In two recent one-on-one interviews, Douglas Familia shared what he has learned throughout his career as a funeral director
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 18, 2020 / Douglas Familia was recently featured in two exclusive interviews with Kivo Daily and Thrive Global. He spoke primarily about what makes him passionate about his career as a funeral director.
With over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry, Douglas Familia is the funeral home manager and director of Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels, Parkside Memorial Chapels, and Forest Park Funeral Home, all in Queens, New York.
In his interview with Kivo Daily, Douglas Familia shared that working in the funeral industry is extremely fulfilling for him, as he can help people through one of the most difficult times of their lives, as they cope with the death of a loved one.
He also explained how the funeral industry is changing over time, with the implementation of webcasting and live streaming at funerals for family members across the country.
In his interview with Thrive Global, Mr. Familia said that people interested in getting into the funeral industry should spend time at funeral homes, either working or volunteering, to see if the career is for them. He noted that funeral homes are usually always in need of help, so reaching out to those within your community would be a start.
Finally, Douglas shared some advice for readers.
"Funeral directing for years has been very old-fashioned, very traditional, and very reluctant to change. Recently Webcasting and other live electronic methods of streaming funeral services have been incorporated and have been very helpful when you have families spread out all over the country who cannot attend, or people who are reluctant to join in person because of the pandemic" said Douglas Familia.
"The hardest obstacle is getting people to face their own mortality and think about making funeral plans ahead of time that will ease the burdens on their family. Whenever a person has made funeral pre arrangements, the family is so thankful that the person did that."
About Douglas Familia
A New York native, Douglas Familia is a funeral director with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He began his studies in Criminal Justice. One of his close friends' fathers owned a funeral home in New York and after having the opportunity to see the process of funeral preparation from start to finish, Douglas decided to change course and study Mortuary Science. He is currently the funeral home manager and director of three funeral homes in the Queens, New York area, including Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels, Parkside Memorial Chapels, and Forest Park Funeral Home. The funeral homes are nonsectarian and can meet the religious requirements and customs specific for all faiths.
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