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2013-09-25 08:30:32

SHERIDAN, Mich., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though death is an inevitable part of life, most people avoid making end of life plans. As a result, family members are often left to put loved ones' affairs in order but are unsure where to even begin. In an effort to make this process easier and less stressful for families, a Michigan funeral director has launched Life Document Storage, an end-of-life planning and life information transfer company. (Logo:...

2013-06-28 16:21:27

Publisher Tells Advertising Department Not to Run Ads About Potential Labor Action Against Major Advertiser CHICAGO, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 26, the Chicago Sun-Times refused to run an advertisement from unionized funeral directors employed by Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) which appealed to the public for help in their contract negotiations with the $3 billion corporation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO)...

2011-10-04 17:59:00

AURORA, Ind., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Casket Company announces the launch of the first comprehensive customer service system for funeral homes. The new Advisor transforms the way funeral directors interact with the families they serve by creating a more collaborative and informative planning experience. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-02-09 00:01:30

Funeral Director's Chat interviewed Jeff Taylor founder of Tributes.com and Monster.com. Mr. Taylor and Nancy Burban talked about Tributes.com and their strategy for online obituaries. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 Funeral Director's Chat interviews Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com and Tributes.com about online obituaries. During the 35 minute interview Nancy Burban, host of Funeral Director's Chat, talks with Jeff Taylor about his company Tributes.com. They review the...

2010-12-08 00:00:40

Une Belle Vie creates a culture of compassion in the profit-driven funerary business Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 Une Belle Vie Memorial Urns, an online cremation urn store, announced today that they are fighting to change the high prices caused by several channels of distributers in the funeral industry by doing business differently. According to company president, Melody Jamali, a primary contributing factor for the high markup in the industry is the number of middlemen involved in...

2009-10-27 13:36:00

BATESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Batesville Casket Company, the leader in the funeral service industry, announced an alliance with Legacy.com, the largest provider of online memorials and obituaries, combining the reach and resources of two industry innovators to give funeral homes access to the largest nationally networked obituary system. The company made the announcement today at the National Funeral Directors Association conference in Boston, MA. Through relationships with...

2009-06-15 09:17:22

An 84-year-old woman, declared dead by a doctor in central Poland, woke up in a morgue as morticians were preparing her for a funeral, doctors said. Police in the central Polish town of Zwolen opened an investigation, Polish Radio reported Monday. In the nearby village of Jablonowo Friday, the husband called an ambulance when his wife fainted and the emergency service doctor declared her dead and sent her to the morgue. When morticians saw the woman was moving, they called a doctor who...

2009-05-12 16:36:58

A British undertaker has pleaded guilty to stealing the keys from a rival company's hearse while it was sitting outside of a funeral. David Wood, 48, of Middlesbrough, England, admitted to stealing the keys from a 1968 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI owned by Joel D. Kerr funeral service moments before it was scheduled to transport a body from a funeral to the cemetery in September, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday. The level of disrespect is unbelievable, dreadful, said Irene Jessop, funeral director...

2009-03-13 14:57:59

A New York funeral director has a deal for someone with the skills to build an extension to his apartment -- a complete funeral with all the extras. Pete Dohanich, whose business is in Brooklyn, is licensed to provide funeral services in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, The New York Daily News reports. He placed his barter ad on Craigslist. He told the newspaper that the offer might look good to a contractor with an elderly parent or a sick relative. It may sound like a laughable barter...

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2008-04-21 00:05:00

People around the world are now being encouraged to both live, and die, in more environmentally friendly ways.  "Green funerals", which include cardboard coffins, burial plots in natural settings and clothes made from natural fibers, are the latest trend among those who want to lead eco-friendly lives at every stage. "People are trying to think about what's the best way to live and with that, what's the best way to die," said Green Endings' funeral director Roslyn Cassidy during an...