Thursday, May 13, 2021

Leader Links: How Our Industry is Coping with the Coronavirus

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different leaders are handling the pandemic.

Bridging the Gap Between Service and Technology: A Millennial’s Appeal

Choosing a funeral home is just one of many decisions to be made when you lose a loved one, but it may prove to be the most important. Industry insider Chris Yurko shares his experience following the recent death of his mother and appeals to funeral homes to utilize technology as a way to enhance the customer experience.

Letter from the Editor: Reflections on Losing a Loved One to COVID-19

My family became members of a club that we never wanted to be part of — those mourning the loss of a loved one who died from COVID-19. She became one of the thousands of people who were taken from this earth too soon.

Honoring Those We Have Lost: Paying Tribute to Funeral Professionals

As our country copes with thousands of tragic deaths during the pandemic, we want to honor the lives of those we have lost within our profession during the past few weeks.

NFDA Officers Elected by Acclamation

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) is pleased to announce the individuals who have been elected by acclamation to serve as officers on the 2020-21 Board of Directors.

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.

NFDA Policy Board Elects Chris E. Christian and Bea Lewanduski to Serve on Board...

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Policy Board met August 1 and elected Chris E. Christian, CFSP, CCO, and Beatrice "Bea" Lewanduski, CFSP, to serve as at-large representatives on the association's Board of Directors.

It All Started With a Chandelier: One Mort School Professor’s Journey

In connection with our first-ever Mortuary School Spirit Contest, we spoke with Tanya Scotece, Ph.D., who is a licensed funeral director and a professor at Miami Dade College.

4 Wardrobe Ideas for Female Caring Professionals

When it comes to choosing appropriate attire for the workplace, it’s no secret that women have many more options than men do – and thanks to online shopping, there are now more choices than ever before.

Contributor Shares Insights on Funerals in the UK during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, we heard from a funeral director in the United Kingdom about how the virus is changing services there, along with his thoughts on the role of those in the funeral profession.