Friday, August 19, 2022

Funeral Director Raising Money for Embalming Initiative in Kenya

Due to the lack of training, and the spread of diseases like cholera, yellow fever, and malaria, those who work in Kenya’s mortuaries are getting sick and some are even dying from the conditions.
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What Matters Most to Millennials Planning Funerals

As millennials age, they are engaging more with the funeral process, whether as a secondary decision-maker for extended family, or even navigating the death of a parent.

A Positive Spin on Funeral Service: Forward-Thinking Leaders You Should Know About

Every so often, however, a news cycle occurs that puts funeral directors in the spotlight for the right reasons. Over the past few months, we noticed an increase in thought-provoking and balanced articles that study the important qualities one must possess in order to work in funeral service or examine how death care is evolving.

Artist Goes Viral on TikTok for Tributes Featuring Cremated Remains

Federico Portalupi was 13 years into a sales career at the largest mattress company in America when it hit him: He was not living the life he wanted to live.

When Families Say “We’ll Have a Service Later” — How You Can Be the...

You don’t need me to tell you that COVID-19 has forced hundreds of thousands of American families to postpone services for a loved one who died during the pandemic.

How A TikTok Account About Cleaning Graves Generated Over 1.7 Million Followers

When Caitlin Abrams cleaned a headstone for the first time, she had no idea that her passion project would eventually result in a TikTok account with over 1.7 million followers.

John Oliver discusses death investigations on ‘Last Week Tonight’

In the segment, John Oliver discusses the potential for conflicts of interest in the industry.

Not Your Average Funeral Director: Meet Clay Roberson

By Leader Editor Kara Apel Editor’s note: When you grow up in a family-owned business, it can seem like...

‘Funeral Cribs’ Series Spotlights Firms With Modern Twist

The series, published on both Facebook and YouTube, highlights funeral homes across the country whose owners take interesting or innovative approaches to their businesses.

Modern Ideas for Aftercare

When my brother-in-law passed away two years ago, so many people wanted to help us, but we didn’t know where to start or what we needed. Our funeral director proved to be invaluable because he gave us ideas about what to ask for during the process.