Veteran Memorials

Posted on November 9th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Caskets, Coffins, COVID-19, Death, Military Honors, Uncategorized, Veteran's Services
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In the midst of civil unrest, a pandemic, and election discord now is the perfect time to take a breather and focus on something upon which we can all agree. Military members deserve to be honored in life as well as in death. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day 2020, we want to thank everyone who […]

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Death Masks & Funeral Customs

Posted on September 9th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Caskets, Coffins, Death, Funerals, Memorials
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The wearing of masks has become compulsory for everyone who wants to protect themselves from the Coronavirus pandemic (or otherwise go out in public). So, as you mull over which type of facial covering to don, consider this. People have worn death masks for centuries. They protect people from diseases, demons, wartime side effects, and […]

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Pandemic Pre-Planning

Posted on May 19th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Caskets, Coronavirus, Death, End-Of-Life, Pre-Planning, Uncategorized
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Part 2 of a 2-Part Series This week, we conclude our two-part series about pandemic pre-planning. To read part one, click here. We started the series because we have recently fielded numerous calls from people who are concerned about repercussions of COVID-19 relative to their end-of-life planning. One way to make sure you take care of your family […]

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The Importance of Closure

Posted on August 27th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Body Reconstruction, Burial, Caskets, Coffins, Death, Funerals, Living Funerals, Memorials
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Nothing 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 […]

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Reconstruction

Posted on August 16th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Body Reconstruction, Burial, Caskets, Cremation, Death, Embalming, Funerals
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In 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 […]

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