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Obituary - Carpenter's Funeral Home, Corning, NY - Sunday, December 1, 2019
Wesley Phillip "Wes" Balch
Wesley P. "Wes" Balch, age 75 of Painted Post, New York passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Robert Packer Hospital after a long illness.
Born on November 27, 1944 in Corning, NY, he was the son of the late Amos and Stella (Pock) Balch. Wes was a graduate of Corning Free Academy, class of 1962 . He married Connee Thompson on August 1, 1970. He was employed as a Development Machine Builder for Corning, Inc. for 41 years before his retirement in 1999.
Wes will be remembered for his love of reading - reading anything he could get his hands on. His greatest joy was his family. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Wes is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Connee Balch of Painted Post, NY; children: Carolyn Sue Dearing of Addison, NY, Phillip Allen (Heather) Balch of Addison, NY, Jennifer Lynne (Bert) Crapps of Cartersville, GA; grandchildren: Caitlin Dearing, Nathan Dearing, Sierra Balch, Colten Cooley, Alexander Balch, Blakely Cooley, Liam Balch; brother, Cyrus (Debra) Balch of Fort Meyers, FL; sister-in-law, Patty Betts of Dundee, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Wes was predeceased by a brother, Paul Balch.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY, Pastor Vaughn VanSkiver officiating. A private burial will take place in the family plot in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wes' name may be sent to: Family Life Ministries, 7634 Co Rd 14, Bath, NY 14810 or to Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Hwy, Painted Post, NY 14870.
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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - Sunday, November 6, 2019
Phyllis Mapes Tolbert
1933 - 2019
Phyllis Mapes Tolbert, age 86, of Horseheads, New York passed away peacefully on November 3, 2019. She was born in Corning, NY on February 4, 1933, the daughter of Cecil and Arlene (Cole) Mapes. Phyllis married Louis Tolbert of Elmira, in January 1956. He preceded her in death in 1985.
Phyllis is survived by her children Deborah (David) Smith, Corning, NY, Sandra (Scott) Clark, Concord, NC, Richard Tolbert, Las Vegas, NV, Patricia (James) Shook, Elmira Heights, NY, and Janet Tolbert, Painted Post, NY; grandchildren Valerie (Brian) Matteson, Nathan (Jessica) Smith, Crystal Keith, Kyle Mooney, Kira (Frank) Harrington, Heather (John) Troy, Alexander Tolbert, Andrew Shook, Sabrina (Christopher) Buckley, Courtney Tolbert, and Shawn Tolbert; 15 great-grandchildren; special uncle, Donald Van Sile; nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Jack and Betty (Mapes) Shobert; mother and father-in-law Samuel and Helen (Shelanskey) Tolbert; brother-in-law Samuel Tolbert.
She graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1951 and worked as a bookkeeper at Ingersoll-Rand until she married, began her family, and devoted herself to homemaking. She had many talents, but particularly enjoyed sewing, ceramics, and leathercrafting. She followed her husband's career and moved with him for work assignments to Michigan, Poland, and Korea. Following her husband's death, she obtained her cosmetology license from Hair Care Careers in Elmira, and worked at J.C. Penney and later at Harold's Army & Navy until she retired.
She loved her family very much and will be greatly missed by them.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the family's convenience. Phyllis will be interred next to her beloved husband at Coopers Plains Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Carpenter's Funeral Home, Corning, NY
To leave kind words or to share a memory of Phyllis, please visit www.CarpentersFuneralHome.com.
Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
1925 - 2019
Mahlon Stevens, age 94, of Corning, NY died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers. Mahlon was born on March 23, 1925 in Corning, NY. He is the son of Sydney and Elfleda (Easterbrook) Stevens.
Mahlon served in the Army Corp. of Engineers for six years. After his service he was a carpenter with his father and uncle. They built many homes in the area together. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his parent's cottage on Keuka Lake. He was a lifelong member of the North Baptist Church in Corning and frequently shared his faith with many.
He is survived by his cousins: Esther Stanton of Painted Post, Ruth (Melvin) Smith of Penfield, NY, Grace (Charles) Campbell of Stuarts Draft, VA, David Slocum of FL, Candace (Gary) Hart of Corning, Edwin (Mary) Stanton of Freeburg, PA, Keith (Dinone) Stanton of Cicero, NY, Pamela (Craig) Brower of Lowville, NY and Julie Warr of Penfield, NY; friends, Jeffrey Ferree of Corning and Martin Black of Corning.
