ASD – Answering Service for Directors recently unveiled a new version of the company’s NFDA award-winning mobile app, ASD Mobile 3. One of the greatest benefits added to the enhanced app is the company’s patent-pending MobileFH™ feature. This solution was created by ASD after multiple funeral directors explained the problems caused by using their personal cell phones for business.
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Nora McInerny and Aaron Purmort lived a very public love story. That ended in an expected tragedy earlier this month. Today, Purmort’s obituary is published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and we’re finally let in on a little secret: The “mild-mannered art director” who was “always the most fun person at any party,” was actually Spider-Man. And he died from “complications from a radioactive spider bite.”
In a garage that usually customizes hot rods, owner Trey Ganem is spray painting something else entirely — five personalized caskets for the children who died earlier this week in a mobile home fire here.
The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America (CFSA) held its annual Fall Conference & Trade Show at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana, on November 10-11, 2014. Nearly 300 representatives from the funeral supply industry – including from Canada and Guatemala – attended the successful event celebrating the association’s 101-year anniversary. Seventeen past CFSA presidents attended, spanning over 30 years.
Recently, I attended the funeral of my grandmother in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. This funeral was not unique nor out of the ordinary by any means; it was very simple and, in fact, some people might say it was just another 2:00 o’clock funeral. We did not have many people attend the visitation nor the funeral. Many of her “cronies” were either institutionalized or had passed on—as we all like to say!
Have you ever been a part of a funeral surprise?
By funeral surprise – I mean a miracle, an act of kindness, or something shocking that you just can’t let go of because it was that amazing. These are very rare occurrences when it comes to funerals, but when they happen, it’s something to celebrate in the world of funeral service.
In a snowy funeral procession, Wayne “Zeke” Smeltzer got to be part of one last driving story.
Smeltzer, 59, a professional painter known for his signature laugh, died Nov. 21 at York Hospital, roughly one month after he was diagnosed with cancer, his family said.
We both believe that everyone’s story matters, we both want to collect and archive the things that people find important and we both believe that digital technology is the best way to keep memories alive for future generations. Storycorps is a non-profit oral history project that broadcasts on NPR and as a podcast. It is in fact the largest oral history project of its kind with over 50,000 interview and 90,000 participants.