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YourFuneralGuy Exclusive-Matthews Intl on Green, Bio Cremation

16 Jul

The Largest crematory manufacturer in the USA-Matthews International- may jump ahead in the great  green, bio cremation race. The process is also known  Alkaline hydrolysis, water resolution, resomation, or  Alkaline  Disposition.

There have been 2 comments  AT  THIS BLOG from Matthews Cremation.

1. Matthews International Will soon have a website devoted to bio(or green Cremation)

Comment-Matthews Cremation will be releasing a website dedicated specifically to the Bio-Cremation process shortly. Our hopes are to dis spell some of the myths associated with this process and advance legislation to allow it in all states. Stay tuned!

viaYour Funeral Guy Exclusive: Funeral Industry Alkaline Hydrolysis(Pics) Demonstration

2. Matthews Cremation will ship an Alkaline Hydrolysis(Green Cremation) Machine very soon to St. Petersburg, Florida.

Comment-Actually, the Bio Cremation machine going to St. Pete will serve as a full service facility for those requesting green cremations. It should be installed soon and we are looking forward to seeing it go out.-via Tale of Two Bio Cremation Machines

Different Companies claim the green or bio cremation will cost the  same as traditional or fire cremation(ie cycled life). Others say it will cost more. Some  say it will cost less. It really depends on the funeral home or the funeral Director setting the Price!

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Your Funeral Guy Featured In Washington Times on Indigent Burials

4 Jan

Your Funeral Guy has been Featured in the Washington Times

A Your Funeral Guy blog  story has been referenced in the Washington Times in early 2010. The blogpost is about the Rise of Indigent Burials in 09. The article is titled  “Rising Public  Costs for Cremation and  Burial”  The  Funeral Cost and News Story talks about how local governments are paying for Funerals for the Poor in the UnitedStates.


The recession has increased the number of poor people in the United States.

Indigent burials are on the rise’ according to Your Funeral Guy.

Indigent, according to the Encarta Dictionary, means ‘extremely poor’ or ‘destitute person.’


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Washington Times Photo from flickr under the creative commons license. from

NCinDC’s photostream

Here are some relate Your Funeral Guy blog posts.

  1. Chicago:30% rise in Indigent Burials-
  2. Green Burials May Come to main Street
  3. Average Cost of a Funeral: Burials down, Funerals 
  4. Bodies pile up around U.S. Families lack Burial funds

Wall Street Bundling Life Insurance to hurt Funeral Industry-YourFuneralGuy

7 Sep
The sale of life insurance policies will hurt the funeral industry

The sale of life insurance policies will hurt the funeral industry

Because of the severity of the recession banks have been buying up life insurance policies. Some of the big banks are bundling them together just as they did debt before the Wall Street Crash a year ago. These  Wallstreet banks are selling them as bonds.

This is a risky investment scheme. This will hurt the funeral industry because in the majority of cases life insurance is the vehicle that folks pay for a funeral.

This is another bad sign for the traditional funeral industry in the USA.

From the New York Times:

The bankers plan to buy “life settlements,” life insurance policies that ill and elderly people sell for cash — $400,000 for a $1 million policy, say, depending on the life expectancy of the insured person. Then they plan to “securitize” these policies, in Wall Street jargon, by packaging hundreds or thousands together into bonds. They will then resell those bonds to investors, like big pension funds, who will receive the payouts when people with the insurance die.

The earlier the policyholder dies, the bigger the return — though if people live longer than expected, investors could get poor returns or even lose money.”

This  will mean lost income for the Funeral Business.

