Funerary arrangements are detailed in this sensitive yet realistic guide to making the important, difficult decisions necessary when a loved one dies, or when preparing for one’s own departure. The logistics of planning memorial services and other ceremonies are discussed, and frank explanations are provided regarding cremation and interment. Special emphasis is placed on helping individuals understand the options available and become informed consumers, even while making what are often difficult, highly emotional choices. Prearrangement options for individuals planning for the future are discussed in detail, including where to buy caskets and monuments and whom to notify when death occurs.
About the Author
John F. Llewellyn is the author of A Cemetery Should Be Forever and president and chief executive officer of Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries. He is a former president of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association and the Interment Association of California. He lives in Pasadena, California.
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