Each month we will post links to pertinent articles in the deathcare profession. From lawsuits to quirky sites, we’ll bring you a one-stop shop from deathcare-related items on the web. Here are this month’s links.
Battle over athlete Jim Thorpe’s burial site continues, The Washington Post
When Patsy Thorpe — the third and most difficult spouse of Jim Thorpe, that primordial American athlete — pulled up to her husband’s in-progress Native American funeral service at a farm on the night of April 12, 1953, with a hearse and a highway patrolman in tow, everybody knew something bad was about to happen.
A thought for the dear departed, The Hindu
The Mokshda cremation system, installed recently in Delhi, provides an eco-friendly option to citizens.
Govt to boost rates of cremation, China Daily
The downward trend for cremations in China may begin to reverse following a plan to cut or waive funeral expenses for poor households that choose cremation.
Thousands of Tibetans attend cremation of ‘martyr’, The Times of India
Thousands of Tibetans gathered at the main temple when Jamphel Yeshi (26), a Tibetan who died after setting himself on fire in Delhi, was cremated like a martyr by Tibetan exiles at McLeodganj on Friday. Strangely, the Dalai Lama, who was in the town, was not present while Tibetan prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay was in Japan.
Documents show debate over handling of 9/11 remains, Reuters
Cremated remains that may have included those of victims of the September 11 attacks were incinerated and sent to a landfill despite an internal debate in which some officials at the main U.S. military mortuary recommended the ashes be dispersed at sea.
And finally, a little fake news…
Dead Body Explodes in Funeral Home, Weekly World News
The corpse blew a casket! Family members who gather at a Texas funeral home to mourn the death of 38-year-old Robert Cavazos Jr. reeled in horror when the dead man’s corpse suddenly exploded, according to their shocking lawsuit.