New York State Funeral Directors Association

SUNY Canton FSA Study Space Photo By Greg Kie

New Classrooms, Chapel for Funeral Service Students At NY College

More than 30 aspiring funeral directors started their 2014 funeral service studies in newly-renovated classrooms at the State University of New York College of Technology at Canton.

Upgrades are part of a $6.77 million overhaul of Cook Hall, with Funeral Services Administration students benefiting from roughly $580,000 of the renovations, according to college spokesman Greg Kie.

Snow covered roadways

There’s a saying about postal workers not being hindered by snow and rain and sleet. I think they need to add funeral directors to the list of those undeterred by the weather.

It’s been a while since New Yorkers endured a winter as intense as this 2013-14 season – but you wouldn’t know it from speaking with some of the funeral directors I got in contact with this week.

Highway Scene

I saw an e-mail alerting funeral directors to an airline’s new policy on the weight of shipments, including deceased loved ones being transported home for their funeral.

The airline didn’t bother informing funeral directors about the change, and that left one funeral home in a bind, temporarily.

The loved one was in New York but their funeral was scheduled to be held soon in another state.

It was a difficult situation: the loved one exceeded the airline’s new weight limit. As it turned out, the solution was Robert Gordon.

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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