http://gayandciha.com It’s not about selling, a casket, or an urn. It's about the life that you wish to remember. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:14:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 In Memory of 9/11 “Wings of Hope” 2014 http://gayandciha.com/in-memory-of-911-wings-of-hope-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=in-memory-of-911-wings-of-hope-2014 http://gayandciha.com/in-memory-of-911-wings-of-hope-2014/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:56:26 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5116 The 12th Annual Monarch Butterfly Release “Wings of Hope” In Memory of 9-11 sponsored by Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service “Wings of Hope”, a monarch tag and release program, combines service and remembrance to 9/11. For the twelveth year, Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is working with elementary students […]

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UI Department of Anatomy And Cell Biology Deeded Body Program Annual Memorial Service http://gayandciha.com/ui-department-anatomy-cell-biology-deeded-body-program-annual-memorial-service/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ui-department-anatomy-cell-biology-deeded-body-program-annual-memorial-service http://gayandciha.com/ui-department-anatomy-cell-biology-deeded-body-program-annual-memorial-service/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:36:12 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=6330 Annual Memorial Service – The University of Iowa Department of Anatomy And Cell Biology Deeded Body Program In remembrance of those whose mortal remains aided in the advancement of medical science and education through studies completed during the past year. The Service will be held in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City at 1:30 p.m., Friday, August […]

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk 2014 – Suicide Prevention Walk Iowa City http://gayandciha.com/darkness-community-walk-2014-suicide-prevention-walk-iowa-city/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=darkness-community-walk-2014-suicide-prevention-walk-iowa-city http://gayandciha.com/darkness-community-walk-2014-suicide-prevention-walk-iowa-city/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:30:55 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=6335 The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise […]

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One cemetery space. Room for two people? http://gayandciha.com/one-cemetery-space-room-for-two-people/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=one-cemetery-space-room-for-two-people http://gayandciha.com/one-cemetery-space-room-for-two-people/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 06:07:12 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=6260 Question: We have only one cemetery space available, but two of us wish to be buried there. What can we do?   Answer: Many cemeteries allow more than once person’s cremated remains to be buried on a single cemetery space. Some also allow for those cremated remains to be buried in the space with a […]

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North Ridge Park – Remembering Loved Ones http://gayandciha.com/north-ridge-park-remembering-memorial-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=north-ridge-park-remembering-memorial-day http://gayandciha.com/north-ridge-park-remembering-memorial-day/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 05:01:02 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5959 Remembering 2013 – A Memorial Tribute Our annual Memorial Day weekend tradition to honor the memory of your loved one who died by planting a new tree at North Ridge Park in Coralville, Iowa. Notice as you walk through the park a number of these memorial trees with special engraved stone markers. This year look for […]

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Why clothing for a cremation? http://gayandciha.com/why-ask-for-clothing-for-a-cremation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-ask-for-clothing-for-a-cremation http://gayandciha.com/why-ask-for-clothing-for-a-cremation/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 01:05:57 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5915 Question: My friend’s father recently died, he wanted to be cremated at the time of his death. The funeral director asked his family for clothing, why would they need clothing?   Answer: Often times, family will see their loved ones before the cremation process takes place, out of respect we encourage families to bring clothing […]

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Herky on Parade – Iowa Bike’n Herky http://gayandciha.com/herky-on-parade-iowa-biking-herky/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=herky-on-parade-iowa-biking-herky http://gayandciha.com/herky-on-parade-iowa-biking-herky/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 18:52:44 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5880 Herky on Parade is coming to Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Join us for the unveiling the Iowa Bike’n Herky will take place Monday, May 5 at 9 am. For more information: http://herkyonparade2.com/ http://www.iowacitycoralville.org/calendar.aspx?eid=6724

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Who notifies Social Security, after a death? http://gayandciha.com/notifying-social-security-after-death/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=notifying-social-security-after-death http://gayandciha.com/notifying-social-security-after-death/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:16:00 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5831 Question: After a death, who takes care of notifying Social Security, the Veterans Administration, insurance companies, the attorney, etc.? Answer: One of the many services that we provide to families is to assist them in the filing and notification process for the business affairs of the deceased. Although this may seem overwhelming to the family, […]

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Funeral pre-planning? http://gayandciha.com/help-with-funeral-preplanning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=help-with-funeral-preplanning http://gayandciha.com/help-with-funeral-preplanning/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:56:01 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5763 Question:  I’m confused. Do you help families with pre-planning? Answer:  Yes, we do. In fact one of our funeral directors will sit down with families when they want to talk about their wishes, explaining the many options and facts about funeral services for the future. Please feel free to call 319-338-1132 or stop in to […]

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Catholic church forbids cremation? http://gayandciha.com/catholic-church-forbid-cremation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=catholic-church-forbid-cremation http://gayandciha.com/catholic-church-forbid-cremation/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:23:21 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5766 Question:  Does the Catholic Church forbid cremation at the time of a death? Answer: No it does not. In years past, as it was throughout this country, the practice of cremation was not generally regarded as a choice at the time of a death. In our society today this has changed, along with the many […]

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