New York State Funeral Directors Association

By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing, and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss, and emptiness.

Sydney and Peyton Vickers

Sydney Vickers used to peer around the corner expecting to see her husband Peyton in his car on his way home from work.

It was a habit that continued for about six months after Peyton died of esophageal cancer, nearly three decades after they married.

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.

Video: Family History

Today, resources are becoming more widely available, giving people the ability to learn exciting stories about their ancestors. Find 14 great tips on the Blog.

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SympathyNotes is written to stimulate discussion of death and grief. Opinions do not reflect the views of NYSFDA.

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