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Putting the "Fun" in Funeral

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • by Sarah Whitman-Salkin

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.

He has done military themes and sports themes. He's built a garden and a beach scene complete with sand, palm trees and a boat. He's open to just about any idea that a family throws at him. "Whatever we can do to personalize it and make it right," he says.

There are lots of ways to personalize a funeral service, no matter where you are in the planning process. Imagine your "dream funeral"...what does it look like? We'd love to see your thoughts in the comments section.