Are you seeing charges this high for opening and closing in your area? What do your local cemeteries charge?
Rivers and Bacall are just two of the untold hundreds of A-listers and one-percenters — movie stars, sports heroes, politicians, media figures, socialites and even mobsters — to have been eulogized and prepared for burial or cremation at the exclusive undertaker establishment.
The memorial has turned out to be a lovely thing, but what the site still needed was something that climbed, something that spoke to the idea that emotional burdens might not only be lowered into the ground but also released into the air. Now we have it: One World Trade Center, the glass-and-steel exclamation point, all 1,776 feet of it, is nearing completion close to where the Twin Towers once stood.
Time went above and beyond (literally) to capture this breathtaking view at 1776 feet from atop of One World Trade Center. Check out the TIME GigaPan
The early crematories in the country generally had a catafalque or bier upon which the casket was placed when it arrived at the crematory. Because committal services usually were held in the chapel, there was some sort of closure that was necessary – such as the lowering of the casket in the grave in a casket burial.
Answering Service for Directors, the leading funeral home answering service, recently achieved an important milestone. The company’s Solicitor Shield™ feature, which received an official patent from the U.S. Patent Office last October, has blocked more than 2.7 million unwanted phone calls. Created by ASD’s technical team in 2010, Solicitor Shield™ is the only answering service tool proven to dynamically shield against unwanted phone solicitations.
Many companies have shared the passing of a leader but few have engaged back like Chick-fil-A did. Just read some of the comments and replies. The posts that followed Tuesday continued with fans sharing their experiences and memories of meeting Mr. Truett:
Physicians Mutual, a premier provider in individual health, life and retirement insurance products, today announced that its board of directors named Rob Reed as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2015. Reed currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer and has been a member of the board of directors since 2005.
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).