death customs

Episode 01-20 Traditional Hawaiian Funeral & Burial Customs

Episode #01-20 (October 28, 2017)
Traditional Hawai'ian Funeral & Burial Customs. In this Episode, host Jeff Kasper interviews John Ornelles from Hawaiian Memorial Park and Valley of the Temples Memorial Park.

John shares with us the burial customs and traditions, as well as the beliefs around death associated with traditional Hawai'ian beliefs. Topics covered include beliefs of the Hawai'ian people on death, timelines and traditions associated with death, the Hawai'ian funeral service and what to expect, burial traditions, and much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
John Ornelles
Hawaiian Memorial Park and Valley of the Temples Memorial Park
45-425 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 824-3425
info@ordensteins.com


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Episode 01-19 Listener Questions

Episode #01-19 (October 6, 2017)
Listener Questions. In this Episode, Jeff Kasper (CA Insurance Lic. #0L49867) opens the "email bag" and answers listener questions. From is there a funeral convention to why haven't you done an episode on Muslim funeral and burial practices, plus allot more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

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Episode 01-18 Pre-Need Funeral Planning & Insurance

Episode #01-18 (September 29, 2017)
Pre-Need Funeral Planning and Insurance. In this Episode, Jeff Kasper (CA Insurance Lic. #0L49867) reviews how you can plan for your funeral / memorial and other final arrangement in advance. Jeff also discusses how to fund your final arrangements, as well as how to plan for other expenses such as a reception, flowers and permits and other government fees. You can download a copy of the Pre-Need Planning Guide here.

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Host:
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Episode 01-17 Restorative Arts

Episode #01-17 (September 22, 2017)
What Are Restorative Arts? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Matt Smith, a licensed funeral director and embalmer from Michigan, USA who has earned a reputation as one of the top restorative artists in the world. Topics include: What is restorative arts? How do you know what someone should look like? High-profile cases? And much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Matt Smith

Homeward Bound Shipping
52 E. Burdick St. #171
Oxford, Michigan 48371 USA
(866) 699-7447
Matt@homewardboundshipping.com
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Episode 01-16 Cryonics - Can You Live Forever?

Episode #01-16 (September 15, 2017)
Cryonics - Can You Live Forever? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Dennis Kowalski, president and chief executive officer of The Cryonics Institute. Topics include: What is Cryonics? How much does it cost? Will I be able to live forever? Is this a replacement for embalming? Can my family come visit me when I'm frozen? Will I be really frozen? What about frostbite of freezer burn? Will this really work? And much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Dennis Kowalski
, President & Chief Executive Officer
The Cryonics Institute
24355 Sorrentino Court
Clinton Township, MI 48035-3239 USA
+1 (586) 791-5961
Dennis@cryonics.org


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Episode 01-01 What to Expect

Episode #01-01 (June 1, 2017)
In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Garry Moore (FDR-965) the owner of Moore's Mission Funeral Home (FD-873) in Concord, California, USA.

Mr. Moore discusses the many services offered to the family who has lost a loved one. What you can expect from your visit with the funeral director, what you can do if you have advanced notice of a death, how you can discuss final arrangements with a loved one, United States Military Veterans benefits and much more. Mr. Moore uses his 43+ years of experience to guide families along this difficult path.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Moore's Mission Funeral Home (CA FD-873)
Garry Moore (CA FDR-965)
1390 Monument Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520 USA
www.mooresmissionfuneralhome.com
+1 925-682-1100

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Episode 01-14 Lutheran Funeral Traditions and Customs

Episode #01-14 (September 1, 2017)
What happens at a Lutheran Funeral? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Pastor Daniel Storvick, Pastor Emeritus of American Lutheran Church in Prescott, Arizona USA.

