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Possible financial settlement in Michigan funeral home transgender case reported

A little over a year ago we told you of the case of Aimee Stephens and the Harris Funeral Home.  That court case was about to be heard at the United States Supreme Court at that time which would be ruling on whether or not there had been discrimination against a transgender person in a funeral home setting. If you remember the basics of the case, Ms. Stephens had been fired by the funeral home in defiance of wearing the […]

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2020 and the realities of smaller cemeteries. . . Netherlands recommends alkaline hydrolysis

Over the last couple of years that I have published Funeral Director Daily, I’ve written on this topic a couple of times.  “This topic” is that of smaller association cemeteries and the financial plights more and more of them seem to be falling into.  I limit this discussion to “association cemeteries” simply because church cemeteries, municipal cemeteries, veteran cemeteries, and for-profit cemeteries have something to fall back to when the revenues start coming up less than the expenses. Association cemeteries, […]

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Heading into the weekend . . . .

It’s Friday and we are heading into the weekend preceding the Thanksgiving holiday.  With all of the death care companies reporting earnings reports in the last couple of weeks and our coverage of those we have a few articles that we feel our readers should have access to, yet we are not able to feature them in individual articles. So, here are some links that you can check out on your own this weekend. . . . .and they bring […]

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Weekend edition: Wilbert Vault fire, Bukala retiring, SCI increases dividend and more

As we head into the weekend we thought we would catch you up with some information that is both of interest to our readers, but sometimes hard to catch as you are busy in your daily work and don’t have time to check out death care information as we do. . . . but that is our goal here — to bring you information in a click so that you don’t have to search for it. This article, with photos, […]

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Afternoon Edition: “Get to Know Them” – Nicki Price Adams

Not long after I started writing Funeral Director Daily I received some public relations material from a company out of New York City called Roosevelt Investments.  The material came from Nicki Price Adams requesting that I include the material in Funeral Director Daily as she thought it might be relevant to those in the death care profession who read us daily. I looked at the information, took a look at the Roosevelt Investment website and determined that she was right […]

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Afternoon Edition: “Get to Know Them” — Bill Forsberg

In our “Get to Know Them” segment we endeavor our mission of getting our readers to know who some of the other readers of Funeral Director Daily are and to highlight all of the different occupations that keep the Death Care profession providing our services to those in need. Today, we highlight Mr. Bill Forsberg.  Mr. Forsberg has been around the death care industry most of his adult life beginning as funeral director.  When you look at what he has […]

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Life expectancy, funeral choice, and the effects on revenue

Yesterday Funeral Director Daily published an article about cemeteries and in that article we made the assertion that the COVID experience of 2020 will probably have some type of long-term effect on funerals going forward.  That statement was made mostly in reference to what has happened with funeral attendance due to the social distancing practices that have been imposed from place to place. It’s been my experience that when an individual is forced to change a habit, sometimes that forced […]

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Afternoon Edition: Articles from the weekend

In today’s Afternoon Edition we will provide you with some articles that came out over the weekend.  There is probably something for everybody’s interest in these articles as we always find that it is interesting to catch up with what is going on in other parts of the United States or in other parts of the world. Here’s what we have today: North Carolina among the last states to make death records electronic.  North Carolina has, according to this article […]

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Weekend Edition: Keeping your name in the news

As we head into this middle of October weekend I just want to leave you with some things to ponder.  Back in the 1980’s I had a friend who unfortunately got his name, and the name of his business, in the news for all the wrong reasons. When the issue at hand was pretty much over, he told me that it was really odd, but his business picked up during the time his business had come under scrutiny.  He became […]

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Afternoon Edition: Get to Know Them – Peter Rose

Today’s feature in our popular “Get to Know Them” edition is centered on Peter J. Rose, CFSP, LFD, and General Manager of the Betz, Rossi, Bellinger and Stewart Family Funeral Homes in Amsterdam, New York. While the “Get to Know Them” feature is centered around getting to know the profession and what differing duties and occupations occur to bring death care to those in need, today is our first feature of someone working as a funeral director.  Our readership consists […]