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Articles about the care and support that hospices provide families can be easily found. But it’s difficult to find an article from a funeral director’s perspective about the gifts hospices provide – although all of us know the immense value provide as part of their...

It’s November. The month known for pre Black Friday sales; turkey with stuffing; and, of course, football. But if you have ever been involved in the care of a terminally ill person, it’s about one more very important thing – National Hospice Month. So why does...

The LeMoyne Crematory [caption id="attachment_5018" align="alignright" width="300"] The LeMoyne Crematory, Washington County, Pennsylvania - Photo by Megan Sickles[/caption] Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of interesting history? I love a good “back story” and I find cremation fascinating. Most historians agree that cremation became a death practice during the...

Have you seen the phrase direct cremation and didn’t know exactly what it meant? I assure you, it’s not some misleading corporate code. In fact, it’s pretty straightforward and means what it says. Simply put, in a direct cremation, there are no services before the...

Yes, there is a big difference and it is helpful to understand what each type of service is so you can make the best decision for your family of loved one, regardless if they are going to be buried or cremated. Like any profession, those who...

When the time comes, your family will take care of your final arrangements, right? Yes, they most likely will. But the simple fact is that no one knows you better than yourself. Planning your own cremation memorial has a number of advantages over leaving all...

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