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Death care peer support meeting via Zoom tonight

We are happy to remind you of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) co-sponsored peer support meeting.  This is for anyone who works for a funeral home, cemetery, or crematory serving the public or supporting those who do. Students, apprentices, and interns are welcome Join your peers on September 21 (Tonight) to talk about resiliency, burnout, compassion fatigue and other factors that can impact the emotional well-being of a funeral professional. Open to all death care workers, Funeral Professional […]

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Jake Johnson on “Acquisitions” is most read article of the month

Johnson Consulting Group CEO Jake Johnson wrote a short article for Funeral Director Daily dealing with the acquisition landscape and that article tops our “Most Read” list for the 30 days from August 15 to September 15.  In case you missed them, here are the top read articles from Funeral Director Daily over the past month. Johnson Consulting’s Jake Johnson on the acquisition market. Another start-up in Death Tech. . .another player in caskets. My brother Jim . . . […]

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Remembering 9/11. . . . and a funeral director who made a difference

With tomorrow being the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, I thought I would share this article which I wrote for Funeral Director Daily two years ago about 9/11.  You see, I was fortunate to meet a sister of one of the heroes of the United Flight #93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and upon learning that I was a funeral director she told me of her family’s experience with funeral director Wally Miller and his service […]

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Short on staff? . . . . Global Recruiters may be able to help

If you follow the news you know that employment staffing is difficult all over America right now.  The death care profession is certainly no different.  If you are looking for staff or you are an individual that wants to know what is available in the death care employment field, you need to give Global Recruiters of Batesville a call. Recently Bob Heidlage purchased the Global Recruiters of Cincinnati and moved it back to Batesville, Indiana, where it was originally founded.  […]

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Funeral Director Daily top read stories in the last month

It is already past the 15th of the month when we highlight and replay for you our top read stories of the past 30 days.  While we hope you read all of Funeral Director Daily’s blog posts we also realize you are busy and certainly will miss some days.  Here are our most read posts from July 15 to August 15. In addition to the stories we wanted to thank our readership for giving us our highest total in history […]

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Thanks to our readers, Funeral Director Daily keeps growing

As we turn the calendar to August it reminds me that last August we had some technical difficulties with Funeral Director Daily that caused major consternation on my part.  At the end of the day, with some help of some very good technical people, we were able to put out an improved delivery product, but did lose about 20 percent of our subscriber e-mail list in the meantime. Luckily, a lot of those people who were inadvertently dropped as subscribers […]

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Peer Support Event

In a piece of fortuitous timing, Funeral Director Daily published this article last Friday which extrapolated the number of deaths that United States funeral directors handled in 2020.  By all indications it turns out that the funeral profession in the United States served the families of over 3.4 million decedents in 2020. . . . . that’s a full 20% more than in 2019. We also mentioned that many of these deaths were out of the ordinary or had Covid-19 […]

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Here is some reading to take you into the weekend

As has become our custom we list the “Top Read” articles of the past thirty days.  Here they are:  The Tik Tok Mortician  Death Care receives criticism on Three Continents   Robot working overtime at Arbor Memorial funeral home   A new use for cemeteries.   The sky is not falling Have a great weekend. . . .see you again on Monday!! Enter your e-mail below to join the 2,180 others who receive Funeral Director Daily articles daily: Subscribe  

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Spotting trends. . . and wondering will they affect funeral service?

Editor’s Note:  I apologize for the tardiness of this article today.  This post was scheduled to go out as usual at 4 am Eastern Time, but for some reason, technology failed us.  Enjoy some thoughts to think about as we move into the weekend. My first trip to Europe in 1991 reminds me that I’m wrong lots of times with my instincts.  I chuckle when I think of it now, but at one of my first dinners in Germany I […]

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News you can Use

In our continuing desire to keep funeral service professionals up to date on what is happening in the industry, we bring you these sources of information which may be of information to you.  Have a great weekend. NFDA “A Brush with Death” podcast series —  Podcast #25 brings you the “Class of 2021”.  In this podcast four members of this year’s mortuary science graduating classes from around the country share what they have learned and what they anticipate their careers […]