The Passing of a Professional

If a professional, such as a family doctor, lawyer or accountant with whom there is a close relationship, passes, it is appropriate to inquire with the family about services and making a shiva call. A donation or condolence basket for mourners is a meaningful gesture and a symbol of appreciation for the years of service provided by the decedent. A donation to a designated charity, hospital or other institution that was important to the individual shows the mourning family that the deceased had a lasting impact on a person's life.