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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5th Generation of Slater Family Opens Funeral Home

By Funeral Director Daily / March 27, 2017 /

A nice article has appeared in the Valley News Dispatch concerning Raymond J. Slater IV and his wife, Molly, and their ambitions in purchasing the defunct Krupa Funeral Home in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, and their methods of renovating in order to open their own funeral service business. According to the article the Krupa Funeral Home…

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Home Funerals Gaining Steam?

By Funeral Director Daily / March 23, 2017 /

An interesting article recently in The Recorder of Greenfield, Massachusetts, gave notice of a workshop dealing with the process of home funerals. The workshop will be led by home funeral advocate Peg Lorenz.  According to the article she has spent the last seven years helping families in planning for and conducting home funerals.  The article…

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Canadian Pricing Investigated

By Funeral Director Daily / March 19, 2017 /

A recent investigation by the Toronto Star and CBC was published in the Hamilton Spectator and pointed out consumer issues with pricing in Canadian funeral homes. Reporters focused in on funeral homes owned by Toronto based Arbor Memorial and the United State’s death care giant, Service Corporation International (SCI).  In a contrast to what we…

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Green Burial Funeral Home to Open in Colorado

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2017 /

Fox News 31 – Denver is reporting that a natural funeral home, offering green alternatives for the end of life, plans to open its doors in Old Town Lafayette, Colorado in June. According to owner Prescott Knock, The Natural Funeral:  Living Arts Center will be the first of its kind in Colorado. The business will…

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Salvation Army Enters Funeral Business in Australia

By Funeral Director Daily / March 14, 2017 /

An article written in Australia’s The Guardian points out that after a six month test the Salvation Army will be entering the funeral business on that continent.  Salvo (short for Salvation) says that after doing about 90 services in their six month trial they will be starting up and operating in the New South Wales…

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Survey Shows SCI Firms Charge More

By Funeral Director Daily / March 8, 2017 /

According to CBS article a recent survey by the Funeral Consumer Alliance and Consumer Federation of America shows that funeral and cremation pricing at establishments owned by funeral giant Service Corporation International are, in general, higher than independently owned funeral establishments. It seems to us at Funeral Director Daily that we seem to see news…

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The Public (Market) Face of Funeral Service

By Funeral Director Daily / March 7, 2017 /

Today we introduce the Funeral Director Daily “Death Care Index”  or DCI of the public equity markets.  The DCI will consist of six publicly traded companies that deal in the funeral, cremation, cemetery, and pre-need industries and are publicly traded.  The companies, which we will describe below, include Matthews International, Service Corporation International, Carriage Services,…

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Alcohol and the Celebration — A Trend that is Here

By Funeral Director Daily / March 6, 2017 /

A recent article by NBC News Business has highlighted the seemingly rapid trend in the funeral/cremation business. That trend, becoming somewhat popular among the baby boomer generation, is celebrating the life of the deceased with alcohol at the wake/visitation or post funeral. Funeral firms are searching for just the right way to offer this type…

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