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A mass-casualty event every day


One person in the United States died of the coronavirus every 28 seconds in January. The Washington Post spent three days with people closest to the terrible toll of the pandemic's dead...

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Online Funeral Businesses Take Off Amid Coronavirus


Last month, when Jill Frechtman lost her grandmother, she wanted to mark her passing with a memorial service-an effort complicated by a lockdown that prohibited gatherings of family and friends.

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A drive-by wake. A masked funeral. A memorial on Zoom. This is how families are facing death in the pandemic


The chapel's capacity is 85 people. On Friday, it held only a handful of Guadalupe Ortiz-Sandoval's closest relatives. They gathered with the priest and the camera...

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The Top 10 Online Memorial Websites


The Internet has so many options for memorializing lost loved. Some of the sites listed below offer paid options that include additional features, but the primary goal is...

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When Gathering Isn't an Option, Funeral Services Go Virtual


BURBANK, Calif. - "I wish I could hug you," Jill Frechtman told a crowd of faces over Zoom. But while hugging may not be an option right now, there is no restriction on finding...

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10 Best Online Memorial Sites: Cost, Features + Reviews


Online memorial sites make it easier than ever to celebrate and honor a departed loved one. And there's a wide variety of memorial sites out there. They provide...

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What We Can Learn From a Virtual Funeral


It wasn't a regular Saturday. There was no sleeping in, no skipping a shower, no leisurely coffee, and a crossword puzzle. I had a funeral to attend. I was moving early sho...

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Why millennials are the "death positive" generation


Simon Sotelo was 27 when she donated her body to science. The Portland, Oregon-based graphic designer is still very much alive - and presumably will be for decades...

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Online Memorial Sites Flooded by People Writing Their Obits, Just in Case


This is taking coronavirus fears to the ultimate extreme -- rather than waiting until it's too late, more and more Americans are writing in-memoriam addresses ... for them...

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Virtual Funeral Services (Gathering Us)


Grief is never easy, but it's especially hard if you can't be with your loved ones in person. COVID-19 has made funerals incredibly complicated in recent months, but the onli...

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GatheringUs and New Narrative Memorials Reinvent How Communities Gather


People now have more options when it comes to safely celebrating those they love after loss, thanks to a new partnership between GatheringUs, a virtual memorial...

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Savvy Senior - How to create an online memorial for a departed loved one


Dear Savvy Senior, My mother passed away last week, and because of COVID we didn't have a funeral. I would like to create some type of online memorial for her so family...

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Digital Companies Step Up in Crisis


As families cope with challenging restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis, a number of digital end-of-life and death care companies are stepping up and collaborating to serve them...

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Experts: How to Create a Meaningful Virtual Memorial


During the pandemic, "Zoom funerals" and other online memorials have become the norm. And many experts think they'll be around to stay even after we "return to normal" to help...

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Are Livestreamed Funerals and Memorials Here to Stay?


As Lauren Zaslansky Conner, COO and co-founder of GatheringUs says, "We are continuously evolving our virtual and hybrid events in a way that makes them more human, so people can feel the love from near and afar."

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Gathering from Afar: Bringing Communities Together to Celebrate a Loved One


Noha Waibsnaider and Lauren Zaslansky Conner share how people can overcome restrictions on in-person gatherings during the COVID pandemic with the technology help of GatheringUs. The company provides in-person and virtual memorial services and online memorial pages