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PA House Bill 1078 Introduced to Require Funeral Pricing Online

By State Rep. Jason Dawkins for PhillyVoice

Over a year ago, my grandfather, Billy Gambrel, passed away.

He was a larger-than-life figure in Frankford, a neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia, and the recreation center that bears his name is a testament to the decades he devoted to mentoring and supporting young ...

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State of Colorado Issues Cease and Desist to Heritage Cremation

State Orders Controversial Cremation Company To Cease And Desist

By Brian Maass for CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – A cremation company that some consumers labeled as nothing more than “body brokers” has been ordered to immediately stop doing business in Colorado following a CBS4 Investigation.

The Colorado Office of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration summarily ...

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A Growing Movement Of ‘Death Doulas’ Is Rethinking How We Die

For end-of-life doulas, accompanying the dying is anything but morbid.

By Antonia Blumberg for the Huffington Post

Amy Levine has sat with many dying individuals in her capacity as a hospice social worker. She’s often felt the same, uncanny feeling as the moment of death approaches.

“All I can tell ...

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Mississippi Funeral Home Refuses to Provide Services to Married Gay Couple

By Sandhya Somashekhar for Washington Post

For most of the 52 years he was in a relationship with Robert Huskey, Jack Zawadski doesn’t remember much in the way of anti-gay discrimination.

Not while they were trying to grow apples on a farm in Wisconsin. Not during the decades they spent as ...

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A funeral home displayed a Vietnam vet’s body without a coffin over a payment dispute

By Brian Murphy for the Miami Herald

A dispute over payment led to a deceased Vietnam War veteran’s body being placed on a gurney — not in a coffin — during his visitation at a funeral home in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, according to pictures posted by his family members.

George ...

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Funerals360 Wins Aging2.0 Global Startup Search

Over the past few months we've been working hard to make Funerals360 the best online resource for people in all stages of the funeral planning process. Our efforts have recently been recognized in the Aging2.0 Global Startup Search, where we were awarded 2nd place and the Audience Choice award ...

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Introducing Online Memorials at Funerals360

It can be difficult to adequately commemorate a loved one. Usually, obituaries are brief and include only a single photo of the deceased. Often, this limited nature of obituaries can make people feel like they are not appropriately honouring the lives of people they have lost.

Funerals360’s new Online Memorials ...

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Introducing My Funeral Wishes at Funerals360

According to the NFDA the average cost of a full service burial is $12,243. Often, people will spend more money on a funeral than the deceased would have wanted simply because they are trying to honour their loved one in the best possible way but don’t know their preferences ...

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We’ve mastered weddings—but the funeral needs a lot of work

By Vanessa Quirk for Quartz April 4, 2017

The $20-billion-dollar death industry is ripe for disruption—and not of the zombie kind.

A typical funeral service today is remarkably similar to one from 50 years ago. A funeral home will display the embalmed body, perhaps in an open casket, while a ...

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Bringing the Funeral Industry into the 21st Century

On April 23, 2017 the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton is hosting their annual conference featuring guest speaker, Josh Slocum, Executive Director of the National Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA).

He will deliver a talk on "Bringing the Funeral Industry into the 21st Century" which includes: 

  • Why is ...

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