The family would like to thank the staff at Absolut Care, especially the staff on Unit A.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 11 AM - 12 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where a funeral service will follow at 12:00 PM with Pastor Gary Hart officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery.
Mahlon's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
Brynlee Harper Smith
I am so pleased to report an addition to our family!!! Brynlee Harper Smith joined our family September 4, 2019. She is the daughter of Nathan and Jessica Smith. She weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and came in at 19 3/4". Mom, Dad, and Brynlee are all doing well. Reported by Grandpa David Smith! Congratulations and welcome!!!
Florence L. Kelce
1922 - 2019
Word was received September 10, 2019 of the passing of my grandmother, Florence Kelce today. She was born April 10, 1922 in Corning, New York and passed September 10, 2019 in her sleep at a nursing home in California. She is the daughter of Frank Adelbert "Hank" Taylor (1896 - 1982) and Hilma Matilda Carlson (1889 - 1974).
She first married Peter Charles Bobrik, Jr. January 11, 1941 at St. Patrick's Church, Corning, New York who predeceased her on September 2, 1957. She married for the second time, Robert Anthony "Tony" Keller (1929 - 2014) June 6, 1959 in Corning, New York which ended in divorce. And lastly she married Gordon B. "Bud" Kelce (1931 - 1984) February 14, 1961 in Baltimore, Maryland which ended in divorce. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister Ruth T. Osterhoudt (1918 - 2011); a brother Theodore Orrin "Teddy" Taylor (1927); a half brother Archie William Purvis (1906 - 1967) and half sister, Grace Mary Purvis (1908 - 1923); a daughter, Sandra L Lehman (1941 - 2016); two daughters-in-law Mary Josephine "Mary Jo" Bobrick (1940 - 2005) and Sandra L. Bobrick (1957 - 1994); a grandson Brian M. Coleman (1981 - 1998) and a granddaughter Trisha Ann Diaz (1965 - 2019).
She is survived by a son Richard Bobrick; a daughter Janet (Thomas) Weiman; a son Thomas Bobrick and daughter Melinda (Mikel) Schumacher.
Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - August 28, 2019
1928 - 2019
Barbara J. Miller, age 90 of Beaver Dams, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. She was born on October 22, 1928 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles Otto and Rachael A. (Lent) Neff. She married George Thomas Miller on December 5, 1947. He predeceased her on May 15, 2015.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family. sewing, flowers, gardening, and watching birds. She also taught Sunday School.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Donald and Wanda Miller, Cheryl and Joseph Dean, George Miller Jr and Barbara Brooks, Steven and Carolyn Miller, and Karen and Gerald Gardiner, siblings and their spouses, Harry and Myrtie Neff, Arlene and Larry Gerwig, and Sylvia Ober, brother-in-law, Donald Miller, sisters-in-law, Suzanne Miller and Betty Miller, 18 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Williams and grandchildren, Stacey Gardiner and Robert Miller.
Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 12:00 pm (Noon) to 2:00 pm. It was Barbara's wish that there be no formal funeral service. Burial will follow at Beaver Dams Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Beaver Dams Volunteer Fire Department, 1165 County Road 19, Beaver Dams, NY 14812.
To leave kind words or to share a memory, please visit www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com.
Taken from: https://www.latimes.com/obituaries/story/2019-08-16/peter-fonda-dead
Obituary - "Los Angeles Times" Los Angeles, CA - August 16, 2019
By MARK OLDEN | STAFF WRITER
Peter Fonda, the 'Easy Rider' star and counterculture icon, has died at 79
Peter Fonda, son of one of the great stars of the classic Hollywood era and a key player in the cinematic revolution that was "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home in Los Angeles at age 79. The cause of death was given as respiratory failure due to lung cancer.
Son of Henry Fonda, brother to Jane Fonda and father of Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda truly made a name for himself with "Easy Rider," the 1969 countercultural road trip saga, which he starred in, co-wrote and produced. The film, directed by Dennis Hopper, captured the uneasy moment of late '60s America and is widely seen to have helped usher in a new era for Hollywood.
