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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Death Doesn’t take a Holiday: A Holiday Mystery

Posted on December 5th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Funerals, Glendora, Holiday Deaths, Pet Services
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Did you know funeral homes have a busy season? More people die in November, December or January than any other month of the year. And the spike in holiday deaths cannot be attributed to suicides. Contrary to popular belief, suicide numbers do not increase during the holidays. In fact, the Center for Disease Control & […]

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Funeral Traditions Around the World

Posted on November 27th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Azusa, Covina, Cremation, Funerals, Glendora, Grief, Memorials
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Funerals Around the World Living in Southern California, it’s easy to start to start to think that local traditions are universal. While some people who live in other states and countries share our traditions, not all do. A host of unique traditions exist relative to the way people around the world honor the dead. New […]

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