Pierce Mortuary Colleges is pleased to announce the hiring of Lauren M. Budrow, CFSP, as President of Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Indiana. Budrow has a combined total of fifteen years in funeral service and higher education. Most recently, she served as Program Director and Instructor for the Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, Washington.
Caitlin Doughty isn’t an ordinary mortician. In 2006, Doughty was fresh out of college when her fascination with death took her to a job at a crematory where she drove a van, put makeup on dead bodies, and burned corpses. In the years following, Doughty became the source for addressing morbid questions on the Internet with her web series Ask a Mortician
In 1952, Emmett Ashford became the first African American umpire in organized baseball and Dwight Eisenhower was elected President of the United States. That same year, the Pennsylvania legislature decided that funeral homes needed to be heavily regulated. Under a 1952 regulation, funeral directors must obtain a license and build expensive “preparation rooms.”
Death will one day visit us all. It is an inevitable fact of life. However sometimes death has an uncanny and interesting way of removing us from the gene pool. In Qeepr’s Top 10 List of the Strangest Deaths in History, you’ll see some classic examples of weird, wild and unfortunate ways that people met their end.
Drive-thru opportunities are commonly associated with fast food, banking and pharmacy pick ups but how bout a drive-thru funeral home. This is the new service being offered at a chapel in Saginaw, Michigan. The idea is garnering mixed reactions from the community and has resulted in the president of the funeral chapel receiving a lot of negative feedback concerning the drive-thru viewing area.
Stewart joined Suhor Industries, which was recently merged into Wilbert Funeral Services, in 2007 in a sales capacity for the Oklahoma City location. He advanced to Regional Manager for the entire Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado region in 2012.
My attention was drawn to your blog post entitled “Funeral Processions Should be Outlawed,” which originally appeared on ChicagoNow.com.
The challenge to funeral service is clearly stated in the author’s opening line: “I’ve never understood the reasons behind the funeral procession.” So, here we have a clear statement of the problem.
From the beginning FrontRunner set out to create a higher standard for its clients. The Book of MemoriesTM Memorial Website Program far exceeds that of a simple online guestbook, which typically lasts 2-3 days over the course of the funeral
Foreverence began making one-of-a-kind cremation urns using 3-D printers about three months ago. It can design an urn in just about any shape, ranging from ballet slippers to fedoras, pianos and cars. The urns typically cost about $2,500. Foreverence is on track to make $500,000 this year and hopes to hit $3.3 million by its third year.
Funeral Directors Life Insurance Company (FDLIC) was recognized by Great Place to Work® as one of the top 20 companies to work for in the United States on their 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published on September 18th in FORTUNE magazine. FDLIC was ranked #18 out of hundreds of companies analyzed across the nation