"Easy Rider" became the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1969 at the U.S. box office and was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1998.
It also earned Fonda his first of two Academy Award nominations, for the film's original screenplay co-written with Hopper and Terry Southern. His second came in the lead actor category for the 1997 independent film "Ulee's Gold."
Although, unlike his father and sister, Fonda never took home an Oscar, he did win two Golden Globes — for his supporting performance opposite Helen Mirren in the 1999 television film "The Passion of Ayn Rand" and for "Ulee's Gold." He received three additional nominations over the years.
In a statement on Friday, Jane Fonda said, "I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing."
A separate statement from his family read, "In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. … And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom."
Fonda was married three times, first to Susan Brewer, the second to Rebecca Crockett and the third to Margaret DeVogelaere. He had two children, Bridget and Justin, with Brewer.
Born in New York City on Feb. 23, 1940, Fonda made his film debut in 1963's "Tammy and the Doctor." He would later star in Roger Corman's 1966 biker movie "The Wild Angels" before also appearing in Corman's drug-themed 1967 movie "The Trip."
The success of "Easy Rider" was cataclysmic, both at the box office and as a cultural force. As Charles Champlin wrote in The Times in December 1969, "It is the mark of an extraordinary movie that discussion about it will not die. 'Easy Rider,' more than any other movie this year, is one which people can't let alone, whether they like it or (even more) whether they don't."
Fonda would go on to direct a few films himself, beginning with the 1971 western "The Hired Hand." His acting roles in the 1970s included films such as 1974's "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry," 1975's "Race With the Devil" and 1977's "Outlaw Blues."
While Fonda was a steady presence onscreen, few of his films broke through with critics or audiences. But he experienced a notable career resurgence with "Ulee's Gold," directed by Victor Nuñez.
Playing a Vietnam-veteran-turned-beekeeper, Fonda delivered a performance of quiet power. As Times critic Kenneth Turan wrote in June 1997, "'Ulee's' is built around a compelling performance by Peter Fonda that unmistakably echoes the work of his father, Henry, while serving as the capstone of the son's long career as well."
Acknowledging the large shadow his father had over his life, Fonda published an autobiography in 1998, titled, "Don't Tell Dad: A Memoir." He continued to act right until the end of his life, appearing in such films as 1999's "The Limey," 2007's "3:10 to Yuma," 2018's "Boundaries" and many more.
Yet there was one film that largely continued to shape his career and public persona. In a 2018 interview with The Times, Fonda reflected on the legacy of "Easy Rider."
"That audience was not something that the establishment knew anything about or how to reach," he said. "They thought it was a small little market. But it was a market that had never been played to. Nobody had sung their song to them. They had their poetry. They had their artwork. They had their music. They had their dress. They didn't have their movie."
"Easy Rider" went "right into that movement. It was their movie."
Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - August 17, 2019
Lewis Earl Nixon
1922 - 2019
Lewis Earl Nixon, age 97, of Corning, NY died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Bath VA Medical Center in Bath, NY.
Mr. Nixon was born on May 28, 1922 in Corning to Walter and Eva (Betts) Nixon. He married Joyce Williams who predeceased him. He later married Norma Bates and was predeceased by her.
Lewis attended Northside High School, graduated from Practical Bible Training School, and received a bachelor's degree from RIT, and a master's degree from the University of Buffalo. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941-1945, where he served as a Seaman, Third Class-Radar and Surface and Air Search. He served aboard the USS Pennsylvania, battleship, and USS Frazier, destroyer, in the South Pacific, Philippine Islands, Tarawa, and Corregidor. After the war ended, his ship went into Tokyo Harbor and into the City of Tokyo. Lewis taught Art and Mechanical Drawing for grades one through high school, in the Perry Central School District and at Warsaw High School.
He also taught adult art classes in the evenings. During summer vacations he painted houses and taught ceramic classes. He retired in 1984. He was an accomplished artist and often put on programs while doing a painting in various churches, depicting the life of Christ. He was a member of Christian Life Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah "Alani" Nixon of CA; step daughter, Ginny (Al) Goodman of Batavia, NY; sister, Jean Wenban of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Daniel, Brennan, Hayden, Deven, Heidi, and Nathan, Yevette and Anthony, Tyler, Noah, Hunter, Zoe, Elanora and Piper; several nieces and nephews.
