In yet another indication of how social media continues to take over our lives, over the last few years Facebook has become a place where users can process death. We come here to grieve for those we’ve lost, connect with family to celebrate and toast the lives of loved ones and even join the larger online community in remembering those who have passed on.
Over the years we, unfortunately, have had to share many stories relating to funeral scandals, scams, embezzling and even corpse abuse. But this is the first time we have ever received a press release statement from a company involved in a scam openly admitting to the scam committed by an employe ahead of us posting about it and offering a statement on how they handled the issue. We applaud the Foundation Partners for their courage and openness.
The following statement was emailed to us last week by Foundation Partners President and CEO Brad Rex:
It’s September; kids are back to school, college football is here, we pack away our white shoes, and some casket companies are playing “let’s make a deal.” Obviously it’s been a tough year for casket sales and once again they are making last minute efforts to “make the year” for their investors (but more important for company bonuses).
Caregiver’s Aide, LLC, Auburn, Pa. is happy to announce the Dodge Company, Billerica, MA is now distributor of our Tuxedo™ Body Sled. The Tuxedo™Body Sled was successfully introduced at the 2014 PA Funeral Directors Annual Conference in Grantville, PA.
Fashion, film and comedy stars joined grieving relatives Sunday to say goodbye to comedy legend Joan Rivers at a New York funeral that fulfilled her last wish for a showbiz send-off.
Now don’t misunderstand, dying will not disappear, which means there will be a role for funeral people to do something in the future. But the middle class has disappeared and it was the middle class that made funeral homes as we have known them possible.
The register book waiting line is about to change forever. Trigard Interactive will unveil its new app during the 2014 NFDA International Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee. Expo attendees are invited to visit Trigard booth #2030 for a live demonstration.
The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has redesigned its NFDA Family Satisfaction Survey, giving members a dynamic, comprehensive tool that will provide owners and managers with the critical data on customer service they need to improve their business’ and employees’ performance.
Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at 81, dedicated an entire chapter of her 2012 book, I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, to death, funerals and the remembrance reel at the Oscars.
From it, we learned that Rivers actually loved funerals, hated people who died of “natural causes” — and hoped that her own funeral would feature a wind machine so that her hair, in the casket, would blow like Beyonce’s.