OSWEGO – Family and friends gathered in the Riverview Room at St. Luke Health Services for a Memorial Service held in honor of residents who had passed away within the last year.
" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-300x223.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-460x341.jpg" class="size-medium wp-image-248511" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-300x223.jpg" alt="Pictured (left to right) is St. Luke Pastoral Care Coordinator Debby Greutman, with Glendolyn Parsons, as they place a flower on a Memorial Wreath as part of a Memorial Service held at St. Luke in honor of deceased residents. Family, friends, residents and St. Luke staff attended the service." width="300" height="223" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-300x223.jpg 300w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-150x111.jpg 150w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-460x341.jpg 460w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather-80x60.jpg 80w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Families-and-Friends-Gather.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Pictured (left to right) is St. Luke Pastoral Care Coordinator Debby Greutman, with Glendolyn Parsons, as they place a flower on a Memorial Wreath as part of a Memorial Service held at St. Luke in honor of deceased residents. Family, friends, residents and St. Luke staff attended the service.
St. Luke Pastoral Care Coordinator Debby Greutman, COO and Assistant Administrator Catherine Gill, Reverend James Tschudy and Theresa Pratt, Director of Social Services led the ceremony.
St. Luke CEO and Administrator Terrence Gorman welcomed everyone.
Kate Zeigler was the featured soloist and song leader.
Family or staff placed a flower of remembrance in a Memorial Wreath, as the name of each deceased resident was announced.
Words of remembrance from family and friends that included many joyful memories as part of this special gathering.
“Families placed their trust in St. Luke and we think it is appropriate to both remember and to celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us, and also to share in the feelings of loss families may be experiencing,” said St. Luke’s Pastoral Care Coordinator Debby Greutman, who helped organize the memorial service. “We are grateful to all our residents, staff and families who joining us in what was a moving ceremony.”