If I can’t attend a funeral, what can I do to show my support?

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home under Uncategorized

Ohio’s stay at home order is in place until May 1 and many people have questions when it comes to attending funeral services. Funeral homes have been deemed essential and we continue to serve families who have lost loved ones. Many people are wondering how they can pay their respects remotely from the safety of their home. While visiting hours may be limited, they are still happening and families appreciate the support of their friends and family to get through the difficult time as they grieve.

In following social distancing guidelines, we have asked our families to participate in keeping a minimum of 6’ of separation throughout visitation and funeral services. It has also been recommended that individuals wear a face mask in public.

Our website is being utilized by the community as a resource to send food including fruit, cheese, coffee, tea and chocolate baskets. Flowers may still be ordered through our site and sent direct to the funeral home or residence.  Thoughtful gifts can express condolences and is an easy way to offer sympathy.

Memories last only if you share them. The obituaries listed on our website include a Tribute Wall where individuals may show their support by sharing a personal message or story, meaningful photo or video, or record a personal video to post and be seen by the family. Sharing these memories online can help to preserve the memory of your loved one for future generations to come.  To search for an obituary, please click here.

We recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are honored to serve.  We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully and safely commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials. Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. If you are in need of more information or ideas on how you can safely offer condolences to a family, please call 440-255-3401 or visit www.brunners.com.

4 thoughts on “If I can’t attend a funeral, what can I do to show my support?

  1. gary j de franco says:

    To the family of Jerry Ferraro . Jerry was a friend of mine . We met in 1975 at the Plain Dealer as co-workers . He showed me the ropes when i was breaking in as a driver . I did not stick around to long and left the PD for bigger and better things lol . We reunited in 1990 at the PD depot and of course Jerry remembered me instantly after 20 years . He made it feel like no time had passed at all . He was the best , a stand up guy , always making people laugh . Just wanted you all to know how sad and sorry i am . I wish i could be there . I will leave all of you with one of Jerry’s funny quotes ” only the Plain Dealer could take a job an eight year old used to do and make it so difficult that adults can’t do it ”. Love that Jerry ! My condolences , Sincerely , Gary De Franco

    1. Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home says:

      Hello Gary, Thank you for sharing this memory for Jerry’s family. We wanted to make sure that the family saw it so we have copied and pasted your message over to the Tribute Wall on Jerry’s obituary page on our site. You can view it here: https://www.brunners.com/obituaries/Gerald-Ferraro/#!/TributeWall

  2. Rose Helt says:

    Hi to the Ferrari Family, I don’t know if u remember me Jim., but I knew your Mom & I had seen your Dad a few times. I was really sad when I read your fathers obituary, I wanted to send my sincere sympathy to u & your Mom & your family. Sad to see your grieving the loss of a good guy! Your Dad & a good husband. Take Care, Always Rosie

    1. Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home says:

      Hello Rose, thank you for taking the time to share your memory. It was posted on one of our blogs, however we took the liberty to copy and paste it over to Jerry Ferraro’s Tribute Wall so that his family can view it. You may see the post here: https://www.brunners.com/obituaries/Gerald-Ferraro/

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