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.
FrontRunner Professional awarded prestigious Innovation Award at 2014 National Funeral Director’s Association Convention
Honored for its ‘Total Business Solution’, FrontRunner’s new Pulse Business System is an advanced web-based business software that provides funeral professionals with an all-encompassing, integrated, single-data entry system that includes a website, Memorial DVD Generator, Print-on-Demand Stationery solution, forms and contract generation, HR performance, and full management and accounting capabilities.
Having spent the majority of his working life as a bricklayer, Desy Stevenson recently took a leap of faith to start a new business to die for.
Since January, Desy, a father of six from Scarva, has been carving out a living selling ecologically friendly coffins, and just recently he’s branched out into ground-breaking printed coffins.
A lawsuit is currently pending in federal court against the Transportation Security Administration for “emotional distress and mental anguish” after the Plaintiff alleges certain, unnamed TSA agents mishandled his mother’s remains (her ashes) while inspecting an urn in his checked baggage.
“Orthodox Customs Traditions & Practices” web site created for Funeral Directors and their Orthodox Families!
For the past four (4) decades I have witnessed or participated in more than a thousand Eastern Orthodox Funerals throughout the United States and Canada. On numerous occasions during this time, I have traveled to various locations in the U.S. and Canada to share my expertise with funeral directors and their families when it came to customs, traditions, practices, and rituals in the conduct of funerals in the Eastern Orthodox Church.