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What is the difference between a funeral director, undertaker, and mortician?

From Merriam-Webster: Funeral Director 1: a person whose job is to arrange and manage funerals Mortician 1: a person whose job is to prepare dead people to be buried and to arrange and manage funerals Undertaker 1: one that undertakes: one that takes the risk and management of business; entrepreneur 2: one whose bu...READ MORE


How to Design a Burial Service on a Budget Part Three

Even if you are wanting to have a full traditional service, there are ways to save money and still have a full service. In this third part, the focus will be ideas on how to save throughout the funeral service process. Before the Service Take advantage of the funeral home obituary Most funeral homes have a websi...READ MORE


Do all funeral directors live at the funeral home?

Traditionally, the funeral director would live either above or in the back of the funeral home. Some places may have a home built behind the funeral home where the manager will live. Others may have an apprentice living either near or in the funeral home as part of their apprenticeship benefits. However, most funeral...READ MORE


Are all funeral directors embalmers?

Funeral directing and embalming are actually two separate jobs. While some people choose to get a license to do both jobs, not everyone does. Some companies choose to hire one person to perform all of the embalmings for the organization. This is true for a lot of large corporations where they have a primary embalmer w...READ MORE


How to Design a Burial Service on a Budget Part Two

Sometimes traditional services do not fit the needs of a family. In this case, an alternative solution may be more beneficial for the service. There are many ways to have a burial service that does not fit the traditional practices. In part two, the focus will be lesser known burial ideas that can fit a wider variety...READ MORE

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