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I understand that usually you write:
לע''נ
Joe
בן
Shmo
ז''ל
when you dedicate something in honer of someone who passed away

But if the father is alive would you do still the same? Sources please

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    Why would you think you would? It's not in memory of; it's in honor of. – DonielF Jun 12 '17 at 10:58
  • @DonielF I often see that when you write someone's name (who is alive) you write שי''ח – hazoriz Jun 12 '17 at 11:00
  • Also common are עמו״ש and שליט״א, though the latter is usually only with big Rabbis for some reason. – DonielF Jun 12 '17 at 11:01
  • @DonielF but I only started to see that (עמו''ש) resently, but is when you do לע''נ an exception that you so no write anything? – hazoriz Jun 12 '17 at 11:03
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    I've seen (and done) לע"נ פלוני ז"ל בן יבלח"ט אלמוני שליט"א – Ploni Jun 12 '17 at 13:15

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