Tag: crematory

Cremation. . .Greek church opposition. . . a couple new products
Cremation Products

Cremation. . .Greek church opposition. . . a couple new products

We will start off our December writings going to the subject of cremation.  Over the long holiday weekend we noticed a couple of articles that we found interesting.  We will bring you some information from Greece and a couple of cremation products that have their origin in Japan. As you know, from this article that Funeral Director Daily brought you last month, the first crematoriums in Greece started operating just this year. This article from The Greek Reporter caught our […]

Matthews reports year end. . .Memorialization sales increase
Finance

Matthews reports year end. . .Memorialization sales increase

Matthews International reported their 4th Quarter and 2019 fiscal Year Sales last week.  The Pittsburgh based public company includes in its portfolio, as one of three business segments, a Memorialization unit that includes Matthews Cremation, Aurora Casket, and Star Granite which are of interest to the death care industry. You can access the Matthews International 4Q and Fiscal 2019 report here. For the 2019 year Matthews International reported sales of $1.54 billion as compared to 2018 total sales of $1.60 […]

Veteran’s Day is approaching. . . here’s how one funeral home is honoring veterans
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Veteran’s Day is approaching. . . here’s how one funeral home is honoring veterans

I was reminded that Veteran’s Day 2019 is fast approaching as it is November 11.  It is a day set aside to thank our nation’s veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms of our great nation. I recently came upon an article on how the Drennan & Ford Funeral Home in the state of Washington is commemorating this day.  They are collecting clothing items to be distributed to individual veterans within the Olympic Peninsula area of […]

Crematory, reception hall to be added to Pennsylvania funeral home
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Crematory, reception hall to be added to Pennsylvania funeral home

It was noted in The Courier Express of Dubois, Pennsylvania, in an article that you can see here, that the Adamson Funeral Chapel in Dubois had a revised land development plan for a crematory approved by the Sandy Township Planning Commission. According to the article, the Adamson Funeral Chapel is proposing to build a 1500 square foot crematory addition and a 1600 square foot reception hall on their funeral home which is in an already commercial zoned parcel. The article […]

Toronto company creates home decor urn
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Toronto company creates home decor urn

We recently learned thru a press release, that you can read here, of a Toronto based company, UrbanRIP, that has created a new urn called the Candlestick Egg Urn.  From our point of view, it is an urn designed to fit in a home decor where it will have meaning and accessibility for the family while being discreet for other visitors. According to the press release, “Family members and friends often keep a small amount of their loved one’s ashes; […]

It’s Friday, the end of the summer, and we won’t bore you with our opinions
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It’s Friday, the end of the summer, and we won’t bore you with our opinions

It’s Friday, the end of the summer is approaching, Labor Day and pro football are just around the corner.  So, instead of boring you with editorial opinions on our part, we are just going to throw out three interesting articles for you to read and digest on your own.  Enjoy the read and enjoy the holiday weekend!! This article is about a new crematory being build in a community in the state of Washington.  The article delves into the process […]

Arrest made in Tulsa funeral home fire
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Arrest made in Tulsa funeral home fire

The Tulsa World reported in an article that you can read here that an arrest was made last Wednesday, July 31, in connection with a fire that destroyed the Dyer Memorial Chapel, then at 1610 East Apache Street in Tulsa, in 2015.  According to the newspaper the suspect was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on charges of first-degree arson, endangering human life during an arson, and second-degree burglary. The newspaper also reported that two employees of the funeral home […]

Cemeteries — merge to survive?
Cemetery

Cemeteries — merge to survive?

An article in Pennsylvania’s Morning Call that you can read here gave an indication that two historical and prominent cemeteries in Easton, Pennsylvania, are on the verge of merging together to save costs, simply to survive economic hardships. Easton Cemetery, a 90 acre cemetery that has been open for 170 years and Easton Heights Cemetery, an adjacent cemetery that has been in operation since 1891, have discussed a merger for over a year.  The reality will come to a vote […]

Another zoning battle over cremation
Cremation

Another zoning battle over cremation

It’s became almost a weekly occurrence whereby I notice an article in a United States newspaper that pits a company that is in the cremation business against others in their community about where to locate a new crematory.  Such is the case today in a dispute over a crematory location in Dayton, Ohio. This battle, which you can read about here in the Dayton Daily News. consists of a legal action filed by Norwood Medical that asks a county board […]

SCI reports 2nd Qtr, mid-year results
Finance

SCI reports 2nd Qtr, mid-year results

Service Corporation International (SCI), the largest single entity seller of funeral and cremation services in the United States, reported their 2nd Quarter 2019 and mid-year 2019 financial results yesterday.  SCI has approximately 1500 funeral home, crematories, and cemeteries under its umbrella and is said to garner about 15-18% of the American death care dollar. Because of that largeness, their results can often be looked upon as trends of how the industry may be moving.  From our point of view at […]