Funeral Directors in the News

45898888_2049252898429842_816851703948115968_n (1)In November, our friend, funeral director Jim Kurtz, was featured on the cover of Texas Director. His story is sure to make every funeral director proud.

Read it here:   a director’s lifelong mission

‘Your True Calling Will Simply Find You’ American Funeral Director, June 2020

Great interview with another of our favorite Morte Girls, Sharon Gee-Mascarello. She is the editor and main author of the soon-to-be published textbook “Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Sixth Edition.” But that’s just Sharon’s latest contribution to funeral service. She is an embalming instructor  at Wayne State University, and a frequent  presenter at state and national convetions.

After mom dies of coronavirus in NYC, Syracuse woman takes on a final promise: a place to rest, May 18, 2020

Doris Amen, one of our favorite Morte Girls, helped a family others turned away.

Funeral Director Honored for Meaningful Impact in Community

For the second time, John D’Arienzo has become president of The Metropolitan Funeral Director’s Association, in New York City. His funeral home, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has long been a fixture in the community. Read on to read about his community involvement, and  friendship with Andrew Anastasio, who runs Williamsburg’s only other surviving funeral home.

John Herzig’s Famous Endings Museum

One of our favorite funeral service museums, and a must visit.

Trust This Woman To Bury You: Funeral Director And Author Doris V. Amen Bklyner., Nov. 15, 2015

Brooklyn’s favorite funeral director tells all in her newly-published collection of essays.

Women in the Funeral Industry NYSFDA, March 2020

For Women’s History Month, The New York State Funeral Directors Association features a great interview with Beatrice Lewanduski-Lecesse. Bea works tirelessly on behalf of funeral service & serves as a role model. If you’re interested in a career, Bea also offers advice in this Q & A.

The Work We Do: Karren Heppner Riverhead News-Review, January 29, 2020

Here’s another female funeral director representing what we do with dignity and decorum.