Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International has accepted Teamsters Local 727′s offer to enter federal mediation as the union attempts to reach an agreement on a new contract for Chicago-area funeral workers.
In this talk, Caleb explores options that help us pursue death acceptance by taking back death care responsibilities.
All-black attire hasn’t always been reserved for coffee shop poets and champagne-sipping fashionistas. Up until the turn of the 20th century, it was almost exclusively a sign of mourning: women publicly showing respect for the loss of a loved one. But, somewhere between the fury of the industrial revolution and women’s liberation, the tradition itself died out
FrontRunner made a $50,000 donation to the Funeral Service Foundation at this years NFDA Convention in Nashville TN.
As predicted and customary, the major players in the industry participated displaying their products and services along with some “new kids on the block.”
Sopranos fans, take note: Irvine-Cozzarelli Memorial Home, a.k.a. the place where Tony Soprano paid his final respects to his not-so-beloved mother, Livia, in the second episode of the third season, and where pretty much every other funeral scene from then on was filmed, is for sale.
Innovations will explore One Room Funeral Webcasting (One Room), which allows funeral services to be webcast across the Internet to family members and friends who cannot be physically present.
n times of disaster or crisis, people turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates. It is in these moments that communication is most critical both for people in the affected areas and for their friends and families anxious for news.
We want to provide a helpful tool that people can use when major disasters strike, so we’ve created Safety Check – a simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others.
State laws require that many cemeteries put a certain amount of their proceeds from the sale of plots into an endowment to support it once it’s sold out — much like a 401(k). But while a retirement plan has to support a person for a few decades, this money is supposed to fund the cemeteries forever.
Custom-made “RIP” shirts for young victims of violence, accident or illness have become increasingly popular in recent years, according to the head of a national support group for families who have lost children.