Adjusting Holiday Traditions After a Loss

Fall table setting with pumpkins, fall flowers and a Grateful and Blessed wooden plaque.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we know that for families that have suffered a loss, the prospect of an empty chair at the Thanksgiving table is a terrible prospect.  It is tough to be joyful and give thanks when your heart is being ripped apart.   How to Deal With the Death of a…

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Uncover the Truth: How Private Autopsy Services Can Provide Closure

Man reading an autopsy report.

Losing a loved one is an experience that leaves many questions unanswered, especially when the cause of death is uncertain.  During these challenging times, people often seek closure and peace of mind by understanding the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s passing.  Private autopsy services offer a unique and comprehensive approach that can help uncover the…

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Jeffrey Jay Recihenthal Obituary

Obituary Jay Jeffrey Reichenthal, 80, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2023, in Boca Raton, Florida, after a brief illness. Jay was born on February 12, 1943, in the Bronx borough of New York City to parents Abraham and Frieda Reichenthal. He began serving in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1962, rising to the rank…

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Dog TV – An Idea That Actually Works

Brown and black dog watching DogTV on a turquoise laptop.

As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to be happy, comfortable, and entertained.  And, I think that everyone worries about how our canine companions feel when we leave them alone at home.  If you are like our family, we turn on the TV to keep the dogs company and entertain them while we are…

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Claudia Plafsky Obituary

Claudia Plafsky Obituary Obituary Claudia Marie Plafsky, 66, of Boca Raton, Florida, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023, after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer. Claudia was born March 17, 1957, to Gordon and Patricia Parks in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  She graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland in 1974. …

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The Most Popular Oral Decongestants Are No Better Than Snake Oil

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Who would have guessed that many popular oral decongestants are worse than snake oil?  Certainly not me.  Do The Most Popular Cold Medicines Work? But, it turns out that the most popular over-the-counter cold medicines do not work, and may be harmful to your health.   According to recent FDA panel findings, the most popular oral…

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Coins Are Placed on the Graves of Former Soldiers

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If you ever go to a cemetery, you will most likely see coins on top of some gravestones.   But has anyone ever explained to you why people leave coins and what they mean?  Where did the tradition of leaving coins on a gravestone originate? The tradition of leaving coins on gravestones has been around…

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Siegbert “Siggy” A. Kolko Obituary

Siegbert “Siggy” A. Kolko Obituary Obituary International businessman, husband, father, grandfather. Survived by his wife Rosalie, son Ira (Nan), daughter Cheryl, stepsons Scott (Lauren) and Steven (Veronica), grandchildren Allen (Lauren), Valerie (Matthew), Zachary (Shelby), Ashley (Matt) and Jake (Danilo), great-grandchildren Samantha, Joshua, and Rafi, and predeceased by his first wife Ruth and grandson Shawn. Siggy’s…

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George Hankin Obituary

George Hankin Obituary Obituary George David Hankin was born July 31, 1943, outside Philadelphia, PA. He was the eldest child of Perch and Gertrude with younger sister Madeline and brother Mark. George was brought up in a large close family surrounded by a bevy of aunts, uncles, and cousins.  George (19) immediately fell in love…

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Albert Sopher Obituary

Albert Sopher Obituary Obituary Albert Jerome Sopher was born on March 28, 1926, in Baltimore, Maryland.  He was the youngest of 5 children. He fought in WWII in the Philippines. He came back to Baltimore after the war and married the love of his life – our Mom Betty Dubow.  They bought a house in…

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