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Memorial Notice for BK Member Mitch Ratliff

08/04/2013 06:27:27 PM


Memorial Notice for BK Member Mitch Ratliff

With sadness, I have to share that our longstanding BK member, Mitch Ratliff, passed away on August 2 at the age of 58.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Robin; his two beloved children, Emily and Marshall; his brother, Mark Ratliff; and his sister, Augusta Lynn Hove. 
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM at:
Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue
99 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Shiva will be observed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:00 PM at the family’s home at 510 Park Street, Upper Montclair.  A service will begin each evening at 7:30 PM. 
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations in Mitch’s memory may be made to either of the following:
Bnai Keshet
99 S. Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Shmira Information and Sign-up

Our tradition provides that someone who has passed from this world to the next is "guarded" until he or she is buried. Though "guarded" is the literal translation of the Hebrew word from which "shmira" comes, it is more like we are providing companionship during this journey. During this time, it is traditional to read Psalms, but any other reading from our texts or literature that fits the seriousness of the occasion is appropriate. Please signup for one-hour shifts - as many times as possible! This is among the greatest service we can provide one another. (Also please note that there will be a break tomorrow night in shmira between 8-11pm to allow for the tahara (ritual cleansing) to take place.). Click for more information about Shmira.

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Shmira will be at:

Prout Funeral Home
370 Bloomfield Ave  Verona, NJ 07044
(973) 239-2060

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