Duncan Stuart Todd A legacy of Service

A Legacy of Service

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 […]

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New Care Center for Frank Kapr Funeral Home

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.

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A Modern Approach To An Old Prep Room

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 […]

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Wood Mortuary

The Wood Mortuary in Greer, SC Celebrates Prep Room Renovation

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.

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Design Roundtable

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 […]

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25th Anniversary for Duncan Stuart Todd

Duncan Stuart Todd Celebrates Silver Anniversary

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 […]

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