Michelle Ann Villaneuva January 4, 2021 Obituary Michelle Ann Villaneuva passed away on January 4, 2021 of diabetic complications. Loving wife of Nelson to whom she was married to for 3 loving years and the late Larry Vavala. Adored mother of Samantha (Lukas) Vavala and Daniel (Kirsten) Vavala. Caring sister of Jeffrey (Linda) Ricken. Beloved…

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Cruise ship in the ocean

American’s love to travel and when the pandemic ends, it is a sure thing that by the millions we are going to take to the skies, roads, and cruise ships.  But, before you travel, please be prepared in case of death while away from home.  Transporting human remains from a distant location to your local…

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Star of David at the entrance of a jewish cemetery in winter.

Traditional Jewish law requires the burying of our loved ones in the ground so that they can naturally decompose into the earth.  For as long as I can remember, most Jews in South Florida thought that local Jewish cemeteries’ burial options were authentic and traditional.   Unfortunately, it is not true – all but one…

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Grave headstone with rocks on top

Walking through a traditional Jewish cemetery reveals scores of stones that have been placed upon the headstones and graves of the deceased. But why are these stones on Jewish graves and who put them there? The stones found on Jewish grave markers signify that someone came to visit the grave and is intended as a…

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Pic of DNA

A simple mouth swab and collection of a few hair follicles after you have died can save generations of your descendants from early death.  The miracle of modern medicine makes this possible.  It is called post-mortem DNA testing and Kronish Funeral Services is now arranging this life-saving service for its customers.  Even after death, Kronish…

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Open Torah

The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life During the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are having a hard time planning for their funeral.  The topic of death is something we are all dealing with on a day to day basis and in many ways, the issue raises raw emotions among…

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Pill Bottle Spilled

COVID-19 has changed the way we shop, and that includes how prescription drugs are purchased.  Many of us are purchasing drugs through the internet and having them delivered to our homes. While convenient, online pharmacies present new risks.  The problem created by online pharmacies is the loss of the last line of protection – the…

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I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew and close friends were just yesterday, and I am overwhelmed with…

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