New York State Funeral Directors Association

Friends gathered around a coffin and offered their best version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” as a eulogy. It was a fine rendition of a popular song, a funeral director told me.

Life and Work Balancing

Being a funeral director is, in my opinion, one of the more challenging, rewarding, time-consuming, unpredictable life-paths that one can take.

I have had the privilege of working with many seasoned professionals in the funeral industry and one thing I have taken notice of is the importance of a quality work-home balance.

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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