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Patricia Schell
D: 2017-09-13
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Schell, Patricia
Patrick Welsh
D: 2017-09-13
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Welsh, Patrick
Vicki Cooper
B: 1942-07-22
D: 2017-09-12
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Cooper, Vicki
Viola Dean-Coleman
B: 1927-03-26
D: 2017-09-04
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Dean-Coleman, Viola
Daniel Hernandez-Sandoval
B: 1962-02-19
D: 2017-08-31
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Hernandez-Sandoval, Daniel
Jennie Araujo
B: 1929-04-13
D: 2017-08-29
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Araujo, Jennie
Bruce Towne
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2017-08-28
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Towne, Bruce
Jesus Martinez
B: 2006-01-15
D: 2017-08-27
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Martinez, Jesus
Gary Fry
B: 1966-03-08
D: 2017-08-26
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Fry, Gary
Jonathan Fonseca
B: 1989-05-05
D: 2017-08-24
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Fonseca, Jonathan
Bill Rushing
B: 1948-03-06
D: 2017-08-23
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Rushing, Bill
Carl Gribaudo
B: 1940-11-14
D: 2017-08-23
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Gribaudo, Carl
Patricia Stamp
B: 1948-08-16
D: 2017-08-21
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Stamp, Patricia
Tracy Post
B: 1967-01-21
D: 2017-08-20
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Post, Tracy
Jimmie Johnson
B: 1943-02-28
D: 2017-08-20
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Johnson, Jimmie
Carol Southard
B: 1929-02-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Southard, Carol
John DeWit
B: 1929-02-06
D: 2017-08-18
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DeWit, John
George Hamilton
B: 1949-05-13
D: 2017-08-16
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Hamilton, George
Steven Borba
B: 1955-05-29
D: 2017-08-15
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Borba, Steven
Dimple Wilson
B: 1939-07-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Wilson, Dimple
Darlene Browne
B: 1942-03-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Browne, Darlene

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Lodi to pay tribute to victims of 9/11 attacks
By John Bays/Lodi News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Saturday, September 9, 2017 8:00 am

On the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Lodi Funeral Home will host the Never Forget Tribute at 6 p.m. on Monday. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, 3,000 flags will be placed around the funeral home by Tokay High School athletes, Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts and American Legion Post 22, according to Community Outreach Coordinator Esther Jimenez. READ MORE


Local event to honor thousands lost on 9/11
Special to the Lodi News-Sentinel
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017

On Saturday at 8 a.m., area residents will come together to begin setting in place 3,000 American flags at Lodi Funeral Home on Fairmont Avenue. The 3,000 American flags represent the first responders, civilians and military heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. READ MORE


Free workshops for those grieving the loss of a loved one
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SENTINEL
July 7, 2017

The Healing Path Workshops begin a new series at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lodi Memorial Hospital. The unique Healing Path Workshop Series provides helpful advice from local professionals in a variety of areas of expertise. READ MORE


Remembrance on Father’s Day
Lodi News-Sentinel
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Families gather to honor loved ones during the Father’s Day rose ceremony remembrance last Sunday at Lodi Funeral Home. READ MORE


Local group donates quilts to patients at Shriners Hospital
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS-SENTINEL
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

On June 7, members of the quilt group Lodi Rag Quilters, along with project sponsors, presented several quilts to Shriners Hospital staff. Throughout the year, the donated quilts will be presented as a gift to children upon their arrival to Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. READ MORE


Father’s Day Rose Ceremony
By Frank Carlo Mills NEWS-SENTINEL STAFF WRITER
June 15, 2017

Lodi Community Outreach, a program of the Lodi Funeral Home, will host a Father’s Day Rose Ceremony this Sunday at 4 p.m. to honor fallen fathers and sons. This free community event is open to the public and offers an hour-long program to support those who have lost a parent or a child, with invited speakers and a special rose ceremony. READ MORE


Lodians remember fallen heroes on Memorial Day
By John Bays / Lodi News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 8:30 am

Since 1868, the U.S. has reserved the last Monday of May to remember the men and women of the country’s armed forces who died in battle and honor their memories. READ MORE


Kids Gain Deeper Appreciation For Our Nation's Heroes At Ceremony In Lodi
CBS 13 News
May 29, 2017

Wendy Aguilar took some time to ask young people what they learned. WATCH VIDEO


Patriotic Remembrance
Good Day Sacramento
May 29, 2017

Wendy is at the Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery for a very special Memorial Day ceremony. WATCH VIDEO


Lodi area will remember fallen troops at Memorial Day events
By John Bays / Lodi News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:25 pm

