October 2019

NEWS SECTION B NOVEMBER 2019 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Ope r a t ed S i nce 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY P O B o x 5 1 5 9 Yo u n g s t o w n O H 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 O n l i n e a t www . n o m i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Yo u r N e w s ! Introducing LoadAlone™ the Affordable Automated Cargo Loading System A stainless steel ramp protects the bumper. David Murphy with the LoadAlone™ system B o o t h 1 7 7 7 “I have trouble standing, but I have no problem Loading Alone!” David Murphy NEWARK,NY— Not long after a near-fatal crash, second-gener- ation funeral director David P. Murphy con- sidered leaving his fam- ily’s firm, Paul L. Mur- phy & Sons Funeral Home. (This month’s page A1 feature funeral home).With less than a 1 percent chance of walking again, David began the long jour- ney of recovery. After 9 weeks in the hospi- tal and many months of rehabilitation and physical therapy, he started to walk again. His next step was to work in the family business again. Able to walk with canes and drive with hand controls, he still had some difficulty loading a stretcher into his vehicle. The challenge of this type of work for someone recov- ering from a major injury became evident when David went to pick up a deceased person who weighed about 500 pounds. The stretcher collapsed while he was inside an elevator and he was forced to call for some help. Having worked many years earlier as a fisheries biologist in Alaska, he remembered using winches to pull the nets up the back ramp of fishing vessels onto the deck. David had always had an entrepreneurial mind and was sure the winch and ramp would be the answer to his problem loading. David has done thousands of embalming and over 10,000 transports working on behalf of many local area funeral homes. Today, after many years of recovery, he can pick up and transport more bodies to funeral homes in one day than most of his peers. “I’m the most powerful funeral director in the world,” he says with a laugh. Early in 2018, David’s father, Paul, was having a hard time finding help for late night removals. David installed his first auto removal system in his father’s vehicle and he loved it. Since then David has perfected this product using his experience in the fu- neral business and now proudly brings it to the industry. LoadAlone™ is patent pending, with a mission to make the job of funeral professionals easier, safer and more profitable. The LoadAlone™ allows one person to load without lifting, straining or push- ing, evening the playing field for work- ers, of any age or size, to perform one of the hardest duties of any death care pro- fessional. The design not only protects your back, it also protects vehicles from physical damage and spills. Continued on Page B2 V ischer F uneral S upplies (717) 453-4028 (800) 752-8767 Email vischerfuneralsupplies@yahoo.com ** Your Authorized Ferno Washington Distributor ** Got Questions or Need Help? Text us at 717-503-9838 For the Complete Ferno ® Line and More Please Visit Our New Website at www.vischerfuneralsupplies.com Ferno ® ... Time Tested • Quality • Innovation • Experience Ferno ® 101-H Hydraulic Operating Table BEST PRICE $ 3,915 00 Lowest ferno ® Prices guaranteed Industry Leading 1000 lb. Ferno ® Mini Maxx Mortuary Cot BEST PRICE $ 2,585 00 Why Buy Imports? BEST PRICE $ 880 00 Ferno ® Model # 87 Church Truck All 5 Colors Available Mackenzie Urn vaults classic cultured marble $93.00 V i s i t u s a t B o o t h 1 5 6 9 Blue Scrim 12M w/6 handles $ 14 50 each $ 11 75 each Blue Scrim 12M $ 34 95 each Disaster Pouch 20M w/8 handles Sold individually or by the case. Inquire for additional body bag options