New York State Funeral Directors Association

If I told my Catholic mother I wanted my casket strapped to a mechanical bull so I could take “one last ride” at my funeral, she’d probably start crying.

New York State Memorial Honors Fallen Police Officers

Game Protector Samuel S. Taylor was felled by gunfire a century ago while trying to arrest poachers. A gunshot put Buffalo Police Officer Patricia A. Parete in a coma for several years until she died in 2013.

Hospital Scene

As human beings, we grow and change each day, our personalities conforming to our surroundings and our minds developing new coping strategies for the things that are beyond our control.

Most of the time, these changes are occurring completely unbeknownst to us.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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