May 2020

NEWS MAY 2020 Fam i l y Own e d a n d Ope r a t ed S i nce 1974 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY P O B o x 5 1 5 9 Yo u n g s t o w n O H 4 4 5 1 4 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 2 1 - 7 4 7 9 O n l i n e a t www . n o m i s p u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m P r e v i o u s l y P u b l i s h e d a s t h e Y B N e w s • S t i l l t h e P l a c e f o r Yo u r N e w s ! Garden of Remembrance Marks 2000th Burial at its Inclusive Jewish Memorial Park W hat A re YOU D oing to S upport F amilies D uring COVID-19? The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States on January 20, 2020 and within a short period of time, our entire society felt its effect. We’ve changed. Rather than going to the mov- ies, heading to a bar, or dining out, we are cook- ing meals together, playing board games, and simply enjoying each other’s company. We work from home instead of the office. We don’t meet in the conference room; we’re meeting over vid- eo. When we go to the grocery store, we put on gloves and wear a mask. Cashiers stand behind plexiglass, and shelves are all but bare. Companies across the country are respond- ing in amazing ways. Restaurants are adjusting by offering discounts, take-out, and delivery. Many companies are offering a pay increase for essential employees, while some organizations are continuing to pay non-essential employees, even if at a percentage of their normal wages. Some industries are expanding and hiring, such as grocery shopping services, delivery services like Grubhub and Amazon, and remote meet- ing technology companies such as Zoom. Many companies are offering professional services or educational courses for free. Funeral homes, cemeteries, and other death- care professions are certainly affected by the CO- VID-19 pandemic. Many funerals are now held via video, due to social distancing and crowd re- striction orders. Some funeral homes are helping families plan memorial services for a later date. We’d like to know what you are doing to help families, communities, and essential employ- ees or any struggles you may be facing due to the pandemic. Send us your response so we can share interesting and unique efforts that are be- ing made during this unprecedented and fright- ening time. Email press_releases@nomispublications. com, share to our LinkedIn Page at www. publications- inc- or Facebook Page at Nomis.Publications/ At a recent funeral at the Garden of Remembrance, only the deceased’s three children stood at the grave, (left) while the rabbi, other relatives, and friends joined the burial service electronically by video conference (right) SALEM,OH— Stark Memorial in Salem had a drive-in-style funeral for a pastor well known in the Ma- honing Valley, Rev. Fred Mayhew of Trinity Fellowship Church. Dan Madden , President of Stark Memorial and Rev. Mayhew’s nephew, wanted to be able to have a proper celebration for his uncle. “With the current social distanc- ing restrictions and trying to keep everyone safe, we needed to find ways to celebrate a life, even if it was from afar,” said Madden. People were asked to meet at the church to watch a livestream feed of the service on a smart device from their vehi- cles. At the conclusion of the service, the family was escorted outside and vehicles processed by to express their condolences from a distance. There were 100 vehicles in attendance. Stark Memorial improvises with a Drive-In Funeral Continued on Page A31 Mohawk Valley Funerals shows their Appreciation to Local Medical Professionals LITTLE FALLS,NY— With the sudden outbreak of coronavirus, we are all adjusting to the radi- cal changes in our daily lives as we hopefully Continued on Page A12 considered normal and altering how we behave on a daily basis. As people prac- tice social distancing and only leave their homes for essential reasons, the funeral home industry has needed to adapt. CLARKSBURG,MD— The coronavirus pandemic has affected our society in a number of ways. It is changing what is COVID-19 CORONAV I RU S I NDU S T R Y R E S PONS E DEDICATED COVID RESPONSE NEWS BEGINS ON PAGE A21 FOR CANCELLED AND POSTPONED EVENTS, SEE THE CALENDAR ON PAGE B2 LOOK FOR RELATED NEWS THROUGHOUT THIS ISSUE Classified Ads Shipping Directory Index of Advertisers