http://gayandciha.com It’s not about selling, a casket, or an urn. It's about the life that you wish to remember. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 03:26:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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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March of Dimes Walk 2014 – Iowa City http://gayandciha.com/march-dimes-walk-2014-iowa-city/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=march-dimes-walk-2014-iowa-city http://gayandciha.com/march-dimes-walk-2014-iowa-city/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:38:19 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5729 March to Help Babies Walk – April 12, 2014 Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Start time: 9:00 AM Registration time: 8:00 AM Brown Deer Golf & Country Club 1900 Country Club Drive Coralville, IA 52241 (319) 247-5643 IA347@marchofdimes.com Why we walk When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born […]

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NAMI Walks – Iowa City 2014 http://gayandciha.com/nami-walks-iowa-city-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nami-walks-iowa-city-2014 http://gayandciha.com/nami-walks-iowa-city-2014/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:28:19 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5723 Welcome to 2014 NAMI Walk Johnson County Get involved with helping us meet our goals for next year–raising awareness, reducing the stigma of mental illness, and raising money for all our programs and projects. Either sign up now to walk on someone’s team or organize your own WALK team! Location: Terry Trueblood Recreational Area, 4213 SE Sand […]

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Iowa City Hospice 2014 Walk for Dignity http://gayandciha.com/iowa-city-hospice-2014-walk-dignity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=iowa-city-hospice-2014-walk-dignity http://gayandciha.com/iowa-city-hospice-2014-walk-dignity/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:42:46 +0000 http://gayandciha.com/?p=5717   Paying Tribute. The Iowa City Hospice Walk for Dignity 2014. All are invited to join us at our 15th Annual Walk for Dignity and the special debut of the Tribute Walls, recognizing our most generous donors for the past 30 years. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm Willow Creek Park in Iowa City Donation […]

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What can we do with old glasses? http://gayandciha.com/can-old-glasses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=can-old-glasses http://gayandciha.com/can-old-glasses/#comments Sun, 08 Dec 2013 18:26:54 +0000 http://www.gayandciha.com/?p=5368 Question: After my mother died, we had all her pairs of old glasses she had worn throughout her lifetime. What can we do with them now? Answer: Many families allow us to donate these glasses to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, who in turn give them to those in need of glasses in our country […]

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