Arizona Teen Good Deed is “Life-Changing”

By Funeral Director Daily / May 1, 2017 /

It was recently reported on the web-site AZFamily.com that a teenager from Chandler, Arizona, found out that his good deed and Eagle Scout project was “Life-Changing” to him.  Adrian Dozal, 16, used a personal connection to an Arizona cemetery to create a project to bring the cemetery back from disrepair and in the process learned…

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VA Cemeteries to Give Pre-Need Eligibility Verification

By Funeral Director Daily / April 26, 2017 /

According to a recent article by Veteran’s advocate Gary Alexander in the Gainsville (TX) Daily Register honorably discharged veterans can now apply for burial in national cemeteries pre-need.  Until recently, veterans, and their families, had to wait until need (at the time of a death) to apply for burial. The Veteran’s Administration press release states,…

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An Opinion on StoneMor Partners

By Funeral Director Daily / April 25, 2017 /

An opinion from Seeking Alpha recently came out on one of Funeral Director Daily’s Death Care Index (DCI) stocks, namely StoneMor Partners.  The article is a really good read and goes into quite some detail on what has been happening with the company in the past six months. According to the article, the company has…

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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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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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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 www.philly.com, the…

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Medal of Honor Winner Recognized

By Funeral Director Daily / March 24, 2017 /

When I was a youngster I was amazed that my dad, the local funeral director, knew everybody in our small community and also knew the history of each and every family in the city.  After 35 years as a local funeral director I now find myself in the same situation.  As they say, the apple…

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Cemetery Honor Squad Needs New Volunteers

By Funeral Director Daily / March 15, 2017 /

As is probably the case in many communities across the country an article in the Dayton Daily News points out that the veterans who volunteer their time at Dayton National Cemetery are in limited supply. The Honor Squad at the cemetery averages about 1,200 memorial tributes per year and the group has a low number…

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Local Cemetery Running out of Niche Space

By Funeral Director Daily / March 8, 2017 /

There is a small problem in the community of Marysville, Michigan, according to an article in The Voicenews.   Marysville Director of Public Works, Barry Kreiner is quoted as saying, “We are all out of niches.  They are all sold”. At Funeral Director Daily we have mentioned that cremation seems to becoming the preferred method…

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