It is no secret that this profession is draining and for the most part the job you do is grossly undervalued, but for many it is the only thing you could ever see yourself doing, for others, it’s just a job.
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Robert T. “Bob” Rosson Jr., CFSP, CPC, of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, Miss., was installed as president of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) during its 2012 International Convention & Expo, which took place October 7-10 in Charlotte, N.C. Three individuals were elected by the NFDA House of Delegates and installed as officers during the Convention: President-elect Robert L. “Robby” Bates, CFSP, of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas; Treasurer Robert “Rob” C. Moore IV, CFSP, of Moore’s Home for Funerals in Wayne, N.J.; and Secretary Bob Arrington of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson, Tenn. Each of these officers will serve a one-year term.
A traditional funeral is seen to Baby Boomers as a lonely, lifeless tomb. They feel along, cold, confined and forced to face reality on their own. Boomers see non-traditional funerals as their “crowning performance”. They want to be the writer, the director and the star. Funerals, to them, should be a celebration event that truly reflects them.
The Batesville-based conglomerate best known for making caskets is making its biggest move yet to diversify away from the funeral care business. Hillenbrand Inc. has agreed to pay the equivalent of $530 million to acquire privately held Coperion Capital GmbH, which makes materials-handling equipment and is based in Stuttgart, Germany.
Then he told me about his recent divorce and followed me outside during my dinner break and inquired as to where I was going. He was lonely alright, but listen fella, this is NOT funeral directors gone wild.
What’s it like to have a family member as your boss? Well, it’s not actually as bad as it could be! I was certainly a bit nervous about moving into my current role, but we actually form a great team – probably because we’ve had lots of practice as a family!
Do you know that you can have a separate mortuary handle arrangements apart from the cemetery? Did you know that you are not obligated to purchase items such as grave markers and flowers through the same mortuary or cemetery?
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. When I lost someone I loved very much, I thought about death a lot. This helped clarify my life but I struggled to maintain perspective. I wanted to know what was important to the people around me and I wanted a daily reminder.
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