Mortuary Practice & COVID-19

Posted on March 27th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Death, Funerals, Memorials
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If someone asks you to find an article or blog post written over the past several weeks not referencing the coronavirus, you would be hard-pressed to comply. The topic has been front-of-mind and top-of-tongue for virtually every person living on Planet Earth. This obsession includes the funeral industry. And while we deal with death on […]

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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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How to Not Get Dead this 4th of July

Posted on July 2nd, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Caskets, Coffins, Cremation, Death, Funerals
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It’s been a rough year at the funeral home. Although we always encounter death, we rarely face the variety of causes and age-breadths that have crossed the FFC threshold. From horrific accidents to unexpected illness, 2019 is a banner year so far (not in a good way). So, as our 4thof July gift to you, […]

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Grief Gets Physical

Posted on June 11th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Death, Grief, Memorials
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When someone we love dies, we grieve. Feelings of sadness, loneliness, isolation and depression commonly occur. It’s par for the course. But in addition to producing emotional manifestations, did you know that grief gets physical? In fact, someone who is mourning can experience as many (or more) associated physical symptoms as the emotional pain facing […]

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What a Weird Way to be Buried?

Posted on May 8th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Azusa, Burial, Cremation, Funerals, Green Burials, Urns
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Instagram lit up when the late actor Luke Perry’s daughter posted about her father’s unconventional burial choice. News outlets around the globe covered the now infamous “mushroom burial suit.” Here is what @lemonperry said on Instagram about her dad’s ecologically-friendly end-of-life decision:

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