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The Funeral Industry takes another hit

The Funeral Industry takes another hit

Senator Ted Kennedy Funeral|memorial service live streaming video-YourFuneralguy

28 Aug

Senator Ted  “Edward”Kennedy Funeral|memorial service live streaming video—-There will be Live streaming video for the  the Senator “Edward” Ted Kennedy Memorial Service Friday night. This will be at




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JFK Presidential Library pic from flickr under the creative commons license from

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7.23.09 Cronkite Funeral|2pm|Webcast

22 Jul

Walter Cronkite Funeral to be Webcast on internet

Walter Cronkite Funeral to be Webcast on internet

The Walter Cronkite Funeral will be webcast live at at 2pm (eastern) on 7.23.09 . If you have the time you can view the Walter Cronkite Funeral at the CBS website. More and more folks are webcasting funerals and some funeral homes offer this service. This is a kindness shown to Walter Cronkite .

If your friends and family can not make it to a funeral, the webcast is an alternative that allows participation.

From the NewYorkTimes;

CBS News will webcast the family funeral service for the former anchorman Walter Cronkite on Thursday…

the private service will include tributes by the “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney and Mr. Cronkite’s son Chip, among others.

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Three popular online memorials For Walter Cronkite

Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal|USA Worst Cemetery Disaster-YourFuneralGuy

12 Jul

Illinois Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal Largest in US HISTORY

Illinois Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal Largest in US HISTORY

The Burr Oak cemetery disaster may be the worst cemetery disaster in US History.  Up to 100,000 graves will have to be examined. 300 graves dug up, mean three hundred love ones disturbed, a scandal causing grief. This is a sad commentary on our culture. IF YOU ARE DEAD AND CAN’T BE SAFE IN THE GRAVE WHERE CAN YOU BE SAFE?

Reports say that the folks got only about $300,000. How far will that take you? Up to 100,000 grave

THIS SHOULD SERVE AS A WARNING TO ALL WHO ARRANGE FUNERALS & BURIALS, Check out what is going on and who you are dealing with.

Snippet From the Aurora Beacon News.

“The Cook County sheriff’s office estimates that about 300 bodies were dumped at the rear of Burr Oak, in an area about the size of three football fields.”

The body count appears to be going higher and higher.

The Scandal took place at an historic African American Cemetery

The Scandal took place at an historic African American Cemetery

This is sad because this is an African America Cemetery in Alsip,Illinois  with prominent black leaders buried there.

There are reports that families are gathering for a vigil on Sunday July 12,2009 at the cemetery.

According to a posted ABC 7 News report at

Investigators say more than 100,000 gravesites will need to be inspected at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip

The financial end of this tragedy involved preneed and cemetery plots.

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Desecrating bodies in Illinois Alsip Cemetery|Preneed and Greed-yourfuneralguy

10 Jul

Sadly Illinois Burial Scandal where  up to 300  bodies desecrated.

Sadly Illinois Burial Scandal where up to 300 bodies desecrated.

Discarding  and desecrating bodies and collecting money by reusing graves-This happened at the Burr Oak Cemetery in  the Chicago Area- Alsip, IL. Two words made this happen Preneed and Greed.Reports state that up to 300 bodies have been desecrated.

In the last post entitled Burr Ridge Cemetery Scandal| Could humans have done this?-YourFuneralguy.

One realizes that humans did do this and that their main motivation was greed. The way they pulled it off was through at need and preneed cemetery sales.

There are not tough enough laws in  Illlinois for the selling of  cemetery sites in the State of Illinois. Most sites are sold on a preneed basis. This means that people buy cemetery property before their funeral. Many times a preened insurance policy is used.

Snippet  from the Chicago Tribune:

“Illinois Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) said today the Alsip cemetery scandal illustrates why the state needs stricter regulations over individuals who sell “the pre-need burial spaces in the state.”

Funeral and Cemetery Preneed  Policies have been a probem in the State of Illinois as mentioned often in this blog. In fact the loss of the two largest  Funeral Corporations in the United States. Service Corporation International and Stewart Enterprises  have had horrible loses in Cemetery Sales.

Those in the Cemetery business are hurting. The people  involved here have taken it upon themselves to hurt others by desecrating graves. This a sad burial scandal.

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