Hosted by Lodi Memorial Park, American Legion Post 22 and Lodi Funeral Home's Community Outreach Program, this Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance ceremony features a keynote speech by American Legion Chaplain Chad Donley, a "Champions of Freedom" presentation of community veterans as well as the American Legion Color Guard. READ MORE


Paying tribute to our nation’s finest
Kristen Simoes / KCRA
Updated: 9:48 AM PDT May 27, 2017

Hundreds showed up to honor and place American Flags near the head stones of veterans at the Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery. WATCH VIDEO


Mother’s Day butterfly release will honor lost loved ones
Special to the Lodi News-Sentinel
May 9, 2017 (print edition) / May 12, 2017(posted online)

On Sunday, Lodi Community Outreach will host the annual Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release to remember and honor loved ones. The hour-long program supports those who are experiencing the loss of a parent, loss of a child, or general loss of a friend or loved one. READ MORE


Lodi community groups band together to comfort children
Lodi News-Sentinel
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:30 am

The Lodi Rag Quilters, Community Hospice and Lodi Community Outreach are working together to support local youths as they share their grief with one another through Camp Erin of the Central Valley. READ MORE


Mother’s Day butterfly release set
Stockton Record
April 23, 2017 at 12:01 AM

LODI — People who want to remember their mothers or others who have been significant in their lives are invited to a butterfly release to provide comfort and encouragement to those experiencing loss. The event will be held at 4 p.m. May 14 at the chapel at Lodi Funeral Home. READ MORE


Funeral home holds essay contest
Stockton Record
April 20, 2017 at 5:36 PM

Lodi Funeral Home is hosting its annual youth essay contest entitled “The True Meaning of Memorial Day.” The contest is open to all San Joaquin County middle and high school students to create an educational awareness in an effort to teach the true service and sacrifice of the nation’s veterans. READ MORE


Youth essay contest honors U.S. veterans
Lodi News-Sentinel
Wednesday, April 12 2017

Memorial Day at the end of May is a time for the U.S. to come together and remember those who died to protect our country, as well as honor surviving veterans. During the month of April, Lodi Funeral Home is hosting its annual youth essay contest. READ MORE


Free workshops for those who have lost a loved one
By News-Sentinel staff
Monday, April 10, 2017 7:30 am

Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, offers Healing Path workshops for community members who have experienced loss. The 7-week program is free and open to the public. READ MORE


Weekly walking group offers health and fellowship
Special to the Lodi News-Sentinel
Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:30 am

The Heart & Sole Community Walking Group invites the local community to join them for friendship, support and fitness at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Lodi Lake Park, 1101 W. Turner Road in Lodi. READ MORE


Lodi Funeral Home offers Healing Path workshops
By Kyla Cathey/Lodi Living Editor
Friday, March 3, 2017 3:00 pm

Lodi Community Outreach, the community service branch of Lodi Funeral Home, has launched its Healing Path workshop series. Throughout the series, Lodi-area professionals will present topics about health and well-being. Topics will be focus on taking practical next steps following the loss of a loved one. READ MORE


Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, hosted a free luncheon event for area residents experiencing their first Valentine’s Day without their loved ones.

Dealing with loss workshop offered
Stockton Record
Jan. 16, 2017

LODI - Lodi Community Outreach, a program of the Lodi Funeral Home, is offering a Healing Path Workshop Series for the public who have experienced loss. READ MORE


Free workshops for community grieving loss of loved one
By Sara Jane Pohlman, Lodi Living Editor | Lodi News-Sentinel
Thursday, January 5, 2017 11:26 pm

LODI — Local professionals share their expertise with community who are walking through a new and difficult journey. Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, offers the unique Healing Path Workshop Series for community members who have experienced loss. The seven-week program is free and open to the public. READ MORE


Candlelight remembrance offers healing and hope for the grieving
Lodi News-Sentinel
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016

The Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance, designed to promote comfort, hope and healing was an opportunity for the Lodi community to come together to honor the memory of departed loved ones. This unique community candlelight experience featured special music by RiverBells Sacramento and Carolers In Motion, an uplifting message by Cami Ferri, an interactive community candle lighting ceremony with local Pastor Frank Nolton and a hot chocolate and cookie social. READ MORE (PDF)


Lodians pay candlelit tribute to 9/11 heroes and victims
By Christina Cornejo, News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:45 pm

With candlelight, prayer, and experiences shared of a life-changing day in American history, Lodians remembered Sept. 11 at the Lodi Funeral Home for the Never Forget Tribute. READ MORE


