Funeral Home Happenings February 6, 2017

 

Written by Samantha Ward

 

Funeral directors and funeral home owners constantly strive to improve themselves for their community and the families they serve.

 

Unfortunately, they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. That’s why Frazer Consultants regularly features the accomplishments of funeral directors and funeral homes in our Funeral Home Happenings blog. See what your peers and colleagues have been up to lately!

 

Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home Sending Valentines

The Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is collecting Valentine’s Day cards written by children and sending them to military personnel.

 

Read more at Public Opinion.

 

Edward J. Sheehy, Jr., Elected Vice President of Connecticut Funeral Directors Association

Edward J. Sheehy, Jr., CFSP, CPC, CCO, was elected as the vice president of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association. He is the president and one of the owners of Riverview Funeral Home in Shelton, Connecticut.

 

Read more at Valley Independent Sentinel.

 

Brookside Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory Opening in Middlebury, Connecticut

The new facility, which measures 8,134 square feet and cost $3 million, is on pace to open in the fall.

 

Read more at Woodbury Patch.

 

Tytus Cornejo Helps Bereaved Parents

Wanting to provide a meaningful memorial to parents who had lost their children, Tytus Cornejo, owner of Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory in Wellington, Kansas, turned to a friend who does beautiful portraits.

 

Read more at Frazer Consultants blog.

 

Bruce Savoy Retiring After 40 Years

Bruce Savoy, general manager of the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, Minnesota, is retiring after a 40-year career at the funeral home.

 

Read more at The Journal.

 

Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home Hires New Funeral Director

Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Corpus Christi, Texas, has announced its hire of Paula Porter as a new funeral director.

 

Read more at Caller-Times.

 

Four-Legged Friend Helping Families at Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home

Chester, the resident canine at Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home in Apollo, Pennsylvania, offers comfort to families in need.

 

Read more at Tribune-Review.

 

Bartlett Funeral Home Celebrates Renovations

The Bartlett Funeral Home & 1620 Cremation Services in Plymouth, Massachusetts, has undergone renovations to their facility.

 

Read more at Wicked Local.

 

Randy Paschal Featured in Black History Spotlight

Randy Paschal, funeral director at Paschal Memorial Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Georgia, is the first black funeral home director in Twiggs County in Georgia.

 

Read more at WMAZ.

 

Only Black-Owned Funeral Home in Minneapolis Featured

Estes Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota has served the community for 55 years.

 

Read more at KARE 11.

 

Paul O’Connor Funeral Home Celebrates 50 Years

Feb. 7 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Paul O’Connor Funeral Home in Scarborough, in Toronto’s east end.

 

Read more at Catholic Register.

 

Jason Abner New Owner of Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals

Jason Abner is the newest owner of the Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals in Irvine, Kentucky, where he has worked since 2003.

 

Read more at Citizen Voice & Times.

 

If you or someone you know deserves recognition, email us at samantha@frazerconsultants.com. We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings!

 

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