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Nov 07, 2018

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New Care Center for Frank Kapr Funeral Home

SCOTTDALE,PA — More than fifty years ago, the late Frank Kapr, Sr., family opened a funeral home in their dwelling at 417 West Pittsburgh Street in Scottdale. The home was fully renovated and expanded in 1979 for the 25th anniversary celebration of The Frank Kapr Funeral Home.

Boyd-Born Funeral Home

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Jul 27, 2018

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Boyd-Born Funeral Home Launches Major Renovation with New Prep Room

MARION,OH — Boyd-Born Funeral Home, a well-established presence in the funeral service community of Marion, traces its roots back to LaRue, OH, where William Clarence Boyd opened a furniture and mortuary business in 1922. In 1927, the business was relocated to Marion.

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Apr 25, 2018

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Duncan Stuart Todd, Ltd. Names Garrett Smith New Office Manager

BOULDER, Colo. – Duncan Stuart Todd Ltd., the preparation room specialist, has named Garrett Smith as office manager. Smith has a strong foundation in customer service and will be assisting with the company’s complete line of services and equipment for the modern care center. “The […]

Published
Apr 23, 2018

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A Modern Approach To An Old Prep Room

Greg Jones has been a funeral professional for more than four decades. So, when the manager of The Wood Mortuary in Greer, South Carolina, decided to redesign his funeral home’s preparation room, he knew what he wanted. “The room has served us well, but we […]

Wood Mortuary

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Jul 27, 2017

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The Wood Mortuary in Greer, SC Celebrates Prep Room Renovation

GREER, SC— The community of Greer has looked to The Wood Mortuary for caring service since 1902 when John D. Wood established a funeral and undertaking business on the second floor of his grocery and hardware store. Today, his grandson and President Richard H. Wood, Jr., continues the family tradition, keeping pace with the times.

Published
Jun 06, 2017

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Spotlight On Embalming and Preparation in the Funeral Industry

Today, more and more embalming rooms are equipped with overhead lifts which allow a single person to move and casket larger bodies without the help of other staff members and reduce the risk of injury due to lifting. Additionally, the industry has become more aware […]

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Feb 28, 2017

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Design Roundtable

Design Roundtable Karasch: Develop a ‘wants and needs’ list to initially discuss with your designer. Create a list of questions to ask them and ask how using their services would benefit the funeral director. Killingsworth: I always ask the client if they have drawings and […]

25th Anniversary for Duncan Stuart Todd

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Sep 10, 2016

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Duncan Stuart Todd Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago a new concept was introduced to funeral directors – a service to supply a preparation room that would be architecturally designed to their individual needs and completely outfitted with the necessary equipment to ensure an OSHA compliant embalming room. That unique offering […]