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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Crazy Cremation Urns

Posted on April 10th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Ashes, Bio Cremation, Burial, Cremation, Embalming, Funerals, Urns
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Years ago, people opted for cremation to save money. Determined to take the lease expensive way out, these bargain-hunters shopped for bottom dollar urns. But times have changed, and with them, the reasons people choose crazy cremation over traditional burial with embalming and a casket. Today, motives tend more toward ecology in addition to economy. […]

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What Happens After You’re Buried?

Posted on March 29th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Death, Embalming, Funerals, Pre-Planning
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If you’re a fan of any of the (original or remake) Laura Croft Tomb Raider or The Mummy films, you probably have an idea of what happens after death. The problem is that if it’s based on those movies, your impression misses the mark. Like most Hollywood fare, the truth is a little less sensational. […]

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Cremation Service: You can still go traditional

Posted on January 29th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Ashes, Burial, Caskets, Coffins, Death, Embalming, Funerals, Glendora, Green Burials, Urns
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Once upon a time, families who opted to cremate their loved ones usually chose the option because they didn’t want the expense and ceremony associated with a traditional funeral service and burial. But times have changed. At our Glendora mortuary, approximately 70 percent of mourners choose cremation over burial. Their reasons include everything from honoring […]

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Cremation or Cremation Plus?

Posted on January 22nd, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Ashes, Burial, Caskets, Death, Embalming, Funerals, Glendora, Mortuary
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Many people think that only two options exist relative to the disposition of their loved ones’ remains: burial, which includes casket-viewing-funeral-graveside-and-the-whole-shebang – or simple ceremony-less cremation. But those are just two in a laundry list of choices available to people making final arrangements for someone who has died. Circa 2019, options are basically endless. In […]

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