When noted architect J. Stuart Todd, a pioneer in the field of funeral home architecture, decided to retire in 1990 from the firm he founded years earlier, he could have easily just sat back and enjoyed his post-retirement years. But that’s not who J. Stuart […]
SAYVILLE,NY— Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Home is one of the oldest businesses in the Sayville area of New York. Founded in 1874 by Charles L. Raynor, the firm remains a family owned and operated business to this day.
SCOTTDALE,PA — More than fifty years ago, the late Frank Kapr, Sr., family opened a funeral home in their dwelling at 417 West Pittsburgh Street in Scottdale. The home was fully renovated and expanded in 1979 for the 25th anniversary celebration of The Frank Kapr Funeral Home.
MARION,OH — Boyd-Born Funeral Home, a well-established presence in the funeral service community of Marion, traces its roots back to LaRue, OH, where William Clarence Boyd opened a furniture and mortuary business in 1922. In 1927, the business was relocated to Marion.
Greg Jones has been a funeral professional for more than four decades. So, when the manager of The Wood Mortuary in Greer, South Carolina, decided to redesign his funeral home’s preparation room, he knew what he wanted. “The room has served us well, but we […]
GREER, SC— The community of Greer has looked to The Wood Mortuary for caring service since 1902 when John D. Wood established a funeral and undertaking business on the second floor of his grocery and hardware store. Today, his grandson and President Richard H. Wood, Jr., continues the family tradition, keeping pace with the times.
Today, more and more embalming rooms are equipped with overhead lifts which allow a single person to move and casket larger bodies without the help of other staff members and reduce the risk of injury due to lifting. Additionally, the industry has become more aware […]
Design Roundtable Karasch: Develop a ‘wants and needs’ list to initially discuss with your designer. Create a list of questions to ask them and ask how using their services would benefit the funeral director. Killingsworth: I always ask the client if they have drawings and […]
Twenty-five years ago a new concept was introduced to funeral directors – a service to supply a preparation room that would be architecturally designed to their individual needs and completely outfitted with the necessary equipment to ensure an OSHA compliant embalming room. That unique offering […]