Number of Death’s handled by the Funeral Homes down by a third in 10 years?| Your Funeral Guy

21 May

Presently the Funeral Industry is in a major decline. By all statistical indications the number of Death’s Handled by Funeral Homes(Industry)has declined on a large scale in the USA. This was brought out in a recent news article by Ken Gronbach, at

Handling 3 million deaths 10 years ago now it is estimated that only two million deaths are handled by the Funeral Industry so what happened Down by one third. Snippet:

For those in the funeral industry, death, or lack thereof, has been no laughing matter for almost a decade. Funerals and cremations are at a 20-year low.

About a decade ago, the industry was handling three million deaths a year. Now that number is a third less.

With an inherent gallows-humor bent, it’s not surprising that lots of possible reasons have been circulating within the funeral industry about slow business. Among them are alien abductions, body snatchers, secret and private home funerals and burials, but none seemed to satisfy or be tenable.


So really is the decline in the Death Rate the real cause of the decline in the Funeral Biz? This analysis seems a bit simplistic.

Truly American Medicine has kept boomers alive. But currently Obesity may change all that. The baby boomers have not died as quickly as anticipated.

Funeral Industry|Funeral News| Funeral Blog by Your Funeral Guy


2 Responses to “Number of Death’s handled by the Funeral Homes down by a third in 10 years?| Your Funeral Guy”

  1. kgcdirect May 25, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    Hey Funeral Guy,
    The CNBC story is mine, not Howard Buck’s.
    Your friend,
    Ken Gronbach

  2. yourfuneralguy May 25, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Hey, Thanks for the correction, apologies for the mistake, Great story!

    Your Funeral Guy

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