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Omaha Mortuary Sues Mathews International

By Funeral Director Daily / April 12, 2017 /

Owners of the Heafey Hoffmann Dworak & Cutler Funeral Home in Omaha, Nebraska, and their insurers, Cincinnati Casualty Company and Cincinnati Indemnity Company filed a lawsuit on March 20, 2017, against Mathews International concerning a fire at the mortuary that happened over a year ago. The Omaha World Herald has reported that on January 26,…

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John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington

By Funeral Director Daily / April 11, 2017 /

American icon, John Glenn, was laid to rest with full Military Honors on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Arlington National Cemetery.  According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch, the interment followed a short, private service at the Old Post Chapel at Arlington. Glenn, age 95, had died on December 8, 2016, but was laid…

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SCI adds El Paso Combo

By Funeral Director Daily / April 10, 2017 /

According to a recent article in the El Paso Times, funeral giant Service Corporation International (SCI) has added an 8th facility in the El Paso, Texas, market.  They have recently had an Open House and Grand Opening to announce the opening at the Evergreen East Funeral Home on the city’s East Montana  Avenue. While it is the…

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Japanese Funeral Home Offers Discount to Get Elderly Off The Road

By Funeral Director Daily / April 7, 2017 /

It seems like the old story about just when you thought you had heard it all in the realm of discounts , a new twist enters the market that your funeral home now has to compete with.  According to an article in The Business Times a Japanese funeral home is offering discounts on their inevitable…

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Controversial Topic – Freedom of Religion for Public Funded Services

By Funeral Director Daily / April 6, 2017 /

Every now and then we will touch on a subject that has no correct answer but reasoning for both sides of the issue.  Our goal in the “Controversial Topic” forum will be to provoke thought and discussion among our readers and their co-workers. Today we touch on the topic of “Should we allow freedom of…

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Austin Officials Ponder Difficult Situation at Cemetery

By Funeral Director Daily / April 5, 2017 /

Officials in Austin, Texas, have their hands full in trying to figure out how to proceed with an issue that has risen at the Oakwood Cemetery in that city.  According to the Austin based American-Statesman a chapel restoration project on the cemetery grounds has been halted because it appears that human burial graves have been…

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2016 Flooding Causes New Burial Rules

By Funeral Director Daily / April 4, 2017 /

Burial in Louisiana is just different from what we have in Minnesota.  In Minnesota where it is joked that we have two seasons, Winter and Road Construction, we do have issues digging through the almost permafrost in our winter months.  But after seeing the following article, I guess a little cold weather is okay considering…

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Birmingham Funeral Directors Lament Gun Violence

By Funeral Director Daily / April 3, 2017 /

Funeral directors in Birmingham, Alabama, are struggling to understand and cope with the ever increasing violence in that city.  According to an article in the Birmingham Times gun violence has increased by 80% over the past three years and is heading for a triple digit increase this year. Not only has the violence, much like…

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The Latest News from StoneMor Partners

By Funeral Director Daily / March 31, 2017 /

StoneMor Partners, the Philadelphia based funeral home and cemetery  limited partnership that is publicly traded, issued some interesting news this week.  First of all, CEO Larry Miller, one of the firm’s founders has announced his resignation effective on August 31, 2017, or when a replacement is named.  Secondly, according to an article in, the…

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Funeral Director Scott Dahl Interviewed

By Funeral Director Daily / March 30, 2017 /

A really interesting question and answer interview appeared in the Spokane based Spokesman-Review recently.  The interview was with Hennessey Funeral Home and Crematory Managing partner Scott Dahl and is very comprehensive on his management style, philosophy, and the nature of funeral service in the Pacific Northwest. Dahl, who originally received a communications degree, touches on…

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