Lewis is predeceased by his step daughter, Becky (Winston) Johnson; brothers, Ivan Nixon and Chester Nixon; and sister, Lillian Fuller.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 21st from 10-11 AM at Christian Life Baptist Church at 2523 Brown Hollow Road in Corning where services will follow at 11 AM with Pastor John Armstrong officiating. Burial will be held in the Bath National Cemetery in Bath, NY.
Lewis' family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
August 15, 2019
Lewis E. Nixon
1922 - 2019
Word was received this afternoon from June Betts regarding the death of Lewis E. Nixon. Lewie died this morning at the Bath VA at the age of 97. Lewis was born May 28, 1922 at Corning, New York, the son of Walter E. and Eva F. Betts Nixson. He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Frazier (DD-607) and USS Pennsylvania (BB-38). After the war he became an Art Teacher and has always been a strongly convicted Christian. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - August 4, 2019
John M. Bobrick
1926 - 2019
John M. Bobrick, age 92, of Corning, NY died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.
John was born on November 18, 1926 in Corning to Peter and Helen (Zubaly) Bobrick. He married Shirley Peterson on June 16, 1951 at St. Patrick's Church in Corning. John was a graduate of Corning Free Academy and served in the United States Navy from 1944 – 1946. For over 35 years, John worked for the US Post Office as a rural carrier.
He was an avid golfer and hunter. John enjoyed going to the national reunions all over the country for those who served on the aircraft carrier USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81). He was a member of the Elks and Corning Country Club as well as a lifetime member of the VFW. He volunteered as an Altar Server for St. Vincent's Church for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Diane (Jeffrey) Parish of Rochester; son, John Bobrick of Corning; grandchildren, Courtney (Michael) Chiazza and Alex Parish; several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his siblings: Peter, George, Anna Kolcun, Mary Wiener, and Helen Bonik.
At John's request there will be no services.
John's family has entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - August 2, 2019
Karl G. Farrand
1938 - 2019
Karl G. Farrand, age 81 of Addison, NY passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Elderwood in Hornell, NY. He was born on February 27, 1938 in Rathbone, NY to Ronald and Iva (Buck) Farrand. He married Jean Carr on August 10, 1984.
Karl spent his entire career with the same railroad company starting at 18 years old. He spent 40 years as a trainman and a conductor for Erie, Erie Lackawanna and finally retiring from Conrail in 1996. He enjoyed restoring old cars and traveling to various car shows. He and Jean enjoyed a cottage in Lodi, NY on Seneca Lake for 25 years and spent their winters in Florida.
Karl is survived by his loving wife of 35 years: Jean; 5 children: Michael Farrand of Elmira, Lisa Hunt of Horseheads, NY, Mark (Cassi) Farrand of Painted Post, NY, Joanne (Gary) Johnston of Bonifay, FL, Judy (Mike) Carr of Corning, NY; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 4 sisters: Melba (Jerry) Hayes of Ocala, FL, Teresa Reed of Savona, NY, Lois Musso of Elmira, NY, Brevadine Furney of CO; brothers in law: Steven Frederick of Campbell, NY, Kenneth (Ginny) Frederick of WA; lifelong friends: Harry (Kay) Carr of Bath, NY.
In addition to his parents, Karl was predeceased by 2 sisters: Agnes Smith and Marlene Farrand.
It was Karl's wish that there be no services. Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home has been entrusted
with his arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Karl's name may be sent to: Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620.
To leave kind words or to share a memory of Karl, please visit www.CarpentersFuneralHome.com.
