Florence Isaacs's Blog – January 2013 Archive (2)

The Funeral Director Is a Woman

Q. When my uncle died recently and funeral arrangements had to be made, the funeral director turned out to be a woman. I’d never heard of a female funeral director before. Is this common today?

 

Times have changed, and women funeral directors are no longer unusual. Neither are female embalmers. In 2010, 57.1% of mortuary science students in the United…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on January 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Left Out After a Loved One Dies

Q. The mother of a friend of mine died and his aunt has hijacked the funeral. She made all the funeral plans on her own. Afterwards she called and told him when and where to show up for the services. The mother had earmarked money to pay for a funeral, so there is no cost to either party. But my friend feels so angry at being left out of all the decisions that he talks about not wanting to attend the funeral. Why would someone hurt him this way at such a sad time? I’m trying to…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on January 3, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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