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12 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Social media after death

In a world where social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives, Israeli start-up LifeVU is revolutionizing social networking for the afterlife. Based in Jerusalem, the web-based platform is the brainchild of co-founders Elazar Cohen and Shlomo Silverstone, two friends who came up with the concept of memorializing the departed while having coffee at university four years ago.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook

21 hrs ago | IcLichfield

I'm dead proud: Mr Dyer lives up to his name as he wins Embalmer of the Year

Bob is still on cloud nine after beating stiff opposition to be crowned Britain's Embalmer of the Year at The Ideal Death Show - a celebration of everything great about kicking the bucket. And Bob, who runs Midland Embalming Services from the family's Studley, Warwickshire, funeral parlour didn't just beat the four finalists.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Warwickshire County, England,

Sat Sep 13, 2014

USA Today

Families wait months to bury loved ones at Arlington

Families wait months to bury loved ones at Arlington Arlington conducts 27 to 30 funeral services every weekday and six to eight on Saturdays Check out this story on FORT MYERS, Fla. - Don R. Sykes was killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1969.


Related Topix: Fort Myers, FL, Life, Veteran Affairs

WNYC-AM New York

A Cheerful Mortician Tackles The Lighter Side Of Death

"That thud - that noise of the girl's body hitting laminate - would play over and over again in my mind, dull thud after dull thud," she writes in her new book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory . She was 8, in a shopping mall in her home state, sunny Hawaii.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy, The Addams Family

Halifax Courier

Video: Only Fools and Hearses farewell to 30-year-old Leeds fan

A 30-year-old comedy lover who died suddenly was given a 'triffic' Del Boy send-off in a funeral dedicated to his favourite classic comedy. In the first of its kind in Calderdale and West Yorkshire, a Only Fools and Horses themed hearse brought the streets of Siddal, Halifax, to a standstill, yesterday, as the hearse carrying John, made its way from Emotions funeral directors, past John's childhood Jubilee Road home, to St Mark's Church before the procession travelled to Park Wood crematorium in Elland.


Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Television, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Entertainment

Redditch Advertiser

Redditch man gets Embalmer of the Year

Rob Dyer, from A Dyer & Sons Funeral Directors, was voted Embalmer of the Year by the Good Funeral Guide at its awards evening held at The Beeches Conference Centre in Birmingham. Mr Dyer has been part of the family-run funeral business for more than 50 years and a qualified embalmer for 30 years.


Thu Sep 11, 2014

Emotional 9/11 ceremony honors 13 unclaimed veterans with burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery

The caskets arrived in black-and -ray hearses, draped in U.S. flags and driven along the winding, flag-lined drive. One by one, the hearses came to a stop and the caskets were unloaded.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Wayne County, MI, Oakland County, MI

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Coroner: Increase in number of people not claiming family member's bodies

When Jared Tutko Jr.'s mother never claimed the boy's body after he was found dead in his home last month, he was cremated by the county. The coroner says people not claiming family members' bodies is happening more often.


Plymouth Evening Herald

Plymouth funeral businesses attend Ideal Death Show

The event, in Bourneville, last weekend, was billed as a three-day "gathering of entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives from the funeral industry". Among keynote discussions was one about the need to ensure someone's "digital legacy" online photographs, Facebook history and downloaded tunes can be accessed, shared, or not, after death.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Nelson Mail

Funeral firm in move to Nelson

An Australian funeral firm, cleared by the Commerce Commission to take more of Christchurch's funeral business, is coming to Nelson. The Nelson City Council confirmed that Bledisloe New Zealand has lodged an application for building consent to convert a building on Haven Rd into a chapel and funeral parlour.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News

The Aiken Standard

Posey installed as president of SCFDA

Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers Walker Posey shows off some old tools of the trade at a Heritage Council meeting. Posey is the new president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association.


Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Hartsville, SC

Bucks Herald

Buckingham Street stabbing: "If I'd have been there ten minutes...

A funeral director has told of how he was in a town centre convenience store just minutes before a man was stabbed yesterday afternoon. Duncan Satterly, of Church View Funeral Service in Buckingham Street, went into Bab's Food & Wine Store before going back to his office across the street, oblivious to what would unfold.


Related Topix: Buckinghamshire County, England, Hertfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Funeral, public memorial service set for Jack Cristil, the Voice of the Missisisppi State Bulldogs

Funeral services for legendary Mississippi State University radio announcer Jack Cristil will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo. Interment will follow at Lee Memorial Park in Verona.


Related Topix: Mississippi State University, Tupelo, MS, Verona, MS

Lakeland Times

Remembering 9/11: Flags of Honor will be flown in Woodruff

11, on the Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation property located along Margaret Street in Woodruff. Sept.


Related Topix: Woodruff, WI


Ways to protect your loved onea s funeral arrangements

Pre-paying for a funeral doesn't guarantee the funeral home will stay in business, but there are ways you can protect the arrangements for your loved one's funeral from unforeseen problems. Funeral directors should itemize all costs and explain what happens if they go out of business.


Sat Sep 06, 2014

Roberts Funeral Home celebrates opening

Set conveniently on the grounds of the 85-acre East Lawn Memorial Park in Reno, the Roberts Funeral Home celebrated its grand opening Thursday, with owners already reporting an early interest in the funeral home-cemetery combination. "The whole concept is designed to be much easier," said Alex Roberts, funeral director and president of Wooster-based Roberts Funeral Homes.


Related Topix: Wooster, OH

Northwest Herald

Gap in cremation costs

Both were cremated, and both had memorial viewings. One funeral home charged about $3,800, and the other funeral home charged about $1,900.


Some of those involved in the cabaret evening at the Octagon present a cheque to Manorlands

Many of those present were from the 130 families that Brian Langford and his team at Powell and Family Funeral Directors had supported during the past year. And two sisters - Maria Bagarozza and Antoinette Rowland - who were celebrating their 65th and 60th birthdays respectively, contributed some Italian food.


Fri Sep 05, 2014

Funeral director in line for award win

A local funeral director has been selected to go through to the final stages of this year's Good Funeral Awards. Julian Hussey, director of family funeral directors AG Down, WG Potter, Overmass & Chapple and EA Dodd & Son, was chosen from hundreds of nominees to go through to the final stages of this year's glittering ceremony at The Beeches in Bournville in September 2014.


Oxford Mail

Funerals don't have to be dark and horrible anymore'

LUCY Jane has a simple philosophy for running her Oxford funeral business: "Nothing's too silly that you can't ask." The 32-year-old's approach has led to her being nominated as Funeral Director of the Year in a national industry awards less than a year after she opened her doors as The Individual Funeral Company in Rose Hill.



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