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Member Spotlight for Winter 2015
Holiday Spirit Alive and Well at Hollywood Forever - From the Winter 2015 Issue of CFDA Newslines
by Homer Alba, Vice President Emeritus/Hollywood Funeral Home and CFDA Board Member
The Holiday Season and children are a match made in Heaven. A special gift to children of victims of violent crimes is Heaven sent. And so, for the 4th straight year, I have used the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas as my own contribution to the efforts of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to collect toys and funds for other needed supplies for families, and in particular, children that are survivors of tragic circumstances. This year, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey invited me and Chanell O’Farrill to her office to personally thank us for our efforts. We are committed to be part of this Holiday Fund Drive next year as well.
This year’s effort was the most productive and I cajoled our funeral director, Chanell O’Farrill, to assist me with this year’s collection of almost 300 toys. The array of toys included a well-dressed chatty doll to a stuffed very cute reindeer with a glowing nose that when pinched, it sang, what else, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I collected enough teddy bears that I decided to give them names such as Dasher, Dancer, Prancer; you get the picture.
Member Spotlight for Summer 2014
Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary
Member News from the Summer 2014 Issue of CFDA Newslines
This past June CFDA member Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary in Santa Ana, CA announced the completion of Eternal Springs, a 3,800-square-foot cremation garden located on the north side of the memorial park. The project, which began in September 2013, provides a serene and private atmosphere for families to visit their loved ones. The peaceful garden offers numerous cremation niches as well as a flowing stream, rustic bridges and beautiful landscaping.
“Keeping cherished memories close is so important to families who have lost loved ones, and we hope this new garden will help families to remember lovingly and find comfort during difficult times,” said Marla Noel, president of Fairhaven Memorial Park. “Since more individuals are choosing cremation, Eternal Springs provides our families with a peaceful place to find a lasting memorial for their loved ones.”
Member Spotlight for Fall 2013
Taken from the Fall 2013, CFDA Newslines Publication:
Local funeral director Mark Kuhn received a rare honor recently in recognition of his ongoing contributions, leadership and dedication to the industry.
Kuhn, owner of Hillview Funeral Chapels, was presented the California Funeral Directors Association’s Honorary Membership Award in June at the group’s convention in San Francisco...
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