Memory Tree of Life (2016)

WARSAW — Andrea Aldinger, committee chair, watches as Kathy Blakeslee of Wyoming places her remembrance dove on the tree. Blakeslee’s son was 16 when he committed suicide in 2000. Blakeslee had originated the Memory Tree of Life idea in Wyoming County, after seeing similar memory trees on the web. She’s a member of the coalition’s community service board, and recognized few similar commemorations were offered in Western New York.

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