August 2019

Page A40 AUGUST 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A Phone: 877-770-TIES (8437) Fax: 276-466-3474 E-mail: STYLISH MATCHING TIES FOR PROFESSIONALS Any Size Group or Organization The Fan Man, Inc. Fans Calendars Urns Register Books Dresses Advertising Specialties John Mannion “WhatEver You Need” 1-800-671-8280 Cell: 803-417-2940 F AMILY O WNED & O PERATED S INCE 1893 HELPING YOU MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE | tel 800 443 6343 | fax 800 443 4034 News Educational President of CCMS inducted into United States Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame (L to R) Quartermaster Corps Command Sergeant Major Vidal, Quartermaster General Mc Bride, and Jack E. Lechner at induc- tion ceremony for the Quartermaster Hall of Fame CINCINNATI,OH— Col Jack E. Lechner, president of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (CCMS) was recently inducted into the United States Army Quar- termaster Hall of Fame, which recognizes retired military and civilians who have made lasting, significant contri- butions to the Quartermaster Corps. With less than 300 inductees, the permanent display of Quartermaster Hall of Fame inductees includes each inductee’s name, their photograph and a narrative of their major achievements located at the Quartermaster Museum at Fort Lee, VA. A practicing funeral director for 10 years before enlist- ing in the United States Army as an Infantryman, Lech- ner was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer after graduating from Officer Candidate School. Lechner earned a Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from the CCMS through the Ar- my’s degree completion program. He holds a Master of Science in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology and Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, Supply Chain Concentration, Nation- al Defense University in Washington, DC. Lechner is a graduate of Supply Chain Operations Refer- ence model training, LOGTECH Program for Executives in Logistics and Technology, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina and the United States Army Senior Executive Education Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Lechner also completed Advanced Bereavement Skills Training at the Center for Life Loss and Transition in Fort Collins, CO and the General Of- ficer/Senior Executive Service training course at Fort Belvoir. His command positions are in the 11th Armored Calva- ry Regiment as Troop Commander and Support Squadron Commander, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment during Opera- tion Iraqi Freedom. Lechner served as executive officer, dep- uty superintendent, and superintendent Arlington National Cemetery both as a Colonel and a member of the Senior Ex- ecutive Service. His staff positions are in the 11th ACR, 75th Ranger Regiment, 3ID, Defense Logistics Agency, Human Resources Command, and as an Instructor in the Aerial De- livery and Material Management Department (Rigger). Passare to offer Free Advanced User Training Workshops in Minnesota and Pennsylvania ABILENE,TX— Passare, Inc is proud to announce two free Advanced UserTraining workshops to be held on August 6-7, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN, hosted by Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels; and on September 4-5, 2019 in Philadel- phia, PA, hosted by ASD-Answering Service for Directors. Both workshops will delve into some of the latest features re- leased by Passare as well as advanced user training. This work- shop is ideal for current Passare customers who want to get the most out of their subscription, but the session is also open to any funeral professional who is interested in attending. “These workshops are an opportunity to get a look at the funeral profession’s most advanced collaboration software,” said Jay Thomas, Passare CEO, who will be leading the workshop. “We have implemented so many updates to the Passare platform lately that this is a chance for our customers to come together and learn about how to get the most out of the latest features in Passare. We are also excited to be able to open this session up to anyone who is interested in learn- ing more implementing collaboration software in the funeral home. Feel free to join us for either of these workshops!” The workshop will include lunch, snacks and dinner on Tuesday evening, August 6, for the August session, and on Wednesday evening, September 4, for the September session. Attendees will be responsible for travel and accommodations. Without effective funeral home software, businesses suffer, staff gets frustrated, and families don’t get the care they de- serve. Passare offers the funeral profession’s only collaboration software. With Passare, funeral directors can collaborate with families and teammembers anytime, anywhere, using any de- vice. Plus, with unlimited users, devices, and updates, along with 24-hour customer support, they have access to their in- formation when and where they need it. “Space is limited, so please reserve your spot now by registering for the event,” said Thomas. “You may go to our website and look for the regis- tration link under ‘News and Updates’ on our home page or go directly to to register.” PIMS Students Receive WPFDA Scholarships Sandra Zampogna and Conner McCowin are pictured with PIMS dean, Dr, Joe Marsaglia (far left) and WPFDA Continuing Education chairman Norman Weimer (far right). PITTSBURGH,PA— The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) has announced that San- dra Zampogna and Con- ner McCowin were recent- ly awarded scholarships from the Western Pennsyl- vania Funeral Directors As- sociation (WPFDA). Zampogna and Mc- Cowin were presented this award during the WPFDA 111th annual convention in Erie, PA. PIMS congratulates the students for their efforts and thanks the WVFDA for their support of funeral service education. Send Us Your News! PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 Fax 1-800-321-9040 Email FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS We welcome news of the industry! Send us information on your class today! At t e n t i o n C lass O fficers and A dministrators :