The Science of Mortuary Science

Morgue Mortuary ScienceMortuary science is the study of deceased bodies through work typically done at a mortuary. The term most often applies to a college curriculum in the United States which prepares students for careers as morticians or funeral directors. Many who take the coursework also study the related field of embalming. Some states require funeral directors apply as embalmers as well. The law does not apply to California, home to Foothill Funeral & Cremation. Continue reading The Science of Mortuary Science

The Importance of Closure

The End Credits on MovieNothing is as final as death. Unfortunately, however, grieving family members and friends often struggle to come to grips with the finality of their loved one’s passing. Left to pick up the pieces and find the strength to move on, many fail to face the permanent nature of their loss. Denial is, after all, the first of the five stages of grief.

We help families manage this emotion is by offering to provide closure in several different forms:

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Chalk Outline Body Reconstruction After DeathIn the 1972 classic movie, The Godfather, Vito Corleone calls upon an undertaker who owes him a favor following the startlingly traumatic shooting death of his son, Sonny. “Look what they did to my son,” he cries, imploring the mortician to work magic so Sonny’s funeral could include an open casket. As far-fetched as it may seem, requests for bodily reconstruction are more common (and do-able) in the real world than you might think. Continue reading Reconstruction