Pastor Dan discusses the burial customs and traditions, as well as the beliefs around death associated with the Lutheran faith. Topics covered include beliefs of the Lutheran faith on death, timelines and traditions associated with death in the Lutheran faith, the Lutheran funeral service and what to expect, burial traditions, and much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Daniel Storvick, Pastor Emeritus
American Lutheran Church
1085 Scott Drive
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 445-4348
info@americanlutheran.net


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Episode 01-13 125 Things You Need to Do When Someone Dies

Episode #01-13 (August 25, 2017)
125 Things That Need to Happen When Someone Dies. In this Episode, Jeff Kasper reviews a list of 125 things that need to happen when someone dies. The purpose of this episode to to give you a motivation to assemble the information and documents into one place, and to have a conversation with at least one person about the location of this information and your final wishes. This list should not be considered comprehensive nor should it be construed as legal advice. However, it is a good place to start your planning and discussions of your final wishes. You can download a copy of the list here.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

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Episode 01-15 Famous Funerals, Graves and Etiquette

Episode #01-15 (September 8, 2017)
Famous Funerals, Graves and Etiquette. In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Theodore Hovey, a Family Service Counselor with the Hollywood Forever Cemetery/Beth Olam Cemetery/Hollywood Funeral Home in Hollywood, California, USA. Topics include: Can I visit my favorite celebrity's grave? What's the etiquette? Are some cemeteries more visitor friendly than others? Will the cemetery help my locate the grave of my favorite celebrity? And much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Theodore Hovey
, Family Service Counselor
Hollywood Forever Cemetery/Beth Olam Cemetery/Hollywood Funeral Home
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038 USA
+1 (323) 469-1181


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Episode 01-11 Public Morturary College Options

Episode #01-11 (August 11, 2017)
Mortuary College - Public Options In a previous episode, we focused on a private mortuary college. In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Glenn Bower, Professor in the Mortuary Science Department for Cypress College, in Cypress CA USA. As you'll hear, there are options to furthering your education in the mortuary sciences. Topics include: What's involved? Do you earn a degree? How long is the program? Do I have to go full time? Are there night classes? Can I get a student loan to help with my tuition? Exactly what classes are required or involved to earn my degree? and many more! You will gain a full understanding of what's involved and the commitment necessary to graduate from a college of mortuary science.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Glenn Bower, Professor
Mortuary Science Department
Cypress College
9200 Valley View
Cypress, CA 90630
mortsci@cypresscollege.edu
+1 714-484-7278

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Episode 01-12 Jewish Funeral Traditions and Customs

Episode #01-12 (August 18, 2017)
What happens at a Jewish Funeral? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Rabbi Jonathan Singer, who is the Co-Senior Rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, California USA .

Rabbi Jonathan discusses the burial customs and traditions, as well as the beliefs around death associated with the Jewish faith. Topics covered include beliefs of the Jewish faith on death, timelines and traditions associated with death in the Jewish faith, the Jewish funeral service and what to expect, burial traditions, and much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Rabbi Jonathan Singer, Senior Rabbi
Congregation Emanu-El
Two Lake Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 751-2535
mail@emanuelsf.org

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Episode 01-09 Caskets & Cremation Vessels

Episode #01-09 (July 28, 2017)
Caskets & Cremation Vessels. In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Ed Cox, Funeral Service Consultant for Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions in Aurora Indiana, USA. Topics include: What's the difference between caskets? Do I need to buy one? Is one casket better than another? How much do caskets cost? What about Cremation Urns? What choices do I have? Should I buy a casket from a funeral home or a large retailer? Can I purchase a customized casket or urn? Can I pick out a casket in advance of my need? And much more!

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Ed Cox
, Funeral Service Consultant
Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

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Episode 01-10 Morturary College

Episode #01-10 (August 4, 2017)
Mortuary College? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Dr. Joseph Marsaglia, Chief Operating Officer for Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Topics include: What's involved? Do you earn a degree? How long is the program? Do I have to go full time? Are there night classes? Can I get a student loan to help with my tuition? Exactly what classes are required or involved to earn my degree? and many more! You will gain a full understanding of what's involved and the commitment necessary to graduate from a college of mortuary science.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Dr. Joseph Marsaglia, Chief Operating Officer
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science
5808 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3706
pims5808email@gmail.com
+1 412-362-8500


