and meaningful service can be an important part of the healing process for those who are coping with a loss. We work closely with you to get to know your loved one's life story and brainstorm ways to represent your bond and pay tribute to their unique journey.


Life Tribute Videos

Are you looking for a beautiful way to share the memory of your loved one? We can create a one-of-a-kind video tribute by combining family photographs with cinematic introductions, the music of your choice, and professional effects in order to share your loved one's special life journey during their service. Life Tribute Videos also provide your family and friends with a meaningful keepsake long after the ceremony is over.

Tribute Wall

Our Tribute Wall is a permanent virtual tribute you can return to whenever you'd like to revisit memories and reconnect with messages of support and love from family and friends. Guests can leave text comments, videos or audio message to share condolences and offer words of support, and when words aren't enough, there's an option to leave meaningful symbols. The Celebration Wall also allows guests to view obituary and service information and order sympathy flowers directly from the site. 

Personalized Printing

From the register book and memorial folders, to prayer cards and thank-you notes, our high-quality stationery sets are available in over 500 themes designed to honor your loved one's hobbies, style, and unique life path. Let us help you explore the options and choose the perfect design to create treasured keepsakes for you and your guests. It is just one extra way to personalize the service and add extra touches specific to your loved one.

 

Unique Ways to Create a Meaningful Memorial

 

Video Tributes

A video tribute can honor your loved one with a personalized and heartfelt digital memoir that celebrates their lifetime. We would be happy to help you create a permanent visual history that can be the highlight of the visitation time. Video tributes are becoming an increasingly common practice, and provide a meaningful way to remember and to celebrate a life. If you'd like, bring in your favorite pictures and we can create a DVD

Journey of Remembrance Slideshow Tribute that can be shown on our large-screen during the visitation. And placed alongside the obituary on the O'Connor Website

 

 

Photo Boards

The object of a photo board is to celebrate the life of the deceased, and is best accomplished by gathering photographs and memorabilia that will bring the memory of the person to mind for each visitor who pays his respects at the funeral home. With some deep thought and insight, which we can provide, you can make a photo memory board that will live in the memories of all who come to celebrate the deceased's life.

 

 

Memorial Table

Memorial tables are tables devoted to remembering and honoring a loved one. The most important part of the memorial table is a photograph of the loved one. It can also hold flowers and candles, and often displays personal or important items, such as awards, medals and items that held special meaning for the person it represents.

 

 

Special Printing

We provide a wide range of printing services, including service folders, prayer cards, acknowledgement cards and register books. These printed documents pay tribute to the life and memory of your loved one and provide a lasting memorial expressing your thanks to those who are part of the service. We can personalize and look after all the details for your printing needs

 

 

Memorial Candle

Using a photograph, you provide, we create a large remembrance candle for your services and for you to take home when the services are complete. You can also display photos and memorabilia on our "memory board" easels, or in frames on elegant tables and pedestals.

 

 

Memorable Music

Music is an important part of life for many families and we encourage you to use our sound systems to offer tributes to your loved one. We can also arrange for soloists, groups, bagpipers, harpists or other music at additional cost.

 

Other Ways to Share Memories

We also personalize memorial folders, prayer cards, guest books, bulletins, acknowledgement cards and bookmarks. You may also want to consider providing guest keepsakes (favorite candy, for instance). Or choose special stories, poems, readings, or religious passages for use during the funeral service.

An On-line Memorial and Personalized Notes is offered with the obituary on the O'Connor Website.

 

Environmentally Safe Balloon Tribute Release

We offer an environmentally safe balloon release for you to use after the service, committal service or at a private family gathering. You can attach special notes and messages to the balloons for a special send off. Or, choose to release doves for a nominal fee.

 

Candle Lighting Ceremony

To add a memorable touch, we can arrange a candle lighting ceremony or candlelight service to end a visitation, funeral, or memorial if you'd like. For many families, the key to a meaningful service is the special people who participate in it. A balloon release and candle lighting provide wonderful opportunities to include family members and friends.

 

 

Floral donations are remembered forever

We provide a photograph of each floral tribute and the card that accompanies it for a permanent record and to help you organize thank you notes. The flowers are also displayed with the obituary on the O'Connor website.

 

 

John D. O'Connor Funeral Home | (412) 521-8116 | OConnorFH@aol.com
5106 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207


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