Parting Stone, a company based in New Mexico, offers an alternative to keeping tins of your loved one’s ashes: turning them into “stones.” For $US595, you can convert a dead loved one’s remains into smooth objects that look and feel like river stones. The average person becomes 40 to 60 […]
The coronavirus pandemic is killing hundreds of people in New York City each day. To accommodate the dead before families claim them, the city’s medical examiner expanded temporary refrigerated storage to hold 3,600 decedents, up from the usual 900. However, a policy change posted to the medical examiner’s website suggests […]
The global fatality rate of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus has doubled over the past 2 months. New York City is now an epicentre of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases of at least 450,000 worldwide. A licensed funeral director and embalmer, […]
As coronavirus sweeps the country, people in the funeral service industry are bracing for the pandemic’s impact. According to one funeral service director, people working in the funeral industry are the “last line of defence” in treating coronavirus cases. From morticians to embalmers, funeral workers are ensuring that the remains […]
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried in a private funeral service on Friday, according to reports. Citing Kobe Bryant’s death certificate, the local Fox affiliate KTTV and Entertainment Tonight said the funeral was at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, California. Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and […]
Antonio Basco, who was married to a victim of the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, said he has no other family after losing his wife. So, he invited the community to join him at her funeral. Antonio Basco was married to his wife Margie Reckard, 63, for 22 […]
Professional stylists and former wedding planners, the women of Going Out In Style, have now turned to the funeral business. Their services cover all aspects of the event, and they encourage clients to think outside of the box. They work both with consulting clients who are looking to pre-plan their […]
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Joan Rivers once joked that she wanted her funeral to be a “huge showbiz affair with lights, camera, action” complete with “paparazzi and publicists making a scene.” At the comedy legend’s funeral Sunday, she got just that. More than 40 celebrities attended Rivers’ funeral at Temple Emanu-El in New York […]
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