New York State Funeral Directors Association

It’s almost amazing, but more rightly troubling, what occurs during funeral processions.

There’s always an uproar in the media, and in the local diner, after police get involved in a family’s funeral procession.

More Than 1,000 Died in New York Boat Disaster June 15, 1904

June 15 marks the 110th Anniversary of the General Slocum Disaster. More than 1,000 people - mainly women and children - died after the ship caught fire.

 

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Screen shot from video of 1991 Fillm Hit "Silence of the Lambs" shows Serial Killer Character Buffalo Bill Sewing Human Skin

OPINION: Books Bound in Human Flesh Should be Cremated and Buried

Huffingtonpost.com ran the article in the “Weird News” section. It belongs in another spot: Human Morality. Ah, never mind, that's not among the categories.

The story reports people did some scientific testing on a book initially believed - but not confirmed - to have been bound in human skin.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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