November 2018

NEWS NOVEMBER 2018 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 ! Sims Funeral Service Continues Tradition Sims Funeral Service’s New Portico Sims Funeral Service’s New Chapel Fred H. McGrath & Son Celebrate 100 Years Current location circa 1932. BRONXVILLE,NY— The McGrath family began serving the surrounding communities of Bronxville, Eastches- ter, Tuckahoe, Mt. Vernon, Yonkers and Scarsdale, NY in 1918. Fred H. McGrath himself originally owned a Current staff of Fred H. McGrath & Son (L to R) James Celestino, Donald Cupertino, Robert W. McGrath, Timothy C. McGrath, John Glackin, Eric Anderson. Family Owned and Locally Operated in the USA We know in the funeral industry, you are on call day and night, that is why we are working hard to better serve you with our newly updated website! Quality Products & Cosmetics 24 hour ordering Competitive Prices Prompt Shipping 1-800-635-3403 (24 Hours) Fax: (724) 526-5253 Email: Dr. G. H. Michel / Restor Skin Compa ny Carrying on Dr. G. H. Michel’s legacy with over 100 years of service to the funeral industry! New Website 202 Sixth Str eet, P.O. Box 337 East Brady, PA 16028-0337 Sneak Peek Page B1 tavern, with Prohibition looming, he decided to sell the Olphert Inn and open up Bronxville’s first and only fu- neral home. Fred wanted to make sure that all families Continued on Page A16 Continued on Page A17 HARRODSBURG,KY— Sims Funeral Service owners Genie and Toni Stephens Sims are con- tinuing the tradition begun by Genie’s parents of serving families throughout Harrodsburg and Mercer County. Buster and Myldred Sims owned and operated fu- neral homes in Sterns/Whitley City, KY and Day- ton, TN prior to returning to Harrodsburg. The couple owned and operated the former Glave Sims Funeral Home for many years. Buster was a licensed funeral director and embalmer as well as a real estate broker and auctioneer. He passed away on November 6, 1993. Myl- dred Camic Sims passed away December 25, 2005. Genie and Toni are both Kentucky licensed funeral direc- tors. Genie is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and is a retired teacher, coach and administrator for the Harrods- burg Independent School District. Toni is a retired secretary for the Harrodsburg & Mercer County School Systems. The Sims have several employees in supporting positions includ- ing Kentucky licensed funeral director and embalmer Joe The first in a series of articles by Herb Knoll , an advocate for widowers, professional speaker and founder of the Widowers Support Network , about widowers and the world in which they are confronted. Each piece will be laced with detailed research as well as best practices that are intended to enable Funeral Home operators to serve their client families better. P age A14 A Widower’s Wake-up Call Ida R. Muorie , JD, Educational Director for the 100 BlackWomen of Funeral Service addressed attendees at the recent NFDMA Convention about the Opioid Epidemic. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl) was 5 times higher than in 1999. P age A25 Understanding the Opioid Epidemic Classified Ads Shipping Directory Index of Advertisers