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Episode 01-08 Donating Your Body to Science

Episode #01-08 (July 21, 2017)
Donating Your Body to Science? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Christopher Dolph, who is the Willed Body Program Director for Stanford University in California, USA.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Christopher Dolph, Director
Willed Body Program
Stanford University

anatomy@stanford.edu
650-725-6624


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Episode 01-07 Shinto Funeral Tradition and Customs

Episode #01-07 (July 14, 2017)
What happens at a Shinto Funeral? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Reverend K. Barrish, who is the Senior Shinto Priest of the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America in Granite Falls, Washington USA .

Rev. Barrish discusses the SHINSOSAI Shinto Funeral rites customs and traditions of Shinto.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Reverend K. Barrish, Senior Shinto Priest
Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America
+1 360-691-6389
kannushi@TsubakiShrine.org
www.tsubakishrine.org
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TsubakiShintoShrine/

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Episode 01-05 Natural or Conservation Bruial Options

Episode #01-05 (June 30, 2017)
Just what is a Natural or Conservation Burial? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Jodie Buller, who is the Manager of the White Eagle Memorial Preserve at Ekone Ranch in Goldendale, Washington USA.

Jodie discusses the advantages to choosing a natural burial and the benefits to this green option. She will also discuss the preparation necessary and other differences as compared to burial in a traditional cemetery.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Jodie Buller
, Manager
White Eagle Memorial Preserve at Ekone Ranch
www.naturalburialground.org
+1 206-383-3285

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Episode 01-06 Buddhist Funeral Traditions & Customs

Episode #01-06 (July 7, 2017)
Buddhist Funeral Traditions & Customs Explained. In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron, who is the Abbess of the Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington USA.

Venerable Thubten Chodron received her bhikshuni ordination in 1986. She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation in several languages, and is the only nun who has co-authored a book with His Holiness the Dalai Lama—Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions. Her latest book is Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, and her Buddhism for Beginners and Open Heart, Clear Mind are widely recommended introductory books.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron, Abbess
Sravasti Abbey
www.Sravasti.org

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Episode 01-04 Catholic Funeral Traditions & Customs

Episode #01-04 (June 22, 2017)
What happens at a Catholic Funeral? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Monica Williams, who is the Director of Catholic Cemeteries for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA USA.

Monica has spent 30+ years in her vocation, and shares her in-depth knowledge of the funeral rites of the Catholic Church with our listeners. She also shares some of the rich history of the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, CA USA and some of the notable Bay Area leaders who are buried there, including the Moscone Family and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Monica Williams
, Director
Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of San Francisco
www.holycrosscemeteries.com
+1 650-756-2060


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Episode 01-03 Embalming

Episode #01-03 (June 17, 2017)
What is embalming? In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Garry Moore (FDR-965) the owner of Moore's Mission Funeral Home (FD-873) in Concord, California, USA.

Mr. Moore uses his 43+ years of experience to discuss the origins of embalming with the Ancient Egyptians, continuing with the Civil War, and through to modern day practices. All aspects of the embalming process are discussed, as well as the benefits to the family.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Moore's Mission Funeral Home (CA FD-873)
Garry Moore (CA FDR-965)
1390 Monument Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520 USA
www.mooresmissionfuneralhome.com
+1 925-682-1100

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Episode 01-02 Cremation

Episode #01-02 (June 8, 2017)
Cremation Facts and Myths. In this episode of the Funeral Fact Podcast, host Jeff Kasper interviews Garry Moore (FDR-965) the owner of Moore's Mission Funeral Home (FD-873) in Concord, California, USA.

Mr. Moore discusses the different cremation facts and misconceptions, and the options available. Mr. Moore uses his 43+ years of experience to guide families along this difficult path.

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Host:
Jeff Kasper

Guest Info:
Moore's Mission Funeral Home (CA FD-873)
Garry Moore (CA FDR-965)
1390 Monument Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520 USA
www.mooresmissionfuneralhome.com
+1 925-682-1100

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