Blog Archive: December 2012

We're very interested in the idea of highly personalized funeral and memorial services, which is why this story caught our attention: funeral director Joe Lombardo at Williams Lombardo Funeral Home in Clifton Heights, PA is arranging funerals with the slogan, "We Put the 'Fun' in Funeral." Lombardo is making funerals that are specialized, personalized experiences—for the person who died and for those who attend the service.

For those of us who are pet lovers, we know that losing a pet can be as difficult as losing a human family member. There are lots of ways to remember pets who are gone, and now Singapore's largest newspaper, The Straits Times, is offering pet obituaries, according to BoingBoing.

We understand the pain of losing a pet, and we will be adding more pet-related resources on Everplans soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd write the obituary for my family's dog, Snuggles Schneiderman.

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We believe that life insurance can make a huge difference both before a death (in the form of peace-of-mind) and after a death (in the form of financial support).

Last night Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a very powerful piece about a tough subject: Talking about dying in order to improve end-of-life.

You can see the video here.

Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person, died this week at the age of 116. Cooper lived in three centuries; she was 18 years old at the start of WWI, 43 years old at the start of WWII, 73 years old when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, 93 years old when the Berlin Wall came down, and 112 years old when Barack Obama became President.