Lodians to remember 9/11, share history with next generation on Sunday
By Christina Cornejo, News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Friday, September 9, 2016 11:20 pm

Fifteen years ago, tragedy struck the nation on September 11. Four large U.S. passenger airplanes were hijacked by members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda. Two were flown into the World Trade Center Twin Towers, one hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in a Pennsylvania field after passengers fought with the hijackers. READ MORE


Lodi cub scouts, veterans honor victims, heroes of 9/11
By Kristen Simoes, KCRA Sacramento
7:51 PM PDT Sept. 3, 2016

A group of cub scouts and American Legion members gathered in Lodi Saturday to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and military members. WATCH VIDEO


Lodi veterans honored at Appreciation Luncheon
recordnet.com
Aug. 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The Veteran Appreciation Luncheon took place July 30 at Stuck in Lodi Hop Ní Smokehouse in downtown Lodi. The luncheon was hosted by Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home.Each year, local veteran organizations hold remembrances to honor those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Lodi area veterans came together for a special luncheon event July 30 in appreciation of their work in the community and their constant efforts in remembering the fallen. READ MORE


Tokay Stitch and Quilt Guild sews bedding for foster youths
Lodi News-Sentinel
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For several months, the Tokay Stitch N Quilt Guild of Lodi has been working on a community project to show support to local youth that are currently in foster care. Tokay Guild members gathered once each month to work on over 50 handmade pillow cases and a number of handmade quilts as part of the "Casa Project." The community project, sponsored by Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, began as a way to reach out to those in the community who could use a little extra love. READ MORE (PDF)


Father's Day Rose Ceremony honors Lodi community dads with art and remembrance
Lodi News-Sentinel
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, hosted a one-of-a-kind Father's Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance on Sunday, June 19, to remember and honor fathers. The Remembrance was a free community event open to the public and took place at 5 p.m. at Lodi Memorial Park located at 5750 East Pine Street. The hour-long program was uniquely inspiring and supported loss of parent, loss of child, and general loss. READ MORE (PDF)


Winners of Lodi Funeral Home's Memorial Day essay contest announced
By Frank Carlo Mills, Special to the News-Sentinel
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Young Lodi area writers share their thoughts on Memorial Day in a new essay contest held by the Lodi Community Outreach Program, an arm of the Lodi Funeral Home. The inaugural contest opened in April inviting middle and high school students in San Joaquin County to write essays on "The True Meaning of Memorial Day." READ MORE (PDF)


Heart and Sole Walking Group achieves goal, walks 196,800 steps
Lodi News-Sentinel
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Members of the local community walked their way to San Francisco without leaving Lodi. The Heart & Sole Community Walking Group met their goal of walking 96 miles, a total of 196,800 steps — the distance in steps from Lodi to San Francisco. READ MORE (PDF)


Father’s Day ceremony, remembrance to be held at Lodi Memorial Park
By Christina Cornejo, News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 11:49 PM

Even if you have lost your father, you can still honor his memory this weekend. On Sunday, Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, will host a Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance to remember and honor fathers. READ MORE


SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day in Lodi
Lisa James, News-Sentinel

Local veterans and their loved ones gathered around Lodi to honor veterans in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. SEE PHOTOS


Mother's Day Butterfly Release: Tears, hugs and forgiveness
By Joe Goldeen, Record Staff Writer
May. 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM

For close to a minute, Steve Anderson was mesmerized as the butterfly clung to his thumb. He had come to Lodi Memorial Park on Mother’s Day with his own mother to honor her mother, his grandmother. Little did he know what was in store for him. READ MORE


VIDEO: Butterfly Release

GoodDay's Heather was with Lodi Community Outreach getting a preview of the Butterfly Release taking place tonight at Lodi Memorial Park. Click HERE to watch the video.


Facebook campaign helps music education
By The Record
Apr. 6, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Got Kids, a foundation of the Lodi Unified School District, received a $1,000 donation to support music education, a result of a “Like It” campaign on Facebook, sponsored by Lodi Community Outreach, a program of the Lodi Funeral Home. READ MORE


Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest now accepting submissions
By News-Sentinel Staff
Thursday, March 31, 2016 11:39 pm

Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, announces the first annual Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest. The contest is open to all San Joaquin County middle and high school students. READ MORE


Lodi Funeral Home to raise money for Hospice of San Joaquin
By News-Sentinel Staff
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:22 pm

In honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Lodi Funeral Home will begin a 30-day Facebook “Like-it” Campaign to benefit Hospice of San Joaquin. READ MORE


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