What would it look like if Nordstrom or Apple created a funeral service? Southern California is about to find out.
In a press release sent out Wednesday, InvoCare called itself ‘an industry start-up’ and said the “funeral industry is dying”.
During the mid-nineteenth century in Sweden hard sugar candies, typically in the form of a corpse and wrapped in black crepe paper with fringes became a popular funeral favor.
Funeral Director and Writer, Thomas Lynch, once wrote, “a good funeral gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be.” We have yet to read a more accurate definition of the death care profession. The work of a funeral director expands far beyond handling the transportation, embalming and final disposition of the deceased. Directors are called upon by families in their darkest hours to plan, organize and conduct a dignified memorial service that both honors the departed and brings solace to bereaved loved ones.
Kates-Boylston Publications is proud to announce the publication of “The Funeral Professional’s Guide to Pet Loss,” a full-color book that provides tools and strategies to help funeral professionals start a pet loss operation or make an existing one more effective.
Have you ever gotten a spam email from a friend who’d passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of the birthday of a grad advisor who’d died weeks before?
Our social media accounts may well live online long after we leave the physical world.
Cinema has the power to truly transform us and transport us to a new world. A good movie wraps us up like a blanket and brings us on a journey outside of ourselves. Cinema also act as a mirror to us and our society. It is the lens we hold up to our culture and is then reflected back at us.
It can be said without debate that funeral professionals are truly people called to serve. This profession isn’t for everyone, it takes a special person to earn the title of funeral director.
We asked 6,300 funeral directors ‘What do you love most about being a funeral director?’ Here is what they said:
By importing from China, Malamas has followed a well-worn outsourcing playbook that’s upended markets for American-made goods from electronics to bedroom furniture.
Working with four factories outside Shanghai, he imports 40-foot containers holding 64 caskets apiece and sells them to funeral homes and regional distributors for a fraction of the price.
Norma Brewer, 83, of Fairfield, died last month of a stroke after being wheelchair bound for more than a year. She was a beloved mother and grandmother, and apparently, very fond of practical jokes. Her obituary, which the Lesko Polke funeral home confirmed she had written and submitted herself,read as follows:
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) Program continues to lead the way as the profession’s cremation certification of choice. During the second half of 2014, NFDA conducted 10 certification seminars and conferred the CCO designation on 380 funeral and cremation professionals. A total of 672 people have been certified since the launch of the NFDA CCO program in September 2013.