Israel burial society refuses to sell unmarried couple adjoining plots

Local Jewish burial community denies a couple from pre-arranging their funeral because of religious reasoning. In Israel, death care is overseen by local Jewish burial societies called Chevra Kadish. The Chevra Kadish makes sure the bodies of deceased Jews are…

How businesses can manage bad online reviews

Businesses don’t have the luxury of ignoring bad online reviews anymore. Bad reviews turn away potential customers, tarnish business reputations, and are bad for SEO. No one likes to receive bad online reviews, but don’t let it get to your…

Chilean casket producer increased production by 120% after introducing the “COVID” casket model

The ‘COVID’ model is a simple casket made from an economic wood, without any detailed carvings, and glass viewing pains.  Chile, which is currently a hotspot for the coronavirus, has stepped up with aggressive government regulations to get control of…

Third generation family owned funeral home in Connecticut expands

Milford Connecticut will be seeing a shakeup in the death care industry as the historic Smith Funeral Home, which has been a fixture of the community since 1886, goes under new ownership. Current owners Winthrop and Bonnie Smith announced the…

Feds Sue Stafford County Over Law Blocking Islamic Cemetery

Federal authorities are suing Stafford County in northern Virginia in a response to the country  prohibiting the build of an Islamic cemetery.  The All Muslim Association of America (AMAA) was prohibited by Virgina’s Stafford County to build an Islamic cemetery…

Controversial cemetery expansion into protected Hawaiian land debate

The Hawaii Land Use Commission begins the process of considering Service Corp. International cemetery expansion into protected lands.   Thursday, June 11th was the first meeting held by the The Hawaii Land Use Commission to discuss the potential of the Hawaiian…

George Floyd’s funeral, a world wide memorial
A death care industry overview of the four days of memorial services for George Floyd. Thousands of people have paid their respects to George Floyd, who was killed during an arrest by the police. His death shocked the world and…
Historic Massachusetts cemetery attempts to preserve graves before irreparable damage destroys plots

Massachusetts town pulls together to preserve historic graves before it’s too late Laurel Hill Cemetery, is the largest historical cemetery in the Town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Burials span from the 1800’s to present day. Famous artists such as George Fuller,…

Illegal embalming operation found outside Mexico City

In Mexico City two men were arrested at a secret center for illegal embalming, totally disregarding any form of sanitation and proper disposal of medical waste. In Tecámac, a village just north of Mexico City, authorities are investigating an illegal…

What are the ethical issues surrounding memorial diamonds?

People have always felt a need for self-immortalization. This theme isn’t something new, and evidence of its existence dates all the way back to before the Egyptians. It’s this ingrained desire for self-immortalization that has led to the development of…