Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust (Cremation)

Posted on May 14th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Ashes, Bio Cremation, Burial, Cremation, Funerals, Glendora, Mortuary
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People used to consider cremation disrespectful. They preferred hiring undertakers to embalm their loved one’s bodies and place the chemically-preserved remains in boxes they buried in the ground. Somehow, this practice was considered more respectful than cremation. Go figure. Now, thankfully, the practice of cremation is just as enthusiastically embraced as the more traditional method […]

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All About Death Certificates

Posted on May 7th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Death, Death Certificates, Estate Planning, Glendora, Uncategorized
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California Death Certificates When someone you love dies, you will have a long “to do” list. As your local funeral director, we would love to be the one you call so we can help you handle the details. But if you decide to forge out on your own, here are some tips for taking care […]

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Mortuary: History of the Term

Posted on April 6th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Glendora, Mortuaries, Mortuary
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Archaeologically and anthropologically speaking, the word, mortuary, means: ‘any purpose-built structure, resembling a normal dwelling in many ways, in which a dead body is buried.’” Dead House Prior to the 14th century, when they coined the term “mortuary,” people placed their dead in a “deadhouse.” Such a blunt term, it’s little wonder a new phrase […]

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5 Holidays Designed to Honor the Dead

Posted on March 16th, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Death, Funerals, Glendora, Holiday Deaths, Uncategorized
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Part 1 of a 2-Part Series Did you think the only day to celebrate the dead is associated with Halloween and Day of the Dead? Guess again. While Americans tend to downplay death, other cultures celebrate death throughout the year, with panache. If you would like to remember your deceased loved ones throughout the year, […]

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5 Things to Include in an Estate Plan

Posted on March 3rd, 2018
Posted by Manny Godoy under Estate Planning, Funerals, Glendora, Memorials
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Smart Steps to Take Before You Die When you contemplate death, as most people sometimes do, do you think about what you will leave behind? Estate planning is important for people of all ages, backgrounds and financial situations. Although you may be tempted to avoid estate planning because you don’t want to “tempt fate” by […]

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