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…

Funeral director refurbishes old ‘Save a Lot’ building to open a new funeral home

Why construct a completely new building when you can give a second life to an old one? Justin Kirby refurbishes an old ‘Save a Lot’ building to open his own new funeral home. In Russellville, Kentucky, Justin Kirby will open…

Swiss funeral directors left with hundreds of extra coffins

Funeral directors in Switzerland are stuck with a surplus of coffins since the virus didn’t hit the country as hard as expected. In March, Italy was the worldwide epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. With Italy just a short drive over…

New National Institute of Health grant awarded to help Alzheimer patients with end-of-life decisions

  The National Institute on Aging has awarded Suzanne Sullivan $159,000 to develop approaches to prepare persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers to make end-of-life decisions. Making headlines for the end-of-life sector is Suzanne Sullivan, the recent National Institutes…

Coroners lobby to have cremation law updated

Louisiana coroners look into having a law updated to protect the deceased who have been a victim of a violent crime from being cremated. US coroners in the state of Louisiana were alarmed when a local report came out depicting…

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