Taken from: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/the-leader/obituary.aspx?n=june-m-rounds&pid=192622277
Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - April 21, 2019
June M. Rounds
1923 - 2019
June M. Rounds, age 96 of Addison, NY and Zephyrhills, FL, passed away on April 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
June was born March 17, 1923, a daughter of Samuel and Margaret Allen; beloved wife for 65 years of the late Clifton E. Rounds Jr; dearest mother of Roger (Gayla) Rounds of Addison, NY, Sharon (Roy) Kirkman of Olathe, CO, Nancy (Ted) Cronk of Lancaster, NY & Zephyrhills, FL, Peggy (Victor) Allyn of Byron, CA, and the late Richard (Kathryn) Rounds of Addison, NY; cherished grandmother of 10 grandchildren and great grandmother of 11; sister of Joyce (late William) Cutler and James (late Florence) Allen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
June graduated from Addison Central School and Elmira Business Institute. She was a stay at home mother of five while serving as manager of the family insurance business, Rounds Insurance and secretary/bookkeeper for the Addison Milk Producers. June has been a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Addison where she served as Deacon, Trustee, Financial Secretary, Treasurer of the Building Fund, Mission Committee, and member of the American Baptist Women's Association. June was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who gave herself unselfishly to anyone and always put the needs of others above her own.
The family will welcome relatives and friends for a Celebration of Life at the First Baptist Church of Addison, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison at a date and time to be announced. Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in June's name may be made to the First Baptist Church of Addison, 14 Baldwin Avenue, Addison, NY 14801.
Kind words and memories may be shared at: www.CarpentersFuneralHome.com.
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Obituary - "The Leader" Corning, NY - March 23, 2019
Kayanna Eve Lehman
Kayanna Eve Lehman, age 23, of Addison, NY passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. She was born on July 12, 1995 in Elmira, NY the daughter of David Northrup and Tracey Lehman-Kelly.
Kayanna graduated from Addison Central School and she was a child caregiver. She loved mudding, spending time with family, and listening to all types of music. She had an incredible heart and she was very generous. Kayanna had a wonderful smile, she left an impact on many lives and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Kayanna is survived by her mother and step father: Tracey Lehman-Kelly of Addison and Doug Kelly of Corning; father: David (Shelly Aldrich) Northrup of Jasper; step brother: Steven (Jordin) Arnold of Corning; sister: Megan Kelly of Addison; brother: David Lehman-Kelly of Addison; niece: Lilah Decker of Corning; maternal grandmother and grandfather: Geraldine Lehman and Richard West, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, David Lehman Sr, and paternal grandparents, Kathryn Linkoski and Wilfred Northrup.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison on Sunday, March 24th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. A celebration of Kayanna's life will take place at Addison Fire Department following the visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for assistance with Kayanna's unforeseen expenses.
Kind words or fond memories of Kayanna can be offered to her family at www.CarpentersFuneralHome.com.
March 19, 2019
Nancy Joan Cole
(January 26, 1942 - March 19, 2019)
Word was received this morning, from Daniel R. Cole regarding the death of his mother, Nancy Joan Cole, 77, passed away in her sleep this morning. She was the daughter of David Lehman and Lillian Nixson; she married Roger Cole. When additional info becomes available it will be presented here.
Obituary - "TheAdvocate" - January 25 - 29, 2019
Elliott "Pete" Francis Jarreau Jr.
NOVEMBER 20, 1949 – JANUARY 23, 2019
Elliott "Pete" Francis Jarreau, Jr. Died at 9:55pm on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at The Butterfly unit at BRG/Midcity. He was 69 and a native of New Roads, La. resident of Ventress,La. He was a graduate of Glen Oaks HS where he was an excellent football player. He was a retiree of EBRSO for 12 years. Elliott is survived by his loving wife Christine Jarreau; Tootles (furry friend) Gracie; his children Stefannie, Christopher, Dawn (Paul) Theriot; two granddaughters Sydney & Everly; three sisters, Gail Bryant, Denham Springs, Janet (Al) White, Ethel La, Brenda (Rob) Gann, Colorado Springs, Colorado; uncle & Godfather Mitch (Bea) Auguillard as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Elliott is preceded in death by his twin babies; parents Elliott & Ethel Jarreau; his maternal grandparents Raoul & Aline Aguillard; paternal grandparents Berthier & Louise Jarreau; maternal aunts and paternal uncles. We would like to thank Hospice of Baton Rouge for their care & support through this hard road. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home 9595 Florida Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70815 on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 5-9pm. Visitation will resume Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 10-11am with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 11am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 12369 LA-416, Lakeland, LA 70752. Officiant will be Father Todd Lloyd. Burial at Greenoaks Memorial Park will immediately follow. Friends and family are welcome to sign an online guestbook in Elliott Jarreau's honor at dignitymemorial.com