Each month we will post links to pertinent articles in the deathcare profession. From lawsuits to quirky sites, we'll bring you a one-stop shop from deathcare-related items on the web. Here are this month's links. 'You could not print what I think of thieves who stole my husband's cremation plaque', This is Surrey Today A widow was left in tears after learning her beloved husband's cremation plaque had been stolen by thieves.
Biz to Go: New app can arrange cremations, The Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginians will be able to set up a cremation on their smartphones, thanks to an app from the Cremation Society of Virginia.
'Death tax' collection opposed by local authorities, The Guardian The introduction of a death tax, to pay for the increased scrutiny of doctors by a new medical examiner corps, could be delayed as councils resist collecting a national charge levied on bereaved families.
New Flameless Cremation Process Could Be Legalized In Illinois, CBS Chicago For 20,000 years, people have been using fire to cremate their loved ones. Now, for the first time, there’s a new way to do cremations and, if Gov. Pat Quinn signs a measure approved by the legislature, it could be available in Illinois by March.
Number of unclaimed bodies triples in Racine; official blames economy, culture, JS Online: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel The number of unclaimed dead bodies tripled in Racine County last year, from the typical three or four to a dozen. Medical Examiner Tom Terry told the Journal Times it's not always because the deceased are unidentified or have no relatives; sometimes the next of of kin just refuses to take responsibility, and the county picks up the cost of burial or cremation.
Soldiers complete documentation of Arlington National Cemetery, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Systems Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) soldiers, photograph and document every tombstone, grave marker and cremation site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.
“Botched Burial” Lawsuit, Fox 4 News Kansas City An Overland Park family laid a loved one to rest in May of 2010, or so they thought. There were so many problems, they ended up burying him twice. The family hired an attorney and filed a lawsuit. Attorney Brian Niceswanger says the funeral and graveside service at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens went as planned, but after the family left, getting the vault and casket into the ground was anything but smooth.