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Stonemor Might Be Writing Its Own Obituary

January 27, 2017

By by Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer for Philly.com 

When the Archdiocese of Philadelphia two years ago announced plans to lease its 13 cemeteries to a private company, the deal was heralded as one to help the church recover from a dire financial situation.

Now, the Bucks ...

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Big For-Profit Cemetery Owner Settling Suits with Jews Who Say It Dug Up Their Loved Ones’ Bones

By Julie Masis, January 17, 2017

Not long ago, Jean Bergman, an 88-year-old retired manicurist, received a check for $1,000. She deposited it without giving it too much thought.

“I wasn’t told any of the details,” she said.

The check arrived in connection with her husband’s grave at ...

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Funeral Glossary

Planning a funeral can be overwhelming and understanding funeral terminology is it's own challenge. Below find the definitions to common funeral terms that you'll hear when planning a funeral.

Alternative Container

An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle without ornamentation, often made of fiberboard, pressed wood, or composition materials ...

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If You Want to Save On a Funeral You Better Shop Around

By NATASHA LINDSTROM for TribLive

About 50 polished caskets line the showroom at Duster Funeral Home in Tarentum.

Their price tags range from $1,100 to more than $15,000.

"Solid bronze is really the top, then below that copper, stainless steel and, of course, expensive woods: cherry, mahogany," ...

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Know Your Options: Cremation

Cremation is quickly becoming one of the most popular funeral options with a national average topping 50% of Americans choosing cremation over burial. It has grown in popularity so much it is now recognized by the vatican as an acceptable means of final disposition. And while the process of cremation is ...

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'Today We Are His Family': Teen Volunteers Mourn Those Who Died Alone

Jan. 25, 2016 courtesy of Arun Rath and NPR.

On the drive to Fairview Cemetery in the Boston neighborhood of Hyde Park, six seniors from Roxbury Latin boys' school sit in silent reflection. Mike Pojman, the school's assistant headmaster and senior adviser, says the trip is a massive contrast to ...

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Casket Guide

Picking out a casket for yourself or a loved one can be a daunting task. Before you pick out a casket, you should know what your options are.

You have the option of purchasing caskets and urns from the funeral home or a 3rd party such as Willow & ...

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Know Your Options: Burials

A burial is defined as an act or ceremony of burying a dead person or object in a grave, often synonymous with "interment," the placing of human remains in an underground enclosure. In the funeral industry, a burial is a means of final disposition that ends with burial in ...

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Vatican issues guidelines on cremation, says no to scattering ashes

According to new guidelines from the Vatican's doctrinal office, cremated remains should be kept in a "sacred place" such as a church cemetery ...

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The Women Who Love Death

By  Oct 31, 2016 for Marie Claire

Young women are more paranoid about their own demise than ever before. Enter "death positivity," a new female-driven trend aimed at turning that fear on its head.

About a dozen people are gathered at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn ...

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