Tuesday, February 16, 2016


     Assuming that arrangements have NOT been made beforehand, the first task facing survivors is finding survivors is finding a good funeral home.  Often feeling rushed and bewildered, inadequate and bereft, relatives of the deceased may take the path of least resistance and choose the services of a funeral director at random, picking out a firm with the largest ad or hiring a firm which is in closest proximity.
     More care of choice should be taken, even if the bereaved is in no mood for dealing with such difficult details.  A choice made in haste may well be regretted at leisure.
     The best of all methods for choosing a funeral director is work-of-mouth recommendation from those whose advice you trust.  Talk to people who have recently had a death in the family.  Were they satisfied with the service they received from the funeral home?  Whom do they recommend?  A funeral director can be a genuine help in time of crisis.  It is worth spending the effort to do a little research.


  1. Thank you for the post. This is some really great advice. I agree that if arrangements haven't been made prior to a death, the stress of finding one can lead to just picking any funeral home. I like the idea to take some time and ask around. I agree that word of mouth is a great way to find anything you may be looking for. I think even just checking out two or three options would be better than just picking at random. http://www.funeralcremationsomd.com/

  2. You have some great advice for choosing a funeral home. I appreciate your tip on getting trustworthy recommendations from friends or family. I agree, if a certain funeral home did a good job for your friend's funeral, they will probably do a good job with yours. http://johnjfox.com/Funeral_Planning_871906.html